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    • Paula

    How to show that terror doesn’t pay

    Feb 21, 2019 Go comment!
    How to fight terrorism while at the same time not encourage it is a challenge Israel continues to grapple with. Last Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that he was enacting the so-called “terrorist salaries law” for the first time. It allows Jerusalem to deduct from the monthly taxes it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA) those monies it claims go towards terrorism.
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    • JTAIsraelPoland

    Another fight over Holocaust memory threatens ties between Israel and Poland

    Feb 21, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) It was meant to be a diplomatic triumph for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: a much-touted diplomatic summit in Jerusalem on Monday with four central European states.
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Video of the Day 


Chief Rabbi reiterates his call of a year ago for Jacob Zuma to stand down in this Pesach Video, likening the SA saga of today to our flight from Egypt 3329 years ago. “With that freedom comes a voice” he says. He will be marching in Pretoria on Friday.  

    • RabbiNossel

    Torah stories for grown-ups

    Feb 21, 2019 Go comment!
    It boggles the mind. Why is so much Torah-coverage given to the subject of an elaborate tent-structure called the tabernacle? The verses that relate to the tabernacle’s construction seem to go on and on. They fill not one, but four weekly portions.
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    • RabbiAriShishler

    Ain’t it a joy to complain?

    Feb 14, 2019 Go comment!
    Sol visits his old friend, Abe, who has recently acquired a new dog.
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    • RabbiSchell

    Make 2019 a year of reconciliation and celebration

    Feb 07, 2019 Go comment!
    Last year, 2018, was an important year, because of the many historic milestones that were commemorated. The end of World War I, the 80th anniversary of the “so called” Kristallnacht – the night of the broken glass – in 1938, which marked the beginning of the Final Solution of Nazi Germany. And, on a more positive note, there was, of course, Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday.
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    • Parshas Ki Tetze - Rabbi Yossi Goldman

    Is religion still relevant?

    Jan 31, 2019 Go comment!
    Cyberspace, outer space, inner space. Smart cards, smart bombs, stem cells, and cell phones. There is no denying it. We live in a new age. Science fiction has become scientific fact. And the question is: in this new world order, with science and technology changing the way we live, is religion still relevant? Do we still need to subscribe to an ancient and seemingly long-obsolete code of laws when we are so further advanced than our ancestors?
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