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Worshipers fete ‘very emotional’ Shabbat in refurbished Alexandria synagogue By Amanda Borschel-Dan After largest Jewish prayer gathering in the city in decades, expats ask Egyptian government to release historic community registers
Worshipers fete ‘very emotional’ Shabbat in refurbished Alexandria synagogue By Amanda Borschel-Dan After largest Jewish prayer gathering in the city in decades, expats ask Egyptian government to release historic community registers
Third Israeli contracts coronavirus on cruise ship off Japan By TOI staff and Agencies Health Ministry working to extract remaining Israelis from Diamond Princess; Jerusalem chief rabbi to enter self-quarantine after Singapore visit, as Israel toughens rules Mass prayer held at Western Wall amid coronavirus crisis By TOI staff Travelers from Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau ordered to self-quarantine By TOI staff Son of Israeli on cruise ship: Release of Americans shows quarantine ineffective By TOI staff and Agencies
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Top Ops Joseph Gitler Hotels: Put ‘bathroom’ signs on your buffets! We’re all worried about the water needed to wash extra towels, but we don’t care about the thousands of liters used to grow the food we throw away Zack Rothbart ’The day I realized that I was the Messiah’ After 50 years, the Black Hebrews still really only want Israel to understand that they love the land and want to be friends of all people (PHOTO ESSAY) Joshua Hammerman The Moses Primary Which Democratic presidential hopeful would the Torah pick to run against Trump? The one with money…and the one no money Shmuel Goldin Israel isn’t a country, it’s a family How else can you explain the scolding, honking, shoving, eavesdropping and chiming in of strangers who aren’t strangers? Andrew Baker When Egypt decided to restore a beautiful synagogue There are virtually no Jews in Alexandria to make use of the again-glorious edifice, but its message of diversity should reach everyone Yardaena Osband Talmud, every day Moses discovered early how necessary the Oral Law is to understand the Torah — it’s one reason I believe everyone should try learning Daf Yomi (Yitro) Ruth Hametz My grass is greener now As the Hebrew saying goes, ’meshane makom, meshane mazal’ — we changed our place and changed our luck. An aliyah story David Sedley Decimal system The Ten Commandments offer a framework that categorizes all the other laws. They also include a succinct reminder of Sinai (Yitro) Doron Markel Debunking misconceptions: KKL-JNF fights climate change The biodiverse forests of today’s KKL-JNF are Israel’s only tool to actively absorb the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere Yoni Leviatan From Egypt to Exodus: The elite host of 1950s Israel At a time when most Israelis barely got by, my grandfather was living like a king in a villa on the shores of the Mediterranean Yossi Klein Halevi The Jewish nightmare of Bernie vs. Trump In his first months in office, President Trump emboldened the far-right fringe. President Sanders would do the same with the far left Avi Issacharoff Despite ostensible failure at UN, Trump plan has restored Abbas’s leadership The Palestinian leader has regained his people’s support; the Israeli right is wrong to claim he was never a partner, and Netanyahu is to blame for the two-state solution’s demise Popular
Third Israeli contracts coronavirus on cruise ship off Japan By TOI staff and Agencies Health Ministry working to extract remaining Israelis from Diamond Princess; Jerusalem chief rabbi to enter self-quarantine after Singapore visit, as Israel toughens rules Mass prayer held at Western Wall amid coronavirus crisis By TOI staff Travelers from Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau ordered to self-quarantine By TOI staff Son of Israeli on cruise ship: Release of Americans shows quarantine ineffective By TOI staff and Agencies In sign of thaw, Netanyahu says Israeli flight crosses Sudan skies By Ilan Ben Zion Official says aircraft was ‘a private Israeli executive jet’; PM says Jerusalem and Khartoum discussing ‘rapid normalization’ Conference of Presidents: Our Saudi trip is a ‘big step forward’ for Israel ties By TOI staff and JTA In Dubai, Ivanka Trump lauds Saudi Arabia, UAE over women’s rights reforms By Aya Batrawy Right-wing religious parties renew pledge to back Netanyahu as PM By TOI staff Yamina, Shas, United Torah Judaism stress commitment to endorse Likud leader after March elections; Blue and White warns pact will lead to 4th elections Gantz fined by elections czar for posting photo of IDF soldiers By TOI staff Seeking ties, Arab-majority party launches Yiddish, Amharic, Russian campaigns By TOI staff Likud Arabic campaign ad paints Arab MKs as lazy do-nothings By TOI staff Meeting southern mayors, PM again warns of possible Gaza op before elections By TOI staff Local officials demand ‘change of policy,’ say sporadic rocket fire and airborne arson attacks have become intolerable Hamas official warns will reduce, not stop, balloon-borne bombs — report By TOI staff and Judah Ari Gross Palestinian Authority PM: Trump’s peace plan ‘will be buried very soon’ By AP and TOI staff Mohammad Shtayyeh says proposal is ‘no more than a memorandum of understanding’ between Netanyahu and