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Friday, May 22, 2015

Rada"l on Tadmor

Source: Otzar

When the Midrash says that וְיִרַשׁ זַרְעֲךָ, אֵת שַׁעַר אֹיְבָיו refers to Tarmud (see previous post), the Rada"l says explicitly that Tadmor has Arabs and Yishme'elim:
"This is Tarmud" - this is Tadmor in the desert among the cities that Shelomo built.  And it is on the opening of an Arabian desert where Arabs and Yishmaelites reside.  And this is why it says about them the gate of his enemies.  As it says in Pirkei DeRibbi Eliezer at the end of chapter 28 and chapter 48 that אויביו ["his enemies"] refers to Yishmael.
Apparently, it needs to be destroyed by ISIS first, as per the gemara Yevamot and Midrash Eicha Rabbati/Yerushalmi Ta'anit.  Only afterwards will it be inherited by the Jewish people, Bimhera Veyameinu, Amen.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

More on Tadmor from Midrash and Rav Fish

Continued from the previous post

Sod1820 alerts us with some more information about the Tarmudim.
  • Bereishit Rabba 56:19 [Tsel.org | Matenot Kehuna & Etz Yosef | Nezer Hakodesh]:
  • כי ברך אברכך וגו' ברכה לאב ברכה לבן והרבה ארבה רבות לאב רבות לבן ויירש זרעך את שער שונאיו רבי אומר זו תרמוד אשריו כל מי שהוא רואה במפלתה של תרמוד שהיתה שותפת בשני חרבנות רבי יודן ורבי חנינא חד מנהון אמר בחרבן בית ראשון העמידה פ' אלף קשתים [נ"א קשטים] ובחרבן בית שני העמידה ח' אלפים קשתים
    [On the verse] "that in blessing I will bless thee..." - a blessing to the father [Avraham], a blessing to the son [Yitzhak].  "and in multiplying I will multiply..." - multiplying for the father [Avraham], multiplying for the son [Yitzhak].  "And thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies" - Ribbi says that this refers to Tarmud, who cooperated in both destructions [of the 2 Batei Mikdash].  Ribbi Yudan and Ribbi Hanina [argue]: One of them says that in this Destruction of the 1st Beit Hamikdash, it set up 80,000 archers and in the Destruction of the 2nd Beit Hamikdash, it set up 8000 archers.   
    • [The Yalkut's girsa is: One of them says that in this Destruction of the 1st Beit Hamikdash, it set up 80,000 archers and in the Destruction of the 2nd Beit Hamikdash, it set up 40,000 archers.  The other says that that in this Destruction of the 1st Beit Hamikdash, it set up 4000 archers and in the Destruction of the 2nd Beit Hamikdash, it set up 2000 archers.]
      • [The gemara Yevamot 16b says that there were either 12,000 men + 6000 archers or 12,000 men including 6000 archers who, instead of looting the gold and silver from Yerushalayim, went after the Jewish women, and that is why one opinion holds that we do not accept converts from Tarmudim.]
    • [Note, however, that the Nezer Hakodesh there wants to equate Tarmud with Tyre.]
  • Eicha Rabbati, end of 2:5 [Tsel.org | Matenot Kehuna] and Yerushalmi Ta'anit end of 4:5:
    א"ר יוחנן אשרי מי שראה במפלתה של תרמוד למה שהיתה שותפת בשתי חורבנות ר' יודן אמר בחורבן ראשון העמידה שמונים אלף קשתין ובשני העמידה ארבעים אלף קשתין רבי הונא אמר בחורבן אחרון הם כראשון
    Ribbi Yohanan said: Fortunate is he who saw the downfall of Tarmud. Why? Because it cooperated in both destructions [of the 2 Batei Mikdash]. Ribbi Yudan said: In the Destruction of the 1st Beit Hamikdash, it set up 80,000 archers and in the Destruction of the 2nd Beit Hamikdash, it set up 40,000 archers. Ribbi Huna said that in the last Destruction, the [number is] like that of the first Destruction [i.e., 80,000]. 
