Micah Lakin Avni has written a NYT op-ed titled The Facebook Intifada.
THREE weeks ago, my father was riding on a public bus in Jerusalem’s Armon Hanatziv neighborhood when terrorists from East Jerusalem shot him in the head and stabbed him multiple times. Afterward, as he lay unconscious in the intensive care unit of Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, fighting for his life, one question was on my mind: What inspired the two young Palestinian men to savagely attack my father and a busload of passengers?
My father, Richard Lakin, dedicated his life to the cause of Israeli-Arab reconciliation.
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/03/opinion/the-facebook-intifada.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=Moth-Visible&module=inside-nyt-region®ion=inside-nyt-region&WT.nav=inside-nyt-region
Breitbart reports, "The Federal Bureau Of Investigation has suspended the unveiling of a new counter-radicalization website designed for kids after fringe Islamic advocacy organizations said the anti-terror programming discriminates against Muslims."
Continue reading: http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/11/02/fbi-suspends-counterterror-program-pressure-fringe-islamic-groups/
Palestinian Human Rights Activist: Media ‘Full of Antisemitism, Hatred for Israel’
Rabbi Moshe Tuvia Lieff speaks about this week's parsha and offers an interesting explanation to Rashi's explanation of the first pasuk regarding Sarah's age.
And the life of Sarah was one hundred years, twenty years and seven years. (23:1)
At the age of twenty she was like age seven in beauty, and at the age of one hundred she was like age twenty in piety.
(Rashi; Midrash Rabbah)
Rabbi Lieff spoke about the words Bat Meah kebat Esrim - He said that Perek Kuf (100) of Tehilim begins with the words, "Mizmor Letodah." The whole world is heralding and singing the praises of Hashem.
Perek Chaf (20)begins with the words, "Mizmor Ledavid, yaancha Hashem beyom tzarah."
By Sarah Imeinu, whether it was a period of "Yaancha Hashem beyom tzarah" or whether it was a period of "Mizmor Letodah," "kulan shavim letovah."
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