Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed

BY YORAM ETTINGER 1. Yom Kippur’s central theme is the plea for forgiveness from fellow human-beings, highlighting the most essential attributes of constructive leadership, healthy relationships and family and national cohesion: humility (admitting fallibility), faith, soul-searching, thoughtfulness, being considerate, compassion, accepting responsibility, minimizing personal hostility, magnanimity. In order to penetrate the heart of fellow human-beings,…

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Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed

BY YORAM ETTINGER 1.  Yom Kippur’s central theme is the plea for forgiveness from fellow human-beings, highlighting the most essential attributes of constructive leadership, healthy relationships and family and national cohesion: humility (admitting fallibility), faith, soul-searching, thoughtfulness, being considerate, compassion, accepting responsibility, minimizing personal hostility, magnanimity.  In order to penetrate the heart of fellow human-beings,…

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The Self-Defeating Statehood Gambit

BY ASAF ROMIROWSKY, JOINTMEDIA NEWS— Following the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the Palestinian Authority under Mahmoud Abbas has attempted to convince the world and the international community that their quest for statehood is just. Moreover, he would like us to believe that this “state” is responsible and accountable and deserves to be part of the…

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Is This a Two State Solution — or a “Final Solution?”

BY SARAH STERN, EMET— The Palestinian UN statehood bid — statehood without negotiations — which is now before the Security Council, is just the latest step in a never-ceasing effort by the Palestinian leadership to erase the State of Israel. This is the Two State Solution on the way to Hitler’s “Final Solution” — the…

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Congress Needs to Investigate Corrupt Palestine Investment Fund

BY JONATHAN SCHANZER, THE HILL— In a twist that almost certainly violates U.S. law, American taxpayers are unwittingly contributing to a Palestinian sovereign wealth fund controlled in part by the terrorist group Hamas. The entity in question — crying for a congressional inquiry — is the Palestine Investment Fund (PIF), which the Palestinian Authority created…

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Jerusalem mayor slams Gilo construction critics

BY TANI GOLDSTEIN, YNET— Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Tuesday stressed the importance of ongoing construction in the city “as the only solution to the housing crisis.” Last week the Jerusalem Planning and Construction Committee approved the construction of 1,100 in the neighborhood of Gilo. The committee dubbed the decision “a nice gift for Rosh…

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Will the U.N. actually reward mass murder?

BY ALAN DERSHOWITZ, JPOST— The Palestinians are in the process of seeking sovereignty from the United Nations, but in doing so, they are asking for more than what was offered them in any prior negotiation with Israel—including during the talks involving then-president Bill Clinton and then-prime minister Ehud Barak in 2000 and 2001. Rather than…

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Christians in Israel Observe the Holy Days

BY NICOLE JANSEZIAN, TRAVELUJAH— This evening ushers in the first of several consecutive Jewish—or biblical—holidays, celebrated in Israel in the autumn in highly festive fashion, beginning with Rosh HaShanah and ending with the Feast of Tabernacles. During this time, residents of the Jewish country partake in the observations of these holy days, but what about…

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What Jews should know about Christians

By BARRY RUBIN, THE RUBIN REPORT– Most Jews today (or should I merely say many?), even the most secular among them, have a tremendous fear of Christians—especially fervent believers of the type represented today by Evangelicals–and conservatives. There is a material basis for this fear based on past Jewish experience. But it is the year…

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US scrambles to keep Palestinian aid flowing

BY REUTERS— The Obama administration is lobbying Congress to unblock $200 million in aid for the Palestinian Authority that was frozen due to its bid for UN recognition of statehood over US and Israeli objections. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said on Monday the administration was in “intensive” discussions with key lawmakers who had put…

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Iranian Christian to be executed for being a 'Zionist'

BY RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— The international community was furious when it learned that Iran was going to execute a young man for converting to Christianity and wanting to start a church. So Iran on Sunday altered the charges and said it is instead going to execute Youcef Nadarkhani because, among other things, he loves…

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Virtual Dead Sea scrolls get more than a million hits in just one week

BY NIR HASSON, HAARETZ— More than a million people have visited a new website featuring high-resolution photographs of several Dead Sea Scrolls since the site was launched less than a week ago by the Israel Museum and Google Israel. The website provides a detailed view of five of the most complete scrolls, which were found…

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