  • Sod1820 now quotes Rav Fish's newest:
    • Tadmor is one of the few cities in eastern Syria that ISIS didn't capture until now (see updated map here) so it must have been especially difficult for them to capture it.
    • Divrei Hayamim Bet 8:4:  וַיִּבֶן אֶת-תַּדְמֹר, בַּמִּדְבָּר  and Rashi there says that Tadmor is the same as what Hazal refer to as Tarmudim.  
      • Rashi says:
         Melachim Alef 9:18 calls it "Tamar" as the Ketiv, but it's read "Tadmor".  And that's what we learned in Yevamot: "We do not accept converts from the Tarmudim.  And in Bereishit Rabba in the Parshat Ha'akeida, it explains because they helped Israel's enemies.  And since they were traitors and changed to evil at the end, this is why in Melachim, it says תמור - an expression of treason - since they should have done kindness to Israel since Shelomo built for them the city of Tadmor.
    • He brings down Rav Menahem Mendel of Shklov's commentary on the Zohar [see image here] where he amazingly connects the downfall of Tadmor with תשע"ה and תשע"ו.  
      • And he mentions Rut and Na'omi, who are connected to Shavu'ot, and Tadmor was captured right before Shavu'ot.
      • Also, Tadmor is hinted to as Sofei Teivot in a verse Rav Menahem Mendel mentioned (Rut 4:17) וַתִּקְרֶאנָה לוֹ הַשְּׁכֵנוֹת שֵׁם לֵאמֹר, יֻלַּד-בֵּן לְנָעֳמִי
    • Also, there are other hints to Tadmor from Sofei Teivot of verses that have to do with Redemption:
      • Shemot 15:16: עַד-יַעֲבֹר עַםוּ קָנִיתָ
      • Ovadia 1:20: וְגָלֻת הַחֵל-הַזֶּה לִבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אֲשֶׁר-כְּנַעֲנִים, עַד-צָרְפַת, וְגָלֻת יְרוּשָׁלִַם, אֲשֶׁר בִּסְפָרַד--יִרְשׁוּ, אֵת עָרֵי הַנֶּגֶב
      • Micha 7:20 תִּתֵּן אֱמֶת לְיַעֲקֹב, חֶסֶד לְאַבְרָהָם, אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּעְתָּ לַאֲבֹתֵינוּ, מִימֵי קֶדֶם
      • And the second letter from Yirmiya 4:14: כַּבְּסִי מֵרָעָה לִבֵּךְ יְרוּשָׁלִַם, לְמַעַן תִּוָּשֵׁעִי: עַד-מָתַי תָּלִין בְּקִרְבֵּךְ, מַחְשְׁבוֹת אוֹנֵךְ
        • And the first 4 letters of תושעי hints to תשע"ו.
      • And we'll bring down Rav Glazerson's Torah code where we see the one and only code for "דמשק תפול" [Damascus will fall] and nearby, there is:
        •  "דעאש", "כובש", "תדמר", המלחמה", "כ' סיון", "תשע"ה", "משיח"  [ISIS captures Tadmor.  The war Sivan 20, 5775.  Mashiah]
      • The Shem Mishmuel (Miketz, Hanukka, Leil 4) explains that just like Shelomo Hamelech with his wisdom was able to temporarily rectify the Tarmudim and bring them from their terrible state into holiness, similarly, Hanukka oil, which represents wisdom, has the same power, which is why the gemara Shabbat 21b says you can light Hanukka candles עד דכליא רגלי דתרמודאי.  [Ronnie commented about this on the previous post.]
      • The Imrei Emet (Hanukka) says "Fortunate is one who sees the downfall of Tadmor because it refers to the Yetzer Hara."
        • The 3rd letter of this phrase from the first Mishna of Pesahim hints to the Yetzer Hara:  אור לארבעה עשר בודקין את החמץ לאור הנר
      • The Bnei Yissaschar comments (and I'm being very brief) that the Tarmudim represent outer wisdom, which is why they cannot become Gerim.  This is why we light Ner Hanukka until the feet of the Tarmudim finish since the Hanukka light shines from inside toward outside.



