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Wednesday, April 5, 2023
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Fighting raises fears of wider conflagration
Air Force strikes in Gaza after rocket fire; 350 detained in Al-Aqsa clashes
IDF says it hit Hamas weapons factory, storage facility in response to attacks; heavy unrest in Jerusalem overnight saw cops enter revered mosque and brawl with rioters at the site
Arab League to meet on Al-Aqsa clashes; Netanyahu: We’re committed to calming tension
Rockets fired at Gaza border towns following clashes inside Al-Aqsa Mosque
Haredi outlet’s cartoons depict Lapid as a pig, judge as dragon, protester as wolf
Opposition leader accuses ultra-Orthodox site of using antisemitic imagery in its caricatures
Police detain several people seeking to carry out animal sacrifice at Temple Mount
Cops stop a number of individuals with goats or lambs as they try to bring them to sensitive holy site to perform ancient ritual; act seen as having explosive potential
Police chief warns force will disintegrate if new national guard put under Ben Gvir
Sheba Science Dose
Learn about the stem cell revolution happening at Sheba Medical Center.
'Spiraling back to the roots of the Torah while evolving'
As Karaites undergo a resurgence, why is their Passover different from all others?
An ancient stream of Judaism whose members distrust rabbinical authority, Karaism is seen growing in popularity among skeptical Israelis
‘In every generation’: Why Seder is the time to discuss a path out of Israel’s crisis
This Editor’s Note was sent out on Tuesday in ToI’s weekly update email to members of the Times of Israel Community. To receive these Editor’s Notes as they’re released, join the ToI Community here. We are instructed, in the Haggadah that we will read at Wednesday night's Seder, to retell the story of our ancestors'...
‘They kill each other’: Israel Police chief says it is Arabs’ ‘nature’ to murder
Top Arab politician calls for ouster of Shabtai, who accuses Ben Gvir of leaking contents of phone call amid feud over establishment of national guard
My letter to Evan Gershkovich in a Moscow prison
To the detained WSJ reporter: This Passover, as Jewish families celebrate freedom, they will be thinking of you and how your freedom has been stolen
A sunflower for Ukraine? A tomato for farmworkers? I’m sticking to seder plate basics
If we need account for every tale of oppression, we risk missing some – and lose the universal truths of the Exodus
Shin Bet chief: Over 200 ‘significant’ terror attacks foiled so far this year
Shin Bet chief Ronen Bar on Tuesday said that security forces have foiled more than 200 terror attacks since the start of 2023. Speaking at a pre-Passover toast alongside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Bar said that “only three months have passed, and this year more than 200 significant...
PM fails to mention defense minister in frosty pre-Passover toast
Soldier lightly injured by gunfire during operation in West Bank village
Trump arraigned in New York courtroom, in first for a former US president
Michael R. Sisak
Businessman, who is seeking return to the White House, pleads not guilty to 34 charges at brief court session over 2016 hush-money payments to porn star, Playboy model
Back at Mar-a-Lago, Trump denounces hush money charges as ‘an insult to our country’
'Inmates have beautiful insights about freedom and hope'
Next year as free men: On Rikers Island, a Passover seder for Jewish inmates
Known for its harsh conditions, the oft-overlooked NYC prison allows a yearly ritual that provides a rare ray of hope for those incarcerated there — and the volunteers who lead it
Blasts heard in northern Israel as Iron Dome fires at false threat
Military says preliminary information indicates interceptor missiles were launched in error, with country on edge before Passover and after rockets fired from Gaza
Israeli strikes on Syria intensify as tensions with Iran rise
After airstrikes, Syria warns Israel not to drag region toward ‘total escalation’
Hear about the 'Passover Papyrus' from 419 BCE
What Matters Now to archaeologist Prof. Yonatan Adler: The origins of Judaism
Ariel University prof discusses his ‘excavation’ into the evidence for the practice of the Jewish religion – and points to when we know with certainty that Passover was observed
Iran claims it foiled drone attack on defense facility in Isfahan
Authorities say no damage caused to facility; incident comes as Israel appears to step up activities against Iranian interests in Syria
Iran’s supreme leader: Israel’s demise coming faster than I expected
Official: Pakistanis nabbed before attack on Athens Chabad had Iran-based handler
No, not Yiddishkeit, but certainly righteous
Proving it all night, 73-year-old Springsteen rocks a first-timer’s socks off in NYC
At an April 3 show at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, The Boss treats fans to a non-stop 3-hour set, making a $334 dream come true for a nice Jewish boy who shares his NJ hometown
A story of hope
Ukrainian Jews celebrate Passover with fresh start and new Haggadah
‘For Our Freedom’ includes vivid illustrations by Kyiv-born Israeli artist Zoya Cherkassky-Nnadi
Artistic freedom on display at historic high school’s Passover biennale
The first Autonomous Art Biennale opens at Gymnasia Herzliya in Tel Aviv, offering ‘Experiments in Learning’
The fifth question
What makes Trader Joe’s matzah different from all other matzahs?
Worst-kept secret? In tweet, ex-PM Barak seems to confirm Israel has nuclear weapons
Netanyahu speaks with UAE leader, says they agreed to meet; no confirmation from UAE
Columbia University to open research center in Tel Aviv amid divisions among faculty
Protesters force cancelation of Brazil university event promoting Israeli academia
Food welfare organizations report sharp rise in requests as Passover approaches
Cypriots priced out as Israelis, Russians eye properties in coastal city
Nikki Fried, Jewish head of Florida Democrats, arrested at abortion rights rally
French dairy giant Danone leads $3.5m investment into Israeli cultured milk startup
Israeli diamond tycoon loses appeal in Swiss graft case, faces jail time
Turkey’s feathers ruffled by Haifa’s newly unveiled Armenian Genocide Square
Ladbrokes owner Entain snaps up Israeli livescore sports media firm in $160m deal
State of the arts
Tel Aviv Museum of Art among 50 most popular museums worldwide
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