Honor Pride and the NFL by Michael Moffitt

When the truth is spoken, we all understand. The disgraceful no-call cannot be reversed because of money.

Honor and Pride can always overcome money where there is a will to do so. At the moment there were opportunities to right the wrong. The owner of the Rams, the coach of the Rams, any one of the officials or the ever silent Godell could have said, “Let’s look at the video tape.” Whoever had done so would have been a hero. But there were no heroes.

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Chanukah legacy in the USA by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger

The legacy of Chanukah – the centrality of liberty and morality, freedom of religion and defiance of immense odds – has played a major role in shaping the American ethos and state of mind from the Early Pilgrims, through the Founding Fathers’ War of Independence and their composition/ratification the US Constitution until today.

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The Shamrak Report October 23, 2018

The Shamrak Report is an independent weekly editorial letter published since 2001. The aim is to promote the Jewish point of view on the Arab-Israel conflict; motivate Jewish people and our true friends to uphold the ideals and aspirations of traditional Zionism. The editorial is not sponsored by or affiliated with any government, political party or organization. You may use articles and letters on your website, FaceBook etc.

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Optimistic state of Israel’s economy by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger

Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #232, October 11, 2018
(previous issues)

1. The international credit rating agency, Standard & Poor (S&P), upgraded Israel’s credit rating to AA- with a stable outlook, the highest ever for Israel. S&P highlighted Israel’s fiscal discipline, higher than expected economic growth rate, the reduction of debt-to-GDP-ratio from 70% (ten years ago) to 60% in 2018, enhanced competitiveness and evolving from a global net-borrower into a global net-lender. Moody’s credit rating agency just updated its rating outlook for Israel from “stable” to “positive” (Globes, Aug. 5).

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When will my lawn stop growing? by Jim Fabiano

Autumn has arrived with all its wonders. The air is fresh with little to no humidity, my garden has given the last of its bounty, and the leaves of the trees are starting to give a glimpse of the colors that are destined to explode around us. Now if my lawn would finally get the hint and stop growing I could be a happy camper.

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The Shamrak Report September 25, 2018

The Shamrak Report is an independent weekly editorial letter published since 2001. The aim is to promote the Jewish point of view on the Arab-Israel conflict; motivate Jewish people and our true friends to uphold the ideals and aspirations of traditional Zionism. The editorial is not sponsored by or affiliated with any government, political party or organization. You may use articles and letters on your website, FaceBook etc.

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The Shamrak Report September 11, 2018

The Shamrak Report is an independent weekly editorial letter published since 2001. The aim is to promote the Jewish point of view on the Arab-Israel conflict; motivate Jewish people and our true friends to uphold the ideals and aspirations of traditional Zionism. The editorial is not sponsored by or affiliated with any government, political party or organization. You may use articles and letters on your website, FaceBook etc.

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Rosh Hashanah (New Year) guide for the perplexed, 2018

Rosh Hashanah in 2018 will start on Sunday, the 9th of September

Based on ancient Jewish Sages
More on Rosh Hashanah and other Jewish holidays

1. Rosh Hashanah (“the beginning of the year” in Hebrew), the Jewish New Year (5,779), is celebrated on the first day of the Jewish month of Tishrei (תשרי). Tishrei was a Babylonian term for launching the agricultural (creation) calendar, starting with the planting of seeds and the first rain.

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The Shamrak Report September 4, 2018

The Shamrak Report is an independent weekly editorial letter published since 2001. The aim is to promote the Jewish point of view on the Arab-Israel conflict; motivate Jewish people and our true friends to uphold the ideals and aspirations of traditional Zionism. The editorial is not sponsored by or affiliated with any government, political party or organization. You may use articles and letters on your website, FaceBook etc.

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The central question is always winter or summer By Jim Fabiano

As I was mowing my lawn for what seemed to be the millionth time this summer my neighbor wandered over from his task of allowing weeds to take over his lawn to ask me if I was sick of summer yet? OK, I answered, but I reminded him of a time in mid-February as we were attempting to liberate our families from the snows and cold of winter, when he asked me if I was sick of winter yet?

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