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          4-11 Adar, 5778                                                     Feb. 19-25, 2018 -- THE JEWISH OBSERVER, LOS ANGELES  --  603rd Web Ed.


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ISRAEL REBUKES POLAND PM FOR 'JEWISH PERPETRATORS' REMARK 

  














JERUSALEM -- Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has sharply rebuked his Polish counterpart for saying that Jews were among the perpetrators of the Holocaust. He said the remarks by Mateusz Morawiecki at the Munich Security Conference were "outrageous."



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 ISRAEL-POLAND SPAT: SWASTIKAS DRAWN ON POLISH EMBASSY IN TEL AVIV









Swastikas have been drawn on the gates of Poland's embassy in Israel, a day after the country's PM said Jews were among perpetrators of the Holocaust.


ISRAEL'S INDIAN JEWS AND THEIR LIVES IN THE 'PROMISED LAND'







Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has just left India after a six-day official visit during which the two countries heralded a "new era" in ties. BBC traveled to Beersheba in Israel to meet a community of Indian-origin Jews who migrated there soon after the nation's creation.

ASK THE RABBI


         THE CHOSEN PEOPLE


By RABBI DR RAYMOND APPLE


The 19th chapter of Sh’mot, which forms part of this week’s Torah portion, contains G[-]d’s promise to make us “am s’gulah”, usually translated as a “chosen people” (verses 5-6). Everyone who looks at this text tries to explain it. Bernard Shaw roundly condemned it as equivalent to the Nazi Herrenvolk claim.

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