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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 16, 2024

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 16, 2024 The photo is of our local flame tree (delonix regia) which are prolific in Netanya. Every year they transform from their barren state, re-igniting into blooms of fire. They remind us of how the peo

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Jonathan Feldstein: Father’s Day With Hamas Terrorists

Jonathan Feldstein: Father’s Day With Hamas Terrorists It’s not every day that I read headlines at home in Israel and think of classic American folk-rock songs. In fact, it’s never happened before. Until recently.   As I was reading a particula

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Michael Oren: Iron Dome: Israel’s Double-Edged Sword (Part I)

Michael Oren: Iron Dome: Israel’s Double-Edged Sword (Part I) The Almost Impenetrable Dome Clarity with Michael Oren At 6:28 in the morning of October 7, 2023, the coral sky over the Nova dance festival was streaked with rockets. The largest single barr

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How Gaza terror groups manipulate media and spread false narratives

How Gaza terror groups manipulate media and spread false narratives HonestReporting We explain how terror groups like Islamic Jihad spread false narratives and how some Journalists writing for media outlets play along. Don’t believe us? An insider e

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PARSHAT NASO: RAV KOOK on ‘THE VOICE OF PEACE’

PARSHAT NASO: RAV KOOK on ‘THE VOICE OF PEACE’ At the center of Parshat Naso (6:22-26), we find the following instructions to the Kohanim/Priests of Israel: וַיְדַבֵּ֥ר יְהֹוָ֖ה אֶל־מֹשֶׁ֥ה לֵּאמֹֽר׃ The LORD spo

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Israel And It’s Contribution To The World

Israel And It’s Contribution To The World Thanks to AI-Writer Historical Overview Of Israel’s Development   Israel’s historical trajectory is a tapestry of resilience, innovation, and cultural revival. Established in 1948, Israel em

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Jonathan Sacks z”l – The Pursuit of Peace NASO

Jonathan Sacks z”l – The Pursuit of Peace NASO The parsha of Naso seems, on the face of it, to be a heterogeneous collection of utterly unrelated items. First there is the account of the Levitical families of Gershon and Merari and their tas

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IsraelHayom: Secular Muslim woman, born in Istanbul, converted and fell in love with Jerusalem

IsraelHayom: Secular Muslim woman, born in Istanbul, converted and fell in love with Jerusalem Artist Leah Gol presents an exhibition in Tel Aviv, painting her spiritual and emotional journey in vibrant and enchanting colors – from the art world in Turk

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Shelly Schreter – Thinking About Two States

Shelly Schreter – Thinking About Two States We have a bias in favor of wholeness and completeness, and against partiality and incompleteness. Whatever the problem – a leaky roof, a broken relationship, or budgeting the healthcare system of a count

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This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 9, 2024

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 9, 2024 his newsletter was compiled before the latest rescue of four hostages from Gaza.  However, all of Israel is celebrating the good news, despite the loss of another Israeli hero. The photo is from on

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Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: The Book of Ruth and Israel’s Historical Borders

Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: The Book of Ruth and Israel’s Historical Borders The war in Gaza continues, with an old/new type of “collateral damage”: Israel’s (extreme) right-wing camp is calling for the resettlement of (parts of) Gaza. Once again. an

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    ANU Museum of the Jewish People at the Tel Aviv Uni.

    ANU Museum of the Jewish People at the Tel Aviv Uni. ANU – ” Museum of the Jewish People is the world’s only museum dedicated to telling the unique and ongoing story of the Jewish People, from biblical times to the present. the museum ce

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    Marziyeh Amirizadeh: Nothing Learned Since Iran Green Movement

    Marziyeh Amirizadeh: Nothing Learned Since Iran Green Movement June 12 marks the 15th anniversary of the 2009 Iranian Green Movement, a massive wave of peaceful protests across Iran, triggered by the fraudulent results of the election that took place then

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    Jonathan Sacks z”l Liminal Space BAMIDBAR

    Jonathan Sacks z”l Liminal Space BAMIDBAR In English, the book we begin this week is called Numbers, and for an obvious reason. It begins with a census, and there is even a second count toward the end of the book. On this view, the central theme of

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    CTECH Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News June 6,2024

    CTECH Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News June 6, 2024 SAP acquiring digital adoption platform WalkMe for $1.5 billion. The Israeli company was valued at less than $880 million on Tuesday, meaning the offer of $14 per share represents a 45% premiu

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    Inside the Secret Saudi-Israeli Relationship | Unpacked

