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    Israel heading for a third election

    Oct 10, 2019 Go comment!
    Increasingly, it seems inevitable that Israelis will be heading into a third round of elections. Until now, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has refused to concede that he is unable to form a government. But at the same time, he has not allowed any other member of his Likud party to try to do so.
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    Who will be the next to wear the Israeli crown?

    Sep 26, 2019 Go comment!
    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin announced on Wednesday night that he would task incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with forming a government coalition. It came as talks between the sides reached a stalemate.
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    Second time unlucky for Netanyahu?

    Sep 19, 2019 Go comment!
    After a decade in power, incumbent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu might soon have to vacate the country’s top office.
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    Netanyahu fights for survival

    Sep 12, 2019 Go comment!
    On Tuesday next week, Israelis head to the polls in the second election in five months. Although Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party won back in April, the prime minister was unable to form a governing coalition, and dissolved the newly elected Knesset (parliament).
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    Was this indeed another Israeli victory?

    Sep 05, 2019 Go comment!
    Israel just scored another victory in the ongoing psychological warfare against her enemies. Or did she? On Sunday, after Hezbollah, the militant Iranian-sponsored group, fired three missiles at northern Israel, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) posted photographs of injured soldiers on its Facebook page.
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    Israel on a knife edge again

    Aug 29, 2019 1 Comment
    Israel’s military is again on high alert. It’s limiting civilian traffic near the country’s border with Lebanon, and has deployed an Iron Dome missile defence battery in the north. But at the time of writing this, it had stopped short of opening bomb shelters for civilians.
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    World News in Brief

    Oct 10, 2019 Go comment!
    Ancient metropolis discovered under highway Archaeological excavations in northern Israel in preparation for a highway interchange to the new city of Harish have uncovered a 5 000-year-old city that was home to as many as 6 000 residents.
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    Zambian politician accuses president of smuggling

    Sep 26, 2019 Go comment!
    A Zambian politician has accused the country’s president, Edgar Lungu, of smuggling money and drugs on a return trip from a state visit to Israel in 2017. However, Israel’s ambassador to the country, Gershon Kedar, said that he “vigorously and officially denies such malicious and false allegations”. The ambassador is also the Israeli envoy to Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe.
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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.  

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    Home and heart: why Sukkot is the shelter we need

    Oct 10, 2019 Go comment!
    Many years ago, I had the privilege of studying at the Drisha Institute in New York, where women are paid to sit and study Talmud. After enrolling, I discovered that the tractate of Talmud we would be studying was about the sukkah.
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    Sukkot a message for the ‘me’ generation

    Oct 10, 2019 Go comment!
    Of all the festivals, Sukkot is surely the one that speaks most powerfully to our time. Kohelet could almost have been written in the 21st century. Here is the picture of ultimate success, the man who has it all - the houses, the cars, the clothes, the adoring women, the envy of others. He has pursued everything this world can offer from pleasure to possessions to power to wisdom and yet, surveying the totality of his life, he can only say, in effect, “Meaningless, meaningless, everything is meaningless.”
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    Making delicious food to eat in the sukkah

    Oct 10, 2019 Go comment!
    As we get ready to perform the mitzvah of sitting and eating in the sukkah, we sought out a couple of delicious recipes to prepare that will work wonderfully for just that experience – one from our own local ‘Butcher’s Wife’ and one from an international chef.
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    • RabbiLandau

    Kol Nidrei prayer about power of words

    Oct 10, 2019 Go comment!
    According to our sages, Yom Kippur is a day with a unique power to remove from us the stain of transgression. It’s Hashem’s gift to us, and He urges us to use the opportunity that it affords us.
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