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Direct Divine Intervention. What happened to it?

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… Keep Reading

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Thank You, Hero

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… Keep Reading

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Time in Judaism vs. Time in Islam

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… Keep Reading

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And Thou Shall Tell Thy Son

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… Keep Reading

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What is Zionism?

To start, the key to understanding Zionism is in its name. The easternmost of the two hills of ancient Jerusalem during the tenth century B.C.E. was called Zion. The religious and emotional qualities of the name arise from the importance of Jerusalem as the Royal City and the City of the Temple. “Mount Zion” is… Keep Reading

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