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A Duck Dynasty Purim!

Tweet The 2014 Purim celebration begins on Saturday night March 15 and continues through the 16th. On the holiday of Purim, Jews listen to a reading of Megillat Esther, send gifts of food to friends and neighbors, donate to the poor, attend a festive meal where we make a l’chaim—“Genocide averted, let’s eat!”—and frequently wear […]

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Purim: The Non-Progressive Jewish Holiday

Tweet Today is the Fast of Purim which commemorates Esther’s three days of fasting in preparation for her meeting with King Ahasuerus. It’s an old ( 5th century B.C.E.) but agnonizingly familiar story: An intolerant Jew-hater named Haman hatches a plan to annihilate the Jewish people in the ancient kingdom of Persia.

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Succos: 2012

Tweet When I first came to Hollywood I was hired by a powerful producer to write a major motion picture. After contracts were signed, I sat down with the producer and his staff and we talked about the script. The producer suggested a specific date for delivery of the first draft. “Sorry, that’s Rosh Hashanah.” […]

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Rosh Hashanah 2011

Tweet …In the seventh month, on the first of the month, there shall be a sabbath for you, a remembrance with shofar blasts, a holy convocation. —Leviticus 16:24 Tonight begins Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year of 5772, a time of prayer, introspection, repentance, and the ushering in of the Ten Days of Awe that […]

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    Fourteenth: June 11, 2016
    Daniel Greenfield: “Fighting Anti-Semitism and Defending Israel in the Age of BDS.”

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    Thirteenth: May 22, 2016
    Ben Shapiro: “How You Can Save Israel”

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    Twelfth: June 7, 2015
    Larry Elder: “The New Black Anti-Semitism”

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    Eleventh: June 8, 2014
    Michael Medved: “Shifting Alliances: Why Liberals No Longer Reliably Support Israel — And Conservatives Do.”

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    Tenth: June 9, 2013
    David Horowitz: “The War Against Judaism on the University Campus.”

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    Ninth: June 3, 2012
    Joel B. Pollak: “The Mainstream Media’s Betrayal of Israel.”

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    Eighth: June 5, 2011
    Yossi Klein Halevi: “What is Expected of a Survivor People: Lessons My Father Taught Me.”

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    Seventh: June 13, 2010
    Dennis Prager: “Happiness is a Mitzvah, Not an Emotion.”

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    Sixth: June 21, 2009
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: “Conformity in Jewish Life: Vice, Virtue or Affectation?”

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    Fifth: June 15, 2008
    Rabbi Dr. Gil S. Perl: “What Was the Rosh Yeshiva Reading: Intellectual Openness in 19th Century Lithuania.”

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