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Protests Increase with Media Backing The protests against Prime Minister Netanyahu have become a major issue this week, as they grow in size and in...

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A Fascinating Passage in the Zohar “Listen to this,” said Rav Uri Zohar, his gaze firmly fixed on the text of the Zohar. “This is...

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The Shechinah’s Pain Is in the Air Chazal tell us that when the month of Av arrives, we must decrease our joy. In Yerushalayim, this...

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Davening at the Kosel for a Return to Normal What does a Jew do during the Three Weeks, or at any time when he feels...

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An Attempted Lynching in the Shomron This week, we will begin our rundown of the news with the latest actions of our enemies here in...

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Rockets in the South As usual, this country is continuing to produce news stories with dizzying speed, and I am not sure that is...

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Historic Opportunity or National Tragedy? As I always comment, the State of Israel manufactures news at a furious pace. New headlines are constantly emerging—about the...

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The Virus Has Moved to Tel Aviv The coronavirus is refusing to leave us in peace. We are not privy to Hashem’s calculations, but if Chazal...

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Corona Update The coronavirus is still on the top of the public agenda, not only because the virus is stubborn, but also because of the...

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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...