Look Who is Boycotting Trump’s Phone Call | 22 Wounded in London Bombing | Curbing the High Court | Major Attack Foiled in Jerusalem | Israel Demands Syria Buffer Zone as Iran $upport for Hezbollah Increases

Look Who is Boycotting Trump’s Phone Call | 22 Wounded in London Bombing | Curbing the High Court | Major Attack Foiled in Jerusalem | Israel Demands Syria Buffer Zone as Iran $upport for Hezbollah Increases | – Sept. 15, 2017

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Mitzvah Competitions – Parshat Nitzavim-Yayelech

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Trump to Dis Non-Orthodox Rabbis in New Year’s Phone Call

In late August, four coalitions of Jewish clergy issued statements they planned to boycott the president’s call, in response to Trump’s weak response to the neo-Nazi and white supremacist riots in Charlottesville, Va.

London Underground Bombed, 22 Injured

David Israel
This is the fifth terror attack in Britain since March, when a terrorist mowed down pedestrians and stabbed a policeman outside the British parliament.

ProPublica: If You’re Looking to Reach Anti-Semites, Facebook Will Gladly Help

At last, Mark Zuckerberg received an answer to his desperate question about where all this hate is coming from – we don’t know for sure where it come from, but we know whom it comes through – Mark Zuckerberg.

Habayit Hayehudi Bill Curbs High Court’s Authority to Overturn Laws

David Israel
Ministers Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked formulated a legal plan whose goal is to complete a constitution for Israel that will restore balance between the three branches of government in Israel.

Large Terror Attack Foiled in Jerusalem

Hana Levi Julian
The alert warned the suspect was planning a significant terrorist attack to be carried out in Jerusalem, possibly as early as Thursday night.

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The Yishai Fleisher Show

Merge or Emerge
Israelis are good at many things – but merging is not one of them. Indeed its hard to merge when our nation is finally emerging! Rabbi Mike Feuer joins Rabbi Yishai in getting ready for the new year, emerging as a reborn nation, and merging with God’s will in joy.

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Israel Demands 60 KM Buffer Zone in Syria From Russia
Reports are mixed on whether or not Russia rejected the Israeli request.
Iran Support for Hezbollah up to $830 Million Annually
Rich in cash, Iran can afford to buy whichever terrorist groups it wants.
Russian Jewish Community Center Firebombed in Moscow
The remains of two firebombs were later found in the building.
Arabs Attack Bus Filled With Israeli School Girls in Jerusalem
“Jewish traffic, usually with funerals, is very slow, so they are like sitting ducks.”
Netanyahu Supports Bill Allowing Cabinet to Declare War
“The change that is required is to bring the critical decisions to the cabinet.”
Israel Rescuing Endangered Sea Turtles
The work is being carried out in a pool at the reproduction nucleus of the rescue center in Mikhmoret.
Israel Helps Clear Land Mines in Columbia
“Your country has been a friend and ally of Colombia, and recently a great ally in the construction of peace in the country.”
Watch: Netanyahu Tells Mexico, ‘Take An Old Industry and Make it New’
“You’re already in a technological revolution or you will be or you don’t know that you’re in, and that’s the worst situation to be in.”
North Korea Fires Ballistic Missile at Japan From Pyongyang
Residents in Japan were warned to take shelter, as the missile passed over Hokkaido.

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An Appreciation Of Life: Preparing For Rosh Hashanah

Rabbi Zalman Eisenstock
My near-death experience taught me the hard way that every moment we live on this earth must never be taken for granted. Life is a gift from God and it is up to us to make the most of each day.

Goodbye To The Mystery

Rabbi Dr. Naphtali Hoff
A gap year in Israel no longer means a gap in real time communication with your child learning in Israel

Of Homemade Soup And Jewish History

Dr. Rafael Medoff
Soup can be much more than Jewish penicillin- 0r it can be an introduction that leads to a shidduch or Jewish political activism. Who knew?

The Fundamental Mitzvah

Rabbi Yeheskel Lebovic
In view of the current world upheavals – North Korea, storms of epic proportions, etc. – it would be well to strengthen our observance of Ahavas Yisrael and mitzvos between man and man. The Torah guarantees longevity in this world for observing such mitzvos.

INTO THE FRAY: The Smotrich Plan -Right Direction, but…

Dr. Martin Sherman
Several flaws in MK Smotrich’s otherwise bold proposal will prevent it from achieving its long-term strategic goal: Sustainable Jewish sovereignty over the entire Land of Israel

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Parshas Nitzavim-Vayelech

Rabbi Yaakov Klass

Ingredients of Jewish Leadership – Parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech

Rabbi Ben-Tzion Spitz
The Torah reveals to us, the good, the bad and the ugly of those who seek power and those who ultimately wield power.

Two Cheers for Paternalism

Rabbi Aryeh Klapper
Rabbi Aryeh Klapper on parshat Nitzavim-Vayelech

Offering A Gift

Rabbi Simcha Weinberg
We stand in the final moments of 5777, prepared to transition to 5778, perfect moments to offer our gift to God, honoring all we have gained over the past year, and how we intend to apply that growth in the future, using the coming year to grow in ways yet unimaginable to us.

Why Be Jewish

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
The sages believed with great force that an agreement must be free to be binding. Yet we did not agree to be Jews. We were, most of us, born Jews. We were not there in Moses’ day when the agreement was made. We did not yet exist. How then can we be bound by the covenant?

An Opportunity To Recreate Ourselves

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis
Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h, recounts a memorable Rosh Hashanah and a remarkable story of a particular shofar

Why Do We Blow Shofar?

Rabbi Raphael Fuchs
Rav Moshe Shmuel Shapiro, zt”l, explains that the teshuvah of Rosh Hashanah is different from that of Yom Kippur and that of the mitzvah of teshuvah in general.


Raphael Grunfeld
Today, few people fast during the Days of Selichot, but the custom is to rise early to recite Selichot.

Lessons From An Erev Shabbos Disaster

Risa Rotman
Lacking the actual Hebrew word for the wanted piece and maybe even the English one, the handyman wasn’t getting what we needed.

Q & A: Praying In Other Languages (Part XIV)

Rabbi Yaakov Klass
Question: When reciting a berachah in English, does a person fulfill his obligation if he says “Hashem” instead of “L-rd” or “G-d”? Yosef

Daf Yomi

Rabbi Yaakov Klass
Start Of The Yeshiva Semester ‘Today Is Propitious…’ (Sanhedrin 65b – 66a)

The Borrower Who Has To Repay A Loan Twice Even Though He Only Borrowed Once (Siman 76:2)

Raphael Grunfeld
There was no basis for him to assume that the two plaintiffs trusted each other and that one of them would not claim the repayment of a loan he never lent.


Rabbi Meir Orlian
The store was a rather expensive one. Furthermore, the mark-up in the clothing industry is usually about 100 percent.

Closeness And Judgment

Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier
There are many issues that affect the occupants of this planet. The entire globe is one multi-dimensional chess game, and Hashem, the Ultimate Grand Master, maps out the moves of the year to come.

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Hezbollah Captures Efrat

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