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Torah at All Times This past week, I heard the following comments from Rav Yitzchok Yosef, the Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel: “Yaakov Avinu wanted...

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Mourning Rav Shteinman This week, the first yahrtzeit of Rav Aharon Leib Shteinman was marked by a series of hespeidim. The religious newspapers in Israel...

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A Razor-Thin Majority When Defense Minister Lieberman resigned, it wasn’t only Lieberman who resigned. His entire party, Yisroel Beiteinu, left the government coalition. As a...

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A Vote for “Moshe Berkowitz” The runoff elections that were held in various localities took place less than a week ago. I heard plenty of...

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Amsalem’s Closing Address Meanwhile, the draft law has quietly been advancing through the stages of legislation. On Thursday, it was discussed in a special committee....

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Netanyahu and Gabbay Both Declare Victories What were the major events this past week? First of all, we are still living in the shadow of...

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Finally, Elections Are Over By the time you read these lines, the municipal elections in Israel will be behind us. As I am writing these...

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Memorials in the Knesset This past week, Prime Minister Netanyahu delivered a speech at the opening sitting of the Knesset in which he boasted at...

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Tragedy in Beitar Illit This past week has been a painful time here in Eretz Yisroel. First and foremost, there was a terrible tragedy in...

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After the Yomim Tovim Since the middle of Elul, we have all been promised that various things will be taken care of “after the Yomim...

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Sukkos Touches Every Jewish Heart Sukkos is here, along with Hoshanah Rabbah and Simchas Torah, and we have no need for polls and surveys in...

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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...