Messianic Lite: Tetzaveh, “You Command”

This week our Torah portion covers Exodus 27:20 to 30:10. The section is called Tetzaveh which means “you command,” the first distinctive phrase in the text. Tetzaveh introduces one of the most fundamental institutions in the Jewish religion: the priesthood. Originally, the first born of every Israelite family was dedicated to the priesthood. The priestly…

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UNIFIL Peacekeepers Accuse Lebanese Army of Hindering Their Work

BY ANNA AHRONHEIM, JPost— The UN force in Lebanon has accused Hezbollah and the Lebanese Army of hampering their work, which includes spying on the peacekeepers, in a report due to appear on the website of French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche, on Friday. The report quotes a chief warrant officer for the French contingent…

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Israel at 70: An American perspective

By American Thinker-— In 2018, Israel celebrates 70 years since its declaration of independence. On May 14, 1948, David Ben-Gurion, the head of the Jewish Agency, declared the establishment of a Jewish state in the “Land of Israel” (Eretz-Israel), a day before the expiration of the British Mandate. In a way, Israel replicated what the…

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Iranian official threatens to ‘level Tel Aviv to the ground’

BY Ynetnews— The exchange of threats between Israel and Iran continued on Monday in the wake of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the Munich Security Conference, with a senior Iranian official saying Tel Aviv would be “leveled to the ground in case of the slightest folly” by Israel. Netanyahu vowed in his speech Sunday…

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‘We will level Tel Aviv to the Ground’ Senior Iranian Official Warns Israel

By Juliane Helmhold, JPost— Any attacks carried out against Iran will result in the destruction of Tel Aviv, Mohsen Rezaei, secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, warned Israel on Monday. The comment reported by the semi-official Fars News Agency came in response to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s remarks at the Munich Security Conference. Rezaei said, “If…

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Three Things You Should Know About the Charges Against Benjamin Netanyahu

By Breaking Christian News— Tuesday’s announcement by Israel Police recommending that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on bribery and breach of trust charges came as no surprise to many in Israel. The speculation of a possible indictment had been in the news for more than a year. Responses by politicians on the right, left…

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UN chief warns of nightmare scenario if Israel, Hezbollah clash

By Reuters— United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Monday he was worried about the possibility of a direct confrontation between Israel and Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group. Guterres said the latest signals from Israel and the Iranian-backed Hezbollah showed the will to not let this happen but “sometimes a spark is enough to unleash this…

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PM Netanyahu Shows Piece of Wreckage of the Iranian UAV that was Shot Down by Israel on February 10

By Prime Minister’s Office— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the Munich Security Conference and a showed a piece of the wreckage of the Iranian UAV that was shot down by Israel on 10 February. (Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif was present.) Following are his remarks: “This is a beautiful city. It’s filled with impressive monuments, richly…

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Lavrov Issues Rare Rebuke of Iran for Calling for Israel’s Destruction

By Herb Keinon, JPost— Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov chastised Iran on Monday for calling for Israel’s destruction during a panel discussion in Moscow where Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif was sitting with him on the dais. “We have stated many times that we won’t accept the statements that Israel, as a Zionist state, should…

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Poland’s Official Anti-Semitism: Call for Sanctions

By Inna Rogatchi— The official racist and anti-Semitic policy of the current Polish government is the call for full-weight all-spectrum sanctions against Poland: diplomatic, humanitarian, educational and cultural, trade and military ones. The year of the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, the day on which Israel and many Jewish communities world-wise are commemorating…

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Trump, Netanyahu and the Post-Oslo Era

By Caroline Glick, JPost— You wouldn’t know it from the news, but this week, the probability that Israel will apply its law to areas of Judea and Samaria rose significantly. This week was first time that either Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu or the Trump administration ever addressed the possibility of Israel applying its law to…

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Shin Bet Investigation Exposes Depth of Turkey’s Hamas Support

By Yaakov Lappin, IPT News Hamas is operating freely on Turkish soil, gathering terrorist finances and looking for ways to upgrade the capabilities of the Hamas armed wing in Gaza, an Israeli security source has told the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT). It is highly likely that these activities occur with the knowledge of Turkish…

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