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Embattled Trump team cools on Netanyahu’s annexation bid – The National

| July 1, 2020

Support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned annexation of much of the occupied West Bank appears to have waned in the US this week, with the Trump administration beset by a barrage of political setbacks. On Wednesday, Mr Netanyahu's self-imposed deadline, Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said it was likely there would be no announcement.

When King Louis IX Burned the Talmud – Aish

| July 1, 2020

A thousand years ago, King Louis IX ordered the Talmud burned in Paris. O (Talmud), that has been consumed by fire, seek the welfare of those who mourn for you These searing words were written by Rabbi Meir of Rothenburg (1215-1293), a brilliant Jewish student whod recently travelled from his home in northern Germany to Paris to study a renown yeshiva there, after he witnessed the mass burning of the Talmud in Paris in 1240 on the orders of King Louis IX. A peripatetic king, Louis IX was one of the few Medieval Christian thinkers to willingly engage in debate with Jews - but his legacy is one of pain and suffering for thousands of Jews in France.

Why Isn’t Poultry and Dairy Kosher? – Kosher – Chabad.org

| July 1, 2020

This prohibition of separating milk and meat is derived from the verse "Do not cook a kid (gedi) in its mother's milk, which is repeated three times in the Torah. The sages explain that the repetition of the verse teaches us that not only is one forbidden to cook meat and milk together, but one is also forbidden to eat or derive benefit from such a mixture.

St. Louis’s statue of Pius XII: A double-standard – The Times of Israel

| July 1, 2020

Over the past several days, the campaign to rid the city of St. Louis of the statue of its namesake (Louis IX, King of France, 1226-70) has gathered steam.

Where There’s a Will There’s a Why – TAPinto.net

| July 1, 2020

Why do certain people find satisfaction in Judaism while others are bored stiff?

The Three Weeks & the Nine Days – The Jewish Voice

| July 1, 2020

By: Rabbi Shraga Simmons The Three Weeks between the 17th of Tammuz and the Tisha BAv have historically been days of misfortune and calamity for the Jewish people. During this time, both the First and Second Temples were destroyed, amongst other terrible tragedies.

3-week-old baby hospitalized with brain infection after brit gone wrong – The Jerusalem Post

| July 1, 2020

A three-weeks-old baby is currently in serious condition at the Bnei Zion Medical Center in Haifa due to a herpetic infection, which began in the genital area and has spread to the brain, leading to convulsions and seizures. Laboratory tests found that the infant likely contracted the Type 1 herpes virus during his brit, directly from the mohel, who performed the ceremony using the controversial Orthodox method of blood cleaning known as "Metzitzah B'Peh," or oral suction

The problem with King Louis and a few other statues of guys weve admired – St. Louis Post-Dispatch

| July 1, 2020

The problem with King Louis and a few other statues of guys weve admired Ominous clouds pass the statue of King Louis IX atop Art Hill on March 9, 2019. A crane removes a bronze sculpture from the Confederate monument in Forest Park in 2017

The Year of the Vilna Gaon – Aish

| July 1, 2020

Long after most of its once-vibrant Jewish community is gone, Lithuania is embracing the legacy of the Vilna Gaon.

Unprecedented Aliyah Wave from the US. 12 Apartments Sold in Ramat Givat Zeev in Just One Week – Yeshiva World News

| July 1, 2020

Recent events throughout the United States have led to record-breaking interest in Aliyah among Jewish communities. Real estate entrepreneurs in Israel are noting that the huge demand greatly outweighs supply, considering the sheer numbers of potential buyers who are specifically interested in making Aliyah. The Kass Group, one of Israels leading real estate companies, said they received over 100 inquiries this past Wednesday alone, and more than 500 by the weeks end, causing their phone system to collapse under the pressure.


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