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Baruch Gordon founded the Arutz Sheva-IsraelNationalNews.com website in 1995 and directed its English Media Department for 14 years. Baruch studied and taught at the Bet El Yeshiva Center, later serving as Dean of its Program for Overseas Students and Program for IDF Veterans.
Baruch is certified by the Dor v'Dor Institute to counsel married couples and prepare hatanim for marriage.
A Kabbalist Elder in Bnei Brak told his students on Friday, Dec.21, 2012 that time is running out for Diaspora Jews to return to the Jewish State.
|Rabbi Eliyahu Leon Levi of Bnei Brak|
Delivering a lecture at the Kotel
Rabbi Eliyahu Leon Levi, a 73-year-old sage of Turkish Jewish descent who continues a tradition of Kabbalah from his grandfather and father, issued a passionate cry for the Jews of the United States to purchase homes in Israel and begin planning their move. He said that just like in Iran before the Shah was ousted, the Jews were prospering...
It happened at Armenia’s prestigious Demirchyan Sports Complex. Ten thousand people crowded the stands on November 25th for the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Youth World Boxing Championship - thousands remained outside for lack of space.
Young contestants from 70 nations flew in for the event. Israel sent a small delegation of some eight boxers, each the national champion in his weight class.
In the Michele Bachmann video linked below, the Minnesota congresswoman delivers a powerful speech in support of Israel with cogent arguments and a passion that emanates from her core system of values. As I listened to the speech, I became convinced that her support and love for Israel is a deep part of her essence and will never change.
|Congresswoman Michele Bachmann|
The office of Knesset Member Yaakov Ketzaleh Katz released a complete breakdown by town of the Jewish population of Judea and Samaria. He gathered the stats from the Interior Ministry's Population Registry. Over 350,000 Jews live in Yesha as of June 30, 2012.
In a recent article entitled Tisha B'av: Maybe Next Time We'll Succeed (Haaretz, July 27, 2012), former Meretz Party Leader Yossi Sarid basically throws in the towel. He writes:
To view the complete breakdown by town of stats and to read quotes from Sarid's article, click here for the continuation.
For those of you not intimately familiar with the Israeli folk tunes scene, one of THE most popular bands which came on the scene in the 1960's and continues until today in a different line up is The Parverim.
I would compare them to Simon and Garfunkel in their popularity and voice harmony.
The Parverim came to Bet El last night and the Be'er Sheva Philharmonic Symphony joined in for a spectacular performance.