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Month: May 2013

Lebanon Allegedly Fires Rocket Toward Israel

The violence taking place in Syria appears to be crossing borders, as Lebanese involvement in Syrian affairs coincided Sunday with a rocket attach on northern Israel from southern Lebanon, the AP reported, citing Lebanon’s state-run National News Agency. Several questions…

Rockets Land in Hezbollah Stronghold in Beirut

Several rockets fired by unknown assailants exploded on Sunday, May 26, in the southern fringes of the Lebanese capital, Beirut, in areas considered a stronghold of the Shi’ite militant group Hezbollah. The attack wounded four people and there was no…

Dead Sea Scrolls for Sale

Shards of the Dead Sea Scrolls are up for sale, and a recent spotlight has been placed on their owners. The Kando family— Christian Palestinians originally from Bethlehem— is the owner of the world’s oldest biblical manuscripts, and has been…

Israeli Economy Defies Economic Meltdown

While most of the world is afflicted by an economic meltdown, the Israeli economy demonstrates fiscal responsibility, sustained growth with no stimulus package, and a conservative, well-regulated banking system with no banking or real estate bubble. At 65, Israel’s credit…

Belzer Wedding Unites Two Rabbinic Families

The Hassidic wedding of the century took place this past week, as the prominent Belzer rebbe, Rabbi Yissachar Dov Rokeach, married off his grandson, 18-year-old Shalom Rokeach, to Hannah Batya Penne, 19, in an elaborate Jerusalem ceremony that lasted from…