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A Shavuos at the Kosel Unlike Any Other The summer has begun, but if we thought that the coronavirus was behind us and we could...

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The Kosel Will Not Be Open to All on Shavuos We have been counting the days for nearly seven weeks, and everyone is excitedly anticipating...

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Two Prime Ministers and a New Speaker It is Sunday. I am sitting in my office in the Knesset building, and excitement is running high...

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Will the Kollelim and Yeshivos Reopen? If you were to ask me to identify the most pressing issue that we dealt with this week, I...

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A Lag Ba’omer Like No Other This Friday night, we will count the 30th day of the Omer. If you happen to be reading this...

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Learning in the Living Room This is it. We have begun saying Tachanun again. The month of Nissan is behind us, and we have recited...

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Celebrating Pesach Without Leaving Home Naturally, our main topic this week is coronavirus. There are other issues to discuss, but it is impossible to ignore...

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Looking Forward to Pesach Another year has gone by and we are heading toward Pesach and the Seder night again. May Hashem perform miracles for...

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Everyone Is Davening - Including the Scientists I know that I don’t have to describe the feelings we are experiencing here in Israel, because you...

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A Matter of Life and Death Bittul Torah is pikuach nefesh. Torah learning is no less vital for our lives, and perhaps even more so,...

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Bibi Waits for the Press It is like something out of Megillas Esther. Events here in Israel—and in America too, I’m sure—are unfolding at an...

A Big Victory for Netanyahu, But Not Big Enough

Prime Minister Netanyahu triumphed in Israel’s 23rd Knesset election despite his imminent criminal trial for fraud and bribery due to start in three weeks...

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Coronavirus Chaos The coronavirus is here. The virus has been found in Israel, and the country has gone into panic mode. The prime minister decided...

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An Awful Video from Awful Yvette This week, I don’t know where to begin. The election? The coronavirus? Something else? Perhaps I should begin with the...

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Is a Fourth Election to Come? Today, the electronic sign in the Knesset building reports that there are 21 days...

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Israelis Are Tired of Politics In some ways, it is utterly incomprehensible. The next election in Israel will be held in one month—on Monday, 6...

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Nail-Biting Suspense in Israel The top news story this week, of course, is the round of meetings taking place in the White House. I don’t...

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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...