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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

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Fears grow for untold numbers buried by Turkey-Syria earthquake, as toll tops 11,000
By AP and ToI Staff
Rescuers battle time, freezing temperatures in race to save survivors trapped in rubble after devastating 7.8-magnitude quake; over 30 countries, including Israel, send aid
‘Waiting for our dead’: Turkey’s slow quake response leaves victims out in the cold
By Burcin Gercek
Aid to quake-hit Syria slowed by sanctions, war divisions
By ABBY SEWELL and Kareem Chehayeb
Live updates (closed)
Minor earthquake felt in northern Israel in 3rd local tremor within 24 hours
By ToI Staff
3.9 magnitude quake strikes Lebanon, shaking parts of Israel, as authorities warn that country is woefully unprepared to deal with a major earthquake
IDF teams rescue 4 during operations in quake-hit south Turkey
By Emanuel Fabian
Footage shows young woman and boy pulled from rubble alive; preliminary military team lands to establish field hospital
Interview / Weeks after filling long-empty post, Israeli envoy oversees quake aid to Turkey
By Lazar Berman
IDF to set up field hospital in Turkey; Israel’s search and rescue team starts work
By Emanuel Fabian
Urban Moshav
The First Jewish Urban Cohousing Community Opens to Families
Berkeley Moshav reimagines Jewish communal future by re-creating the village models of the past.
Rothman rules out major changes on first overhaul bill, delays vote to Monday
By Carrie Keller-Lynn
Constitution Committee chair dismisses substantive changes proposed by the panel’s legal adviser; bill focuses on judge appointments and curbs on court’s power
IDF vets start 3-day march to Jerusalem to protest judicial overhaul plans
By Emanuel Fabian
Protest leaders call for worker strikes nationwide Monday against judicial overhaul
By ToI Staff
Minor earthquake hits Israel, West Bank
By ToI Staff and Agencies
IDF’s Home Front Command says 3.5-magnitude tremor centered in area between settlement city of Ariel and Jerusalem
ToI podcast / Daily Briefing Feb. 8: Report from Turkey; how the court is to the right of the PM
By ToI Staff
Woman found dead outside her home in Lod; neighbor arrested on suspicion of murder
By ToI Staff
Relatives say Lidar Swisa Yaffe complained suspect was harassing her, police did nothing; victim is first woman to be killed in 2023, amid worsening domestic violence epidemic
4 suspected of planning to attack Arabs in revenge over rape in Gedera
By Michael Horovitz
Senior IDF officer charged with indecent acts against two female subordinates
By Emanuel Fabian

Report from Turkey; how the court is to the right of the PM

UK Labour Party is pro-Israel again, says chair of its visiting friendship group
By Lazar Berman
After antisemitism drove Jews away in Corbyn era, MP Steve McCabe says opposition party has returned to traditional Israel-backing stance, but is concerned about the new coalition
Haredi men three times as likely to be nearsighted, probably due to Talmud study
By Nathan Jeffay
Experts at Hadassah Academic College find that ultra-Orthodox men tend to position themselves closer to text than others, which scholars believe explains huge prevalence of myopia
Top Ops
Jennifer Rosner
Redemption and rupture: Hidden children of the Holocaust
Reclaiming the youngsters was an act of kindness to their murdered parents and to the Jewish people, but what about the children themselves?
Mark Shinar
What’s a nice Orthodox gay single dad doing in a place like this?
My values contradict each other, but I’m not a hypocrite or a liar. We all function in a complex, conflicting world
‘Ultra’ podcast depicts little-known Nazi-funded plot to topple US government
By Matt Lebovic
Rachel Maddow’s eerily timed series depicts how ultra-right nationalists prepared to bomb Jewish sites while ‘bought’ members of Congress disseminated Nazi talking points
Rare 1,600-year-old gold bead found by teenager in Jerusalem’s City of David
By Michael Bachner
Piece of jewelry, which required unique expertise to make, discovered in earth sifted from magnificent Roman structure in Pilgrimage Road, near Old City
Archaeologists uncover rare remains of 14th-century Spanish synagogue
Coalition party vows settlement building will continue, despite US request for pause
By Jacob Magid and Carrie Keller-Lynn
Religious Zionism says it won’t allow temporary halt to series of measures beyond Green Line, as proposed by Blinken in exchange for PA ceasing steps at UN to help restore calm
Court rebukes government for seeking to again put off Khan al-Ahmar demolition
By Jeremy Sharon
Gun permits said to spike since terror attack, Ben Gvir’s order to expedite process
By ToI Staff
Ex-Pink Floyd partner brands Roger Waters antisemitic, lip-synching Putin apologist
By ToI Staff
David Gilmour endorses tweet by his wife excoriating former bandmate for recent interview in which he defended Russia and reiterated comparison of Israel to Nazi Germany
Joe Rogan: ‘The idea that Jewish people are not into money is ridiculous’
By Ron Kampeas
Honoring a US rabbi who went down with his torpedoed warship 80 years ago this month
By Lisa Keys
Mark Auerbach works to preserve the memory of his relative Alexander Goode, an army chaplain who gave away his lifejacket and calmed panicked soldiers after a German U-boat attack
Tech firm Skai said set to pull funds from Israel due to judicial overhaul plans
By ToI Staff
Company worth reported $1b joins others in move to withdraw from market amid proposed legal shake-up; Finance Ministry officials warn uncertainty threatens state revenue
In petition, leading academics warn judicial shakeup will harm Israel’s security
By ToI Staff
Top Democrat Adam Schiff fears judicial shakeup will ‘make Israel less democratic’
By Ron Kampeas
More Headlines
America’s democracy is ‘unbowed and unbroken,’ says Biden in State of Union address
By Zeke Miller and Seung Min Kim
Supreme Court critic Amsalem to join Justice Ministry as 2nd minister
By Carrie Keller-Lynn
Zelensky warmly welcomed in Britain on his 2nd trip abroad since Russia’s invasion
By Jill Lawless
Man gets suspended sentence for threat to sexually assault Sara Netanyahu
By ToI Staff
Two construction workers killed by collapsing wall in Ashdod
By ToI Staff
First female Palestinian pastor hopes to inspire women to break more ground
Watchdog group cries foul as Likud proposes law to ease donations to lawmakers
By ToI Staff
14-year-old boy killed by falling goalpost at Sao Paulo Jewish center
By Marcus M. Gilban
Obituary / Charles Silverstein, who helped delist homosexuality as mental illness, dies at 87
By Yaakov Schwartz
Israel’s Wolf Prize awarded to Canadian endocrinologist
Do mention the reboot / John Cleese to return for reboot of iconic sitcom ‘Fawlty Towers’
Happy days are here again / Long-awaited Streisand memoir ‘My Name is Barbra’ coming this year
By Hillel Italie
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