Israel Brief September 15, 2013: Hundreds injured, fainted over Yom Kippur

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Hundreds injured, fainted over Yom Kippur

Source: JTA, 9-15-13

More than 200 Israeli children were injured in bicycle-related accidents in Israel on Yom Kippur….READ MORE

Israel Brief September 13, 2013: Medics on high alert as Israel prepares to fast during a heat wave

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Medics on high alert as Israel prepares to fast during a heat wave

Source: Haaretz , 9-13-13

Medics on high alert as Israel prepares to fast during a heat wave. IDF places West Bank under closure; airport to shut down until Saturday night; resuscitation equipment in some synagogues….READ MORE

Jewish Brief September 11, 2013: 10 things you probably don’t know about Yom Kippur

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10 things you probably don’t know about Yom Kippur

Source: Haaretz, 9-11-13

Detail from 'Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur'

Detail from ‘Jews Praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur,’ by Maurycy Gottlieb, 1878. Photo by Wikimedia Commons

You may go to synagogue every Yom Kippur and have fasted religiously since you were knee-high to a Torah scroll, but do you really know the history of this holiest of days?…READ MORE

Full Text Israel Political Brief September 26, 2012: PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s Statement on Yom Kippur & United Nations General Assembly

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Statement from PM Netanyahu

Source: PMO, 9-26-12

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released the following statement this evening :

“Citizens of Israel,

Tonight, I am leaving for New York to represent the State of Israel at the United Nations.

On the issue of Iran, we are all in agreement on the goal of preventing Iran from achieving nuclear weapons.

On the day when we pray to be inscribed in the Book of Life, a platform was given to a dictatorial regime that strives, at every opportunity, to sentence us to death.

On the eve of Yom Kippur, which is sacred to the Jewish People, the Iranian tyrant – before the whole world – chose to publicly call for our disappearance.

This is a black day for those who chose to stay in the hall and listen to such slander.

In my remarks to the UN General Assembly, they will hear my response.

As the Prime Minister of Israel, the state of the Jewish People, I am working in every way so that Iran will not have nuclear weapons.

History has proven that those who have wanted to wipe us off the map have failed, as the Jewish People have overcome all obstacles.

We have set up a magnificent state, among the most advanced in the world.

Israel is a modern and strong state thanks to the strength and talents of its citizens and to our faith in the justice of our cause.

I wish you all gmar hatima tova!”

Israel Brief September 23, 2012: Israel moves to Standard Time amid demonstrations

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Israel moves to Standard Time amid demonstrations

Source: JTA, 9-23-12

Israel moved back to Standard Time, bringing out demonstrators in protest of the early switch due to Yom Kippur….READ MORE

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