Posted in JEWISH NEWS

Auschwitz – Let it fall and disappear in a cloud of dust

By Gideon Since 1979, Auschwitz, the death camp that more than anything else is connected with the Nazi regime, has been a Unesco World Heritage site. Headlines this month are…

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Posted in ISRAEL HI-TECH

The Other Side Of War: The Growing Israeli Military Export

By Gideon Per capita value of around $300 in exports for each resident, Israel is at the top of the list. Even the United States, by…

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Posted in ISRAELI NEWS

European Cities display solidarity with Israel after a terror attack in Jerusalem

By Gideon Last  Sunday, a Palestinian terrorist plowed his truck through a crowd of Israeli soldiers in eastern Jerusalem, killing four and wounding at least 15…

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Posted in DIPLOMACY

Jared Kushner to become Trump’s senior advisor in the White House

By Gideon Jared Kushner, one of the most influential voices in Donald Trump’s inner circle, is credited with helping steer the presidential campaign to victory and…

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Posted in REVIEWS

Movie Review: Night Shift – The story of an Israeli policeman

  By Gideon If you are looking for a movie about good people, about people who do above and beyond for their community, this movie is…

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Posted in SPECIAL PLANTS

The Many Benefits (Religious, Medicinal, Culinary) of Hyssop in Ancient and Modern Times

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. – תְּחַטְּאֵנִי בְאֵזוֹב וְאֶטְהָר;    תְּכַבְּסֵנִי, וּמִשֶּׁלֶג…

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Posted in OPINION

What happens when the ‘anti-semite’ is a Jew?

By Rivka Levy Towards the end of December 2016, there was an anti-semitic attack on the grave of the famous Chassidic Master, Rebbe Nachman of…

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Posted in OPINION

Palestinians: Would you help an Israeli in need? Is there anything good in Israel?

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Posted in MILITARY

Why Israel Needs The F-35 Fighter Aircraft

By Gideon “Israel continues to win unique concessions surrounding its participation in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program. The country’s increasingly independent development could ultimately produce…

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Posted in SPOTLIGHT

How Jared Kushner Engineered Trump’s Victory

By Gideon Jared Kushner, Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, almost never speaks publicly. His interview with the Forbes Magazine was the first time he spoke about his role in…

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Posted in JEWISH WOMEN

The bright future of the Israeli woman

By Gideon In its 68 years of existence, most of Israel’s leaders came through the army. The way to the top was paved by a popularity…

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Posted in LIFE SAVERS

Raoul Wallenberg, the Righteous Among the Nations, was Declared Dead 71 Years After He Vanished

Raoul Gustav Wallenberg was born on August 4, 1912, in Stockholm, Sweden. His parents both hailed from prominent Swedish families, whose members included bankers, bishops, diplomats…

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Posted in MUSIC

Modern Chanukah Songs

         

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Posted in IDF Heroes

Yossi Gino – An Israeli hero behind enemy lines

By Gideon On Wednesday, December 21, after a serious illness died Yossi Gino (69), the legend of the IDF, the Shabak and the Mossad, which in…

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Posted in MOSSAD

A terrorist was found shot dead in his car: Was it a Mossad Operation?

By Gideon When asked to comment on the execution of Mohammed Alzoari, the Hamas terrorist and drones engineer in Tunisia, the Israeli defense minister said: “If…

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Posted in MILITARY

The Modern Israeli Navy

In the picture: A Dolphin Class Israeli submarine By Gideon The days when the Israeli navy was neglected and all the attention was given to the Israeli…

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Posted in HISTORY

How Nazi murderers escaped justice after WWII

By Gideon The most famous news story, about a Nazi who fled Europe after the war, is the capture of the Nazi mass murderer Adolf Eichmann, who…

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Posted in SPECIAL PLANTS

What is Nataf (Stacte), the ancient ingredient used by Jewish priests in the biblical Temple?

[The Hebrew word nataf means “drop”, corresponding to “drops of water”] by Sudhir Ahluwalia Stacte, known in Hebrew as nataf, is one of the four ingredients…

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Posted in MUSIC

Great Israeli Songs by Yehuda Poliker

Yehuda Poliker  is an Israeli singer, songwriter, musician, and painter.  He composes in a variety of styles on subjects relating to Israeli society. With his powerful…

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Posted in ISRAELI NEWS

Support the fire victims – Who Loves You More Than I Do?

