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To Stand Before You

Have you been in touch with your body lately? By the grace of Hashem, for most people, it functions normally without a hitch and...

Does Gantz Have a Chance?

Does Gantz Have a Chance? Yes! Who is Benny Gantz? How has this man, who has been so reticent about his political positions, managed to...

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Draft Law Extended It is amazing that events seem to unfold with dizzying speed here in Israel, yet at the same time, our problems stubbornly...

Israel and the U.S. Reacting to Post-Syrian Civil War Realities

President Donald Trump’s declaration on December 19 of his intention to withdraw the small force of U.S. military advisors working in Syria with the...

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Netanyahu Appeals to the Public There are some parts of this weekly column that probably sound repetitive to you. The reason for that is simple:...

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Mandelblit’s Dilemma Election season has begun, and the investigations surrounding Prime Minister Binyomin Netanyahu are a topic of greatest concern. There is a set procedure...

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Benny Gantz’s Surprise Election Bid Israel has entered an election period, after the Knesset dissolved itself last week. Now, if you have been keeping abreast...

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The Prosecution’s Turn Has Arrived This may have become a tired refrain, but it is still true: Prime Minister Binyomin Netanyahu’s political woes are far...

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The Battle Goes On Chanukah has faded very quickly into the past, and I find myself wishing that I had a way to preserve the...

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Torah at All Times This past week, I heard the following comments from Rav Yitzchok Yosef, the Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel: “Yaakov Avinu wanted...

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Mourning Rav Shteinman This week, the first yahrtzeit of Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman was marked by a series of hespeidim. The religious newspapers in Israel...

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A Razor-Thin Majority When Defense Minister Lieberman resigned, it wasn’t only Lieberman who resigned. His entire party, Yisroel Beiteinu, left the government coalition. As a...

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A Vote for “Moshe Berkowitz” The runoff elections that were held in various localities took place less than a week ago. I heard plenty of...

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Amsalem’s Closing Address Meanwhile, the draft law has quietly been advancing through the stages of legislation. On Thursday, it was discussed in a special committee....

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Netanyahu and Gabbay Both Declare Victories What were the major events this past week? First of all, we are still living in the shadow of...

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Finally, Elections Are Over By the time you read these lines, the municipal elections in Israel will be behind us. As I am writing these...

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Memorials in the Knesset This past week, Prime Minister Netanyahu delivered a speech at the opening sitting of the Knesset in which he boasted at...

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Tragedy in Beitar Illit This past week has been a painful time here in Eretz Yisroel. First and foremost, there was a terrible tragedy in...

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After the Yomim Tovim Since the middle of Elul, we have all been promised that various things will be taken care of “after the Yomim...

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Sukkos Touches Every Jewish Heart Sukkos is here, along with Hoshanah Rabbah and Simchas Torah, and we have no need for polls and surveys in...