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Israel’s Elections: May Three Be the Charm

Weary and divided, frustrated and disappointed, the Israeli people went back to the polls yesterday for the third time in under a year. As a reminder, the elections for the 23rd Knesset (Israel’s parliament) were called under unprecedented circumstances: the two previous Knessets, elected on April 9th and again on September 17th, failed to form … Continued

Adar Going Once, Adar Going Twice

Just when you thought the winter couldn’t get any bleaker, Purim shows up in the calendar for a little pre-spring mayhem. The holiday starts on 13th day of Adar II, which falls on the evening of March 15. (We add a second Adar this year to get the Hebrew lunar-based calendar back in synch with … Continued