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A Visit to the Kosel I have been to the Kosel. Nothing compares to a visit to the Kosel before Rosh Hashanah. The sights and sounds...

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Netanyahu Zigzags on Shabbos Issue The religious community in Eretz Yisroel is constantly beset by new concerns. First there was the issue of the draft...

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Two Families in Pain On the domestic front, we have been dealing with a large number of issues this week. Probably the most agonizing issue...

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Will the Nationality Law Bring Down the Government? Talk has already begun about moving up the next elections. There are many reasons that Prime Minister Binyomin...

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Assad Becomes a Threat Again The ruler of Syria has become a threat to the State of Israel once again, primarily to the cities of...

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The Police Deny Responsibility In the midst of this sadness, the preparations for the hillula of Rav Shimon Bar Yochai on Lag Ba’omer continued. With...

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Provisions for Pesach Here in Israel, there are organizations in every neighborhood and city that distribute food packages to the needy in advance of the...

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“Hefetz Doesn’t Know Anything!” Prime Minister Binyomin Netanyahu may have been out of the country, but his thoughts were focused on the investigations at home....

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Lingering Memories of Purim On Thursday, it felt as if the entire country descended upon Bnei Brak. The next day, everyone flocked to Yerushalayim. In...

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It Isn’t Over for Netanyahu Yet The scandals just keep coming. Shlomo Filber, a close associate of Prime Minister Binyomin Netanyahu and director-general of the...

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Adar Begins with Chaos Here in Israel, insanity has set in. It is as if our country misread the halachah of “mishenichnas Adar marbim b’simchah,” and...

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Israel Shows Its Religious Side Sukkos has arrived. We have been waiting for this Yom Tov for an entire year. I don’t know what Sukkos...

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The Supreme Court’s Latest Ruling – A Political Earthquake In the United States, the recent upheavals have come in the form of powerful storms that...

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Netanyahu En Route to the United Nations The submarine affair here in Israel has been growing to ever greater proportions. Last week, several public figures...

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Toppling a Government Over Gifts? It is now almost clear that the investigations surrounding Prime Minister Binyomin Netanyahu will end with the cigars – perhaps...

Walking With Rav Moshe Shapira zt”l

“Are you a talmid of Rav Moshe Shapira zt”l?” That is the question people started asking me after a picture of Rav Moshe and...

Did Menachem Begin Call Israeli Laws Nazi Laws?

About a month ago, I was walking along the perimeter of the Knesset during an ordinary sitting, when I suddenly froze in my tracks....

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If You Daven, Of Course You Will Be Saved Last week, I promised you more details about the State Comptroller’s report on Operation Protective Edge....

The Israel Mexico Crisis

Binyomin Netanyahu has gotten himself into another mess. What began as an effort to ingratiate himself with one world leader led to a breakdown...

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Painful Scenes in Amona The signs declared, “Amona will not fall again,” but Amona has fallen. And why? As I told you last week, the...