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FRANCE JEWS: TWO BROTHERS ATTACKED IN PARIS STREET








French police are investigating an assault on two Jewish brothers in a Paris suburb, in which the attackers allegedly shouted anti-Semitic abuse.

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ISRAEL ARAFAT STREET SIGN DROPPED AFTER NETANYAHU ANGER









An Israeli Arab town has dropped the name of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat from one of its streets after Israel's prime minister objected.  The village of Jatt, in the north of the country, removed the sign, officials said.


ISRAEL'S NETANYAHU CRITICIZED OVER 2014 GAZA WAR PREPARATIONS









Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former defense officials have been criticized by an inquiry into their conduct during the 2014 Gaza war. A report by Israel's state comptroller accused them of failing to prepare for the threat of cross-border tunnels dug by Palestinian militants led by Hamas.

PURIM


VASHTI – A FRAUD MARRIED TO A FICTION


By RABBI DR RAYMOND APPLE

Megilat Esther, the Book of Esther, is both a narrative of historical events and a study of human dynamics. Both aspects are far from simple.  Both are debated by the scholars.  What really happened in the Persia of Achashverosh and Esther, and why? What is the inside story of the dramatis personae?

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