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The Story of Yom Kippur

By |October 8th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

For Israel and the Jewish people, Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), begins on the evening of Tuesday, October 8, 2019, and ends on the evening of Wednesday, October 9, 2019. Yom Kippur—the Day of Atonement—is considered the most important holiday in the Jewish faith. Falling in the month of Tishrei (September or October in the Gregorian [...]

The Maccabean Revolt Is the First Religious War

By |October 11th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Antiochus IV Epiphanes, ( Greek: “God Manifest”) also called Antiochus Epimanes (the Mad) (born c. 215 BC—died 164, Tabae, Iran), Seleucid king of the Hellenistic Syrian kingdom who reigned from 175 to 164 BC. As a ruler, he was best known for his encouragement of Greek culture and institutions. His attempts to suppress Judaism brought on the Wars of the Maccabees. Antiochus forestalled an Egyptian expedition to Palestine by invading Egypt. He defeated the [...]

Where does Israel Fit in a Jewish Future Without Faith?

By |September 26th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The list of reasons why Jews have problems with Israel is long: There’s the usual carping about settlement building and the stalled peace process; the lack of religious pluralism and the abandonment of a plan to expand an area for egalitarian prayer at the Western Wall; Netanyahu’s eagerness to stay on President Donald Trump’s good side which [...]

50 Years of ‘Liberated, Not Occupied’ Jerusalem

By |May 22nd, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin formally opened events Sunday night to mark the half-century anniversary of the reunification of the holy city of Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Jewish People. America’s new Ambassador to Israel, David M. Friedman, was also present for the opening ceremonies. “We have not occupied,” Netanyahu told those [...]

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