    Inside the Secret Saudi-Israeli Relationship | Unpacked On the surface, Israel and Saudi Arabia seem like sworn enemies, but behind closed doors they’ve secretly collaborated for decades. From covert aid during the Yemeni civil war, to joint efforts

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    TAU: Researchers Developed a New Metamaterial that can Detect the Order of External Operations

    TAU: Researchers Developed a New Metamaterial that can Detect the Order of External Operations Researchers from Tel Aviv University and Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a novel mechanical metamaterial that remembers the order of actions perfo

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    Gabe Ende – They’re even Demanding to Appoint Hillel Directors

    Gabe Ende – They’re even Demanding to Appoint Hillel Directors The late George Steiner, a celebrated European Jewish thinker, was an anti-Zionist with whom I nonetheless felt a sense of kinship. He was opposed to the establishment of a Jewish

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    This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 2, 2024

    This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel June 2, 2024 Israelis might not have the wisdom of King Solomon, but some of their inventions, innovations, and achievements are extremely clever. Israeli electronic sensors can restore the sense of touch to dam

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    Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: The Problem (& Solution) of Homosexuality in Judaism

    Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: The Problem (& Solution) of Homosexuality in Judaism The annual Gay Pride event is coming up next week in Tel Aviv. Although a bit more muted than in the past, the ultra-Orthodox and most Orthodox are shunning the festivities with

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    HonestReporting: Watch-Israel didn’t target a safe zone in Rafah. So what happened?

    HonestReporting: Watch-Israel didn’t target a safe zone in Rafah. So what happened?   Almost eight months into the Israel-Hamas war, and the media has learned nothing in regard to blindly reporting Hamas’ propaganda. Although the investigatio

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    Young new immigrants are flocking to Israel to enlist in the IDF

    Young new immigrants are flocking to Israel to enlist in the IDF   They left behind the comfortable life abroad – and decided precisely now, during the war, to immigrate to Israel and enlist in the IDF. Meet them while preparing for enlistment

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    Jonathan Sacks – The Rejection of Rejection BECHUKOTAI

    Jonathan Sacks – The Rejection of Rejection BECHUKOTAI There is one aspect of Christianity that Jews, if we are to be honest, must reject, and that Christians, most notably Pope John XXIII, have also begun to reject. It is the concept of rejection i

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    Bob Dylan’s Pro-Israel Song – Neighborhood Bully

    Bob Dylan’s Pro-Israel Song – Neighborhood Bully We need to hear it again for the generation(s) that are too woke to get it. Bob Dylan’s forgotten pro-Israel song from album Infidels, released on October 27, 1983, ‘Neighborhood Bully’ la

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    CTECH Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News May 29, 2024

    CTECH Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News May 29, 2024 Remember your ICQ number? The story behind how the messaging platform gave birth to startup nation. In a month, after 28 years of activity, the ICQ messaging platform will be shut down. Its sa

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    Jonathan Feldstein – Recognizing Palestine

    Jonathan Feldstein – Recognizing Palestine If you’re keeping score, to date 138 states have recognized the ‘State of Palestine,” most recently Ireland, Norway, and Spain. This begs the question, what are they recognizing?   They have reco

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    Steve Kramer – You don’t get objective news

    Steve Kramer – You don’t get objective news Israel supposedly has a public relations problem. But the underlying reason for this perception is that mass social media maximizes anti-Israel events and barely reports incidents from a non-biased persp

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    This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 26, 2024

    This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 26, 2024 One of the traditional International ways to show respect to someone is to remove your hat on greeting them. So the expression “Hats off to Israel” is very appropriate for those who appr

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    Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig Surreal: Israel, the Jews, and the World at Large

    Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig Surreal: Israel, the Jews, and the World at Large The Surrealist movement in art is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Unfortunately, the rest of the world itself seems to be moving ever more in a surrealist direction –

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    Jonathan Sacks – Minority Rights BEHAR

    Jonathan Sacks – Minority Rights BEHAR One of the most striking features of the Torah is its emphasis on love of, and vigilance toward, the ger, the stranger: Do not oppress a stranger; you yourselves know how it feels to be strangers, because you

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    UNPACKED: What Does “From the River to the Sea” REALLY Mean?

    UNPACKED: What Does “From the River to the Sea” REALLY Mean?   What does the slogan “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be free” really mean? What are the historical and geographic roots of the phrase and the practical implicat

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    CTECH Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News May 21, 2024

    CTECH Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News May 21, 2024 CyberArk makes bold move with $1.54 billion acquisition of Venafi. The Israeli company is purchasing the machine identity management company from Thoma Bravo as it looks to combine Venafi’s

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    Steve Kramer – Can Israel Win?

