This Day in Palestinians Resorting to Violence History: December 28 (Hikers) — FirstOneThrough

On December 28, 2007, three frustrated Palestinian Arabs were riding in a jeep when they saw two Israeli men and a woman hiking. Ahikam Amihai (20) and David Rubin (21), both of Kiryat Arba were killed while the woman managed to hide behind a rock in the riverbed and escaped. Of the three Jews, Ahikam […]

This Day in Palestinians Resorting to Violence History: December 28 (Hikers) — FirstOneThrough

Spreading “Cheer” of Attacking Israeli Jews — FirstOneThrough

Palestinian Arabs have a long history of instilling their hatred of Jews and Israelis into their children. Palestinian Arabs are by far the most anti-Semitic adults, with an astounding 93% – almost every single adult – hating Jews. For years, they have been passing on their hatred by naming schools, public squares and tournaments after […]

Spreading “Cheer” of Attacking Israeli Jews — FirstOneThrough

Massive software flaw with global reach forces Quebec to shut government websites —

The minister of digital transformation held a press conference today in Quebec City, announcing the decision to shut all the province’s official websites until further notice.

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Eight Attestations On Jerusalem — FirstOneThrough

The Jewish holiday of Chanukah celebrates Jews rededicating their holy Temple in Jerusalem over 2,000 years ago. The physical manifestations of today’s celebrations include additional prayers as well as the lighting a menorah in a slightly different form than the one that existed at the Temple, as that one had seven branches while the ones […]

Eight Attestations On Jerusalem — FirstOneThrough

Vayigash 5752: The World’s Limitations Are No Obstacle

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In our parsha we read about Yehuda approaching Yosef (whom hedid not know was really his brother), despite the fact that he was second in command to Pharaoh. Yehuda fearlessly, but respectfully, demands that Binyomin be freed. Although he spokerespectfully, he did not ask permission to approach (as is customary) and was prepared to fight if necessary. All this in order to free his youngest brother, Binyomin.

Who was mightier — Yosef, or Yehuda? Yosef was second onlyto Pharaoh, and everyone had to do exactly what he commanded. Yehuda, on the other hand, was a visitor with no rights, and in previously he had bowed in deference to Yosef. However, Yehuda “broke protocol” and, seeing that the life of Binyomin was at stake, confronted this Egyptian viceroy with mesirus nefesh (hardly imagining that this was really his brother who loves him) .

To understand this, the Rebbeexplains two approaches to…

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19) Kuntres Hey Teves, 5752: How to Give

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The Kuntres printed for Hey Teves (ה’ טבת) in the year 5752 is a Chassidic Discourse the Rebbe said on parshas Vayigash, 5732, edited for publication under the supervision of the Rebbe himself.  The discourse explains some deep concepts in Chassidus, which we will not attempt to explain here; rather, we will take one point in the discourse.

The parsha begins with Yehuda approaching Yosef.  As is known, Yosef was dressed as an Egyptian, his brothers had no idea that this was their brother that they had sold into slavery so many years earlier.  This “Egyptian” was demanding that their brother Binyomin remain with him as a slave, because of the “theft”  of his goblet (which Yosef himself orchestrated).  Yehuda fearlessly approaches Yosef and asks — and even demands —  that the “Egyptian” let Binyomin return to his father (of whom he says “his soul is bound up with his soul”)…

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Ellen Holtzblatt – Amen Institute’s Artist of the Week  — Jewish Art Salon

In the Amen Institute’s Fellow Program artists are assigned a portion of the Torah to inspire a visual artwork and they are paired up with a Rabbinic fellow to study this portion with, where together they work through important theological and spiritual questions that come from this biblical text.  Creative Articulation Featuring Ellen Holtzblatt and Rabbi […]

Ellen Holtzblatt – Amen Institute’s Artist of the Week  — Jewish Art Salon

Donald Trump’s latest Big Lie statement is actually true — CNN.com – RSS Channel – HP Hero

Brian Stelter points out a double negative in Trump’s new statement about fraud and calls it “an incredible self-own.” “Fact checkers’ heads are going to explode,” David Zurawik adds.

Donald Trump’s latest Big Lie statement is actually true — CNN.com – RSS Channel – HP Hero

Silvia Foti. What it really meant to be an honorary prisoner in Nazi camp — History of Sorts

The author Silvia Foti argues that spending time in a Nazi concentration camp does not exonerate her grandfather from his role in the Holocaust in Lithuania. As I was growing up in Chicago during the Cold War, I’d heard about how my grandfather Jonas Noreika was an honorary prisoner in the Stutthof concentration camp, how […]

Silvia Foti. What it really meant to be an honorary prisoner in Nazi camp — History of Sorts