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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...

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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...