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  • Nearly all Israelis have power again following snowstorm

    December 17, 2013 | 11:05 am

    Electricity was restored in Israel in the wake of last week’s snowstorm, though isolated customers in Jerusalem still had no power.

    The Israel Electric Corp. on its website Tuesday afternoon urged the customers without power to contact the company’s service center.

    Up to 60,000...

  • The Sleeper Car of Jewish Indgredients

    By Michael Israel

    July 22, 2013 | 1:54 pm

    Pardon me as I go on a brief tangent unrelated to food. I would like to discuss sleeper cars. A sleeper car by definition is one that looks like a normal sedan or average car, but possesses a huge amount of power and performance. Sleeper cars became popular in the 1960’s at the...

  • The Power of Powerlessness

    By Beit T'shuvah

    June 25, 2013 | 3:42 pm

    By Matt Shapiro

    Working at Beit T’Shuvah full-time for the past year has been a wild ride, with plenty of ups and downs, Although it can occasionally be somewhat (alright, very) stressful working here, I really love my job. Part of the reason I appreciate it so much is because...

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  • The Power of Words

    By Beit T'shuvah

    May 29, 2013 | 2:59 pm

    By Inga Roizman

    Not to be redundant, but there is so much power in words. We speak SO much; we don’t always know what we are saying. Carefully choosing the words we speak reflects mindfulness elevated to a high art...

    So much research has been done related to the power of...

  • Help Wanted

    By Beit T'shuvah

    February 26, 2013 | 10:54 am

    By Michael Welch

    Our world, the Big Blue Marble containing existence, is looking for immediate support. It is with great trepidation that the direction of the globe’s movement is in question. This is not in reference to the counterclockwise spin. This is in reference to the...

  • Morsi’s decree leaves U.S. in hot seat

    November 29, 2012 | 10:45 am

    [Cairo] As a staunch advocate of democracy, the American administration’s position was brought into question when Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi awarded himself sweeping powers in a game-changing constitutional declaration announced last week.

    The declaration, which rendered the...

  • Jewish community bears impact of Hurricane Sandy

    October 30, 2012 | 2:28 pm

    Less than a year into her job at North Shore Synagogue in Syosset, N.Y., Rabbi Debbie Bravo sounded remarkably poised as she and her community faced one of their most powerful challenges together: Hurricane Sandy.

    Bravo’s land line was dead. When she picked up her cell phone...

  • Palestian power issues: The night that the lights went out?

    August 14, 2012 | 5:05 pm

    The Palestinian Authority (PA) owes more than $170 million to the Israel Electric Company, and Israel is threatening to cut off the flow unless the debt is paid. Palestinian officials say that could cause widespread blackouts throughout the West Bank.

    “A week ago they gave us a...

  • Iran plans nuclear-powered submarine, report says

    June 12, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    Iran said on Tuesday it planned to build its first nuclear-powered submarine, a news agency reported, an announcement that came days before talks with world powers and may add to Western concerns over its atomic activities.

    “Preliminary steps in making an atomic submarine have...

  • Minister’s idea to cut electricity to Gaza before Israel is ignored

    May 14, 2012 | 10:50 am

    Israel’s Cabinet ignored a suggestion by the environmental protection minister to cut the electricity supply to Gaza rather than have rolling blackouts in Israel.

    Gilad Erdan made his suggestion during a Cabinet discussion on Sunday about how to deal with an expected power shortage...

  • Israel to phase out civilian atomic reactor by 2018

    March 20, 2012 | 12:05 pm

    Israel is phasing out a civilian nuclear reactor to which it has admitted foreign inspectors while keeping a second reactor, widely believed to have produced atom bombs, off-limits, officials said on Tuesday.

    The small facility at Soreq, which began operations in 1960 with a...

  • Wicked weather causing damage in Israel

    March 1, 2012 | 11:18 am

    Severe weather in Israel has caused damage and blackouts.

    Heavy rain and high winds disrupted air traffic at Ben Gurion Airport. Some wind gusts reached 62 miles per hour, according to reports.

    The severe weather is supposed to last at least until Saturday; Friday is expected to be...

  • Saving on Utilities

    By Annie Korzen

    September 19, 2011 | 12:48 pm

    My darling husband, Benni, is a utility hog.  He leaves the lights on in the bathroom, the TV on in the living room, and the gas on under the coffeepot.  Since we both work at home, this means that I spend my day turning off, switching off and clicking off.  I’ve asked hubby many...

  • Jewish Men Don’t Cheat! Ha! And Ashley Madison is a Dating Site!

    By Julia Bendis

    May 17, 2011 | 11:55 am

    Ever since Tiger Woods slipped and unleashed a fury onto himself, every woman out there has been asking the same question: “How could he?  Why would he?”  Then, Jesse James, a.k.a. Mr. Sandra Bullock followed in suit, not to mention countless government officials; gay or straight. ...

  • Where are the great American Jewish leaders?

