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Opinion . Tradition . POLITICIANS A2. ARE REFLECTIONS OF OURSELVES THE BLESSING A9. OF GRANDCHILDREN INTERFAITH BREAKFAST CONTROVERSY AND COFFEE A11. algemeiner THE JOURNAL FRIDAY, January 6, 2011 11 Tevet 5772 VOL. XXXVIII NO. 2042 1.00 PRINTED IN NEW YORK Palestinian Arabs Meet with Israeli Reps In Jordan Muslim Brotherhood Israel Peace Deal Isnt Binding BY ROI KAIS Egypts Muslim Brotherhood will not recognize Israel under any circumstances and might put the peace treaty with the

A2 FRIDAY, JANUARY 06, 2012 Opinion . ers based on the popularity of their ideas. Quite rightly, capability, relevant experience and overall qualification are the most sought after qualities of corporate leadership, why should a country be any different The upcoming presidential election is pivotal for the future of the American people and the arena of presidential discourse is replete with ideological finger pointing. If we are to bridge the real gulf between politicians and those that they World News . A3 Terrorist Released in Schalit Deal Named PA Adviser BY KHALED ABU TOAMEH Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday issued a presidential decree appointing a prisoner who was released in the recent Hamas prisonerexchange deal for Gilad Schalit as his adviser for local government. The former prisoner, Mahmoud Awad Damra, was sentenced in 2006 to 15 years in prison for his role in terrorist attacks against Israel. Damra served as commander of the

A4 FRIDAY, JANUARY 06, 2012 World News . have been very dominant until recently, recorded a 30 drop in the number of apartments purchased for investment purposes compared to September, and a 70 drop compared to October 2010. Investors make up about onefifth of secondhand apartment sellers on average. In the Beersheba area, they make up about 30 of the market. Treasury Improvement in economic activity The report also reviews the Israeli economys general economic activity. According to the rev World News U.S News .. A5 The Day Shabbat Started on Thursday Night BY TZVI BEN GEDALYAHU How can the Jewish Sabbath start Thursday night Visit Samoa, where it jumpstarted the International Date Line. On second thought, rabbis advise not to travel there in order to avoid the complications of its reTherefore, if one travels from the United States to China a day is lost, he continues. Some rabbinic opinions determine, When the Japanese and New Zealand residents say it is Sat

A6 FRIDAY, JANUARY 06, 2012 Opinion . question of whether a woman can serve as a mere officer of an orthodox Shul or deliver a Dvar Torah remains hotly contested. There is something magical about Englands Jews. They proudly hold on to their Jewish identity, generously support an endless array of Jewish social welfare organizations, and have a higher percentage of children in Jewish education then we do in the United States. But there are now only 250,000 Jews in all the United Kingdom and th Opinion . A7 Khamenei Gives Ahmadinejad Ultimatum DORE GOLD ISRAEL Continued from Page A6 Boteach of the Revolutionary Guard, Mohsen Rezai, recommended to the political echelon to keep fighting. Rather than act rationally, given the circumstances that Iran was in, the Revolutionary Guard was the most militant factor in Iranian decisonmaking, seemingly driven by other calculations. Its decision might just indicate that it didnt care about protecting the lives of thousands

A8 FRIDAY, JANUARY 06, 2012 Impressions . Israel merits media coverage but surely not the mountains of press coverage versus the lack of media on similar issues amidst our Arab brethren bordering Israel. The fundamental difference between the conflicts is immense in Israel, its extremists against the government in Arab countries, its the policy and the law against the women. Why does the media neglect to cover the tribulations of Saudi women who are required to have a guardian and need that

Continued from A9 Questions A9 Tradition. The Blessing of Grandchildren JONATHAN SACKS LOND ON, UK Every Friday night we reenact one of the most moving scenes in the book of Bereishit. Jacob, reunited with Joseph, is ill. Joseph comes to visit him, bring bringing with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim. Jacob, with deep emotion, says I never even hoped to see your face, said Israel to Joseph. But now God has even let me see your children. 48 11 He blesses Joseph. Th

A10 FRIDAY, JANUARY 06, 2012 Tradition . You can say that Genesis is the formative stage of life, when we are educated, trained and equipped with the tools we will need to face the real world. senal, we then enter the next stage in the book of Exodus. We enter a harsh world that initially enslaves us by the inherent constraints Mitzrayim of material existence. We have to struggle to find our way and to maintain our equilibrium. But we dont come defenseless. We are given all the resources we Social . Creating Miracles With Style BY MIRI BENDOR A11 It is said that three parties are needed to create a child mother, father and a bit of ezrat Ha Shem Gods help. For about one sixth of all married couples, however, this triumvirate is not enough. To achieve the successful pregnancy that will enable these couples to create their families, this fifteen per cent must seek additional assistance. The medical and often spiritual counseling and assistance these couples m

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