    Steve Kramer – Can Israel Win? Can Israel win against Muslim terrorists, that is the question. The last time that Israel won such a war was the Six-Day War of June 1967. During that war, Israel defeated all five neighboring Arab armies that had inva

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    This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 19, 2024

    This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 19, 2024 There were so many positive Israeli news articles for public consumption last week, but you had to look beyond the negative front-page headlines.  Which is why you read this newsletter, of course.

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    Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: The Boomerang of Anti-Semitism

    Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: The Boomerang of Anti-Semitism Once again, we are faced with the age-old question: why does anti-Semitism have such historical staying power, cyclically repeating in numerous variations? To be sure, several complementary answers c

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    Jonathan Sacks – The Duality of Jewish Time EMOR

    Jonathan Sacks – The Duality of Jewish Time EMOR Alongside the holiness of place and person is the holiness of time, something parshat Emor charts in its deceptively simple list of festivals and holy days (Lev. 23:1-44). Time plays an enormous par

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    “Israel, you are not alone.” – The late Rabbi Sacks

    “Israel, you are not alone.” – The late Rabbi Sacks “Israel, you are not alone.” In 2002, the late Rabbi Sacks delivered a poignant speech in London, which today resonates more deeply than ever with the people of Israel. Am Y

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    Jonathan Feldstein: Why Are Jews and Christians Coming Together to Pray for Israel

    Jonathan Feldstein: Why Are Jews and Christians Coming Together to Pray for Israel “Unprecedented.” “Monumental.” “Timely.” “Powerful.” These are just some of the words used to describe the upcoming Global Prayer for Israel on May 15, brin

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      Michael Oren: Reflections on Peoplehood, Democracy, and Grief

      Michael Oren: Reflections on Peoplehood, Democracy, and Grief Clarity with Michael Oren I proudly serve as president of the Hadas Malka Foundation that assists the needy and bereaved families of the Israel Border Police. The foundation is named for a youn

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      Shelly Schreter – Response to Another Critique of Israel

      Shelly Schreter – Response to Another Critique of Israel [Who can count the critiques of Israel written since Oct. 7, 2023? I generally read them with a sigh, sometimes agreeing with them in part, more often bristling at their half-truths and malici

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      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 12, 2024

      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 12, 2024 Meanwhile, every week Israel produces groundbreaking innovations that the world would be crazy to boycott.  As we approach the 76th birthday of the Jewish State, recent achievements include a hand-

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      Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: Israel in Gaza and America’s Historical WarFair

      Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: Israel in Gaza and America’s Historical WarFair Warfair? That’s not a typo. What we usually call warfare is a neutral term, involving tactical military aspects.  Warfair, however, raises moral questions: Why are we fighting?

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      CTECH Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News May 11, 2024

      CTECH Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News May 11, 2024 Israel’s Generative AI expansion: A 2024 market overview. The local GenAI landscape now covers 27 categories, a significant expansion from 17 previously, featuring a total of 238 compani

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      Jonathan Sacks – Judaism’s Three Voices

      Jonathan Sacks – Judaism’s Three Voices The nineteenth chapter of Vayikra, with which our parsha begins, is one of the supreme statements of the ethics of the Torah. It’s about the right, the good and the holy, and it contains some of Judaism’

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      Jonathan Sacks – Faith After the Holocaust

      Jonathan Sacks – Faith After the Holocaust Faith After the Holocaust Rabbi Sacks responds to the devastation of the Holocaust The Holocaust was the genocide of European Jews during World War II. Between 1941 and 1945, Nazi Germany and its collaborat

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      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 5, 2024

      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel May 5, 2024 The highlights include: Israel shows gratitude to all its supporters during the current war. An Israeli startup allows you to grow your own replacement bones. The first Arab women to become Universit

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      Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Netanyahu a Tragic Figure? Hardly!

      Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Netanyahu a Tragic Figure? Hardly! In survey after survey, Israelis are voicing their opinion that PM Netanyahu is at least partly to blame for Israel’s Gaza mess and should resign – or at least call for new elections.

