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PRITI PATEL 'INUNDATED' WITH SUPPORT SINCE ISRAEL REVELATIONS










Priti Patel says she has been "inundated" with support after resigning as UK international development secretary after a row over unauthorized meetings



LOCAL NEWS

AGUDATH ISRAEL LAUDS ROLL-OUT OF NEW NYS $25 MILLION SECURITY GRANT









Agudath Israel of America hails NYS Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s recent announcement releasing $25 million to protect nonpublic schools and day care centers located in NYS against hate crimes. This new program is now open to applications.


GAZA: PALESTINIAN MILITANTS KILLED AS ISRAEL HITS TUNNEL








Seven Palestinian militants were killed and several others injured when Israel destroyed a tunnel running from Gaza into Israel, Palestinian officials say. It is understood that five of those who died were members of Islamic Jihad. The Hamas military wing said two of its members were killed in a rescue effort. 

ASK THE RABBI

Torah reading: Vayyera


WHAT KIND OF TEST?


By RABBI DR RAYMOND APPLE

The story of the "Akedah", central to this week’s Torah reading, tells us that G[-]d tested Abraham.

The Hebrew uses a word that means more than a test in the sense of a school examination. The verb "nisah" means to be tried and tested through suffering.


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