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Anti-BDS Legislation To Be Introduced In New York
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Bin Laden Read 9/11 Truther Books
Algemeiner.com by Paul Miller / JNS.org
Illinois Law Bans BDS Participants From State Pension Funds
כיכר השבת על ידי כיכר השבת
קנדה: עשרה נעצרו בחשד שניסו להצטרף לדאעש



Prayers for Those in Need
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Jerusalem Police Chief Edri Visits Wounded Officers Following Attack
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Two Israeli Police Officers Wounded In Yerushalayim Car-Ramming Attack
DEBKAFile by Unknown
Two policewomen injured when run down by Palestinian vehicle
כיכר השבת על ידי אהרן רבינוביץ
צפו: הלוחם משחזר את הירי במחבל
Algemeiner.com by JNS.org
Two Israeli Border Police Wounded in Latest Jerusalem Car-Ramming Attack
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
PHOTO: Identity of Vehicular Terrorist Released by Police
כיכר השבת על ידי קובי רוזן
צפו: זירת פיגוע הדריסה בירושלים
כיכר השבת על ידי כיכר השבת
טרור בירושלים: פיגוע דריסה: שני שוטרים נפצעו, המחבל נורה ונהרג
Yeshiva World News by Spira
VIDEO AND PHOTOS: Vehicular Terror Attack in the Har HaZeisim area of Yerushalayim [UPDATED 10:48 IL]



Deaths
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Robert Wistrich, Leading Scholar On Anti-Semitism, Dies At 70
Algemeiner.com by News Editor
Robert Wistrich, Leading Scholar of Antisemitism, Dies of Heart Attack at 70
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Rebbetzin Shaindel Reitza Weitz a"h, Daughter of Kedushas Tzion zt"l



Great Rabbis
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Rabbonim And Jerusalem Mayor Meet to Discuss Christian Event in the Jerusalem Arena Stadium
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Rav Yitzchak Yosef: If All Would Learn Torah, We Wouldn't Need Police
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Photos: Gedolim Gather at Kever HaShelah in Tiveriah to Recite Tefillas HaShelah
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Photos: Meeting Launches "Yeshivas Vilna" of Bnei Brak, to Open After Shavuos Under Auspices of Rav Chaim Kanievsky
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Video Of Interest: Jerusalem Chief Rabbi Amar at Kever Rochel
כיכר השבת על ידי כיכר השבת
מרן הרב שטיינמן: להתכונן לחג השבועות עם דף גמרא
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Rav Shmuel Kamenetsky Says He Fears Visiting Kever of Rav Elya Svei zt"l on Har Hazeisim
Cross-Currents - Orthodox Jewish Rabbis by Shira Schmidt
Rav Aharon Lichtenstein & the Haredim



Miracles
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Photo: Mrs. Chaya Sarah Shachar, 65, Celebrates Birth of First Child



Judaism
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Federal Complaint Dismissed Over Florida Boy's Circumcision
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
New Siddur App Lets You Daven On Apple Watch
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Halachic Dinner Serving Exotic Foods Leave Patrons Ill
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Rabbonim And Jerusalem Mayor Meet to Discuss Christian Event in the Jerusalem Arena Stadium
Emes Ve-Emunah by Harry Maryles
A Night of Heterodoxy on Shavuos?
Life in Israel by Rafi G.
Headline of the Day
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Israel Running Out Of Cemetery Space



Election Stuff
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Ministers Gather at the President's Residence for Official Photo
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
PM Tries to Persuade Erdan to Join the Cabinet
כיכר השבת על ידי ישי כהן
היועמ"ש: "אין בעיה במינוי אריה דרעי לשר בממשלה"
כיכר השבת על ידי ישי כהן
חוגגים ניצחון: דרעי נגד בן דהן: "לא ננהג בדתות כמו שנהגו כלפינו"



Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Fall of Tadmur (Palmyra) - Israel Will Make a Yom Tov

Debka:
The historic Syrian town of Palmyra falls to ISIS

Islamic State fighters Wednesday night seized full control of the historic Syrian city of Palmyra after fierce clashes with the army and allied combatants. DEBKAfile: The Syrian army launched a massive operation to evacuate as many civilians as possible of the city’s 100,000 inhabitants before its epic defeat..

