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Daily Archives: October 4, 2021

Rabbi Moshe Tendler. Courtesy of Yeshiva University/The Commentator.

Jewish ethicist Rabbi Moshe Tendler, 95, leaves medical and religious worlds more enlightened

Listening to Rabbi Dr. Moshe Tendler, who died last week at the age of 95, one never knew what to expect. Laced in scientific language, with biblical quotes and references from the Talmud, the...

Humorous Stories for the December Holidays

This is a collection of 20 short stories about the upcoming December holidays.  Three of the stories have distinctly Jewish angles, whereas others either are Christmas oriented or so general they might be told...
Israeli NBA basketball player Deni Avdija of the Washington Wizards. Source: Screenshot.

For NBA’s Deni Avdija, year two means easing back from injuries and into game...

Basketball player Deni Avdija was the talk of the town in Israeli and Jewish circles last season. The 19-year-old Israeli was drafted No. 9 in the first round of the NBA draft by the...
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris addresses students at George Mason University in Virginia, Sept. 28, 2021. Source: YouTube/Screenshot.

Kamala’s non-denial ‘denial’ on Israel and genocide

Well, she got the headline she wanted. “Kamala Harris ‘Strongly Disagrees’ With Student Who Said Israel Was Carrying Out Ethnic Genocide,” the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports. But a closer look at the vice president’s...

Murderous Immortalities: Taliban Victory, Palestinian “Resistance” and Jihadi Terrorism

“An immortal person is a contradiction in terms.”-Emmanuel Levinas, God, Death and Time (2000) Taliban Victory and Jihadi Terror: Strategic and Legal Connections At the surface, there are no clear connections between Taliban victory in Afghanistan and wider...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett addresses the U.N. General Assembly in New York City on Sept. 27, 2021. Photo by Avi Ohayon/GPO.

Bennett calls Cyprus plot ‘Iranian act of terror,’ rules out Israeli tycoon as sole...

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Monday that a recently foiled plot in Cyprus reportedly targeting Israeli tycoon Teddy Sagi was in fact a much wider Iranian attempt to kill Israelis residing in...
Baku, Azerbaijan. Credit: ETIBARNAME/Shutterstock.

Azerbaijan denies Iranian accusations of ‘Israeli presence’ on its border

Azerbaijan issued a denial on Monday of recent accusations by Tehran of an “Israeli presence” on the country’s border with Iran. The statement comes amid regional tensions and a major military exercise launched by Iran...
Teddy Sagi. Source: Twitter.

Gantz: Iranian terror attack targeting Israelis in Cyprus has been thwarted

An Iranian terror plot targeting Israelis in Cyprus has recently been thwarted, said Israel’s Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Monday, following Hebrew media reports of a would-be assassin who was arrested on the island with the...
An EgyptAir Airbus 320 lands at Ben Gurion Airport, Oct. 3, 2021. Photo by Yossi Zeliger/Flash90.

First official Egyptair flight lands at Ben-Gurion Airport

An Egyptair jet landed at Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport on Sunday, marking the Egyptian national carrier’s first official direct flight to the Jewish state since the two countries signed a peace treaty in 1979. Egyptair affiliate AirSinai...
Israeli Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz attends a press conference in Jerusalem on Aug. 29, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Israeli Health Minister meets with Abbas in Ramallah; right-wing MKs fume

Israeli Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz met with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on Sunday night, becoming only the second top Israeli official to meet with Abbas since the current government took office...