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Was the Torah Really Given on Shavuot? Was the Torah Really Given on Shavuot?
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by David Glasner | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

In Jewish tradition, the holiday of Shavuot is said to commemorate the giving of the Torah at Sinai.  But, as the Talmud often asks, mena hani mili, how do we know this?
<i>Shabbat Shirah</i>: Song Takes Wing Shabbat Shirah: Song Takes Wing
Monday, January 21, 2013 by Jerry Friedman | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Complementing the Song of the Sea, which will be read this Shabbat in synagogue, the Rabbis suggested a home-based ritual to celebrate Shabbat Shirah: feeding the birds.
Israel’s Friends in Gaza Israel’s Friends in Gaza
Thursday, November 29, 2012 by Alex Joffe | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Hamas was quick to declare victory in the latest conflict with Israel.   A closer look at the price it paid in terms of personnel and equipment shows that its bravado was false.
Frail Reeds? Frail Reeds?
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 by Elliot Jager | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Observing Egypt's current upheaval, a writer for the Hebrew daily Makor Rishon has ventured the thought that whatever happens there, and no matter who takes power, "the lesson for Israel is clear: Arab regimes cannot be trusted."
Editors' Picks
Children of the Revelation Gil Student, Torah Musings. From equality to heresy via dueling mountains, here is your guide to Revelation at Sinai and its aftermath. (E-book)
Where Worlds Collide Eli Rubin, "At Sinai—the Torah tells us—'God descended upon the mountain.'  From this point on, man would be able to enjoy a direct relationship with the essentiality of the divine self."
Anarchy in Sinai Zvi Mazel, Jerusalem Post. Despite the Egyptian army’s campaign to impose order in the Sinai peninsula, last week's missile attacks on Eilat demonstrate that the area remains "for all intents and purposes a war zone."
The Rise of Sinai’s Bedouin Nicolas Pelham, New York Review of Books. When attackers in the Sinai killed 16 Egyptian soldiers on Israel’s border, Egypt blamed Hamas.  But Israelis privately say the planners of the attack were Sinai’s resurgent Bedouin.
Morsi’s Military, Panetta’s Peacekeepers Shoshana Bryen, Gatestone Institute. Ostensibly aiming to secure the Sinai, Egypt’s president has fully remilitarized the peninsula, in violation of its peace treaty with Israel—but with the support of U.S. armed forces.
The Scapegoat of Sinai David Ignatius, Washington Post. The dismissal of Egyptian General Murad Muwafi eliminates a former negotiator with Israel and demonstrates the Muslim Brotherhood’s increasing control over the military.  
Strife in the Sinai Abigail Hauslohner, Time. In the two years prior to Sunday’s attack which left 16 Egyptian soldiers dead, Bedouin leaders had reported a resurgence in al-Qaeda affiliates operating in the peninsula.