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The Jewish high Holidays seem to be an unknown phenomenon  among Prime Ministers, Royals, opposition leaders, the innumerable Israel “friends” who waste no time assuring us that they indeed are Semitophiles, just as they shamelessly engage in traditional anti-Semitic language…

In defense of freedom to be Jewish

High energy defense of the right to embrace and to transmit Jewish identity lifted from dagbladet.no, with a pretty decent google translate Minimum age on religion To introduce a minimum 16 years for male circumcision will mean that we put…

Vebjørn Selbekk on being pro-Israel today

lifted from VårtLand.no (google translate) Vebjørn Selbekk has pointed out the strengths and weaknesses facing pro-Israel groups in Norway. I am particularly satisfied with the paragraphs where he confronts the sometimes unhelpful religious arguments in support of Israel. They might…

One positive outcome of the current anti-circumcision drive in Europe: Jewish and Muslim Members of Knesset decide to fight this onslaught of religious, cultural rights together

lifted from Jpost.com   MKs to traverse Europe to combat anti-circumcision proposals By LAHAV HARKOV 10/23/2013 20:36 Edelstein calls urgent meeting of MKs; Tibi: This is a joint, moral interest of Jews and Muslims. Baby undergoes circumcision Photo: REUTERS MKs plan to…

Rav Ovadia Yosef z”l

lifted from timesofisrael.com With gratitude for the unfathomable efforts to reach out to as many persons as possible. For my Sephardic family, Rabbi Ovadia Yosef  opened up the doors to a full integration into the Israeli society and turned the…

Drefvelin defends his dreck

Political cartoonists are rarely as good as they think they are. The adage that a picture is worth a thousand words typically works the other way: what would be too plain, crude, or outright stupid to put in text, cartoonists…

A real slip of the tongue

This last week, we Norwegians have been more concerned with the fate of our countrymen who have been taken hostage in Algiers (desperately awaiting news about them, alas so far not forthcoming), than with whatever is going on in the…