Trump Amazon delivering for free to settlements, but not to Palestinians – report By TOI staff Rights groups claim discrimination, but online retailer tells Financial Times discrepancy is only due to ‘logistical issue’ Supreme Court chief orders inquiry into judge who mocked Berland By TOI staff and Marissa Newman When attorney for elderly sex convict rabbi raised concerns over his health, Sharon Lary-Bavly suggested he take Mentos mints, which he allegedly gave out as a ‘wonder drug’ Mandelblit okays delay in providing probe materials in case against PM loyalist By TOI staff In accordance with request by David Bitan, an MK accused of bribery, money laundering and fraud, documents to be given after election to avoid possible leak affecting vote Troops lured to download spyware with promise of nude pics IDF: Hamas again tries to ‘catfish’ soldiers with fake women on social media By Judah Ari Gross Military says it thwarted terror group’s effort — at least its third — to collect intelligence by installing spyware on troops’ phones; IDF says couldn’t contact women in images AI a new and ‘frightening’ battlefield in cyber war, experts warn By Shoshanna Solomon Court extends remand of suspected Jerusalem car-rammer By TOI staff Sanad al-Turman in custody for apparent attack that wounded 12 IDF servicemen touring the capital ahead of Western Wall ceremony Palestinian mayor forced to quit for joining anti-Trump plan meet with Israelis By TOI staff Security prisoner caught with 11 contraband cellphones inside his abdomen By TOI staff East Jerusalem boy seriously hurt in protest, apparently by police sponge bullet By TOI staff toi community David Horovitz Introducing: The Times of Israel Community Readers are invited to help support our ongoing commitment to independent, high-quality and fair-minded journalism Times of Israel launches ad-free version for ToI Community members By TOI staff More Headlines Man who helped stop Monsey stabber refuses reward from ‘Zionist organizations’ By Marcy Oster US-Israeli mapping committee for Trump peace plan said finalized By TOI staff Left-wing activist said assaulted by Likud supporters outside Netanyahu rally By TOI staff Zuckerberg: Israel’s NSO can defend itself in court over legality of its work By TOI staff Giant Soleimani statue unveiled by Hezbollah in Lebanon near Israel border By TOI staff Iran’s Rouhani vows US pressure will not force his country into talks By TOI staff and AP North Macedonia’s 1st Jewish minister ousted for standing by country’s old name By KONSTANTIN TESTORIDES J Street calls for Democratic group to take down Sanders attack ad By Eric Cortellessa Lynn Cohen, who played Magda in ‘Sex and the City,’ dies aged 86 By AP New York’s mayor endorses Bernie Sanders for president By Jonathan Lemire US, Europe clash over claim that Washington retreated from global stage By Michelle Fitzpatrick UK Jewish Labour Movement backs Lisa Nandy for party head; Thornberry drops out By TOI staff and Agencies Top Ops Joseph Gitler Hotels: Put ‘bathroom’ signs on your buffets! We’re all worried about the water needed to wash extra towels, but we don’t care about the thousands of liters used to grow the food we throw away Zack Rothbart ’The day I realized that I was the Messiah’ After 50 years, the Black Hebrews still really only want Israel to understand that they love the land and want to be friends of all people (PHOTO ESSAY) Joshua Hammerman The Moses Primary Which Democratic presidential hopeful would the Torah pick to run against Trump? The one with money…and the one no money Shmuel Goldin Israel isn’t a country, it’s a family How else can you explain the scolding, honking, shoving, eavesdropping and chiming in of strangers who aren’t strangers? Andrew Baker When Egypt decided to restore a beautiful synagogue There are virtually no Jews in Alexandria to make use of the again-glorious edifice, but its message of diversity should reach everyone Yardaena Osband Talmud, every day Moses discovered early how necessary the Oral Law is to understand the Torah — it’s one reason I believe everyone should try learning Daf Yomi (Yitro) Ruth Hametz My grass is greener now As the Hebrew saying goes, ’meshane makom, meshane mazal’ — we changed our place and changed our luck. An aliyah story David Sedley Decimal system The Ten Commandments offer a framework that categorizes all the other laws. They also include a succinct reminder of Sinai (Yitro) Doron Markel Debunking misconceptions: KKL-JNF fights climate change The biodiverse forests of today’s KKL-JNF are Israel’s only tool to actively absorb the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere Yoni Leviatan From Egypt to Exodus: The elite host of 1950s Israel At a time when most Israelis barely got by, my grandfather was living like a king in a villa on the shores of the Mediterranean Yossi Klein Halevi The Jewish nightmare of Bernie vs. Trump In his first months in office, President Trump emboldened the far-right fringe. President Sanders would do the same with the far left Avi Issacharoff Despite ostensible failure at UN, Trump plan has restored Abbas’s leadership The Palestinian leader has regained his people’s support; the Israeli right is wrong to claim he was never a partner, and Netanyahu is to blame for the two-state solution’s demise Popular
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