Knesset to Vote on Temple Mt. Sovereignty at 5pm Tomorrow: BE THERE!!!

Knesset to Vote on Temple Mt. Sovereignty at 5pm Tomorrow: BE THERE!!!

You may have heard that the Knesset will be debating the issue of Jewish sovereignty on the Temple Mount this Tuesday. I’ll be going. I don’t really like the term “Jewish Sovereignty” because it’s an Orwellian term. It really means that the agents of the State of Israel will control what goes on at the Temple Mount, instead of what the situation is now, which is that the Jordanian state decides it.

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Boycotting Israel Hurts Arab Interests

Boycotting Israel Hurts Arab Interests

You’ve seen them by now: those pesky BDS’ers going around asking people to “boycott” Israel. It doesn’t make too much sense to a mature human being just based on the simple fact that most likely you’re boycotting your own computer or your own veggies, or better yet (or worse perhaps) your own cancer treatment

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Israel as a High Speed Internet Example to the World

Israel as a High Speed Internet Example to the World

Thanks to John Chambers, the CEO of Cisco, the Start up Nation is about to become digital. It seems as though Israel has been chosen to be the recipient of a new and powerful fiber optic system and will showcase as the first example of an entire state going digital.

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Why Tammuz?

Why Tammuz?

This previous Shabbat, we entered the new month of Tammuz. I have always found it fascinating that the names of our months are Babylonian and not Hebrew.

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Shabbat in Hevron

Shabbat in Hevron

If you have never spent Shabbat in Hevron, you have missed out on an incredibly intense experience of tefilah, history and devekut with the roots of our Nation.

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Self Pity in Zionist Circles: Good or Bad?

Self Pity in Zionist Circles: Good or Bad?

Zionist activists in Israel and abroad seem to have settled on a theme du jour for just about everything they say and do. “Israel is being unfairly treated by the world.” I see it in the news every day and it’s becoming a menace. Not because it’s not true but because it’s being misapplied.

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Street Food Eating in Israel

Street Food Eating in Israel

One of the nicest and most distinct Israeli traditions is food. Jews coming from the Middle East and Far East, from Europe, Australia, South Africa, North and South America—all adopted the local cooking habits to their dietary laws and passed them on to their children. The cooking style of the countries where they lived came as part of their baggage when they made their way to Israel, and they blended with those who had come before them.

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Squeezing Out Lemon Juice into a Salad

Squeezing Out Lemon Juice into a Salad

It is permitted to squeeze out lemon juice into a salad in order to improve the taste of the vegetables*. One must squeeze the lemon directly on the vegetables (i.e., it is not permitted to squeeze out the lemon juice into a cup and then add it to the salad).

Squeezing out lemon juice into a salad is permitted even if the lemon juice will not be absorbed into the vegetables of the salad.

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