Solos of the Tormented Souls

By Inna Rogatchi, Times of Israel—- Maestro Lotoro is an incredibly busy man. He conducts, he plays, he records. He teaches, he researches, he writes. He prepares music scores for publications, he supervises huge edition of unique and historically important musical collections. He travels non-stop meeting people and searching for unique scores. He works with…

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Now We Know What Happened: Poway’s Jews Defied Their Attacker, And He Fled

By Ari Feldman, The Forward—- Saturday was the last day of Passover — one of the four times during the yearly cycle of holidays that Jews recite Yizkor, the prayer for the dead and for martyrs. There were several dozen people in attendance for the service at the Chabad of Poway, the only Orthodox synagogue…

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Police believe shooter acted alone; rabbi says gun ‘miraculously jammed’

By AP and DEBRA KAMIN, Times of Israel— San Diego police said Sunday that the gunman who opened fire on a crowded synagogue on Passover, killing one person and wounding three others, was apparently acting alone and not part of an organized group. The suspect, 19-year-old John Earnest, has been booked into custody on one…

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Palestinians Launch Bid to Foil “Deal of the Century”

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Jerusalem Post— The Palestinian leadership will soon dispatch delegations to several countries as part of its effort to rally support for its opposition to US President Donald Trump’s upcoming plan for peace in the Middle East, also known as the “deal of the century.” Palestinian officials in Ramallah told The Jerusalem…

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Poles look to charge Germans $850 billion to mark 80 years since Nazi invasion

By Times of Israel—- A Polish lawmaker said Friday that a committee examining potential German reparations to Poland hoped to complete its report by September 1, the 80th anniversary of the Nazi invasion, and would likely demand up to $850 billion for the damage inflicted during World War II. Arkadiusz Mularczyk, who is leading a…

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New Baseline for Mideast Diplomacy

By Herb Keinon, JPost— In a twist to the “after-the-hagim ” line ubiquitous here around Passover and Rosh Hashanah, Jared Kushner – US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser – said Tuesday that the long-awaited Trump peace blueprint will be rolled out “after Ramadan.” “We were getting ready at the end of last year,…

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Report: Trump’s Peace Plan Will Be (Almost) Everything Israel Wants It To Be

By Ryan Jones, Israel Today— There were those who were concerned that after recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, moving the US Embassy here, and giving a thumbs-up to Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, President Donald Trump was going to require some pretty big concessions of the Jewish state in his soon-to-be-released scheme for Middle…

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Christ’s Sacrifice, Suffering, and Death Appreciated Even More When You Understand it in Medical Terms

By Paul Strand, Breaking Christian News— Christians all know Christ died for them on the cross. But a doctor here in Indianapolis who studied crucifixion for a decade says until you understand what Jesus went through medically, it’s hard to fully appreciate just how much He suffered to pay for the sins of mankind. “It…

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Truth Report: Passover and the Lamb of God

Think on this: “For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old bread leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” (I Corinthians 5:7-8)   Pray like this: Gracious Father, hasten the day when the world will acknowledge Jesus as the Passover Lamb of…

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A PLO position paper packed with lies confirms there’s no partner for peace

By Yossi Kuperwasser, Times of Israel— On the eve of the Israeli elections, the “PLO Committee for Interaction with Israeli Society” published a relatively detailed position paper in Hebrew, aiming to explain the organization’s positions regarding relations with Israel and its points of contention with Israel. It seems that the timing had to do with…

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Anticipating Trump’s ‘deal of the century’

By Daniel Pipes, Israel Hayom— U.S. President Donald Trump’s peace plan for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict surfaced two years ago and to this day – remarkably – only he and a handful of aides know its precise details. A stream of leaks, however, contains enough internal consistency that their collation, supplemented by conversations with administration officials,…

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Messianic Leaders Invited to Mar-A-Largo to Promote Pro-Israel Initiative

By David Lazarus, Israel Today— Messianic Jewish leaders were invited to participate in a recent pro-Israel event hosted at US President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in South Florida. The American Pro-Israel PAC (APIP), a new pro-Israel Christian initiative, brought together over 300 influential Evangelical Christians, as well as traditional and Messianic Jews. According to Joel…

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