Friday, August 07, 2020


Bucking Stereotypes, Egypt’s El-Sisi Fights Terror and Seeks ‘Revolution’ in Islam

As the world continues to grapple with a new wave of Islamic extremism, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has emerged as an unlikely Middle East leader willing to confront terrorism both militarily and ideologically.

In a Jan. 1 speech at Egypt’s historic Al-Azhar University, El-Sisi

Moderate Islam Pushes Back Extremism

The militant activities of the Islamic State (IS) and its counterparts have contributed to the rise of moderate Islam in the Islamic world. The fact is that it is Muslims, of all sects, who have suffered the most at the hands of these groups. A 2012 US National Counterterrorism Center report revealed: “In cases where the religious

Views Differ on Neo-Chassidus Trend

Yeshiva University will host its annual Orthodox Forum next month, bringing together scholarly rabbinic speakers and educators. This year’s topic: Neo-Chassidus.

Why should anyone be surprised? The topic of this trend within Modern Orthodoxy has created quite a favorable stir, as well as some

Two Israeli Soldiers Killed in Hezbollah Missile Strike: IDF

Additional seven soldiers injured; Israel tells UN it will defend itself against Hezbollah

i24news—Two Israeli soldiers were killed and an additional seven wounded Wednesday when an anti-tank missile fired from Lebanon hit one or two vehicles in a convoy in which they

First-ever Antisemitism Session at UN General Assembly: The More It Changes, the More It Stays the Same

New York—Last week, for the first time in 70 years, the United Nations—the forum which equated Zionism with racism and passed more than 500 resolutions sanctioning Israel—convened an informal session in the General Assembly chamber on the rise of antisemitic violence around the globe.


YU’s Annual Seforim Sale Gearing Up for Feb. 1

New York—North America’s largest Jewish book sale, the YU Seforim Sale will run from Feb. 1 to Mar. 1, 2015, in Belfer Hall in Washington Heights. The sale is operated entirely by YU students—from ordering to setting up the premises, marketing and all the technology the project entails. Proceeds from the sale support various

Israel’s Natural Gas Bonanza Could Have a Big Effect on the Middle East

There’s a well-known joke in Israel: Isn’t it ironic that Moses walked through the Middle East for 40 years and found the only land without oil?

Fortunately for the Israelis, that joke has been overtaken by events. Since some of the largest natural gas fields in the world were discovered in

Speaker Sheldon Silver Steps Down: Investigations Expected to Run Deep, But No One Seems Shocked

Albany—It is undeniable that in his almost 40 years as a member of the State Assembly Sheldon Silver has helped millions of people through his support of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, the United Jewish Appeal, the crafting and passing of the so-called “Agunah Law” and support of the DREAM act for a Tuition

How Mental Health Professionals Denied the Holocaust and How Survivors and Children Changed Their Minds

With the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, a group of mental health professionals marked the 40th year since they completed their study, “Effects of the Holocaust on Children of Holocaust Survivors in the American Psychoanalytic Association,” which caused a paradigm shift in the way children of

Ruth: From Alienation to Monarchy

In this fluent and penetrating study of the Book of Ruth, Yael Ziegler provides a masterful primer on how to read biblical narratives with sensitivity and depth, using recent methodological breakthroughs in the study of Tanach. Beyond providing an eye-opening reading of a familiar biblical book, the author creatively demonstrates

Found: The Missing Part of Brain’s ‘Internal Compass’

If you have taken a walk and would like to return home you need to have an idea of where you are in relation to your destination. To do this, you need to know which way you are facing and also in which direction home lies. This all seems fairly instinctive to humans and other animals, so how do we manage it?

The Anglo MK: Rabbi Dov Lipman

Israel is gearing up for Knesset elections on March 17, and it seemed like the right time to interview Member of Knesset Rabbi Dov Lipman. Lipman, 43, moved to Israel from Maryland in July 2004 with his wife and four children. He was elected to the current Knesset with the Yesh Atid party chaired by former Finance Minister Yair

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