Smells like heaven: Israeli farm recreates Magi’s gifts to Jesus

By Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff— The aromatic plants bestowed on the infant Jesus are being cultivated by an Israeli entrepreneur who aims to transform the gifts of the Christmas story into therapeutic balms and incense. Manger aside, the baby Jesus may have been swaddled in pleasant and pricey fragrances, thanks to the presents that…

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Not Just Jerusalem: Why America’s Rabbis Voted Trump and Don’t Regret It

By Rabbi Yaakov Menken, American Thinker— Yes, you read correctly. America’s rabbis voted for Donald Trump. Given the common belief that Jews are liberal, this may come as a surprise to many. But not only do Orthodox Jews (the traditionally observant) have very different political leanings from their more liberal brethren, but they now encompass…

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Trump Admin Threatens Repercussions for Nations That Oppose Jerusalem Decision

By Israel Today— After the US vetoed a UN Security Council resolution condemning President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the nations of the world vowed to take the matter to the broader General Assembly, where there are no vetoes. The Trump Admin warned that these nations would do better to keep their…

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Muslim anti-Semitism spurs Jewish exodus from Paris

By Michael F. Haverluck, One News Now— The most intense wave of anti-Semitism to hit Europe since World War II spurred by the mass Muslim immigration into France is forcing French-Jewish families to flee from their Paris suburb homes. The changing demographics in the Seine-Saint-Denis suburb – which is now more than 40 percent Muslim –…

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‘Russia ready to act as impartial mediator in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks’

By Israel Hayom— Russia is ready to act as an impartial mediator in the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, Russian Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Vladimir Safronkov said Monday at a U.N. Security Council meeting. Russian media further quoted Safronkov as saying Moscow was willing to host direct talks between the parties. Last week, following U.S.…

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Trump: Israel is not the cause of problems in the Middle East

By Associated Press— Prioritizing national sovereignty over alliances, U.S. President Donald Trump is poised to outline a new national security strategy that envisions nations in a perpetual state of competition, reverses Obama-era warnings on climate change, and de-emphasizes multinational agreements that have dominated U.S. foreign policy since the Cold War. The Republican president, who ran…

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Saudi academic defends Trump’s Jerusalem move, saying Arabs should accept Israel’s ‘historic right’

By Alaraby— A Saudi academic has defended the controversial US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and called on Arabs to “accept” Israel’s claims to the holy city. Abdulhameed Hakeem, the head of the Middle East Center for Strategic and Legal Studies in Jeddah, made the remarks on US-based al-Hurra Arabic-language TV channel on…

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Exodus: Jews Flee Paris Suburbs over Rising Tide of Anti-Semitism

By SIMON KENT, Breitbart— French-Jewish families are being forced from their homes in Paris suburbs as Europe continues to be convulsed by levels of anti-Semitism not seen since the end of the Second World War. The Paris commuter newspaper 20 Minutes documents an “internal exodus” during 2017 of Jews from the Seine-Saint-Denis department, saying it…

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Christian Reaction to Trump’s Jerusalem Speech: Are We Headed to a Major Reset in Jewish-Christian Relations?

By Rabbis Abraham Cooper And Yitzchok Adlerstein, Christian Post— President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was met with enthusiasm by most American Jews. Christian reaction to the announcement, however, has been an eye-opener, and might have greater impact upon future Jewish-Christian relations than the President’s announcement will ultimately have on the politics of…

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Jerusalem recognition: A Jewish-Christian reconciliation

By Daniel Friedmann, Ynetnews— US President Donald Trump’s declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital takes us back to the following question: Why we didn’t get such a recognition in the 18 years between the end of the War of Independence and the Six-Day War? As we all known, the armistice borders—known as the Green Line…

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Skyrocketing support for Trump among Israelis

By Gill Hoffman, JPost— At a time when President Donald Trump’s popularity has fallen in his own country, his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and start the process of moving the US Embassy there from Tel Aviv has significantly increased his support among Israelis, according to a Smith Research poll taken on Wednesday…

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Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration Sparks Talk of a Third Temple

By World Net Daily— While Muslims jeer, Israelis cheer President Trump’s Jerusalem declaration, prompting Jewish religious activists to suggest building the Third Temple is closer to reality than ever before. “What he did … was an enormous step in bringing the Temple,” said Asaf Fried, official spokesman for the United Temple Movement, an association of…

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Messianic Lite: Miketz, “At the End”

This week’s Torah portion covers Genesis 41:1 to 44:17. The text follows Joseph’s meteoric rise from forgotten prisoner to the pharaoh’s chief economic advisor, second in command only to Pharaoh. It exposes Joseph as a brilliant leader as he secures Egypt’s food supply in preparation for the coming seven years of plenty followed by seven…

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