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What the Pope’s Notes Might Say

An interview with renowned Holocaust historian Dr. Michael Berenbaum on plans to open the files Of World War II-era Pope Pius XII   News that Pope Francis plans to open…

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MEET THE MAYOR: Beitar, the Fort of Chinuch

Beitar of old is known to have been the last Jewish fort held in the Bar Kochba revolt during the time of Churban Bayis Sheini. The Gemara (Gittin 58) relates…

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NUCLEAR GHOST TOWN

On March 11, 2011, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan caused a devastating chain of events that led to a triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactor.…

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OILQUAKE?

Oil put L.A. on the map, but may have heightened earthquake risk (Los Angeles Times/TNS) – Hoping to escape traffic on her way home from Los Angeles International Airport, Susan…

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Israeli Journalist Confronts Truth in Germany

An interview with journalist and author Eldad Beck   In the era of fake news there still exist journalists principled enough to confront preconceived notions and adjust them to reality.…

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2019 Foretells Political and Social Turmoil in Poland

For Poland, 2019 will be an important year politically. Decisions that the Poles will make in May’s upcoming European parliamentary elections and, above all, the results of the Polish parliamentary…

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Can You Retire in Your Retirement?

The band was playing lively music, waiters holding large trays were serving guests, and relatives and friends were coming over to offer congratulations. Refoel* was proud, overjoyed, and grateful to…

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The World As I See It

Based on Interviews with Malcolm Hoenlein What changes has Israel implemented that are leading Hamas to reject Qatari payments? What does Israel hope to accomplish by these new regulations and…

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DEBATE: Anti-BDS or Anti-Anti-BDS?

BDS– Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions – is a nefarious tool wielded by anti-Semites masquerading as anti-Zionists. Recognizing this, 26 states have enacted laws to make BDS illegal, and more are…

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The Renaissance of Russian Jewry

Chief Rabbi of Moscow, Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, shares memories of 30 years Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt arrived in Moscow in 1989 to a barren Jewish landscape. Since then, Jewish life in…

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Israel and Egypt Grow Closer

Egyptian President el-Sissi recently made a declaration that the Israeli-Egyptian relationship has never been closer. What is really the nature of the relations between the two nations? And what is…

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ISIS Has Not Yet Been Defeated

Anyone who claims that ISIS has been defeated is misreading the map: ISIS is not an organization, it is an ideology, and anyone declaring that the United States has won…

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From the Shabbos Generator to the Mayor’s Office

Bnei Brak Mayor Rabbi Avraham Rubinstein speaks to Hamodia about his vision for the City of Torah and Chassidus —   Rabbi Avraham Rubinstein’s route to the mayor’s office in…

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The Life-Saving Letter That Was Spurned

It was April, 2015.  Jonathan Pollard was to face his 30-year-mark mandatory parole hearing in less than four months. After receiving a resounding refusal at his first voluntary parole hearing…

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