This afternoon I attended a shiur where the lecturer stated that Tu Bishvat is an auspicious time to daven that one should receive a nice etrog in the coming year on Sukkot. In the video below a rabbi opines about the juxtapostion of Tu Bishvat and Parshat Yitro.
A group of more than 350 prominent Israeli rabbis has sent a letter of support and encouragement to Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, after comments he made about US Secretary of State John Kerry triggered a diplomatic backlash.
The Rabbinical Congress for Peace (RCP) thanked Ya'alon "for his clear and fearless remarks that 'enough is enough'," referring to American pressure on Israel to cede land to the Palestinian Authority (PA).
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With Ya'alon having to issue an apology for calling Secretary of State Kerry "obsessive and messianic,"
has anyone asked Barbara Walters to apologize for saying about Obama that "we thought he was going to be the next messiah"?