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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

Finding the right balance in Israel’s deportation dilemmas

By Elli Fischer, Jewish Ideas Daily July 11, 2012

Migrants in search of freedom or economic opportunity are inevitably attracted to developed countries; no less inevitably, some citizens react negatively, even violently, as neighborhoods change and cheap labor threatens livelihoods. Historically, the...

Fogels are remembered on first yahrtzeit

JTA February 29, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Hundreds gathered in the West Bank community of Itamar to mark the first yahrzeit for the five slain members of the Fogel family. A beit midrash, or study hall, was dedicated Wednesday to the memory of parents Udi Fogel, 36, and Ruth Fogel,...

Yishai: Tal Law will have to be extended

February 23, 2012

JERUSALEM -- The Israeli government will have to extend the Tal Law, which allows yeshiva students to delay their military service, until new legislation can be drafted, the country's Interior Minister said. Israel's Interior Minister Eli Yishai said...

Israel’s Yishai apologizes for saying soldiers do not have faith

JTA January 18, 2012

JERUSALEM -- Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai apologized for saying that Israel fell short in the Second Lebanon War because its soldiers did not have faith. Yishai, amid calls for his removal from office, said Wednesday in a statement that his words...

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