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Yad L’Achim Exposed

This last week Israel’s Channel 1 News aired a special investigative report on the anti-missionary organization, Yad L’Achim. The group is responsible for regular acts of harassment and violence against religious minorities in Israel, especially Messianic Jews. There is even … Continue reading

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Harassment in Arad

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about the hate-fest in Ashdod directed against Messianic Jews in the city. Recently, similar protests have been held in another Israeli city, Arad. Going back to 2006, Arad has been the location of … Continue reading

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Hate-Fest in Ashdod

Persecution against Messianic Jews has increased lately in Israel, and last Monday night, February 21st, nearly 1,000 protesters gathered outside a Messianic congregation in Ashdod to spew vicious hatred and lies. The event was organized by Yad L’Achim and was … Continue reading

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Egypt, Israel, and the Merneptah Stele

Egypt plays a central role throughout the Bible, and particularly in the foundational narratives of Joseph, the Israelite enslavement, and the Exodus of the Israelites. With the influence these narratives have on the shaping of not only of Judaism and … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

Rabbi David Nesenoff, the rabbi who interviewed Helen Thomas, has received thousands of hate messages following the release of the video showing Thomas making anti-Israel and anti-Jewish comments. You can read some of the hate mail on his website, Rabbilive.com. … Continue reading

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Gaza Flotilla Incident

We usually stay away from commenting on politics. However, the Gaza Flotilla incident which occurred last night (March 31st, 2010) has sparked an outcry around the world. With critiques of the actual blockade aside, members of a foreign military are … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

[F]or the most part the Messianic community in Israel is made of upstanding citizens (most of whom were born Jewish) who go into the army (unlike most of their haredi antagonists), pay their taxes, vote, are peaceful, and lead a … Continue reading

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Yeshiva Hero or Moral Zero?

An article in the Jerusalem Post today reports that Israel’s Supreme Court has harshly criticized Jerusalem District Court Judge Moshe Drori for his acquittal of a yeshiva bochur who intentionally ran over an Ethiopian-Israeli parking attendant. In January 2006, Noga … Continue reading

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Is Obama "Good" for Israel?

There has been plenty of nervous chatter and hand wringing concerning how President Obama may or may not alter the U.S.’s position towards Israel and specifically the (ongoing and usually unproductive) peace process. ¬†We are very interested in seeing how … Continue reading

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Jerusalem as Sacred Space

Abstract of Makom Kadosh: Jerusalem as Sacred Space by Rabbi Joshua Brumbach. For the full article, click here. How is it that Jerusalem became an axis of sacred space, a locus of the divine presence on earth? It lacks a … Continue reading

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