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Guardian of the Gates

Shimon Breitkopf

Chief Rabbi David Lau was not consulted when the Knesset arrived at a Kosel “compromise agreement” involving the planned construction of a massive prayer pavilion adjoining the Kosel’s southern extension, along with new entry gates marked Men, Women, and Mixed. But even though it’s been presented to him as fait accompli, that doesn’t mean he won’t put up a fight.

 

It’s Relative

Libi Astaire

Just last week physicists proved the existence of gravitational waves in outer space — and in the process confirmed that Albert Einstein was right when he predicted these “ripples in space” a century ago. But as reporters rushed to get a quote from Dr. Roni Grosz, head of Hebrew University’s Albert Einstein Archives, they were in for yet another amazing discovery: the head of the archives is a Kopycznitzer chassid.

 

Drowning in Oil

Alexander Duncan

There’s no doubt that $2.00 per gallon of gas might make you smile, but before you rejoice, remember that those low prices are the result of instability in energy markets and political turmoil unseen in decades. And it might get worse before it gets better.



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