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      Jonathan Sacks: Holy People, Holy Land Acharei Mot

      Jonathan Sacks: Holy People, Holy Land Acharei Mot   I had been engaged in dialogue for two years with an Imam from the Middle East, a gentle and seemingly moderate man. One day, in the middle of our conversation, he turned to me and asked, “Why do

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      Steve Ornstein: At 79 years old today reflecting on this moment in my life

      Steve Ornstein: At 79 years old today reflecting on this moment in my life At 79 years old today reflecting on this moment in my life. Age appears to be a weird episode in a life that has created so many memories. While I feel so blessed to have an amazin

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      CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News May 1, 2024

      CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News May 1, 2024 Cyber startup Island doubles valuation to $3 billion in $175 million Series D. Island raised $100 million at a $1.5 billion valuation just six months ago. Read more   The Wiz effect? Cybe

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      Victor Rosenthal: Our Repeated Strategic Failures, or How We Never Learn from Experience

      Victor Rosenthal: Our Repeated Strategic Failures, or How We Never Learn from Experience 1. Failure to understand and respect our enemies. Since before the founding of the State of Israel, Palestinian Arab leaders have been saying that the land between th

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      Michael Oren – A Page from the 1968 Playbook?

      Michael Oren – A Page from the 1968 Playbook? Clarity with Michael Oren The anti-Israel protesters of 2024 are trying to emulate the demonstrations that took place in many of the same universities back in the late 1960s. But are the two movements re

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      Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: The Progressive Racist: An All Too Real Oxymoron

      Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: The Progressive Racist: An All Too Real Oxymoron Is it possible to be a “progressive” and a racist at one and the same time? Unfortunately, yes. Three questions should be asked when someone protests against war and humanitaria

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      Gabe Ende – A Few Words for Progressive Israel-haters

      Gabe Ende – A Few Words for Progressive Israel-haters How does one plead for his right to life, the right of his people to the universally accepted principle of self-determination, and the right to protect his heritage from cynically biased defamati

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      Network Behind Eruption of Anti-Israel College Campus Protests Revealed

      Network Behind Eruption of Anti-Israel College Campus Protests Revealed by Dion J. Pierre   Alegemeiner News Service Anti-Zionist protests striking US colleges and universities across the country have been the result of “tightly coordinated” efforts

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      Steve Kramer – The Che Guevara effect against Jews

      Steve Kramer – The Che Guevara Effect against Jews “Che” Guevara (1928-1967) was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, a physician, an author, a guerrilla fighter/leader, a diplomat, and a military theorist; and a terrorist. He was also a

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      Dr. Rabbi Moshe Dror – July 19, 1934 – April 29, 2011

      Dr. Rabbi Moshe Dror – July 19, 1934 – April 29, 2011 Here is the original piece I put up in his Memory years ago. I just read it again and my heart ached for his presence and light. My heart is crying for you, my dear friend and brother. Your soul ha

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      Jonathan Feldstein – In Every Generation They Try to Destroy Us

      Jonathan Feldstein – In Every Generation They Try to Destroy Us I came home early this morning from special pre-Passover prayers in which it’s customary for first-born men to take part, recognizing that if God had not liberated the Jewish people f

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      Michael Oren: Field of Fire: Fifty Years in Middle East Studies (Part III)

      Michael Oren: Field of Fire: Fifty Years in Middle East Studies (Part III) The Scorpion and the Frog This is Part III of a three-part series on the radicalization of Middle East studies. Over the past five decades Middle East studies have had a profound i

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      Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: The Seder: Adopting (from others) and Adapting (for us)

      Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: The Seder: Adopting (from others) and Adapting (for us) For any religion to flourish for 3500 years, it has to have developed a strong survival system. Judaism, probably the world’s oldest existing religion, has several: diaspor

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      CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News April 19, 2024

      CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News April 19, 2024 Cyber decacorn Wiz in advanced negotiation to acquire Lacework for $150-200 million. The companies recently signed a Letter of Intent and are now in the midst of a comprehensive due diligen

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      Jonathan Sacks: Is there such a thing as Lashon Tov? METZORA

      Jonathan Sacks: Is there such a thing as Lashon Tov? METZORA The Sages understood tsara’at, the theme of this week’s parsha, not as an illness but as a miraculous public exposure of the sin of lashon hara, speaking badly about people. Judaism is a s

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      Michael Oren: Field of Fire: Fifty Years in Middle East Studies (Part II)

      Michael Oren: Field of Fire: Fifty Years in Middle East Studies (Part II) Credit to Clarity with Michael Oren Michael Oren  @michaeloren לשעבר שגריר ישראל בארה״ב • חבר כנסת וסגן שר במשרד ראש הממשלה • Fo

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      ‘I’ve always dreamed of moving to Israel’

      ‘I’ve always dreamed of moving to Israel’ By  Efrat Forsher Israel HaYom By enlisting in the IDF, 19-year-old Y. is following in the footsteps of her ancestor who helped pave the way for women into the Israel Air Force. Y. comes from a

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      Michael Oren: How Did the War Begin? With Iran’s Appeasers in Washington

      Michael Oren: How Did the War Begin? With Iran’s Appeasers in Washington This article originally appeared in The Free Press. Historians will look back and wonder how the U.S. not only allowed Iran to repeatedly assault its citizens, soldiers, and allies

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      Steve Kramer – How will Israel Respond?

