Discerning

editor 29 April 2017

By Bill Wilson.. A lot is written about fake news these days. Fake news actually has been around for a long time. It is one of those sensational headlines that entices you to read the story, but in reality, the story is not really a story. The National Enquirer had a reputation of such. Perhaps a headline about a celebrity having another celebrity’s babies. When you read the story you discover that the celebrity gave a dog that is having puppies to the other celebrity. That was fake news before the politicians got a hold of it and took it to a whole different level. Then there always has been propaganda—some news with a political bent to move people’s thinking. It’s all about weaving in enough truth to make a better lie. How do you discern?.. Read more »

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President Rivlin: Persecution of Mideast Christians ‘A Stain on Humanity’

editor 29 April 2017

By JNS.. “And He said: ‘What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto Me from the ground.11 And now cursed art thou from the ground, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand.” Genesis 4:10-11. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the persecution of Middle East Christians is “a stain on humanity” during a meeting Wednesday with the head of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch and other Christian leaders. Read more »

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March of the Living Through Concentration Camps Is Solemn Triumph of Holocaust Survival

editor 28 April 2017

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz.. “I have remembered Thy name, O Hashem, in the night, and have observed Thy law.” Psalms 119:55. More than 10,000 people participated in the 29th annual March of the Living from Auschwitz to Birkenau in Poland on Monday (April 24, 2017) commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day. The March is held on Holocaust Memorial Day to contrast the forced marches the inmates made to their deaths. It also contrasts with Israel Independence Day celebrated in one week. [Photo top right: Holocaust survivor with his granddaughter and a Torah saved from the Holocaust (Photo Flash90)]
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An Unexpected Family Reunion, Seven Decades After The Holocaust

editor 28 April 2017

By Jennifer Medelsohn.. My husband’s grandmother’s family was decimated by the Nazis. But at 95, she discovered relatives she never knew. I hardly thought it was a life-changing question. We were driving home from a family gathering one evening this past May with my husband’s 95-year-old grandmother, Frieda, a Holocaust survivor from a small town outside Warsaw. I told her I’d been spending a lot of time on genealogy websites, immersed in tracing the trajectories of my immigrant relatives, most of whom—lured by the promise of America—had left Eastern Europe long before World War II. [Photo top right: Bessie and Rachel. (Courtesy of the author)] Read more »

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First Hebrew-German Prayer Book in 100 Years Printed on Holocaust Remembrance Day

editor 27 April 2017

By Tsivya Fox.. “And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven; and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.” Genesis 28:12. For the first time in over a century, a one-volume Orthodox Jewish prayer book (siddur–   סדור in Hebrew) has been printed in Germany. This siddur includes all of the daily and holiday prayers along with a contemporary German translation, explanations of the prayers and Jewish instructions for proper prayer. The siddur was intentionally launched in time for Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 24. Read more »

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Trump said bidding to defeat new anti-Israel UNESCO resolution

editor 27 April 2017

By Times of Israel Staff..The Trump administration has reportedly ordered US ambassadors in UNESCO member states to initiate meetings with their host countries’ foreign ministries in a bid to defeat an anti-Israel resolution that is to be debated at the UN cultural organization next week. The passage last October by 23 votes to 6 of a UNESCO resolution sponsored by Arab states that ignored Jewish and Christian historical ties to Jerusalem holy sites sparked an outcry in Israel, and was castigated by then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. [Photo top right:The Cave of the Patriarchs in the divided West Bank city of Hebron. (Gershon Elinson/Flash90)] Read more »

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The economies with the best education systems, according to expats

editor 27 April 2017

By Will Martin.. When moving abroad, especially when you have a family, there is a lot to consider when it comes to quality of life. In a new survey by InterNations, the world’s largest network for people who live and work abroad, the company asked 14,300 expats, representing 174 nationalities and living in 191 countries or territories, to rate 43 different aspects of life abroad on a scale of 1-7. Healthcare, safety, and the cost of living are crucially important, but so too is the quality of education available to expat families looking to give their children the best start in life. Read more »

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Why End Times? (29) – Chapter 3 – Many antichrists

editor 27 April 2017

By Rev Willem J.J. Glashouwer.. From the book Why End Times? Chapter 3 – Many antichrists

Micaiah Ben (the Son of) Imlah
To what extent these forces are capable of influencing people is already clear in the Old Testament too. In 1 Kings 22, we read the story of Ahab’s battle against Ramoth in Gilead. Ahab, the king of Israel, tries to get Jehoshaphat, the king of Judah, on his side, so they can enter into battle against the army of Aram (Syria) together. Jehoshaphat hesitates however and says: “…First seek the counsel of the LORD. Consult Almighty God.” Read more »

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Locals part of the millions at It’s Time pray meeting outside Bloemfontein

editor 26 April 2017

By Terry Worley.. A contingent of locals has travelled to Bloemfontein for the gathering which has attracted millions of South Africans. Dundee and Glencoe residents are among the expected 1.7 million strong crowd gathering on a farm  4 km outside Bloemfontein today (April 22, 2017) for the Angus Buchan “It’s time” day of prayer. All indications are that this will be the largest day of prayer in the history of South Africa. Read more »

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Grandpa’s Secret Shoah

editor 26 April 2017

By Aaron Wolfe.. To read more Tablet in Warsaw coverage, click here.

When my grandfather Leszek was alive, he’d tell stories of his life in Krakow before the war. About how he’d sneak out of his ultra-Orthodox yeshiva to attend the Zionist gymnasium down the road. Or the times he played soccer with his grandmother’s neighbor, a boy named Karol who would eventually become Pope John Paul II. Or how he courted the beautiful older daughter of the famous Karmel family, a girl who was Jewish royalty in Krakow but somehow was convinced to love him back. [Photo top right: The author and his grandfather in his Riverdale living room, 1977.(Courtesy of the author)] Read more »

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