Who loves you more than I do? Who makes you laugh when you’re sad? Until when will you be mine? And why are you silent? ……

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Posted in ISRAELI NEWS

Israel Under Fire – November 2016

To find out how to donate to help the fire victims who lost their homes in the fire – click on this pictue By Gideon As…

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Posted in ISRAELI NEWS

How a Conflict-Driven Israel Dialogue Warps ‘Israelity’ and How Wild and Wacky Odd News Stories Can Balance the Picture

by Daniella Ashkenazy When was the last time you LAUGHED about Israel, instead of feeling sad, anguished, disheartened, worried, disenchanted, uncomfortable, ashamed or angry? The fact…

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Posted in JEWISH NEWS

The Rosenbergs: Did they deserve the death penalty?

By Gideon It was called “The crime of the century”. They were executed for it. However, the more we know about the case, the more we…

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Posted in JEWISH NEWS

Latin American Jews and their contribution to the American Jewish community

By Gideon There are more than 200,000 Latin American Jews who live in the US. A 3% of the 6.7 million American Jews. As minority groups,…

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Posted in HISTORY

Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

Many Jews in ghettos across eastern Europe tried to organize resistance against the Germans and to arm themselves with smuggled and homemade weapons. Between 1941…

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Posted in IDF Heroes

The Zvika Force (koach Zvika): Legend or Fake?

  Zvika Greengold By Gideon One of the most heroic stories of the Yom Kippur war of October 1973 is now being challenged: In the past…

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Posted in IDF Heroes

חטיבה 434/679 במלחמת לבנון השניה

סיפורה של חטיבת הטנקים 434/679 במלחמת לבנון השניה (שלומי פיק התותחן שמרואיין בכתבה הוא אחיין שלי) The story of the IDF’s reserve tank brigade in…

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Posted in JEWISH WOMEN

Spotlight: Ilana Goldenberg

By Gideon When Ilana Goldenberg, my niece , was featured in this week’s edition of  the Shalom Tampa, the e-newsletter of the Tampa Jewish Community Center…

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Posted in LEADERS

Shimon Peres: A Profile of a Leader

In 1976, as a defense minister, meeting with Israeli soldiers after the successful completion of Operation Entebbe, in which 91 passengers and 12 crew members…

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Posted in IDF Heroes

In memory of Hannah Senesh – An Israeli heroine

By Gideon Hannah Senesh was born in Budapest on July 17, 1921. Although her family was assimilated, anti-Semitic sentiment in Budapest led her to involvement in…

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Posted in SPECIAL PLANTS

Save the Frankincense

by Sudhir Ahluwalia [Frankincense has been traded in the Middle East and North Africa for upwards of 5,000 years. It is believed that the Babylonians and…

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Posted in SPOTLIGHT

Andrés-Isaac-Roemer-Slomiansk: Standing his ground and losing his job for the right reason

By Gideon Andrés Isaac Roemer Slomianski is a Mexican Jewish diplomat, attorney, economist, think tank founder, and author of 16 books and two award-winning plays. He…

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Posted in IDF Heroes

In Memory of Eli Cohen – An Israeli Hero

By Gideon Eli Cohen was born in Egypt in 1928 to Jewish parents who had immigrated to Alexandria from Aleppo, Syria. In 1949, shortly after the…

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Posted in ISRAELI NEWS

Netanyahu at War – A Frontline video

In this video, Frontline is following the rise to power of the longest sitting Israeli prime minister, his complicated relationships with President Obama, and his…

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Posted in SPECIAL PLANTS

The Health Benefits of the Biblical Plant Galbanum

by Sudhir Ahluwalia Galbanum is mentioned in the medicinal works of Hippocrates and Pliny the Elder. Galbanum was one of at least 36 ingredients used by…

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Posted in SPOTLIGHT

Shimon Peres Quotes

Optimists and pessimists die the exact same death, but they live very different lives! For me, dreaming is simply being pragmatic. The most important thing…

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Posted in OPINION

The High Holidays and the choices that ultra orthodox and secular Israelis need to make

by Gideon Earlier this month I was in Israel for an unplanned trip; Dina, my mother, just passed away. Because of the circumstances, I did not toured…

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Posted in DIPLOMACY

Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech at the United Nations – The Full video

“….The UN, begun as a moral force, has become a moral farce. So when it comes to Israel at the UN, you’d probably think nothing…

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Posted in SPECIAL PLANTS

Galbanum And Judaism: Its use in the ancient Jewish temple

By Sudhir Ahluwalia Ferula galbaniflua syn F gummosa is found in Iran, southern Russia, Afghanistan, and Turkey. It is a perennial that grows to a height of…

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Posted in ISRAELI NEWS

MOUTHWATERING WATERMELON

by Daniella Ashkenazy This article first appeared in the CHELM-ON-THE-MED website. It is published here with author‘s permission. *** Up until now, testing the ripeness of watermelons has…

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Posted in OPINION

Why the two states solution is dead and what next?