      Steve Kramer – How will Israel Respond? At the moment, I’m writing while rockets and drones from Iran have just attacked Israel. The American president’s “Don’t” didn’t deter Iran from unleashing 300 drones, rockets, and missiles against

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      Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Israel: Zooming Out to the Long-Term Picture: Some Good News

      Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Israel: Zooming Out to the Long-Term Picture: Some Good News Israel today is focused on an immediate concern: Hamas, Hezbollah, and especially Iran. But it is always worthwhile stepping back and zooming out to take in the l

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      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel April 14, 2024

      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel April 14, 2024 As you probably know, Israel and its allies have just defended the Jewish State from hundreds of drones and missiles launched by Iran.  The good news is that there were no Israeli fatalities and

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      Jonathan Feldstein: In Israel the Threat Is Real

      Jonathan Feldstein: In Israel the Threat Is Real If you’ve been following the news, Israel is on high alert, bracing for an attack by Iran and/or its proxies. US and Israeli intelligence consider an attack on Israel to be a matter of WHEN, not IF. Follo

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      Michael Oren: Field of Fire: Fifty Years in Middle East Studies

      Michael Oren: Field of Fire: Fifty Years in Middle East Studies Credit to Clarity with Michael Oren Michael Oren  @michaeloren לשעבר שגריר ישראל בארה״ב • חבר כנסת וסגן שר במשרד ראש הממשלה • Former Israe

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      Jonathan Sacks – Othello, WikiLeaks, and Mildewed Walls TAZRIA

      Jonathan Sacks – Othello, WikiLeaks, and Mildewed Walls TAZRIA It was the Septuagint, the early Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, that translated tsara’at, the condition whose identification and cleansing occupies much of Tazria and Metzora

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      Israel Hayom: Professor Moshe Sharon-‘We need to flip the equation: Land for peace?

      Israel Hayom: Professor Moshe Sharon-‘We need to flip the equation: Land for peace? Israel Hayom ‘We need to flip the equation: Land for peace? Yes, but they should pay us with land for the peace we grant them’ By  Nadav Shragai Profess

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      CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News April 9, 2024

      CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News April 9, 2024 Foreign investors active in Israeli tech plummet by 23%: Troubling trend or temporary setback? In the six months since the outbreak of the war, the number of foreign investment entities acti

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      Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Israel: Civil Service Only After Army Service

      Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig – Israel: Civil Service Only After Army Service If and when haredi intransigence regarding obligatory army service proves to be immovable – whether the (anti-)draft law is passed or not – the question then becomes: what s

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      Sanity Report: The Real World – Israel’s Positive News 7th Apr 24

      Sanity Report: The Real World – Israel’s Positive News 7th Apr 24 With so many false accusations, distortions, and propaganda in the Mainstream Media, it is only possible to see the “real” Israel in a newsletter such as this. I recommend t

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      Michael Oren – The Final Battle for the Holocaust

      Michael Oren – The Final Battle for the Holocaust In Gaza, Israel is not only fighting for our future, but also for our past. Credit to CLARITY Along with destroying Hamas and reestablishing our security, the great unspoken objective of Israel in Gaza i

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      Jonathan Sacks – Spontaneity: Good or Bad? SHEMINI

      Jonathan Sacks – Spontaneity: Good or Bad? SHEMINI Shemini tells the tragic story of how the great inauguration of the Tabernacle, a day about which the Sages said that God rejoiced as much as He had at the creation of the universe, was overshadowe

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      CTECH Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News April 3, 2024

      CTECH Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News April 3, 2024 AI chip unicorn Hailo raises another $120 million to bring GenAI to edge devices. The Israeli startup, which took its total funding to $340 million, also announced the Hailo-10, its newest AI

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      Jonathan Feldstein – Two Queens, Same Genocidal Threat

