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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Breaking: Netanyahu, Lapid and Bennett reach compromise

A compromise agreement has been reached between Prime Minister Netanyahu, Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid and Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett.
A compromise was reached toward the final coalition deal on Wednesday evening, when Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid agreed to give up his demand for the Interior Ministry in return for the Education Ministry.
Yesh Atid also gave up its demand to have no more than 20 ministers in the new government, a move which will allow Likud to honor its coalition agreement with Tzipi Livni's Hatnua party and give MK Amir Peretz a ministerial position.
In the accepted compromised deal, Yesh Atid MK Shai Piron will receive the post of Education Minister, while Bayit Yehudi MK Nissan Slomiansky will head the Knesset Finance Committee. The Interior Ministry will remain in Likud's hands, and will likely be given to outgoing Education Minister Gideon Sa'ar.
Bayit Yehudi head Naftali Bennett, who has been working to mediate between Yesh Atid and Likud, was set to meet with Lapid at around 9 p.m. Wednesday evening, following a meeting with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.
 What could go wrong?

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At 1:26 AM, Blogger HaDaR said...

My dear friend of a quarter century, Rabbi Yaakov Pinto, SHLIT"A, once told me a story about his father, Rabbi Moshe Aaron Pinto, ZT"L. Rabbi Moshe, was a very serious and modest Jew, whose prayers and berakhoth were heard on High.
Until he passed away in 5746 at 73 after a long illness, he used to sit always at the entrance of his beth kenesseth in Ashdod, right next to the door, humbly, as his nature, as the last of his congregants. He had asked, many years before, NEVER to speak of him until he died.
One day, around the time of minchàh, a young Jew without a kippah and the outward look of a non observant Jew (as much as a Sephardi can be non observant, since most know by heart things that ba'ale' tesuhvah need to study), someone that in certain "frum" circles they dare call "Sheigez", entered Rabbi Moshe's synagogue silently and modestly. As soon as he crossed the threshold, Rabbi Moshe, in spite of his old age and stature, quickly rose on his feet and served him, giving the twenty-something youth a kippah, a siddur, and telling him where the tefillah was. I cut the story short. After the tefillah, actually after Ma'ariv, te gabbay went to Rabbi Moshe and asked him - may be too haughtily - why did kevodò rise to serve a resh gale' like that?... Rabbi Moshe had fiery eyes, in fact he mostly refrained from looking into people's eyes, as middat 'anavàh, of course, but the few people who saw them saw fire in them, a sweet but severe fire. Rabbi Moshe, just like Rabbi Yaakov, almost never pointed his right index finger at someone, certainly not in reproach with an up and down motion: if that happens beware!
That's what happened to his faithful gabbay... Rabbi Moshe, with his extender forefinger said to his gabbay: "That young Jew is like a Torah. He had the zekhut of doing to many people what I could never do.' The gabbay did not understand. But he wanted to and went and looked for info on his own about the young Jew. He soon found out that he was a member of an elite army unit, who had just been involved in a very dangerous mission, in which many Jews were saved. Why do I tell this story? BEcause I think it shows the difference between REAL MAN OF TORAH and resha'im, motsa'e dibbà, dovre' lashon ha-r'à and nevi`è sheqer.

All those who dared to insult Bennet calling him "head of a house of goyim" and other disgusting epithets, while Bennet observed mitswoth they could not even dream of, as Rabbi Moshe Pinto said (a hint: he saved Jewish lives, that is worlds!) and did nore tsedaqah they could dream of, and of the HIGHEST, since he CREATED JOBS AND GAVE THEM TO PEOPLE, should just BEG FOR MECHILLÀH, from him and from Hashem.

Besides, we see now that his strategy was wise and worked to pre-empt another of Netanyahu's EVIL PLANS, a government with Labor or Yesh 'Atid and Charedim to give away our MORASHAH, something which, not as a Yerushah, CANNOT BE GIVEN AWAY, CANNOT BE REFUSED AND CANNOT BE DIVIDED. And Morashàh is ONLY FIRST (Parashat Va`erà) ERETS ISRAEL and THEN (Parashat WeZoth Habberakhà) OUR TORAH.
I did not make the ghezerà shavà (learn Rabbi Ishamel's Baraitha that you might recite" in the morning prayer!) but it was one of the Rishonim, Rabbenu Bachye, and it was reiterated by the Mishne' Sachir so eloquently.

 
At 4:32 AM, Blogger Michael Goldstein said...

Finally, a government with the Haredim.

Shehecheyanu. V'Keemano. V'higeelanu, bazman hazeh.

Zeh HaYom Asah HaShem, negillah v'nismicah vo!

 

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