(See Wikipedia on Tadmur and Palmyra.)

Now, this just happened on Wednesday night, but Rav Fish, or the person he quotes, somehow amazingly knew that this was to happen in advance. Rav Fish's newsletter is posted to the Ladaat site on late Tuesday night/early Wednesday and usually is emailed earlier.

Rav Fish, in this week's newsletter, said the following:
And Rav Eliyahu Webber adds that it was publicized this week that the ISIS organization captured the ancient city of Tadmur, and we find in the gemara (Yevamot 17a) [Daf | Text | English]:
יתיב רב יוסף אחוריה דרב כהנא ויתיב רב כהנא קמיה דרב יהודה ויתיב וקאמר עתידין ישראל דעבדי יומא טבא כי חרבי תרמוד
R. Joseph sat behind R. Kahana while R. Kahana sat before Rab Judah, and while sitting he made the following statement: 'Israel will make a festival when Tarmod will have been destroyed'.
And as a footnote (#19) in the Soncino on the previous daf notes:
Tarmod or Tadmor, (Palmyra) lay in an oasis of the desert of Syria.
Now, the reason for the Yom Tov is that, as Rashi on the Daf explains, they are Mamzerim and they will intermarry with Jews and cause lineage problems.  (Later on, the gemara says that Tarmod is on a lower level than Gehinnom itself.)

May this be a sign for us to make a Yom Tov for not only the destruction of the city, but for a much greater reason.


UPDATE:
Continued here.

Interesting Recent Links - Bamidbar 5775 - Day 4

These are the interesting links from the past 24 hours:
Iran
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Israel Criticizes U.S. For Allowing Iran To Violate Sanctions
DEBKAFile by Unknown
Next challenge for US after Ramadi defeat: Iranian ship nears Yemeni shore
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Former Defense Secretary Gates on Iran: The Alternative Is Not War, There Is a Potential for a Better Deal
Algemeiner.com by Eliezer Sherman
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Says Better Iran Deal Still Possible (VIDEO)
Algemeiner.com by JNS.org
Israel Criticizes US for Allowing Iran to Violate Sanctions
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
U.S. Reporter's Trial to Begin in Iran
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
US Must Ensure Israel Can Destroy Iran's 'Deeply Buried Nuclear Sites,' Reps Say
כיכר השבת על ידי צביקה גרוניך
איראן מכחישה: "לא מעורבים בפיגוע בארגנטינה"



African Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
DEBKAFile by Unknown
Arab military chiefs approve Egyptian-led intervention in Libya



European Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
Algemeiner.com by Eliezer Sherman
Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA
Algemeiner.com by News Editor
EU Chief Mogherini: Europe Wants Active Role in Israel-Palestinian Peace Process
Algemeiner.com by News Editor
Archaeologists Confirm Lithuanian Power Grid Was Built With Jewish Tombstones
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Painting Looted By Nazis Causes US Extradition Fight



Mideast Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
ISIS Rings Confiscated at Ben-Gurion International Airport
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Israeli Customs Officials Discover Islamic State Rings In Shipment At Airport
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Hamas 'Operative' Dies in Gaza Tunnel Collapse
DEBKAFile by Unknown
Iraqi troops abandoned scores of vehicles in flight from Ramadi
Algemeiner.com by David Daoud
Israelis Mock New Hamas Propaganda Video Seeking to Scare IDF Recruits
Algemeiner.com by Yaakov Lappin
Hamas Using Truce to Prepare for Next Clash With Israel
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Top Dem: Obama's ISIS Strategy Is Broken
DEBKAFile by Unknown
Herzog to Norwegian FM: Hamas is building more terror tunnels
Algemeiner.com by News Editor
ISIS Holds Victory Parade After Seizing Iraqi City, Could March Through Baghdad Next Month
כיכר השבת על ידי קובי רוזן
משלחת טבעות של דאעש לשטחים נתפסו בנתב"ג