      Jonathan Feldstein – Two Queens, Same Genocidal Threat This week, Jews around the world celebrated Purim, the miraculous Biblical story of the Jewish people overcoming a genocidal threat by Haman in the Book of Esther in Persia 2500 years ago. Many

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      TAU: Heart patients live longer in a “greener” environment

      TAU: Heart patients live longer in a “greener” environment The study examined thousands of heart patients post-bypass surgery and found that patients who live in a “greener” environment are at a lower risk of mortality when compared to patients wh

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      Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: The Haredim and IDF Service: Hoist Them With Their Own Petard

      Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig: The Haredim and IDF Service: Hoist Them With Their Own Petard Israel’s Supreme Court finally had enough: until the Knesset passes legislation to free ultra-Orthodox from army service, not only are they now draft eligible, but ye

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      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Mar. 31,2024

      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Mar. 31,2024 Last week’s section of the Torah, read in many synagogues, described the fire on the altar in the Tabernacle and that it must never be extinguished. This fire is often compared to the inner force

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      Jonathan Sacks – Why Civilisations Die TZAV

      Jonathan Sacks – Why Civilisations Die TZAV In The Watchman’s Rattle, subtitled Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction, Rebecca Costa delivers a fascinating account of how civilisations die. When their problems become too complex, societies reach wh

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      CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News Mar. 27, 2024

      CTECH: Latest Israeli Innovation & Technology News Mar. 27, 2024 Jefferies CEO: “There is an influx of innovation here that makes Israel an important place for investors.” Rich Handler, who led the sale of shares of the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange to fore

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      Jonathan Feldstein: My Traumatic Yet Joyous Homecoming to Israel

      Jonathan Feldstein: My Traumatic Yet Joyous Homecoming to Israel Coming home to Israel after a trip overseas to anywhere, for any length of time, is always emotional.   Choking back tears, in a matter of minutes I see the coast, cities with countless

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      Steve Kramer – Western leaders are throwing their brains out the window

      Steve Kramer – Western leaders are throwing their brains out the window Why are today’s political leaders in Washington, and others outside of the US, against Israel’s imperative to wipe out Hamas? The US, Germany, et al are strongly discouragin

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      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Mar. 24, 2024

      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Mar. 24, 2024 Jews around the world have just heard how Queen Esther saved the Jewish people from annihilation over 2,000 years ago. This week, the positive Israeli news is full of the achievements of Israeli wo

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      Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig Despite it All: Purim Humor

      Prof. Sam Lehman-Wilzig Despite it All: Purim Humor The Talmud states that with the start of the month of Adar, Jews should try to be as joyous as possible. Thus, it’s a longstanding Jewish tradition to offer Purim jokes and/or other types of humorous f

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      Jonathan Sacks: The Therapeutic Joy of Purim

      Jonathan Sacks: The Therapeutic Joy of Purim “The fate of Haman has been throughout history the fate of individuals and nations: that those who try to destroy the Jewish people end by destroying themselves. Great empires sought to harm the Jewish people

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      Jonathan Sacks: The Dimensions of Sin VAYIKRA

      Jonathan Sacks: The Dimensions of Sin VAYIKRA Our parsha, which deals with a variety of sacrifices, devotes an extended section to the chattat, the sin offering, as brought by different individuals: first the High Priest (Lev. 4:3-12), then the communit

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      Michael Oren – On the Loneliness of the Jews

      Michael Oren – On the Loneliness of the Jews A shorter version of this article appeared in the Forward. “Outside the rain begins and it may never end.” So opens the Boz Scaggs hit of 1976, later recorded by Rita Coolidge and Frankie Valli. It co

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      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Mar. 18, 2024

      This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Mar. 18, 2024 The abbreviation JDI and Just Do It! are trademarks of the products of a well-known company, but they have entered the English language to mean “Get on with it” and “Don’t

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      Jonathan Sacks – On Jewish Character PEKUDEI

      Jonathan Sacks – On Jewish Character PEKUDEI Pekudei has sometimes been called “The Accountant’s Parsha”, because that is how it begins, with the audited accounts of the money and materials donated to the Sanctuary. It is the Torah’s way of

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      CTECH: Israel’s Latest Innovation & Technology News Mar. 14, 2024

      CTECH: Israel’s Latest Innovation & Technology News Mar. 14, 2024 Cyber decacorn Wiz acquiring Gem Security for $350 million. Israeli startup Gem, which has developed a Cloud Detection and Response (CDR) platform, has raised $34 million to date. Rea

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