Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Tishri 7, 5775
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To mark the 220th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution by its framers, Aharon Barak, recently retired president of the Supreme Court of Israel, outlined the role judges play in his country's democratic process -- one that's besieged by security concerns and lacks a written constitution to guide jurisprudence. "Every battle a country faces must be waged in...
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Matthew Wagner, The Jerusalem Post
Israel's highest court clashed with the Jewish state's rabbinic leadership on Monday as Chief Ashkenazi Rabbi Yona Metzger acquiesced to a Supreme Court request to reconsider the rabbinate's stringent stand on Jewish laws pertaining to the shmita , or sabbatical year. A panel of judges that included Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch gave the rabbinate until next Monday to reconsider...
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Herb Keinon, The Jerusalem Post
Israel's alleged incursion into Syrian skies last week included a strike on what was likely to have been Iranian arms transferred to the country, CNN reported on Tuesday afternoon. According to the news network, a ground operation was also part of the overall foray. CNN claimed that the operation, which was largely aerial but also comprised ground components, left "a...
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For much of the world, the name Israel is synonymous with conflict. But even though the nation must continue to fend off terrorism and fight for its rights, the true face of the Jewish state can be found in the hustle and bustle of ordinary people going about their lives. At work and at play, Israel remains a country of...
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