North American Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
Algemeiner.com by Eliezer Sherman
Hundreds of UC Alums Join 23 Groups Urging Schools to Adopt State Department Antisemitism Definition
Algemeiner.com by Alex Margolin
Believe the Hype: Zionism is Losing the Battle of Ideas on College Campuses
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Illinois Passes Bill That Bans BDS Participants From State Pension Funds
Algemeiner.com by JNS.org
Illinois Passes Bill That Bans BDS Participants From State Pension Funds
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
CNN Journo Causes Uproar Over Palestinian Olive Tree Story



South American Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
כיכר השבת על ידי צביקה גרוניך
איראן מכחישה: "לא מעורבים בפיגוע בארגנטינה"



Prayers for Those in Need
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
American Hiker Found Dead After Fall Near Israel's Masada
Algemeiner.com by JNS.org
American Hiker Found Dead After Fall Near Israel's Masada
כיכר השבת על ידי צביקה גרוניך
מטיילת ב"מצדה" נפלה ונהרגה, עשרות התייבשו בנחל אוג
Yeshiva World News by Spira
Jerusalem Talmid Yeshiva in Serious Condition After Choking
כיכר השבת על ידי צביקה גרוניך
בחור ישיבה נחנק ואיבד את הכרתו, מצבו קשה



Deaths
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Hachnasas Sefer Torah in Memory of Family that Perished in Rehovot Blaze
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
American Hiker Found Dead After Fall Near Israel's Masada
Algemeiner.com by JNS.org
American Hiker Found Dead After Fall Near Israel's Masada
כיכר השבת על ידי צביקה גרוניך
מטיילת ב"מצדה" נפלה ונהרגה, עשרות התייבשו בנחל אוג



Great Rabbis
Life in Israel by Rafi G.
Interesting Psak: don't live in Tiberias
כיכר השבת על ידי ישי כהן
שר הדתות דוד אזולאי הגיע לקבל את ברכת נשיא המועצת הגר"ש כהן



Miracles
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Israeli Surfer Recounts Harrowing Experience of Sharks Surrounding His Surfboard



Judaism
Web page by Unknown
Large Catholic Event Planned for David's Tomb on Shavuot



Election Stuff
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Bayit Yehudi MK Threatens Coalition Stability Over Civil Administration Control
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Israel: The Government Approves Deputy Ministerial Appointments
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
DM Ya'alon Refuses to Hand Over Authority to Deputy DM Ben-Dahan
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Will Degel and Agudas Yisrael Split Amid Mounting Tensions?
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Blow to Hotevely as Silvan Shalom is Appointed by PM Netanyahu
כיכר השבת על ידי ישי כהן
שר הדתות דוד אזולאי הגיע לקבל את ברכת נשיא המועצת הגר"ש כהן
כיכר השבת על ידי כיכר השבת
הממשלה אישרה את מינוי סגני השרים



Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Current Fight Against Edom

A number of very recent links that should be given more prominence:

Judaism: The Slippery Slope of Jewish Religious Dialogue with the Church

Missionaries Set to Hold Huge Convention in Jerusalem

Rabbonim And Jerusalem Mayor Meet to Discuss Christian Event in the Jerusalem Arena Stadium

News Agencies Clarify: Pope Only Said Abbas 'A Bit' of an Angel

Large Catholic Event Planned for David's Tomb on Shavuot

The last one especially gives new meaning to ועלו מושיעים בהר ציון לשפט את הר עשו והיתה לה' המלוכה.

Illinois Gets it Right on BDS

Thanks to Illinois State Senator Ira Silverstein, the Illinois House and Senate both passed a bill that would essentially boycott companies who boycott Israel.

In the Senate, there were 49 Yays, 0 Nays, 4 did not vote, and 3 voted Present. In the House vote, there were 102 Yays, 0 Nays, 2 did not vote, 14 excused absences, and 0 voted Present.

Here is the history of the bill and here is the full text of the bill.