    May 4, 2011 | 3:02 pm

    We are living in a troubling and dangerous time, a time when we need courageous and insightful leaders more than at any point since the Holocaust. We are facing a potentially existential crisis for Israel and ultimately, I believe, for Jewish people worldwide. Yet our leaders for the...

  • Report: Iran to build new nuclear research reactors

    April 11, 2011 | 5:52 pm

    Iran plans to build “four to five” nuclear research reactors and will continue to enrich uranium to provide their fuel, a nuclear official said on Monday despite Western pressure on Tehran to curb atomic work.

    The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, Fereydoon Abbasi, said...

  • News Nincompoops Narrate Nuclear Nonsense

    By Albert Fuchs, M.D.

    March 17, 2011 | 11:26 pm

    Images from Japan continue to sadden and shock us. Over 12,000 are confirmed dead or missing due to the earthquake and tsunami, and that number will likely rise. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced from their homes. I’m having a hard time finding recent numbers on those...

  • Israel reconsidering nuclear power plans in light of Japan crisis

    March 17, 2011 | 11:20 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in an interview with CNN that Israel is reconsidering its plans for a nuclear energy facility in light of what happened in Japan. The interview is set to be aired later on Thursday.

    Japan is facing a nuclear crisis after a major earthquake and...

  • Jewish groups congratulate Egypt, hope for continued peace

    February 11, 2011 | 11:08 am

    In initial statements, Jewish groups congratulated Egyptians on ousting Hosni Mubarak and expressed hope for continued peace with Israel.

    “The demonstrations by the people of Egypt against the regime’s authoritarianism and repression, and their demands for greater freedom,...

  • Shooting Sarah Palin

    By David Suissa

    September 17, 2008 | 11:05 pm

    I was visiting with a friend and Israeli war hero the other day, a guy with great stories named Elan Frank, and all we could talk about was Sarah Palin.

    Let me explain. Frank was awarded the Medal of Honor in 1982 after he rescued 25 Israeli soldiers caught in a nighttime terrorist...

  • Israel invests in clean tech as energy crunch looms

    By Dina Kraft

    July 2, 2008 | 10:24 pm

    At a lab in Rehovot, the man who developed the Arrow missile is consumed with his next mission: making Israel energy independent by using cheap solar power.

    "The issue of energy is the greatest danger to Israel, because in 30 years there will be no energy means, no oil and no gas,...

  • Elegy for a Dream

    By Gina Nahai

    September 8, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    I came to America 30 years ago last month. I arrived in Los Angeles the night Elvis died. I was 16 years old, fresh out of a Swiss boarding school, about to start my first year of college. This was two years before the Islamic Revolution, yet I had left Iran willingly and without...
  • Documentary shows ‘Blood and Tears’ of Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    By Tom Tugend

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Isidore Rosmarin is a brave, or foolhardy, documentary filmmaker. In "Blood and Tears: The Arab-Israeli Conflict," he has attempted to encapsulate, without fear or favor, the relationship between the two peoples -- from biblical times to the present -- all within 73 minutes....
  • Iran pulling strings to create Mideast turmoil

    By Ehud Danoch

    July 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    What do all the current threats facing the Middle East -- the Hamas takeover in the Gaza Strip, Hezbollah's bid for power in Lebanon, political turmoil in Iraq and imminent nu- clear weapons in the hands of a radical dictatorship -- all have in common? Answer: Iran.

    While these...

  • Ugly ties bind genocide past and present

    By Amy Klein

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Genocide.

    The word evokes different, powerful references, depending upon who hears it.

    For Jews, the primary thought is the Holocaust, officially recognized in the United States as the first genocide.

    For Armenians, it refers to mass killings by the Ottomans in Turkey in 1915,...

  • Unmasking Purim’s vital meaning

    By Rabbi Sharon Brous

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    It's a classic Jewish tale: Just when we feel comfortable and safe, nahafokh hu -- the whole world can turn upside down.

    Megillat Esther, read on Purim, reminds us that history is capricious and life is fragile; that willing or not, we must confront our powerlessness and...

  • Fated to Meddle

    By Rob Eshman

    January 18, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    So like every other red-blooded, terrorist-hating American I know, I spent some of this weekend watching the premiere of the new season of "24."

    It's a four-hour thrill ride -- three hours and change with TiVo -- and whenever the hero, Jack Bauer, appears, my eyes make like Velcro...

  • Getting kicked out of shul

    By Amy Klein

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    A few weeks before the High Holidays, Aaron Biston went to pray at Beth Jacob Congregation, a Modern Orthodox synagogue on Olympic Boulevard in Beverly Hills.

    After services, during the Kiddush, Steven Weil, the congregation's rabbi, came over to Biston and asked him to leave the...

  • Holy Doubt

    By Rabbi Debra Orenstein

    December 7, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    This week's Torah portion contains a story that most of us skipped in Hebrew school -- the story of Dina.

    Dina goes out to "see the daughters of the land."

    Shechem, the eponymous local prince, sees her, sleeps with her and vaye'aneha -- sexually forces or humiliates her.

    His...

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