Archive for ‍‍ אלול תשעז / תשרי תשעח - September 2017

Trump and Pence Send Yom Kippur Wishes to “Be Written in the Book of Life”

Trump and Pence Send Yom Kippur Wishes to “Be Written in the Book of Life”

Many heartfelt Yom Kippur greetings came out from the White House, including the President, the Vice President, and the First-Daughter. Trump tweeted a photo of himself praying at the Kotel (Western Wall) with the caption, “My thoughts are with all those observing Yom Kippur, the holiest day […]

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US Ambassador to Israel Causes Ruckus After Saying Judea and Samaria Part of Israel

US Ambassador to  Israel Causes Ruckus After Saying Judea and Samaria Part of Israel

The U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, caused a major ruckus on Thursday when he explained in an interview that the U.N. Security Council Resolution 242  intended for Israel to retain most of the land Israel conquered in the Six-Day War. In an interview with the Hebrew-language Walla! news outlet, […]

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Kol Nidrei: Tensions and Paradoxes of Yom Kippur

Kol Nidrei: Tensions and Paradoxes of Yom Kippur

“All vows, obligations, oaths, and anathemas, whether called ‘ḳonam,’ ‘ḳonas,’ or by any other name, which we may vow, or swear, or pledge, or whereby we may be bound, from this Day of Atonement until the next (whose happy coming we await), we do repent. May they […]

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