Sunday, September 25, 2016 Elul 22, 5776

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Desperate not to lose his eyesight, a retired aerospace engineer made a hasty decision earlier this month to fly to Philadelphia, where he thought getting eye surgery would be as simple as walking into a doctor’s office.
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Ben Sales, JTA
On Jan. 18, for the first time since the massive Carmel fire, families came to plant trees in the forest in advance of Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year for trees.
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About 40 people attended an election-analysis program held at Congregation Mikveh Israel in Old City, hours after the polls closed in Israel. The crowd was mostly right-leaning but not altogether so.
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Israel Hayom, JNS.org
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who won Israel’s election Tuesday under the combined Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu party ticket, spoke to Israel Hayom, an Israeli publication, in a pre-election interview. Here are excerpts:
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Ben Sales, JTA
Benjamin Netan­yahu survived the Knesset elections on Jan. 22 to serve another term as prime minister but his party shrunk, his opponents grew and his challengers multiplied.
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