Interesting Recent Links - Bamidbar 5775 - Day 3

These are the interesting links from the past 24 hours:
Geula-Related
TOMER DEVORAH by Devash
"War After Shavuot"



Iran
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Reports: Saudis May Purchase Nukes From Pakistan Over Iranian Program
Algemeiner.com by David Daoud
Ayatollah Khamenei: US is Enemy to Both Sunnis and Shias in the Middle East
Algemeiner.com by Eliezer Sherman
US Must Ensure Israel Can Destroy Iran's 'Deeply Buried Nuclear Sites,' Reps Say
DEBKAFile by Unknown
Iran's defense minister lands in Baghdad after Ramadi's fall



European Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Vatican Clarifies 'Angel of Peace' Line
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Newspaper: Pope Francis Didn't Call Mahmoud Abbas "an Angel of Peace"
Algemeiner.com by Eliezer Sherman
Did Pope Francis Actually Call Abbas 'Angel of Peace?' — Not Really
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Another Violent Anti-Semitic Attack in France; Two Thugs Pin Down Victim While Another Beats Him
Algemeiner.com by David Daoud
For the First Time: The Vatican Flies the Palestinian Flag to Greet PA Chairman Abbas
כיכר השבת על ידי יוסי נכטיגל
ושוב בפריז: נער יהודי הותקף על ידי בריונים
Algemeiner.com by News Editor
Greek Mayor Eases Up Following Controversy Over Star of David on Holocaust Monument



Mideast Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
U.S. Condemns Death Sentence For Former Egyptian President Morsi
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Opposition MK Calls to Eliminate New Hamas Tunnels
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
How the IDF Watches a Thousand Boats and Knows Which Belong to Hizbullah
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Obama: Palestinians Cannot Expect to Have a State If They Don't Recognize Israel
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Authorities Intercept Shipment Of Diving Equipment Intended For Hamas In Gaza
כיכר השבת על ידי חיים אבני
הטבח בהר נוף • השאלות הקשות: חצי שנה אחרי: מי חיסל את המחבלים, מי ירה בזידאן?
DEBKAFile by Unknown
ISIS preparing total cyber war on critical US systems
Algemeiner.com by Asaf Romirowsky and Alexander H. Joffe
Mahmoud Abbas: Palestinians Better Off Dead Than Living Outside of Israel
Algemeiner.com by JNS.org
Palestinian Authority Submits Request to File Lawsuits Against Israel at ICC
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Mortar Shell Fired From Syria Explodes In Golan Heights
Algemeiner.com by JNS.org
Mortar Shell Fired From Syria Explodes in Israel's Golan Heights
Algemeiner.com by News Editor
ISIS Militants Seize Control of Iraqi City, Kill Dozens of Security Forces
Algemeiner.com by News Editor
Israeli MK Omer Bar-Lev Says Hamas is Rebuilding Tunnels, Calls on IDF to Take Action
Algemeiner.com by News Editor
Report: Saudi Arabia to Buy Nuclear Weapons From Pakistan
DEBKAFile by Unknown
Ramadi's fall opens ISIS road to Baghdad. Jordan warns US air strikes won't stop the terrorists' advance
DEBKAFile by Unknown
Palestinians ask Hague court for date to prosecute Israel
DEBKAFile by Unknown
Ramadi's fall to ISIS confirmed. Kerry: It will be reversed
DEBKAFile by Unknown
Shin Bet stops transfer of 40 diving suits to Gaza
כיכר השבת על ידי צביקה גרוניך
הותר לפרסום: נתפסו חליפות צלילה שהוברחו לחמאס בעזה



North American Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Marathon Bomber Likely To Appeal Over Boston Trial Site
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Security Expert Said He Accessed Plane Controls Mid-Flight
Web page by Unknown
Chicago Jewish Community Hires Private Security Force
Algemeiner.com by Daniel S. Mariaschin
Antisemitism and Anti-Israelism on Campus
Algemeiner.com by Eliezer Sherman
Ambassador Dan Shapiro: US Wants to 'Work With Israel' Toward Two-State Solution
Algemeiner.com by Elder of Ziyon
CNN is Now a Mouthpiece for Palestinian Propaganda (VIDEO)
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
NYPD Chief Wants 450 Cops to Combat ISIS



