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World’s Largest And Brightest Sukkah In Jerusalem

Wednesday, September 29th, 2004

The Jerusalem Municipality and the Israel Electric Company are building the world’s biggest and brightest sukkah in time for the upcoming Sukkot festival, which begins Wednesday evening, September 29. A sukkah is a temporary dwelling in which Jews live for the weeklong festival of Sukkot, commemorating the 40-year period during which the Nation of Israel […]


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Palestinian State: Questions Without Answers

Wednesday, September 29th, 2004

Wearing a kipah in a liberal academic environment, I am occasionally confronted by colleagues eager to express their sympathies for the Palestinian cause. I listen in shock and disbelief how they distort history to portray the Palestinians as the victims and the Israelis as the oppressors in the Middle East conflict. They tell me about […]


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You Know It’s Sukkot in Jerusalem Because….

Wednesday, September 29th, 2004

1. You can’t get on a bus without being poked in the rear a dozen times with someone’s stray lulav. 2. The sweet smell of etrogim in Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda (Yehuda Market) is overpowering. Huge crowds descend on the alleyway just outside the market to vie for the best lulav and etrog. 3. An enterprising […]


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Tifferet – Her Death Made a Difference

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004

Tifferet Tratner, age 24, was the first resident of Gush Katif to be killed directly by a mortar shell. In four years of endless bombardment, Gush Katif had experienced life in the realm of the supra-rational, the realm of endless miracles by the Almighty. Mortars launched by Arab terrorists in Khan Yunis into the Gush […]


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Why I’m Moving to Israel

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004

When I tell people I spent the last year of my life studying abroad in Israel, they usually look at me funny and respond politely. When I tell them I’m planning to move there permanently, the flabbergasted look on their face demands an explanation. I’m a 21-year-old student at NYU majoring in journalism. I have […]


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Israeli Official: Egypt’s Policy Is To Promote TerrorAgainst Israel; ZOA Urges Bush To Take Action

Tuesday, September 28th, 2004

NEW YORK- A senior Israeli official has said that Egypt’s policy is to promote Palestinian Arab terrorism against Israel, and the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) is urging the Bush administration to suspend U.S. aid to Egypt until the Egyptians change their policy. Knesset Member Yuval Steinitz, who is chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs […]


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Iranian Control of Hamas Opens Gaza Strip to Iranian Surface Missiles

Monday, September 27th, 2004

The missile in the photo with this article is the Luna-2 short-range ground-to-ground missile, known to NATO from Soviet times as FROG-7, which Iran has developed as its Zelzal-2/Mushak-200. In the hands of Iran’s Lebanon-based Revolutionary Guards, it has extended the Iranian-Hizballah’s missile range due south to Israel’s coastal cities of Haifa, Hadera and Netanya. […]


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PRESIDENT BUSH AT THE UNITED NATIONS

Monday, September 27th, 2004

In his speech to the United Nations on September 21, 2004, President Bush stumbled into ‘State Department speak’ and evoked the ‘road map’ for peace in the Middle East. He issued a perfunctory call for reform and democracy among Palestinian Arabs, and issued a list of demands on Israel: ‘Israel should impose a settlements freeze, […]


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Gisela Blume: Fuerth’s Keeper of the Flame

Monday, September 27th, 2004

Gisela Blume is a convert to Judaism who has dedicated her life to the restoration and preservation of Fuerth’s historic Jewish cemetery. In her work as a genealogist, she has acquired an encyclopaedic knowledge of Fuerth’s Jewish community from the sixteenth century to the founding of the first Jewish orphanage in Germany in 1762 by […]


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22-Year-Old Woman Killed in Shelling Attack on Gush Katif

Sunday, September 26th, 2004

A 22-year-old woman, Tif’eret Ratner, was killed in a direct hit on a home in N’vei Dekalim in southern Gaza this morning. Residents of the Katif bloc of communities blame the Prime Minister and his retreat plan. Part of the roof fell in on top of the woman as a result of the exploding shell, […]


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