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    Ehud Barak – the comeback leader

    Jul 11, 2019 Go comment!
    “The state of Israel is facing the total dissolution of its democracy,” says former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak. “This is a strategic threat no less than the Iranian threat.” This is the alarming opinion of the man who occupied the country’s top seat from 1999 to 2001.
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    Ethiopian Israelis take to the streets following another death

    Jul 04, 2019 Go comment!
    The rallying call, “Black lives matter!” was heard again this week. But it didn’t emanate from American cities like Ferguson, Baltimore, and New York – or even Africa. Instead, it came from Tel Aviv, Netanya, and Haifa. And the protestors weren’t African Americans, but Ethiopian Israelis.
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    The reason for Lieberman upending Netanyahu’s government

    Jun 06, 2019 Go comment!
    Israelis are going to the polls again over an issue that is as divisive as it is seemingly unsolvable. Should ultra-Orthodox (haredi) men serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), or not?
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    • Paula

    Netanyahu loses election he has already won

    May 30, 2019 Go comment!
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lost an election he had already won. For the first time in the country’s history, a party (in this case Netanyahu’s Likud) was unable to form a majority coalition after parliamentary elections.
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    Benjamin Netanyahu re-elected as voters swing to the right

    Apr 18, 2019 Go comment!
    As expected, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has named incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the best person to put together the next Israeli government.
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    Jews out in space

    Apr 18, 2019 Go comment!
    “We’re Jews out in space, zooming along protecting the Hebrew race.” This was sung by a bunch of tallit-wearing Jews depicted at the end of Mel Brookes’ 1981 comic classic, History of the World Part 1. Flying a magen david (star of david) shaped spacecraft, the Jews dance a hora each time they destroy an enemy spacecraft while singing, “When goyim attack us, we give them a smack and slap them right back in the face.”
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    Celebrities praise rebbe’s teachings on 25th anniversary of his death

    Jul 11, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) Supermodel Naomi Campbell, in a tribute to the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, wrote on social media: “An inspirational leader, scholar, and teacher. The rebbe taught that we are all inherently good, and we each have the potential to change the world for the better, one good deed at a time. I have learned so much from his wisdom and teachings, and while I never met him, I’ve visited his resting place in Queens to gain blessing and inspiration. With so much discord and division across our society, the rebbe’s words are more relevant than ever. We so desperately need to take them to heart, and learn from his example to always see the good in others, even those with whom we may disagree.”
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    Macedonian gravestones shed light on destroyed community

    Jul 11, 2019 Go comment!
    (JTA) In a country where Nazis killed 98% of its Jewish minority, the survival of five members from the Abravanel family was regarded as something akin to a miracle.
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    The mystery of the red cow

    Jul 11, 2019 Go comment!
    The information age has given us an unprecedented ability to understand ourselves, one another, and the world around us. I’m a person with eclectic interests, and have, in my spare time, learned about film criticism, history, engineering, battery design, photography, psychology, design, philosophy, sociology, and lockpicking (I know, right?) All of this has been done without stepping foot in a lecture, but by watching experts on YouTube, and taking online courses.
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    • Rabbi Deren

    Who needs rabbis anyway?

    Jul 04, 2019 Go comment!
    A small group of daring though deeply spiritual people gathered in the Sinai desert 3 330 years ago with a bold proposition: to create a framework wherein man and G-d engage directly without any space or need for further human intervention – “we are all holy in the eyes of G-d”.
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    • Ilan Herrmann

    Learning to live under water

    Jun 27, 2019 Go comment!
    Each of the 12 tribes had a great spiritual leader. Moses dispatched them to scout the land of Canaan in advance of its intended conquest.
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    Positively brilliant

    Jun 20, 2019 Go comment!
    In this week’s parsha, some of the Jewish people are taken to task for complaining. First, they complained of exhaustion as a result of their travels in the desert, and second, they complained about the manna that Hashem gave them as food. In both cases, Hashem was actually being kind to them! He made them travel quickly in order to enter the land of Israel, and the manna He fed them was a miraculous food that gave energy, satiation, and helped them to think.
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