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Who Caused This Crisis?

August 7, 2014, by

Our instinctive response to crisis and tragedy is to look for people to blame and to think they are the sole cause of our difficulties. We say to each other, “If only they would have acted differently, things would have been different.” But this is a mistake. The underlying cause behind everything is G-d. Things

YU’s Menorah Myth Busters

July 29, 2014, by

When Yeshiva University senior Ari Rosenberg signed up for a summer school course on the Arch of Titus, he was just trying to fulfill his last history requirement with what sounded like an interesting class taught by Dr. Steven Fine, a professor who was clearly excited about his work and sharing it with his students.

Summer Vacation in Israel Canceled…for Torah

July 29, 2014, by

Reposted from The Jerusalem Post online. The major hassidic groups in Israel will not run the usual summer vacation programs for students from the Fast of the Ninth of Av to the beginning of the Jewish month of Elul because of the current military campaign several hassidic spokesmen said on Tuesday. The large Gur, Belz,

Reports from Israel: The OU Solidarity Mission

July 25, 2014, by

The Orthodox Union’s Solidarity Mission to Israel, led by Rabbi Tzvi Hersh Weinreb and Rabbi Steven Weil, was well received at the many different visits they made. Below you’ll find reports from the mission, including video and written recaps of the inspiring journey.   Video clips from the OU Solidarity Mission to Israel: Rabbi Weil

Max Steinberg ז”ל: A Hero Who Rekindled the Zionist Spirit

July 23, 2014, by

Jerusalem, July 23: An estimated 30,000 Israelis from all over the country paid their respects to Max Steinberg ז”ל who was buried in Jerusalem’s Mt. Herzl military cemetery today. He was 24 when he was killed in action in Gaza on Shabbat, July 19. He was proud to be a sharpshooter in the Golani Brigade.

Rocket Fire from Gaza Resumes

July 17, 2014, by

Following a break in fighting, rocket fire resumed shortly after 8am this morning, Israel time. The following news sources are providing up to the minute updates on the Hamas attacks and the IDF response: Arutz 7 Ha’aretz Jerusalem Post Times of Israel

Is Hamas Trying to Get Gazans Killed?

July 14, 2014, by

Mahmoud Abbas, the sometimes moderate, often ineffectual leader of the Palestinian Authority, just asked his rivals in Hamas a question that other bewildered people are also asking: “What are you trying to achieve by sending rockets?” The Gaza-based Hamas has recently fired more than 500 rockets at Israeli towns and cities. This has terrorized the

Rabbi Weinreb: Were Our Tears Shed in Vain: Part II

July 7, 2014, by

Following up on last week’s remarks in Passaic (watch video here), Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb again addressed the topic of “Were Our Tears Shed in Vain: A Torah Response to an Unspeakable Tragedy,” delivering his remarks at Congregation Ohr Torah in Edison, NJ. Revisiting the tragic deaths of Naftali Frenkel, Gil-ad Shaar and Eyal