Daniel Pinner

In Those Days, At This Time

Dec 29th, 2016 | By
In Those Days, At This Time

D A N I E L  P I N N E R Archaeologists digging in Jerusalem in recent weeks discovered an ancient scroll, written on parchment in Greco-Hebraic letters. It appears to be an excerpt from the Hierosolymos Postos [Greek for “Jerusalem Post”]. Carbon dating has reliably determined it to have been written in 166
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The Day the Iranian Nuclear Missile was Launched

Dec 3rd, 2014 | By
The Day the Iranian Nuclear Missile was Launched

D A N I E L  P I N N E R 05:48 – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad finishes the Fajr prayer in the mosque attached to the Shrine of Fatima Masumeh in Qom. As he steps out and sees the rays of the rising sun strike the golden dome, he receives a thought inspired by
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Verdi and the Temple Mount

Oct 23rd, 2013 | By
Verdi and the Temple Mount

Exiting the Temple Mount later, I reflected on my ruses. Yes, I had successfully tricked the police and the Waqf (the Islamic trust) who control our holy site. But the fact that I – like all Jews there – was reduced to this chicanery is actually a testament of poverty.



The Smile on the Satan’s Face

Feb 26th, 2010 | By
The Smile on the Satan’s Face

A STORY FOR PURIM (AND TISHA B’AV) The Rebbe had reached the World of Truth, and had stood, like all other Jews, in judgment. It had taken a long time; after all, the Judge of the Universe is infinitely more exacting with the great tzaddikim than He is with anyone else. But eventually, He gave
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On Eagles’ Wings

Feb 17th, 2010 | By
On Eagles’ Wings

by Daniel Pinner This article is reprinted from the March, 1999 edition of Your Jerusalem. One of the longest stretches of straight road in the entire city of Jerusalem — indeed, until the recent spate of building roads, tunnels and bridges, the longest straight road, is Kanfei Nesharim (Eagles’ Wings). This road runs as straight
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