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Some religious perspectives on the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange

As I wrote in my earlier post, and in my other posts about the “Shalit deal” as the prisoner exchange has come to be known in Israel, views are split as to the wisdom and even the legality of releasing … Continue reading

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WELCOME HOME GILAD!

ברוך הטוב והמטיב Blessed is G-d who is good and who does good That is the traditional Jewish blessing on hearing good news.  How long we have waited until we have been able to write such a wonderful heading. Gilad … Continue reading

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Second thoughts on the Shalit deal

While I am in favour of the deal to free Gilad Shalit, I am not terribly whole-hearted about it. If I had been asked about it in advance I don’t think I would have supported it – in fact I … Continue reading

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Is Gilad Shalit about to be released?

I hardly dare type the words for fear of bringing the ayin hara (evil eye) down on the whole deal. Is the Shalit deal within grasp? Saudi Arabia’s Al-Arabiya TV reported Tuesday that Egypt has made a breakthrough in its … Continue reading

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