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Exiled Hamas Leader, In Gaza Visit, Promises More Jihad

12/10/2012

 

In a sign of increasing Hamas clout following Operation Pillar of Defense, long-time exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshal visited Gaza as part of Hamas’s 25th anniversary celebrations on Dec 8.

According to the Associated Press, Mashaal was greeted by a roaring crowd covered in Hamas’ green colors as he emerged onto the stage from a door built into a model of a rocket that was fired at Israel during the recent conflict. Additionally, some children were seen in the crowded dressed in military fatigues and carrying guns.

Progressive Rabbi: Bnai Jeshurun Colleagues Gave The Wrong Message

12/07/2012

Here is my message to my colleagues, the rabbis of B'nai Jeshurun:

I read with dismay your letter about the UN vote upgrading the Palestinian status to observer state, and your subsequent letter expressing regret for the feelings of alienation that it caused, but affirming the essence of your original message. 

To The President And Prime Minister: Thank You Both

11/30/2012
Jewish Week Online Columnist

Now that the dust is settling, both literally and figuratively, from Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza, it is an appropriate time to reflect back on that very difficult if brief campaign, and particularly on how it ended– at least for now.

Rabbi Gerald Skolnik.

Blended Learning, In A War Zone

11/27/2012
Staff Writer

The rockets falling on southern Israel were anything but virtual, but for a week, school was. And the situation for students there during the recent Gaza war gives fresh relevance to the educational concept of “distance learning.”  

In between running to the bomb shelter during eight days of Hamas rocket fire, Paz Azran, 17, kept up with her studies at the Israel Sci-Tech Henry Ronson High School in Ashkelon with the help of her computer and the school’s virtual school.

A Hamas rocket punched a hole in the roof of a courtyard at the Ronson High School.

Diary Of A Rabbi On An Emergency Mission In Israel: When Your Home Is In Danger, You Come Home

11/26/2012

Day One: Tuesday, Nov. 20                                                                                                    

Palestinians, Arab Israeli Arrested For Tel Aviv Bus Bombing

11/26/2012

 

Israel’s Shin Bet domestic security agency arrested several Palestinians and an Arab Israeli for allegedly blowing up a bus in Tel Aviv.

The Shin Bet revealed that its agents had arrested the suspects, including an Arab Israeli, for the attack last week on a bus, Israeli media reported. The security service did not say how many suspects were arrested.

The Arab-Israeli suspect, a resident of Taibeh near Kfar Saba, placed the explosive device on the bus and notified his commander by phone, who set it off, the Shin Bet said.

Cease Fire: A Poem

Cease Fire
Curtail Fury
Comfort Family
Cry for Friends
Conclude Feuds
Commence Feeling

Cease Fire
Conquer Fear
Cultivate Faith
Crop Fields
Cook Food
Coordinate Festivities

Cease Fire
Compose Fables
Compute Formulae
Classify Ferrets
Customize Firewalls
Critique Foucault

Cease Fire
Caress Flesh
Collect Figs
Coach Football
Conceptualize Fantasies
Create Films

A man works out on the beach in Ashdod on Nov. 22, a day after the cease fire was declared. Getty Images

Israel-Hamas Cease-Fire Goes Into Effect

Netanyahu accepted Obama's recommendation to give cease-fire a chance to work.

11/23/2012

Minutes after a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas went into effect,

Israeli reserve soldiers leave the Gaza border on Nov. 22. Getty Images

Bus Explodes In Tel Aviv In Apparent Terror Attack

11/21/2012

A bus exploded in Tel Aviv in what police are describing as a terrorist attack.

At least 21 people were injured in Wednesday's blast, according to a spokesman at Sourasky Medical Center - Ichilov Hospital.

The bus exploded at noon in the heart of Tel Aviv, near the central army base called the Kirya. The the injured were taken to Ichilov hospital.

Ayin L’Tzion Tzofia: Feeling Israel’s Pain

11/20/2012

On the second day of Rosh Hashanah (which seems now like one hundred years ago, so much has happened since then), I delivered a sermon about the uniquely critical dangers facing Israel in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, and the ongoing turmoil in Syria.  

Rabbi Gerald Skolnik
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