Prayers for Those in Need
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Today: Atzeres tefilla in Ashdod Against Chilul Shabbos



Deaths
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
PM Netanyahu Sends Condolence Letter to the Levinger Family
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Israel: Woman Lightly Injured by a Vehicle Dies of a Heart Attack Hours Later
The Partial View by Tomim Ti
FJJ: Rav Gabi Sassoon with weekly tribute to one of his 7 children A'H
Algemeiner.com by Anav Silverman / Tazpit News Agency
Israeli Political Leaders Praise Lifetime Work of Late Hebron Rabbi
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Photos: At the Levayah of Rav Moshe Levinger
כיכר השבת על ידי צביקה גרוניך
טרגדיה בטלז סטון: פעוט בן חודשיים וחצי נפטר בשנתו
כיכר השבת על ידי ישראל כהן
נפצעה בתאונה ונפטרה מהתקף לב: מרת חיה גיננדל שטיפנהולץ ע"ה



Great Rabbis
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
PM Netanyahu Sends Condolence Letter to the Levinger Family
Algemeiner.com by Anav Silverman / Tazpit News Agency
Israeli Political Leaders Praise Lifetime Work of Late Hebron Rabbi
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Rav Shteinman: Battle Public Chillul Shabbos with Tefillah, Not Protests
Web page על ידי Unknown
צפו: הרשל"צ נזכר בימי מלחמת ששת הימים
כיכר השבת על ידי ישי כהן
צפו: הגר"ש עמאר מבקר בסיס חיל הים בחיפה
כיכר השבת על ידי ישראל כהן
מאבק השבת באשדוד: מרן הגראי"ל שטיינמן: לא "הפגנה" רק "יום תפילה"
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Photos: Rav Shteinman Graces Siyum Hashas at Yeshiva Toras Chesed L'tzeirim
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Photos: At the Levayah of Rav Moshe Levinger



Miracles
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Bnei Brak Couple Merits First Child After 46 Years of Marriage
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
MAZEL TOV! Bnei Brak Couple Has a Boy After 47 Years of Marriage
Algemeiner.com by JNS.org
1,400-Year-Old Wine Press Unearthed by Israeli Teen Archaeology Buffs



Kiddush Hashem
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Kiddush Hashem Photo: Monsey Chaveirim Member Stops to Help NY State Trooper with Flat Tire



Judaism
כיכר השבת על ידי ישי כהן
המאבק על קדושת ירושלים: המיסיון ב"הארנה": ברקת מכנס ישיבה עם רבני העיר
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
A Parent's Tefillah from the Shelah to Be Recited Today
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Jeb Bush: Toeivah Marriage Isn't a Constitutional Right
Mashiach is coming by Devorah
Tefilas Ha'Sheloh HaKadosh
Matzav.com - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Photos: Thousands Daven at Kever of Shmuel Hanovi in Yerushalayim on His Yahrtzeit
The Partial View by Tomim Ti
Remember to recite Tefilas HaShela today Erev Rosh Chodesh Sivan 5775 תפילת השל"ה
כיכר השבת על ידי כיכר השבת
סגולת ערב ראש חודש סיון: תפילת השל"ה



Election Stuff
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Lieberman: I Have Nothing Against Chareidim but they Have Gone Too Far
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Yahadut Hatorah Blocks Shas from Entering Education Ministry
Yeshiva World News by Y.W. Editor
Some of the Knesset Committee Appointments
כיכר השבת על ידי זוהר שחר לוי
שרת המשפטים איילת שקד: המשילות עברה מהעם למערכת המשפט
כיכר השבת על ידי אורי תובל
יש עתיד בהצעת אי אמון ראשונה: יאיר לפיד מועמד לראשות ממשלה
כיכר השבת על ידי ישי כהן
המהפכה הושלמה: דוד אזולאי נכנס למשרד הדתות: "מודע לציפיות"