Dec 18, 2017

Kippalive - Hanerot Halalu (video)






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Dec 17, 2017

the religious secular women of Bet Shemesh

As stated, the courts ruled against Iryat Bet Shemesh and the mayor, Moshe Abutbol, in the case of the "tzniyut" signs. The court declared them illegal and ordered them removed. The city complied, with the mayor sending a large crane, protected by police, to remove most of the signs. Despite them being quickly replaced, the city quickly sent in another, quieter, mission to remove them. Truth is, I am not really sure right now if they are up or down, as I have not passed by those areas in the past few days, but last I heard is that they are down.

The extremists behind the signs are very upset and are looking for ways to fight back. Initially they responded by spraying "tzniyus" graffiti all over their own buildings and neighborhood.

Now they have taken an additional step. They have published a flyer with the names and contact information of the women behind the lawsuit, along with the details of their family members as well (husbands and children) and have called o the public to harass them by telephone.



In addition, they have put up a a pashkevil on the walls around Bet Shemesh decrying the "secular coercion" in forcing them to remove the signs. There is nothing overly exciting in the signs, beyond calling them secular women, and calling them "misyavnim", despite their being religious, and comparing their neighborhoods to graves of holy men where certain dress modes are understood and enforced without complaint.



I don't think the pashkevil is the sign of nearly giving up - a last gasp of sorts. It seems too easy and having given up too quickly. They do rely on bullying tactics and usually get their way when people are too intimidated to fight back or not organized enough to fight back over an extended period of time. When the bully is stood up to, the bully often backs down, and that has happened with these extremists as well. I would not be surprised if after a few more attempts, they just quietly back down and move on to other things...




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Proposed Law: indicted prime minister to resign

MK Yoel Hasson (Hamachane Hatzioni) has proposed a law to counter the "Recommendations Law" being pushed by the coalition.  The Recommendations Law would somewhat protect an investigated Prime Minister by keeping the police from publicly recommending indictment. Hasson's proposal would force an indicted prime minister and other ministers to resign. The forced resignation would apply to any minister indicted for a crime whose prison sentence is 3 years or longer.

This law has been proposed before, in 2008, and at the time had been supported by a number of MKs who are today part of the ruling coalition and will ostensibly oppose it - including MKs from Shas and UTJ, MKs from Kulanu, MKs from the Likud and even Prime Minister Netanyahu himself had supported this law back in 2008.

Hasson says that allowing an indicted prime minister to continue in his position puts the country at risk as he deals with his personal matters and does not give the country enough of his attention. There might also be some conflict of interests involved, but worse is the possibility of a potential security problem for the country that might result in the pm dealing with his legal issues from his seat as prime minister.
source: Kol Hai News

obviously this proposal will not pass in today's government. Just as it was then, this is a classic opposition proposal..





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the discount that won't be given out

A shop is offering a discount the shopkeep knows nobody can take advantage of, but offering it gets him good press coverage.

The shop offering the discount is located in Gaza and is a shawarma joint. The discount being offered is an 80% discount to all North Korean patrons. Nobody can take advantage of it because there are no North Koreans in Gaza - not as tourists, not as residents and not as foreign aid workers.

Mr Ibrahim Raba has offered the discount anyway, despite knowing all this, in order to show appreciation for Kim Jong Un's rejection of Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
source: Times of Israel

with the price of shawarma in Gaza being 5-8nis, Mr Raba probably does not really want any North Koreans to come visiting... though when average Mr North Korean Joe is looking for a nice vacation spot, 1.5nis shawarma can be very appealing and tip the scales in choosing Gaza as his vacation spot!




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Dr. Mordechai Kedar on Al jazeera debating a Lebanese cleric about Jerusalem (video)



this was fun..



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Palestinians: Do you see Israelis as human beings? (video)






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Israeli Frenemies - Dec. 14, 2017 (video)







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Synagogues of New York (video)









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An Elvis Hanukkah - Jewish a cappella group Shir Soul featuring Elliot Dvorin of Key Tov Orchestra (video)








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Dec 15, 2017

Shalom Aleichem שלום עליכם David d’Or (video)



Young Leadership Program (Visual Arts) from Japan sing together with David d’Or the famous Jewish prayer “Shalom Aleichem”, Tel-Aviv Dec. 2017




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Hanukkah - New York Boys Choir “Chanukah” (video)







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Dec 14, 2017

A peek into a day at Telshe Yeshiva Chicago! (video)


my alma mater..



Rabbi Gluck was my rebbe in 12th grade. He was just honored at the Telshe Yeshiva Chicago annual dinner for his 50 years of teaching.. I probably did not appreciate him back in 12th grade..





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WATCH: What did British General Allenby have to do with the story of Chanukah? (video)



Author Lenny Ben-David discusses the topic of his book, American interests in the Holy Land 1840-1940, with WIN reporter Steve Leibowitz. He also tells a little-known story about British General Edmund Allenby and his connection to the story of Chanukah.





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Palestinians: Explain Palestinian resistance (video)








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Not Your Typical Chanukah Music Video (video)







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The Maccabeats - Candles on the Sill - Hanukkah (video)







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