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BEHIND THE SCENES: Letters to the Editor

A SELF-INTERVIEW WITH A VETERAN HAMODIA EDITOR ——————————————————————————— How do you decide which letters to print? Letters that are inappropriate from a Torah perspective, letters that contain information that is…

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Exclusive: Secrets From the Cellar

By Yisrael Hershkowitz Even after he was arrested and interrogated by Romania’s Securitate, Harav Shmuel Tobias, zt”l, could not have imagined how much the police already knew about him. They…

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Our life’s Song

By Rabbi Ephraim Shapiro Pesach, known as zman cheiruseinu, is the season and celebration of our freedom. Bnei Yisrael became a free nation after hundreds of years of shibud Mitzrayim,…

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The World of Sephardic Piyutim

By Esty Shdeour What better place to conduct an interview about Sephardic prayer traditions than right here? This was my thought as I entered the modest downtown Jerusalem office of…

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No Greater National Service

Former minister Rabbi Ariel Atias of the Shas party explains the yeshivah-draft crisis that threatens the Torah world in Israel and the ‘game changing’ legislation that could solve the problem…

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U.K Jewish Education at Risk

The U.K. is a malchus shel chessed, in which the kehillah is not only free to practice Yiddishkeit, but is generally supported in doing so. Paradoxically, this also creates some…

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Battling Bacteria: Back to Square 1?

CDC director Dr. Thomas Frieden grimly predicted: “The medicine cabinet is empty for some patients. We may have come to the end of the road for antibiotics.” Urgent headlines across…

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Iranian Rebellion on The Back Burner

  by A. Pe’er, Hamodia’s military correspondent Crowds of protesters went wild in Iran in recent weeks, leading many to believe that a change in government was near. But, as of now,…

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The Trap That Is the Gaza Strip

By A. Pe’er, Hamodia Military Correspondent Not one serious political or military party in the Gaza Strip is interested in war between Hamas and Israel at present. Who, then, is…

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