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Life

New is Not Necessarily Better

December 22, 2015, by

Change is inevitable. Attitudes and social norms are constantly changing, as are career opportunities and artistic tastes. Perhaps the most perceptible arena of constant change is in the evolution of technology. Through the millennia, enormous advancements in science have revolutionized fields ranging from medicine to warfare, and innovative technological discoveries have dramatically altered normative modes

Hezekiah’s Seal

December 15, 2015, by

Why Does King Hezekiah’s Seal Bear an Egyptian Winged Sun God? Hebrew University archaeologists created a stir last week announcing the discovery of a seal bearing the name of the Hezekiah son of Ahaz, the first time a seal bearing the name of a Judean king had been found in the environs of the Temple

Thousands Gather in Israel for Ezra Schwartz z”l Memorial Service

November 30, 2015, by

Last week, Yeshivat Ashreinu hosted an azkara (memorial service) for Ezra Schwartz, hy”d. The event attracted over 1,500 people, the overwhelming majority of whom where North American students studying in Israel. The extraordinary evening aimed to provide some degree of consolation for the students at Ashreinu and their staff and to offer comfort to Ezra’s

The Secret to Jewish Survival

November 25, 2015, by

I don’t want to have to write about this, but how can I not? I am so tired and sad and overwhelmed by the terror. When will it be enough? We know Jewish history, story after story of the Jewish people’s afflictions and persecutions. From the slavery in Egypt— the babies that were used as

NFL’s Patriots to Honor Ezra Schwartz z”l with Moment of Silence

November 23, 2015, by

Following a public campaign and an exchange of letters with former MK Dov Lipman, New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft agreed to hold a moment of silence at tonight’s nationally televised Patriots-Bills game in memory of Ezra Schwartz, the 18-year-old yeshiva student—and avid Pats fan—who was murdered by Palestinian terrorists last week in a Gush

What to Know About Jonathan Pollard’s Upcoming Release

November 19, 2015, by

Jonathan Pollard, the American spy for Israel sentenced to life in prison in 1987, is due to be released on parole on Saturday, 30 years after his arrest. The former U.S. Navy analyst’s exit from a federal prison in Butner, North Carolina (where he reportedly befriended Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff), follows three decades of intrigue

You’re Invited to a Million Person Wedding!

November 17, 2015, by

Save the date: Thursday, November 26, 2015/14 Kislev 5776 All of Klal Yisrael is invited to celebrate in the marriage of Sarah Tehiya Litman and Ariel Bigel, to take place at Binyanei Hauma in Jerusalem. Sarah Tehiya is now sitting shiva for her father, Rabbi Yaakov Litman, and her brother Netanel, who were murdered by

Mickey Rosenfeld, Israel’s Police Spokesman, Visits OU HQ

November 12, 2015, by

One of the most dangerous elements of the recent wave of terror in Israel is who the attackers are. “They are young Israeli Arabs who are part of Israeli society, who work with us, come inside our schools, hospitals,” explained Superintendent Mickey Rosenfeld, foreign press spokesperson for the Israeli Police. “The attacks are sporadic. [Terrorists]

Still Mourning Dalia

November 10, 2015, by

  A stone’s throw from the bus stop where Naftali Frankel, Ayal Yifrach and Gilad Shaar, may HaShem avenge their murders, unknowingly got into a car with two Arab terrorists, stands the bus stop where 26 year-old Dalia Lemkus was brutally murdered. Following the murder, the bus stop was draped initially with Israeli flags and

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