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A Feud For The Ages: A History Of The Jews And The Church (Part III: Conflict and Crusade)


Whereas Christianity began as a tiny sect in the predominately pagan Roman Empire, during the Middle Ages it was the dominant religion in Europe. And while it’s common to describe this period as one of unrelenting persecution and misery for Europe’s Jews, some historians argue for a more balanced approach.

We live in an age of sound bites and the 140-character tweet.…

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Jordanian Protesters Gather at Israeli Embassy in Amman

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hugs the security officer from the Israeli embassy in Amman Jordan who was stabbed by a terrorist. July 24, 2017

Jordanian protesters gathered near the Israeli Embassy in Amman on Friday, calling for an end to the historic peace treaty between the two nations.

Some 200 people chanted “Death to Israel,” according to Reuters, but were unable to approach the embassy due to a heavy Jordanian police guard that sealed off the area around the building.…

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The Three Weeks And The Nine Days

One does not have to be superstitious to recognize facts. It is a historical fact that the period between the Seventeenth of Tammuz and the Tenth of Av was plagued by recurring tragedies.

The door to our troubles first opened on that Seventeenth day of Tammuz when Moses walked in on the worshippers of the golden calf and shattered the tablets of the law.…

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‘Difficult 2 Weeks’ Brings Greenblatt Back to The Wall

When all else fails …

“A difficult two weeks” brought U.S. Special Representative to International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt to the Western Wall on Thursday night.

Like the long chain of ancestors before him, Greenblatt knew there was really only one answer, when there seemed to be only questions.

A difficult two weeks have brought me to the #kotel again. I pray for lasting peace in this special place and across the region.…

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Attacks on Israeli Forces Continue Friday in Bethlehem, Hebron

Palestinian Authority Arab takes aim at an Israeli security force in Bethlehem. July 21 2017

Palestinian Authority Arabs attacked Israeli soldiers Friday afternoon in the Judean cities of Bethlehem and Hebron.

In Bethlehem, IDF soldiers were sent to reinforce security forces near the Tomb of the Biblical Matriarch Rachel, where clashes were reported almost immediately following the end of prayers at the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.…

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Iraqi Police Officer Expresses Solidarity With Israel

Solidarity note from Iraqi police officer sent to Israel

An Iraqi police officer sent a photo and note expressing love for Israel and solidarity with Israelis in the face of terrorism by Palestinian Authority attackers.

The photo and note were posted on the Twitter social networking site with an explanation in English by Ofir Gendelman, the Arab media spokesperson for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.…

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Arab Violence Resumes in Jerusalem Near Temple Mount

Clashes in Jerusalem near the Temple Mount

Arabs attempted to resume violent clashes in the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday as soon as midday Islamic prayers ended at the Al Aqsa Mosque in the Temple Mount compound.

Riots began with Arabs hurling rocks at Israeli police and other security personnel in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi Joz, who instantly responded with stun grenades and other mob dispersal methods.…

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Lapid Urges Israel to Recognize Kurdistan, Stop Groveling Before the Turks

Hamas leaders Ismail Haniyeh, Khalid Meshaal, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Yesh Atid party chairman Yair Lapid urged Israel’s governing coalition in a Tel Aviv news briefing Thursday to recognize Kurdistan, and to stop worrying about offending the Turkish government.

“The time has come to stop groveling before the Turks, said Lapid, “who each time kick us harder and harder.…

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Israel Forced to Process Gaza Sewage, Again

A general view of Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza as seen from the Israeli kibbutz of Netiv Ha’Asara, April 05, 2016.

It’s been more than a decade since the last Israeli resident left Gaza, but this week the Jewish State once again invested major funding in dealing with basic infrastructure for the region in response to the extreme neglect of the population by its Hamas terrorist rulers, and its Palestinian Authority political overlords from Ramallah.…

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Sinas Chinam And The Duck Test

Rabbi YY Rubinstein

The evolving story of twenty or so Orthodox couples from Lakewood, New Jersey – the Jewish population of the town is about 125,000 – arrested and charged with claiming government benefits they were not entitled to is upsetting, worrying, and depressing. It is also dangerous.

The subsequent outbreak of anti-Semitism across the town, with flyers placed on Jewish-owned cars that scream the words “Thieving Jews” and then go on to say much worse, is more than matched by the comments in the press from non-Jewish residents of the “Torah town” and environs.…

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Remembering And Rebuilding

Our calendar is filled with days of joy and elation but also days of sadness and mourning. And no other period of time is more poignant than the one we are now experiencing.

When this period is finally over, I breathe a sigh of relief as everything returns to normal. But it is important to consider the meaning and significance of this period for our time.…

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The Transforming Power Of Torah

Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis

Editor’s Note: Rebbetzin Jungreis, a”h, is no longer with us in a physical sense, but her message is eternal and The Jewish Press will continue to present the columns that for more than half a century have inspired countless readers around the world.

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Many moons ago, when our children were small, my husband and I would spend our summers at the Lebowitz Pine View Hotel in the Catskills.…

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Temple Mount Access Restricted to Muslims 50+

Police arrest a Muslim rioter near the Temple Mount. July 27, 2017

The police have decided to limit entry to the Temple Mount on Friday to Muslim men over the age of 50 and to Muslim women of all ages.

This decision was made in light of yesterday’s Muslim riots on the Temple Mount and near the Lions’ Gate. Nearly 100 people were injured during the riots, according to the Red Crescent.…

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