As expected, the Grocery Law, prohibiting groceries from opening on Shabbat unless the local municipality legislates otherwise, has brought about a backlash of municipal legislation allowing the opening of businesses on Shabbat. In other words, Interior Minister Deri’s bill has […]Read More
Why is Islamic terror striking Western Europe, while it has not touched Eastern Europe?
On the surface, Islam should first have sought to obliterate its age-old enemy, the more Christian countries in the east. Only afterwards would we have expected it […]
We had a very lovely and interesting couple at our Shabbat table last week. The husband is a choir conductor– a really nice person. But his wife stole the show. She is a convert to Judaism from Holland. This is […]Read More
18 Kislev, 5774
Nov. 21, ‘13
Translated from Makor Rishon
I am very pleased that the Knesset passed my proposal to institute one Chief Rabbi in Israel instead of two. If handled correctly, this change has the potential to make the Chief Rabbinate […]