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Tisha Be’Av 5772 – 2012

It is the fast of Tisha Be’Av (9th of Av) today (OK, technically it is the 10th today, since we don’t fast on Shabbat besides on Yom Kippur), the saddest day in the Jewish calendar. The fast commemorates the destruction … Continue reading

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If I forget thee O Jerusalem, my name is the BBC (and the Guardian)

The fast of Tisha Be’Av, the saddest day in the Jewish calendar, is almost upon us (beginning tomorrow night, because the 9th itself falls on Shabbat), and the destruction of Jerusalem, even if only virtual, continues to this day. The … Continue reading

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The White House’s pathetic attempt to deny Jerusalem’s connection to Israel

As I wrote in my post “Where is Israel’s capital?”, the US Administration has a big problem with admitting that Jerusalem is in fact the capital of Israel, or that it belongs in any way to Israel.   Many US-born parents … Continue reading

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Where is Israel’s capital?

Via Jewish Ideas Daily I found this rather enlightening article, “Where is Israel’s Capital?” by Jonathan Tobin (originally published in Commentary Magazine).  In the article Tobin explains the origin of the complicated American approach to Israel’s possession of Jerusalem, and … Continue reading

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