Lubavitcher Rebbe as the Messiah
Faith

Antinomian Religious Jews

Antinomianism comes from the Christian understanding of Romans 10:4: “For the Messiah is the culmination of the Law as far as righteousness is concerned for everyone who believes.”

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Jewish World

Emergence of the New Judaism Part I

The Jewish people have gone through three major catastrophes, out of which new forms of Judaism have emerged.

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THE POWER OF THE MATCH
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War by Fire

The hundreds of fires that broke out in late November prompted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to declare that “arson is terror in every way and we’ll treat it as such.”

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Cunning as Serpents, Part I
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Cunning as Serpents, Part I

One of the more complex aspects of human life is found in the need to exercise certain acts of immorality in a particular situation.

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First Museum to Honor Friends of Zion
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First Museum to Honor Friends of Zion

Initially I visited the Friends of Zion (FOZ) Museum to find out why this new institution was claiming that British officer and Christian Zionist John Henry Patterson had called Benjamin Netanyahu a “sharp child.”

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Remembering Shimon Peres
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Israel

Remembering Shimon Peres

The death of Shimon Peres marks the end of an era. For better or worse, he embodied what Israel has become.

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UNESCO’s Fiasco
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UNESCO’s Fiasco

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) final decision on October 18 regarding “Occupied Palestine” outraged Israelis for its shameful attempt to erase any Jewish connection to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

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The IDF’s Battle over Ethics
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The IDF’s Battle over Ethics

Uri Milstein is one of Israel’s leading military historians. After decades of research, he is producing a multi-volume work on the 1948 War of Independence.

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Master Race or Chosen People?
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Culture

Master Race or Chosen People?

An essay by Eva Illouz (photo) in the Hebrew daily Ha’aretz leaves no room for doubt.

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Can any Good Come out of Israel?
Prof. Yoseph Imry
Israel

Can any Good Come out of Israel?

There can be many explanations as to why Jews are driven to be among civilization’s elite.

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Indians are ‘Red’ and Settlers are ‘Dangerous’
Baruch Ben Yosef
Conflict

Indians are ‘Red’ and Settlers are ‘Dangerous’

Israeli news anchor Oshrat Kotler’s remark that there are a few “sane settlers” in the “extremist settlement of Yitzhar” sparked an unexpected scandal—but similar things are said all the time.

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