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    • Paula

    Finally … Israel forms a government

    May 21, 2020 Go comment!
    After the longest political deadlock in Israeli history – more than 500 days – the country finally has a new government. With 36 ministers and 16 deputy ministers, it’s the most bloated government to date.
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    • Paula

    Will Israel head to the International Criminal Court?

    Apr 30, 2020 Go comment!
    As if the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the crisis in Israeli politics isn’t enough to keep senior policymakers and military officers awake at night, there’s another important debate.
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    • Paula

    An Israeli marriage not made in heaven

    Apr 23, 2020 1 Comment
    In one of the most spectacular U-turns in Israeli political history, the former army chief and leader of the Blue and White party, Benny Gantz, on Monday night signed a coalition agreement with incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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    • Paula

    Playing a politics game that Netanyahu always wins

    Apr 02, 2020 Go comment!
    There’s a joke that in Israel, you play politics for 90 minutes and then, in the end, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu always wins. That’s certainly true three elections and 16 months without a government, later.
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    • Paula

    Israel to go on full lockdown

    Mar 26, 2020 Go comment!
    I write this hours before Israel goes into a full lockdown (on midnight, Wednesday 25 March). Still, it hasn’t been easy living under a partial one until now. Restaurants are closed, but you can walk or drive to one for takeaways. Soon that will stop, and only home deliveries will be possible. There’ll be no public transport, although the trains already ceased working days ago.
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    • Paula

    Under lockdown, Israel focuses on creating a government

    Mar 19, 2020 Go comment!
    Israeli coalition talks have begun in earnest. On Monday, Benny Gantz, the leader of the centrist Blue and White Party, was tasked by President Reuven Rivlin to try and form a government after he received the backing of 61 members of Knesset (Parliament).
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    • RabbiChaikinUSE

    Start at the beginning with strength and purpose

    Oct 15, 2020 Go comment!
    I always feel very emotional saying farewell to the sukkah at the end of the festival. For a week, we have been sheltered in G-d’s embrace, the flimsy walls and permeable roof symbolic of His protection under all circumstances.
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    • Parshas Ki Tetze - Rabbi Yossi Goldman

    Yizkor: the meaning of memory

    Oct 08, 2020 Go comment!
    For those who believe in the terrible finality of death, once someone has left physical life behind, it’s dead and buried and the proverbial nail in the coffin puts the seal of finality on it. Case closed. Gone, and soon forgotten.
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    • ParshaRabbiSamThurgood

    Love dew, need rain

    Sep 25, 2020 Go comment!
    “May my words fall like rain, may my speech flow like dew.”
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    • RabbiJohnathanSacks

    Yom Kippur – how it changes us

    Sep 25, 2020 Go comment!
    To those who fully open themselves to it, Yom Kippur is a life-transforming experience. It tells us that G-d, who created the universe in love and forgiveness, reaches out to us in love and forgiveness, asking us to love and forgive others. G-d never asked us not to make mistakes. All He asks is that we acknowledge our mistakes, learn from them, grow through them, and make amends where we can.
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