September 18, 2013
September 18, 2013
To Read: According to Jonah Golberg, Assad's Chemical attack succeeded in making the US forget about its original goal in Syria, ousting the Syrian President-
Quote: “What that does I think is change the international dynamic. I think it changes international opinion on this issue”, President Obama talking about the UN report on Syria.
Number: 26, the Executive Office for U.S. Attorney overstated the number of terrorism-related defendants who had been found guilty in fiscal 2010 by 26 percent, according to a federal audit.
To Read: Emanuel Shahaf doesn't like PM Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yaalon's statements about how Israel 'can only rely on itself'-
To warn both of hubris, or, as one could call it in our age and environment, the arrogance of power and at the same time advise to rely on ourselves for Israel’s security, strikes me as a massive contradiction in terms. Being expressed by the two individuals who more than anybody else bear direct responsibility for the security of the State of Israel is certainly worrisome.
Quote: “Because he hit the rock he was not allowed into the land. What is the logic behind that, it seems unjust?”, PM Netanyahu studying Torah with Israel's two chief rabbis on a regular Tuesday afternoon.
Number: 5%, the growth rate of Israel's settler population (three times higher than the general population).
The Middle East
To Read: Putin biographer Masha Gessen doesn't believe that the Russian President has honorable intentions in Syria-
Quote: "The resolution of the Security Council will not contain any reference to Chapter VII", Russian FM Sergei Lavrov rejecting a resolution under the chapter of the UN charter that allows the use of force.
Number: 20, the percent of American divorces caused by Facebook, according to Iranian Judge Abdolsamad Khoramabadi.
The Jewish World
Headline: Joe Biden to address J Street conference
To Read: Former Chief Rabbi of the UK Jeffrey Sacks writes about the relevance of Sukkot to our time-
Quote: “Throughout the Rav’s 86 years, he created a path for millions to learn and live Kabbalah. The Rav has left us with incredible knowledge through thousands of hours of teaching, examples of courage we will never forget, and the comfort of a Kabbalah Centre we can all call home”, the LA Kabbalah Center's announcement of the death of celebrity Rabbi Phillip Berg.
Number: $3m, the cost of a new Messianic Jewish center in Brooklyn which will try to target members of the religious community.
*There will be no H&R for the following 8 days due to our Sukkot-Simchat Torah break.
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