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Archive of posts published in the category: Jewish

Winning a War that Never Ends

Daniel Gordis writes in “Saving Israel – How the Jewish People Can Win a War That May Never End” that Israel faces two threats besides the obvious physical threats from the enemies that call for its annihilation. The first is…

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Heebs of the Revolution

Our trip to Cuba was sponsored by the United Jewish Communities as an outreach to the Jewish community there. We visited three congregations in Havana and a small community in Santa Clara, about a four hour ride from Havana. There…

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A Twitter Conspiracy

The Tehran Times complains that Israel has too many friends on the internet. Read the story here. It is hard to make this stuff up.

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A Palestinian Purim

It is apparently perfectly acceptable to require that Palestinian lands be Judenrein, free of Jews.  We (our administration) are even pressuring Jews NOT to build within the borders of  Jerusalem. It would be unconscionable to allow the Jews in Israel…

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Ethno Centric

Years ago during my first trip to Israel I woke up and had breakfast in the Crown Plaza in Jerusalem. As I ate I noticed that the guy making the omelet was Jewish. Then I noticed a few other guys…

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Sweet Home Alabama

Temple Emanu-El in Dothan Alabama is offering $50,000 for Jewish families to relocate to Dothan, Alabama. Small southern Jewish communites have faced stagnation for decades. The large starting salaries for rabbis make them practically unaffordable for many small communities. This…

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A Call to Abandon the Jewish Vote

Randall Hoven noted in American Thinker that according to a recent Commentary article Obama got 75% of the Jewish vote. This is a greater portion than Kerry got and about the same that Gore received with a Jewish running mate…

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Sol Rosenberg

Sol Rosenberg died last Friday. He lived in Monroe, Louisiana, where he owned a steel supply house. Sol was born in Germany and moved with his family to Poland where he experienced the worst of the Holocaust. His family was…

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A Rabbi in the Family

Michelle Obama’s first cousin once removed is one of the most prominent Black Rabbis in the country. From the Jewish Daily Forward- The Obamas Have a Rabbi in the Family Cousin of Candidate’s Wife Leads Synagogue on Chicago’s South Side…

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One Statistic Too Many

From American Thinker August 15, 2008 Another worrisome sign for Obama Thomas LifsonA website which sells custom kippahs (aka yarmulkes) for Jews to wear at worship reports that sales of McCain kippahs outdistance Obama ones substantially. John Cook’s Venture Blog…

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Can the Democrats Afford to Sacrifice 1.5% of the Voters?

That depends on who and where they are. The Jewish vote matters more than it would seem based on its small national numbers for three reasons. First Jews typically vote Democrat. Reagan received more Jewish votes than any other of…

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The Economic Dysfunction of a Pack of Hot Dogs

I have a degree in economics and I have read dozens of modern economics and marketing books including just about everything written by Reis and Trout. Can anyone explain to me why a pack of Hebrew National hot dogs come…

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Yehuda Matzos

For my local fellow yids, the Kroger on Zebulon has Yehuda Matzos in a five pack for about $7.00 with the Kroger card. Eliezer Ben-Yehuda was the key figure in the revival of the Hebrew language. He moved to Israel…

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Purim- Old and New

The Jewish Holiday of Purim commemorates the deliverence of the Jews 600 years before Christ, from annihilation at the hands fo the Persian advisor to the King, Haman. Today modern Persia, Iran, and the modern Haman, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, threaten the…

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The Incredible Irony of Support for Israel

Jimmy Carter got 87% of the Jewish vote and is considered to have been hostile towards Israeli interests. (Some historians believe the agreement with Egypt may have happened in spite of Carter more than because of him- but that is…

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Kristallnacht Undone

Germany’s largest synagogue, destroyed on Kristallnacht in 1838, has been restored. More pictures of the occasion– Tips to Sivia Lipson

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Jewish Power According to Vanity Fair

Noted in the Jerusalem Post In an article in Vanity Fair about the world’s “most powerful people” over 50 of the 100 listed were Jews. Such recognition is a mixed blessing among the Jews concerned about ancient libelous canards of…

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If I am Not For Myself..

The above title by Ruth R. Wisse is taken from The Wisdom of the Fathers by the Jewish scholar Hillel, “If I am not for myself, who will be for me?” The subtitle, “The Liberal Betrayal of the Jews” examines…

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Happy Chanukah !

Chanukah starts tonight, December 4, or the 25th of Kislev (we start the day at sundown- Dec 4th is really the 24th of Kislev) on the Jewish Calendar. The Jewish Calendar does not exactly sync with the Gregorian so it…

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