Direct Divine Intervention. What happened to it?

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An uplifting article with a promise for all with righteous hearts. Excerpted from JWR: In our day, open miracles do not occur. According to the Jewish religious tradition, direct Divine intervention to turn what we call nature on its head ended in Biblical times. Still perceptible, though, in even our less holy times are more subtle Heavenly intrusions, twists of “fate” that might wrongly be dismissed as mere coincidence. When Israel destroyed the assortment of Arab armies arrayed against her in 1967, even hardened military men well aware of their forces’ skill spoke of wonders. The rescue at Entebbe in

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Thank You, Hero

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Via Thank You, Hero: On Wednesday we had a chance to see a hero. What is heroism? A pure moment where a person knowingly risks his life without considering personal benefit. Wednesday’s hero was educated in a family and in a community that tells its sons when they join the army, “the most important thing is that you protect your people.” This soldier, riding his bicycle, on leave from the army, in the face of a rampaging bulldozer, decided that he is going to stop the terrorist. The immediate decision to get on the bulldozer, empty handed, is what distinguishes

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Time in Judaism vs. Time in Islam

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I have not read this book, but it is a title I will add to my reading list. It’s called Time and Process in Ancient Judaism, available here. One may read more about the title here. Littman Books writes: This fascinating book investigates time in ancient Judaism. After a comprehensive study of the Rabbinic sources Stern is forced to conclude that time as a concept simply did not exist in ancient Jewish society. Time-wasting for example is never mentioned as a bad thing, calendars are predicated on the idea of a sequence of events not on the idea of time,

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And Thou Shall Tell Thy Son

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Written by Rabbi Meir Kahane ZT”L HY”D The essence of Passover is the commandment of the Hagadda, of telling and retelling, of passing on to our children, the story of Passover, its concepts and lessons and commandments. Passover is the beginning of Judaism, its very birth, hence its direction and directive to pass on to our sons and daughters, its fundamentals and teachings. However, the problem with a commandment to parents to pass on lessons to their children is that so few know what to pass on. Indeed, through honest ignorance or honest receipt of confusion from those who passed

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Muslims shout at Jesus’ home: ‘Islam will dominate the world’

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In the photo at left, Christian shopkeepers on the right are confronted by several Muslim youth, during Muslim march through Nazareth, Israel, Dec. 31, 2006 (WND photo) Islamic groups held a large militant march down the main streets of Nazareth this weekend, highlighting for some here the plight of Christians in this ancient Jewish and Christian city where Muslims have become a majority and members of the dwindling Christian population say they suffer regular intimidation. Nazareth, considered one of the holiest cities for Christians, is described in the New Testament as the childhood home of Jesus. It contains multiple important

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British university union votes to gag Jewish society

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The student union at a prominent British university has voted to gag the Jewish Society from complaining against an increasingly intense anti-Israel campaignby the university’s Palestinian society. The student union at the University of Leeds, home of a large Jewish student population, last Friday voted on a motion proposed by the Palestinian Solidarity Group to ignore complaints by the Jewish Society “as long as Judaism as a faith is not offended.” The Palestinian Solidarity Group, which has a historyof hostile campaigning against Israel, using terms such as “apartheid” and “racist,” claimed that the existing practice of considering every complaint received

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Satmars denounce Jewish Shoah conference attendies

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Satmars denounce Jewish Shoah conference attendies Six Jews who attended a Holocaust denial conference in Iran have come under intense criticism over the visit, with one of the world’s largest Hasidic groups denouncing them as “reckless outcasts.” The Jews who went to Iran “trampled on the memory of their ancestors and people. They embraced the disciplines and followers of their murderers,” said a statement from the Satmar leaders of CongregationYetev Lev in Brooklyn. The Jews who attended the conference are often confused with the Satmars, who also are anti-Zionist but acknowledge that 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust. The

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