by Gideon The two states solution idea became popular during the Clinton presidency. It was embraced by the European Union, the United Nations, moderate Arab countries,…

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Posted in MOSSAD

By Way Of Deception, Thou Shalt Do War- The Machon Ayalon story

by Gideon The phrase “By Way Of Deception, Thou Shalt Do War” is mostly known as the Israeli spy agency (Mossad) motto, or from the Hebrew…

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Posted in EDITORIAL

Empowering the Israeli-American identity

  by Adam Milstein Ten years ago, I was both an Israeli and an American. Now, I’m an Israeli-American. Embracing this unique hybrid identity makes all…

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Posted in SPOTLIGHT

A moment in History: The famous vilolinst Issac Stern performs in Israel during a missile attack

by Gideon In August 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait and threatened to attack Israel with various types of weapons, including non-conventional ordnance. For the first time in…

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Posted in WAR

The Yom Kippur War of 1973: What the CIA knew during the War and how the war impacted the US Military doctrine

Video presentations by American experts: Charles Allen on Military Intelligence during the Yom Kippur War January 30, 2013: Charles Allen, former Undersecretary for Intelligence and…

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Posted in IDF Heroes

The amazing story of the Israeli combat pilot Giora Romm

by Gideon Giora Romm was the Israeli Air Force’s first jet ace, scoring five kills during the 1967 Six Day War. In 1969, during the War of…

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Posted in MUSIC

What Israeli soldiers are singing about?

by Gideon A lot can be learned about a nation and its values by the type of songs its soldiers sing. There are countries where soldiers sing…

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Posted in OPINION

Why is it OK to hate religious Jews?

by Rivka Levy Last week, I paid a visit to the city of M. (where I used to live, more than 10 years’ ago) to visit…

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Posted in FAITH

Why I chose to be Jewish – Stories of people who converted to Judaism

by Gideon A son of a German Nazi, a Chinese person who grew up in communist china, a son of an African leader, an Argentinian Benedictine monk,…

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Posted in HOLIDAYS

The Israeli Holiday of Love: Tu B’Av (Hag HaAhava)

by Gideon The Israeli holiday of love (Hag HaAhava) is celebrated on Tu B’Av (the fifteenth of the month Av). Tu is 15, the numeric equivalent…

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Posted in HOLIDAYS

The High Holidays in Israel

by Gideon Being in Israel during the High Holidays is seeing the country in a way that most news channels never show it. Israel is not…

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Posted in FAITH

A window into the fascinating Hasidic world

The Jewish Hasidic community has many sides: It is a close society and as such very little is known about it. The videos posted here…

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Posted in ISRAELI NEWS

Israel’s Olympic hope for medals in Rio 2016

Yarden Gerbi claimed a bronze medal in the women’s under-63 kilogram judo competition at the Rio Olympics *** Ori Sasson won the bronze medal Friday…

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Posted in ISRAELI NEWS

Between Rio and Munich – Best wishes to the Israeli delegation to Rio

By Gideon Like many others, last night I watched the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro on TV. I waited  impatiently…

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Posted in SPOTLIGHT

“My father is Jewish, my mother is Jewish, I am Jewish” – The last words of Daniel Pearl

Daniel Pearl (October 10, 1963 – February 1, 2002) was born in Princeton, New Jersey to Ruth and Judea Pearl. His mother is of Iraqi…

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Posted in SPOTLIGHT

Marty Baron: The newspaper editor who is widely regarded as one of the best news editors of his generation

Martin “Marty” Baron is widely regarded as one of the best news editors of his generation. In January 2013, Baron took over as executive editor…

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Posted in JEWISH WOMEN

The inspiring stories of four successful American Jewish women journalists

By Gideon  Dana Bash (born Dana Ruth Schwartz; June 15, 1971) is an American journalist and anchorwoman for CNN. She was born in Montvale, New Jersey,…

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Posted in SPOTLIGHT

Getting to know Charles Krauthammer, a Jewish columnist, and a leader in the American conservative movement

By Gideon [The Fox News Special ‘A Life That Matters‘, shown immediately after the article, is an excellent way to get to know  Charles Krauthammer up close and…

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Posted in SPOTLIGHT

Wolf Blitzer’s Jewish Roots

Wolf Blitzer is CNN’s lead political anchor and the anchor of The Situation Room. Blitzer began his career in 1972 with the Reuters News Agency in…

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Posted in SPOTLIGHT

In his own words: Howard Stern’s complicated attitude toward Judaism and Israel

Howard Stern is a notorious radio personality. Both of his parents are children of Austro-Hungarian Jewish immigrants. Stern grew up on Long Island in the mid-1960s….

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