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A Siyum for Klal Yisroel at Yad Eliyohu The first item of interest this week is the Siyum HaShas that was held last Monday. You...

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When Will the Netanyahu Trial Begin? It has been a lively and eventful time in Israel, but not a happy one. The ongoing clashes within...

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A Killing in Iraq On Friday morning, the front page stories in the Israeli newspapers had been rendered irrelevant by the time they hit the...

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De Blasio’s Promise and the Stabbing in Monsey On Sunday morning, all three daily chareidi newspapers in Israel (Yated Neeman, Hamevasser, and Hamodia) contained articles...

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Running to Light Candles With all due respect to all the political news, to the battle between Netanyahu and Gideon Saar, and even to recent...

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A Pardon for Netanyahu? Just a week ago, I wrote that the submarine affair had spawned several indictments. But while it was a major news...

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A New Idea: Direct Elections for Prime Minister The country is now headed towards a third election, this time on...

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Mark Your Calendars: Elections Ahead We have gone past the point of madness. The political system in the State of Israel is like a truck...

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A Country with Every Reason to Be Depressed Last week, I wrote about the gloomy atmosphere that has been pervading our country. This week, the...

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Sadness and Dread in the Air As one day follows another, we watch the events taking place here in Israel and realize that there is...

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Where Is the Light at the End of the Tunnel? Last week, I wrote a lengthy article in which I sardonically noted that the State...

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Missiles in the South Tell me something: Is ten a large number or a small one? Of course, that is a ridiculous question. Everything is relative,...

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The Political Deadlock Still Holds Strong It has been a long time since we last “met,” and we are now deep into the winter of...

Rav Shlomo Maimon zt”l

Rav Shlomo Maimon, beloved rov of the Seattle community and a spiritual guide and mentor to thousands, went to his eternal rest a few...

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Sukkos Memories The holiday of Sukkos is different for everyone, and every person has his own individual memories of Sukkos. I remember the Sukkos holidays of...

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Running Out of Gas We have reached the end of the year. The year 5780 is almost upon us. It is time to trade in...

Stalemate Again

Following the rough-and-tumble of a second Israeli election in the span of six months, the results of the do-over were almost the same as...

Revisiting the Chevron Massacre

Last Wednesday, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s bodyguards were working overtime. The prime minister was visiting the city of Chevron for a government-sponsored event. It was the...

Nasa’s Secret Nazis

Fifty years after NASA sent men to the moon for the first time in human history, the agency has kicked off a campaign to...

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The Month of Selichos and Elections Draws Near I don’t know what it is like in America, but we are already beginning to sense the...