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Tuesday, March 7, 2023
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‘Go to hell,’ Likud minister tells IDF reservists protesting judicial overhaul
In Purim message, Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi vows judicial shakeup will move forward, since ‘it was for this moment that we came to power’
Reserves soldiers protest at home of minister who told service refusers ‘go to hell’
PM warns refusal to serve endangers Israel’s existence, as Herzog advances compromise
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After raid, police go on high alert in Jerusalem, surroundings for Purim
Police commissioner orders extra vigilance and stepped up presence in capital where festival is celebrated tomorrow, but warns forces stretched thin
Jordan blasts Israel for latest 'attack' on Palestinian city, warns it'll lead to further violence
Biden administration backs Israel's Jenin raid to kill terrorist
Moody's warns judicial overhaul could weaken Israel's institutional strength, would be 'credit negative'
IDF soldiers seen dancing with settlers in flashpoint West Bank town of Huwara
Israeli soldiers were filmed dancing with settlers in the West Bank town of Huwara on Monday night, a week after dozens of Israeli settlers rampaged violently for hours in the town in what a top Israeli general later said was a "pogrom." The town has been on edge...
Court reduces detention without charges for 2 held over assault on Huwara
On Purim, help Ukrainian Jewish refugees prepare for Passover
Chabad of Poland will be sending out Seder Kits with Matzah, Wine, Passover traditional food, and other basic needs to over 2,000 Jewish refugees throughout Poland and Ukraine.
Herzog says leaked judicial compromise plan isn’t final; MKs on both sides slam it
After Hebrew media publishes elements of proposal, president’s office says it’s only one of many, and he hasn’t endorsed it; Bennett praises it, while left and right lawmakers fume
Ex-Air Force chief disavows reservist refusals, warns of chaos without compromise
Amid growing IDF reservist refusal calls, 6,000 sign petition committing to service
'When does a joke go from being good-natured to a canard?'
Is that (still) funny? Scholar explores generational shifts in Jewish humor
In her new book, ‘Funny, You Don’t Look Funny,’ Jennifer Caplan traces attitudes toward American Jewish comedy from Philip Roth to ‘Seinfeld,’ ‘SNL’ and ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’
Purim arrives just in time this year
We need to make room for our differences to transform the current moment of fear and worry into a joyous shared future
It’s Purim and we’re in stitches
My father didn’t have hamantaschen back in Kosice, but they became a family tradition – now writ large, as I make my granddaughter’s costume
Anti-government protesters plan new day of disruption, aim to block PM’s Rome trip
Organizers say Thursday to be national ‘day of resistance to the dictatorship,’ promise rallies, call for traffic disturbance around Ben Gurion Airport as Netanyahu heads to Italy
IDF chief to meet pilots, officers as judicial overhaul protests roil military
Daily Briefing Mar. 7: Reservist refusals signal shift; capital lupine hill at risk
Israel publicly blames Iran for cyberattack on major university last month
National Cyber Directorate says it traced assault on Technion Institute to group calling itself MuddyWater, which is affiliated with Iranian government intelligence
Dermer, Hanegbi meet with senior US officials in DC amid West Bank tensions
Iran expected to avoid censure for latest nuclear steps after ‘concrete’ commitments
Syria says Israeli jets strike Aleppo airport, shutting it down
State media says Israel Air Force struck from Mediterranean Sea, inflicting damage to site; no immediate reports of injuries
Syria, Iran accuse Israel of ‘double crime’ after jets strike Aleppo airport
Nasrallah: Recent events in Israel show nation is nearing its end
Shin Bet says it busted Turkey-based Hamas ring planning attacks in Israel
Agency says West Bank Palestinian student traveling abroad was recruited by terror group, instructed to enlist other relatives in suspected bombing plot
Israel must recognize online marriages conducted via Utah, Supreme Court rules
Landmark ruling upholds decision allowing Israeli couples to wed in civil ceremony without leaving country, angering religious parties
Two years since major coastal tar spill, marine unit still waiting for extra funds
Prime minister visited spill site, a ministerial committee made recommendations – but in terms of preparedness for a future spill, nothing has actually changed
Plan okayed for big police complex on scenic Jerusalem hill known for spring lupines
With blue flowers carpeting Mitzpe-Tel in the East Talpiot neighborhood of the capital, residents plead for their small patch of nature to be left alone
'Queen Esther is the O.G. Wonder Woman!'
A graphic novel of the Purim story, from a Batman comics editor
Jordan Gorfinkel and illustrator Yael Nathan release ‘The Koren Tanakh Graphic Novel Esther,’ a biblical story that has it all: ‘Emotions, action, intrigue, battles and redemption’
Flight data puts spotlight on decade of weapons sales from Israel to Azerbaijan
Newspaper reveals that since 2013, nearly 100 cargo flights operated by Azeri airline have landed at only Israeli airbase where explosives allowed
Tradition meets technology with UK app for halachic questions
Those in need of advice on Jewish law can anonymously text a panel of rabbinic experts and receive an answer in hours with ShailaText, which just hit 10,000 users
Sarajevo Jews celebrate a second Purim. For centuries, they weren’t alone
David I. Klein
For many of the 900 or so Jews in Bosnia, this week will be the first of two annual Purim celebrations; Jews in Italy, Spain, Maghreb region have similar customs
Russian coach who criticized judges after Israeli gymnast won Olympic gold suspended
After plane fracas, Netanyahu to fly to Rome on smaller airliner
Central banks of Israel, Norway and Sweden model hub for digital currency payments
Iran makes first arrests in school poisonings that have affected 5,000 students
In breakthrough, Israeli firm learns how to control breakdown speed of compost items
Archaeologists in Egypt unearth Sphinx-like Roman-era statue from 2,000 years ago
Australia moves to ban Israeli-made countertops linked to lung disease in workers
UN estimates damage from Turkey earthquake will exceed $100 billion
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