Jonathan Sacks – Learning and Leadership – Shoftim

Jonathan Sacks learning   Jonathan Sacks: The parsha of Shoftim is the classic source of the three types of leadership in Judaism, called by the sages the “three crowns”: of priesthood, kingship and Torah.[1] This is the first statement in history of the principle, set out in the eighteenth century by Montesquieu in L’Esprit des Lois, and later made fundamental to the American constitution, of “the separation of powers.”[2]

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OURCROWD RAISES $60M IN EQUITY CROWD FUNDING FOR 46 COMPANIES

OurCrowd     OurCrowd, the leading equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors, announced today that it has successfully raised $60 million in the aggregate to date over its platform for its 46 portfolio companies. Twenty of these companies have already raised more than $1 million each in investments, and four companies have raised over $3 million through the OurCrowd platform.

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Official Israel – Palestinian Ceasefire Details Now Available

Official Israel - Palestinian Ceasefire Details  Children hold up guns (one with an empty magazine) from a car as Palestinians gather in the streets to celebrate after a deal had been reached between Hamas and Israel over a long-term end to seven weeks of fighting in the Gaza Strip on August 26, 2014 in Gaza City. (photo credit: AFP/Mohammed Abed) Read more: UN peacekeepers reported nabbed at Golan border crossing | The Times of Israel http://www.timesofisrael.com/if-hamas-attacks-israel-will-hit-back-sevenfold-netanyahu-warns/#ixzz3Bgz3ePIy Follow us: @timesofisrael on Twitter | timesofisrael on Facebook

Children hold up guns (one with an empty magazine) from a car as Palestinians gather in the streets to celebrate after a deal had been reached between Hamas and Israel over a long-term end to seven weeks of fighting in the Gaza Strip on August 26, 2014 in Gaza City. (photo credit: AFP/Mohammed Abed)          Official Israel – Palestinian Ceasefire Details

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A CHELM-ON-THE-MED SPECIAL REPORT

A CHELM-ON-THE-MED Daniella_Ashkenazy-Cartoon23      Operation “Protective Edge” (Tzuk Eitan) –  a mixed bag of piquant “BACKPAGE NEWS FROM THE FRONT” GLEANED FROM THE HEBREW MEDIA

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Steve Kramer – ISRAEL MUST WIN ON THE BATTLEFIELD

imgres   Steve Kramer Following the ceasefire, Hamas leaders and thousands of supporters celebrated after declaring victory over Israel. photo: cir.ca    On August 19 Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu said, “In the stormy Middle East, one needs a combination of strength and patience. The IDF has considerable strength and the Eternal People has proven that it does not fear a long road. It could yet take time and one must be patient and determined. The combination of persistence and strength will assist us in achieving the goal of this operation — quiet and security for all Israelis.”

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Michael Freund – Fighting terror for dummies

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War has been known to bring out the best and worst in man.

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