Parshas Bo - Shovavim Tat
The Tragic Death of Daniella Moffson — an 'Example for Everyone'
A reporter made the mistake of substituting the word "Iranians" for "Israelis." Was that a Freudian slip?
QUESTION: And then this latest incident. So the issue is not whether or not there is this dialogue or this channel of communication has opened up and whether that that’s potentially or good or played a very helpful role in securing these guys’ release. The question is the pattern of behavior by the Israelis. And when you say that --
MR KIRBY: You mean the Iranians.
QUESTION: I mean – sorry. Sorry, the Iranians, yes.
MR KIRBY: If I had said that – (laughter).
QUESTION: Yes, if you had said that, there would have been – there would have been – (laughter).
MR KIRBY: Oh, boy, the flags have been flying.
QUESTION: There would have been hell to pay, yes. There might even be hell to pay for me for saying that. So, sorry, let me just make it clear. The question is --
Additionally, the briefing opened up with laughter after the following dialogue.
MR KIRBY: Hello.
QUESTION: I assume you’re here only because you didn’t win the lottery last night.
MR KIRBY: (Laughter.) Yes, that is exactly right.
QUESTION: That goes for the rest of us.
MR KIRBY: I didn’t even come close. I assume that’s the same – yeah, could say the same for all of you.
This Marine Has the Same Brain Cancer as Brittany Maynard, But His Response is Priceless
Below are some points made during the Republican debate.
Rubio - On the issue of Barack Obama, Barack Obama does not believe that America is a great global power. Barack Obama believes that America is a arrogant global power that needs to be cut down to size. And that's how you get a foreign policy where we cut deals with our enemies like Iran and we betray our allies like Israel and we gut our military and we go around the world like he has done on 10 separate occasions and apologized for America.
He doesn't understand the threat in ISIS. He consistently underestimates it but I do not.
Cruz - And I recognize -- I recognize that Donald is dismayed that his poll numbers are falling in Iowa. But the facts and the law here are really quite clear. Under longstanding U.S. law, the child of a U.S. citizen born abroad is a natural-born citizen.
As Cruz defines what he believes is a natural-born cirtizen, wouoldn't it make sense for the Supreme Court to rule on what the founding fathers meant and who is constitutionally eligible?
Cruz’s ‘Natural-Born Citizen’ Status Tested in Brther Suit
Why Ted Cruz is ineligible
Yesterday I linked to a post in Hebrew about why Rav Ovadiah Yosef's first shidduch was called off. According to the article, the Rav wasn't interested in going to movies with his fiancee, citing bitul Torah and seeing immodest images. Years later the woman apporached him and told him that it was fortunate that they hadn't married because she was unable to bear children.
Going to movies or being the father of many children - What would you choose?
1.Adina Bar-Shalom, (b. 1946 ) is the founder of the first academic college for Haredi women in Jerusalem and she studied design at the Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, both with the approval of her father. She is married to Rabbi Ezra Bar-Shalom, former Chaver Beth Din of the Upper Beit Din of Israel.
2.Ya'akov Yosef, ( 1947 - 2013 ) was an Israeli rabbi and former politician who served as a member of the Knesset for Shas between 1984 and 1988. He is the father of Yonatan Yosef.
3.Malca Sasson - nursery teacher for over thirty years.
4.Avraham Yosef, (b. 1949 ) is the Chief Rabbi of Holon, Israel and is a Sephardi representative on the Chief Rabbinate Council (Moetzet Harabbanut Harashit)
6.Yitzhak Yosef, (b. 1952 ) is the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel, also known as the Rishon LeZion, the rosh yeshiva of Yeshivat Hazon Ovadia, and the author of a popular set of books on Jewish law called Yalkut Yosef.
7.Rivka Chikotai, twin sister of Sara, is married to Ya'akov Chikotai, one of the Chief Rabbis of Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut.
8.Sara Toledano, twin sister of Rivka, is an artist and married to Mordechai Toledano, and Head of the Yabiya Omer Beit Midrash as well as an Av Beit Din in Jerusalem.
9.David Yosef, (b. 1960 ) married to Sofia, is the head of the Yachveh Da'at Kollel, the chief neighbourhood rabbi of Har Nof, and creditted with introducing his best friend Aryeh Deri to his father. He was appointed to Moetzet Chachmei HaTorah after his father died.
11.Moshe Yosef (rabbi), (b. 1966 ) married to Yehudit and both lived and cared for Yosef in his apartment. Moshe is the head of the Badatz Beit Yosef kashrut agency, and the head of the Maor Yisrael talmud torah which also publishes the works of his father.