Jerusalem, the place that lifts you beyond time and space

Jerusalem, the place that lifts you beyond time and space

Today is the 28th Iyar, Yom Yerushalayim, the day that marks when, on June 7, 1967, one day into the Six-Day War, Israeli forces captured the old city and reunified the city of Jerusalem. In this article, which was first published in The Jerusalem Post last year, Rabbi Sacks recalls three moments about Jerusalem that changed his life.

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This Weeks Sanity Report from Israel – May 17, 2015

This Weeks Sanity Report from Israel . A new dietary supplement has been shown to help children in the bottom 10th percentile for height and weight to grow taller and gain weight [Illustrative] | Photo credit: GettyImages

A new dietary supplement has been shown to help children in the bottom 10th percentile for height and weight to grow taller and gain weight [Illustrative]
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Jonathan Sacks – Why We Are Responsible for Evil That Befalls Us – And Why That is Good

Jonathan Sacks - Why We Are Responsible for Evil That Befalls Us – And Why That is Good

The 26th chapter of Vayikra sets out with stunning clarity the terms of Jewish life under the covenant. On the one hand, there is an idyllic picture of the blessing of divine favour.

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Dov Lipman – A conflicted coalition of 61* Values. Principles. Morals

Dov Lipman - A conflicted coalition of 61* Values. Principles. Morals. PikiWiki_Israel_7260_Knesset-Room

The buzz in Israel this week continues to revolve around the prime minister’s new governing coalition which includes just 61 members — the bare minimum required for a coalition in the Knesset. Both politicians and journalists are focused on the government’s challenge to insure that all 61 members are present for crucial votes, to deter the 59-member opposition from defeating any government measures or, perhaps, even toppling the government.

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IDF Staff Sgt. Asaf Stein, Ph.D. Receives National Service Young Leadership Award

IDF Staff Sgt. Asaf Stein, Ph.D. Receives National Service Young Leadership Award

“I fought to get drafted, because [the military] did not want me to enlist. … I told them I would not give up and in the end I succeeded,” Staff Sgt. Asaf Stein, Ph.D., or as his friends call him “Dr. Golani,” says. Staff Sgt. Asaf Stein, Ph.D., holds his IDF and National Service Young Leadership award from Nefesh B’Nefesh Photo credit: Dudi Vaaknin

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What Happens When a Catholic Monk and Two Rabbis Get Real in Jerusalem?

What Happens When a Catholic Monk and Two Rabbis Get Real in Jerusalem?

Friar Erik Ross, a Roman Catholic Dominican monk, joins Rabbis Jeremy Gimpel & Ari Abramowitz in-studio and world views collide  What Happens When a Catholic Monk and Two Rabbis Get Real in Jerusalem?

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Israel Seen – English on Stage in Tel Aviv

Israel Seen - English on Stage in Tel Aviv

English on Stage was founded as a traveling professional theater in 2005 with its first original English-language children’s play, “The Cuckoo Clock.” The initial reactions everywhere were outstanding!

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Barry Shaw – Jews at the Crossroads

Barry Shaw - Jews at the Crossroads. Barry Shaw – Jews at the Crossroads.  The 2014 Gaza conflict threw up an alarming outburst of anti-Semitism that ranged from personal and collective insults, petty violence, and the targeted murder of European Jews.

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Jack Cohen Explores the The Magna Carta

Jack Cohen Explores the The Magna Carta

This year is the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta (MC) or Great Charter between King John of England and his Barons in Runnymede, an island near the River Thames, that has been heralded as the beginning of democracy in England and the West. At AACI Yoel Sheridan enlightened us on the history of the Magna Carta and its connection to the Jews.

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Steve Kramer – FINALLY, A GOVERNMENT

Steve Kramer - FINALLY, A GOVERNMENT

Britain has just reelected a Conservative government, avoiding a “hung parliament,” a situation in which no single party wins an absolute majority of the votes. That, despite the fact that British polls had steadfastly predicted that neither the Conservative or Labor parties would win a majority. Israel, which reelected the Likud party in a landslide in mid-March, has always had a “hung Knesset,” necessitating coalition rule in every government. Therein lies the problem.

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