Today’s Yahrtzeits & History – 23 Tammuz

Rav Moshe Cordovero (Remak) (1522-1570).  The Remak was the son of Rav Yaakov, one of the exiles from Cardova, Spain. He studied under the great kabbalists Rav Shlomo HaLevi Alkabetz (who
would become his brother-in-law) and Rav Yosef Karo. Rav Chaim Vital was […]

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Rav Ovadia Shlita Scheduled for Surgery on Monday

Maran HaGaon HaRav Ovadia Yosef Shlita is scheduled to undergo major surgery today, Monday, 23 Tammuz 5773 in Jerusalem’s Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. While the medical team originally preferred not to perform surgery on the elderly rav, it appears the excruciating pain that he is enduring leaves them without options. The surgery is scheduled to […]

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Iron Dome Placed Near Haifa/Carmiel

Iron Dome rocket defense systems were set into place over the weekend near the Port of Haifa and Carmiel. IDF officials report the Iron Dome batteries are moved and positioned around the country in line with defense/security assessments. The IDF Spokesman states the placement of the battery near the port is not a reaction to […]

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New York – Lawmakers Made Last-Minute Changes To Bills Skipping Required 3-Day Review

New York — Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature used an emergency provision in the constitution that allowed them to skirt the required three days’ review of bills and push through two big measures at the end of this year’s session despite promises not to employ the much-criticized tactic. The emergency he and lawmakers […]


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Analysis: Despite what Kerry says, launching talks is the easy part


The difficulty in launching talks is only a skeleton of the difficulties that emerge once talks are launched. Barak and Afarat, Olmert and Abbas were able to get into the talks. Reaching an agreement is the problem.

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BREAKING: 19 Firefighters Killed In Arizona Wildfire

Prescott Fire Department confirmed 19 firefighters have died while battling the Yarnell Hill fire on Sunday night. They’re part of the Prescott Granite Mountain Hot Shots. The wildfire was likely caused by a lightning strike Saturday night. The Yarnell Hill fire, about 35 miles southwest of Prescott, has burned about 1,300 acres and forced the […]

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Flug steps in as BOI Gov. pending Frenkel approval


With Stanley Fisher’s term as Bank of Israel Governor completed, his deputy Karnit Flug steps into role of acting governor.

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Yarnell, AZ – 19 Firefighters Killed Battling Arizona Wildfire

Yarnell, AZ — Nineteen firefighters were killed battling a fast-moving wildfire menacing a small town in central Arizona, the U.S. Wildland Fire Aviation service said on Sunday. The firefighters died fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire, near the small town of Yarnell about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix, the service said in a Facebook post. “It […]


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Yarnell, AZ – 19 Firefighters Unaccounted For Battling Arizona Wildfire

Yarnell, AZ — A fire information officer says 19 firefighters are unaccounted for while battling the Yarnell Hill Fire in a central Arizona community. Mike Reichling told the Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/158NjWp ) that 20 firefighters were involved in a “serious incident.” The newspaper reports that one of the firefighters has been located. The Yavapai County […]


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10 Women Appointed to Chief Rabbinate Voting Body

Minister of Religious Services (Bayit Yehudi) Naftali Bennett and his deputy, Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan on Sunday, 22 Tammuz 5773 appointed ten women to the Chief Rabbinate of Israel voting body of 150 persons. They are; (1) Sara Eliash: A former head of the Lahava Girl’s High School in Kedumim and a settlement activist. (2) Liat […]

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