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Monday, March 6, 2023
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'There is behind-the-scenes agreement on most things'
Herzog says Israel ‘closer than ever’ to compromise agreement on judicial overhaul
President says current reform ‘endangers’ democracy, but closed-door meetings have made progress; doesn’t urge halt to legislation, but opposition responds that this is a must
Opposition lawmaker: Likud asking us to join government to save it from far-right
Daily Briefing Mar. 6: Will Netanyahu be swayed by pushback from reservists?
10 ex-IAF chiefs pen letter to PM amid reservist protest: ‘Stop, find a solution’
The reserve major generals say they are ‘deeply concerned’ over refusal to serve due to planned judicial shakeup; 300 Artillery Corps reservists also join calls against overhaul
IDF chief warns Netanyahu that reservist protest refusals could spread in military
Lapid, Liberman oppose reservists refusing to serve, but say their fears justified
Gantz urges IDF reservists to show up ‘no matter what,’ opposes any refusal to serve
Live updates (closed)
Minister to IDF reservists weighing refusal: ‘Go to hell, we’ll manage without you’
Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi uses Purim holiday greeting to blast overhaul protesters, says radical changes will move forward
IDF to open probe after troops seen dancing with settlers instead of securing Huwara
Clashes break out between settlers and Palestinians in Huwara
'You can go to hell,' Likud minister tells IDF reservists protesting judicial overhaul
Parshat Ki Tisa: Sinning as a Nation
In this conversation with R. Dr. Shlomo Brody, we discuss the epic mistake of the Golden Calf and Moshe’s handling of the situation.
From the blogs
Yuval Noah Harari
They’ve forgotten what it means to be Jewish
For millennia, Jews schooled the world on the rights of minorities. Israel’s government has failed to learn the lesson
Adults' intimate letters, photos complement Frank's account
Holocaust-era Dutch ‘diary keepers’ depict horrors outside of Anne Frank’s hideaway
For her sprawling book, journalist Nina Siegal read through hundreds of wartime diaries to portray difficult day-to-day lives of Dutch during Nazi Germany’s five-year occupation
Nitzan Caspi Shilony
My plea to Israeli women this Agunah Day
Removing oversight from the rabbinic courts will make it nearly impossible to protect women from legal abuses during Jewish divorce
Agunot are not the only vulnerable ones in the Jewish state
We’re all threatened when basic rights are weak and hailed as secondary to a Higher Authority
Kally Rubin Kislowicz
More Madonna, less fungus
We Israelis can’t discuss judicial reform civilly, but we’re good on our love of our soldiers, techina, and the Material Girl
Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll
Why the Israeli Rabbinate leaves most agunot uncounted
How rabbinic court stats exclude the vast majority of those in dead marriages awaiting a bill of divorce
With ‘unconditional love,’ Australian Jewish groups voice fear over judicial shakeup
Major organizations express ‘serious concern’ over proposals without broad consensus, potential changes to ‘grandchild clause’ in Law of Return that may impact Diaspora ties
Michael Bloomberg warns Israel ‘courting disaster’ with judicial overhaul
After apparent boycott, El Al says pilots found to staff Netanyahu’s flight to Rome
Ben Gvir: Intel says protesters planning to kill me, PM; Lapid calls him lying clown
Senior officer denies there is information that demonstrators are planning assassinations; opposition leaders call on Netanyahu to fire far-right minister before it’s too late
Elderly ex-pilot questioned for posting pic of cop who threw stun grenade into crowd
Sara Netanyahu and sons to get Shin Bet protection after hair salon ‘siege’
Week after settler rampage in Huwara, locals reopen stores but remain afraid
HUWARA, West Bank -- A week after hundreds of extremist settlers wreaked havoc in the northern West Bank town of Huwara in response to a deadly terror attack there, and the army subsequently ordered storefronts to be shut, local Palestinians are beginning to get back on their feet, but tensions remain high. On a visit to Huwara on Sunday afternoon,...
West Bank, Gaza Palestinians to be banned from entering Israel during Purim
IDF prepares to demolish home of gunman who killed Israeli-American Elan Ganeles
Amir Bar Shalom
Huwara rampage, more than judicial overhaul, prompted pilots’ insubordination threat
Military brass see last week’s incident as a severe moral failure indicative of deeper trends in Israel, prompting fears of widespread refusal to show up for duty among reservists
Ex-spy Jonathan Pollard says ‘Huwara must be destroyed,’ but without killing people
Bill allowing lawmakers to accept gifts to pay legal fees advances on Knesset floor
Law widely seen as way for Netanyahu to raise new funds for defense in graft case after court orders him to return $270,000 gift; AG cautions amendment opens door for ‘corruption’
Ahead of Passover, coalition advances bill that lets hospitals ban hametz
Knesset extends law banning Palestinian family unification for another year
Coalition delays appointments to judicial selection panel, amid bid to control it
As it seeks to take over process of nominating judges, government changes Knesset bylaws, extending deadline to form Judicial Selection Committee to June 15
Treasury said to block bill to assert government control over National Library
Knesset ethics panel reprimands far-right MK who likened Arab party MKs to sheep
Purim recipes inside
Purim was very meaningful to the Mallorcan Jewish community
Inspired by Purim heroine Esther, Inquisition-era crypto-Jews feasted in her honor
Church records tell of a Jewish woman’s 1688 confession to admiring Queen Esther, who also hid her Jewish identity. Her community prepared special foods for ‘St. Esther’s Feast’
'We’re really coming together like we never have before'
Students revolt after US college president plans talk at club with antisemitic past
Calling it ‘the straw that broke the camel’s back,’ pupils at Connecticut College are occupying a campus building and demanding more funding for ethnic studies and bias training
My Dad, David
David Harman z’l believed in people, in social justice and in our ability to overcome almost anything. He was an eternal optimist, a patient peacemaker and a living history book.
'It wasn't a matter of timing. It was, how do we honor Mel?'
In Mel Brooks’ ‘History of the World Part II,’ Jewish jokes reign
Out March 6, the eve of Purim, the long-awaited sequel to the classic 1981 film co-produced by comedian Nick Kroll revolves around Jewish history — and skewers it
Israeli tech sleuths uncover pro-Trump bot network swarming presidential rivals
Cyabra researchers identify 3 networks of potentially hundreds of thousands of fake accounts criticizing DeSantis and Haley, in manipulation of mainstream US Republican sentiment
Samsung kicks off Israeli tech startup program for its mobile devices products
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Saudi Arabia deposits $5 billion in Turkish central bank to shore up ailing economy
Supreme Court rules no genetic tests to find origin of wrongly implanted embryo
Red tape slashed to ease rooftop solar panel installation
Afghan universities open solely for men amid ‘heartbreaking’ ban on women
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