“People some times ask me – rabbi, doesn’t it make you a little uncomfortable traveling around the world asking people for money? I tell them – no, not in the least! I know that these schools are our future and that the work they do is wholly, aimed at bettering the Jewish people and the world entire”.
And now, for the moment y’all were so eagerly anticipating…this week’s Havel Haveilim posts (none of which consequently, covered Macabbi–or the wonderful world of b-ball):
Enjoying the pub scene and watching the game live on the big screen, one of them made the comment that he’d like to see the game from the perspective of the ball. The idea was hatched on the back of a napkin and two years later, the system they developed is being used around the world for for instant 3D playbacks.
A religious Jew, who takes part in religious services on Brodsky St. was the central figure of the storming of “Ukraine House” on Europe Square in Kiev. Along with radical Ukrainian nationalists from the “Right Section” he stormed this key complex, and then led negotiations to allow 200 policemen to withdraw from the building.
Between Israel and Lebanon, at the northernmost point of our country, sits Metulla, a moshav of immense historic and political importance. A Little History Metulla, which is located at the…
God: “And remember, Moshe, to keep kosher, never cook a kid goat in its mother’s milk. It is cruel.” Moshe: “God, so are you saying we should never eat milk and meat…
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Since then, new research in Israel has been developed that can alert us to the next time an interstellar catastrophe is in the making. This research, conducted by Eran Ofek and his staff from the Weizmann Institute of Science, uncovered a little known secret about our universe.
If Israelis and Palestinians are unable even to talk about peace, what would happen if and when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signs a peace deal with Israel? Might he, too, find himself being escorted out of Ramallah under police protection for daring to talk peace with Israel?
In a Knesset session in which PM Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Canadian PM Stephen Harper to Israel and expressed his desire for more cooperation between the two countries, MK Ahmad Tibi (Ballad) couldn’t bear watch a world leader support our country and all it stands for. He interrupted the Prime Minister’s speech. Netanyahu answered Tibi (although he usually tries to stay out of spats with Tibi’s type) and answered him calmly and constructively. The following is the contents of the exchange that took place:
A friend gave us a very large map of the original tribal allotments according to what is written in Yehoshua, 13:8-19:49. I always enjoy looking at this map and taking in the full breadth of our inherited homeland before the outside nations invaded and began making up artificial borders and phony people
New criminal attack in the Ukrainian capital: a religious Jew was attacked by a group of anonymous individuals who hit him several times with a knife.
“There’s a whole light show going on down there, and people never see it.” A green biofluorescent chain catshark (Scyliorhinus retifer). Scientists already knew that some marine organisms fluoresce, including corals and jellyfish, but the NSF-funded study, The Covert World of Biofluorescence is the first reported evidence of widespread biofluorescence among fishes.
To what degree should we listen to the advice of our allies and other nations? One could argue that we should take it very seriously. Moshe
takes the advice of his non Jewish father in law, a political and religious leader of a foreign, pagan, nation on a very sensitive topic – how to run our judicial system.
“Go North” is a very popular program of Nefesh b’Nefesh, the Aliyah agency bringing olim from North America and the UK to Eretz Yisrael. This is for good reason—northern Israel…
As long as the “Palestinian” entity has existed, these people have received special privileges both at home and abroad. In other words, Abbaswhenever they do something that can be construed as “negative,” they get the benefit of the doubt, and whenever they do anything remotely symbolic of a peace gesture, they get rewarded 10-fold.
Professor Arnon Karnieli from Ben-Gurion U. Ranked Amongst the Top 20 Researchers Worldwide in the Field of Scientometrics
According to an article posted recently in a leading magazine in the Scientometrics field, Professor Arnon Karnieli from Ben-Gurion University is ranked amongst the top 20 leading researches in the world in the field of remote sensing.Scientometrics is a science dealing in the measurement and evaluation of information with the help of different methods.
Did you ever wonder what goes in the social life of a mouse? Or how mice suffering from autism and other neuropsychiatric disorders manage their lives? I don’t suppose many…
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The refugee problem in Israel has been festering and while there’s no solution in sight, I believe it’s important to learn from this as well as other crises we’ve encountered in order not to repeat the mistakes of the past.
The Jordan Valley is very prominent in the news lately as details “leak” out from the evolving “peace plan.” For those living in or near the Jordan Valley, the very idea of some change in status is frightening. So where exactly is this Jordan Valley and what’s there?
Well, 2013 has come and gone — goodbye and good riddance! While there were many highs during the year, unfortunately, especially in my neck of the woods, there were a lot of lows. This was not a good year for the prospects of peace in the world.
Usually, it is hard to pinpoint a date when things started to deteriorate. Certainly in the Middle East, there hasn’t been peace for a long, long time. There had been, however, a certain amount or stability in the region until June 4, 2009, when things began to deteriorate in many countries around here.
Let’s say my name is Jim, I speak English and I happen to wear Calvin Klein shirts. Or that my name is Natasha, I speak Russian and I happen to wear ‘Zara’. Do any of these practices constitute a transgression of Torah or any paragraph in the Shulchan Aruch? No, they do not. Why then, of all things, did we merit being redeemed from Egypt for “not changing our language, our names and our dress”?
What began as research on the lowly worm has ended up amazing scientists and medical professionals with a possible cure for neurodegenerative disease. An Israeli startup company, TyrNovo, is collaborating with Hebrew University researchers to develop a potential treatment for such diseases of the brain as Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s.