Thursday, 30 October 2014

Drama of the Ingathering Exiles from Ethiopia

The Jewish Standard:

This captures some of the most emotional moments in the Israeli drama of ingathering exiles, reuniting families and solidifying the Zionist dream - and it was made as an ad for a cell phone carrier.

Am Yisrael Chai

Update on Ethiopian Jewish Aliyah today:
http://jstandard.com/content/item/ethiopian_aliyah_over_but_challenges_remain

YouTube link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XxzzPkxWEo

http://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10152525093688717
 
Kol Tuv,
RRW

Hamas admits it is rebuilding terror tunnels

«Hamas's Izz a-Din al-Qassam Brigades has openly stated that it is rebuilding the terror tunnels that were destroyed by the IDF during Operation Protective Edge this summer, according to a reporter from the Gaza-based newspaper Al-Resalah, who witnessed diggers at work during a visit to a tunnel site on Sunday. The repairs to the tunnel had started "during one of the humanitarian cease-fires reached during the war," the commander of the digging team told the reporter. "Hamas did not wait a single moment after the last round of fighting, and began its rearmament in anticipation of another round," a senior Israeli diplomatic source said, Yedioth Ahronoth reported.»
Jewish Ledger | Serving Connecticut's Jewish Communities » Blog Archive » Hamas admits it is rebuilding terror tunnels
http://www.jewishledger.com/2014/10/hamas-admits-it-is-rebuilding-terror-tunnels/


Kol Tuv,
RRW

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Breaking NEWS: The RCA Will Appoint 5-6 Women to New GPS Standards Committee

http://www.jewishlinkbc.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5291%3Abreaking-news-the-rca-will-appoint-5-6-women-to-new-gps-standards-committee&catid=150%3Anews&Itemid=562
«Rabbi Shmuel Goldin  has been appointed to chair a new RCA committee to review all conversion practices and standardize practices among the Batei Din to ensure proper respect and dignity is afforded to all converts. There will be six men on the committee and five or six women, including converts, rabbis  and mental health professionals. The committee will be tasked with collecting data and will come up with concrete recommendations to prevent any future abuses.» 

Kol Tuv,
RRW

Chareidism vs. Centrism

Harry Maryles
«..., Rabbi Emanuel Feldman is one of my favorite writers. I tend to agree with him on most issues. At the same time, I find myself often differing with the views of his brother, Ner Israel Rosh HaYeshiva Rav Aharon Feldman. I guess being brothers does not mean thinking alike. ...»
Emes Ve-Emunah: Kipa Versus Yarmulke
http://haemtza.blogspot.com/2014/10/kipa-versus-yarmulke.html?m=1

Kol Tuv,
RRW

Monday, 27 October 2014

Jewish Ethics

At Nishma, we will be devoting much of our studies this year on Jewish Ethics with special on their 
uniqueness. 
In this regard, we invite you to view the following video on Koshertube
 
Dynamics of Jewish Ethics - Intro
at  http://koshertube.com/videos/index.php?option=com_seyret&Itemid=4&task=videodirectlink&id=19068  
 
We also invite you to continue to check Koshertube on a regular basis 
for more shiurim on Jewish ethics 

Israel and the House of Commons: A Word of Caution by Douglas Aronin

«... Dismayed as I am by last week's vote, we do need to keep it in perspective.  The motion is not binding on the British government and will have no immediate impact on British foreign policy. Prime Minister David Cameron made it clear in a statement released after the vote that the creation of a Palestinian state should result from negotiations between the Palestinian Authority and Israel and that his government has no intention of preempting those negotiations by recognizing a Palestinian state unilaterally.  He reiterated that position two days later during the Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons.
Despite all the hullaballoo, simple arithmetic makes it clear that fewer than half of the 649 sitting members of the House of Commons took part in the vote.  Prime Minister Cameron and the other senior government ministers did not participate in the debate, nor did most of the senior figures of the opposition Labour Party. ...»
Israel and the House of Commons: A Word of Caution | Douglas Aronin | The Blogs | The Times of Israel
http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/israel-and-the-house-of-commons-a-word-of-caution/


Kol Tuv,
RRW