To navigate the complex issue of intermarriage, rabbis must devise a position and practice that is mission-loyal and market-sensitive.
Billionaire stock pickers David Einhorn, Daniel Loeb and Barry Rosenstein on Wednesday told their wealthy investors they lost money in September as market turmoil inflicted more pain on some of America’s most prominent hedge funds.
Oil traders razor-focused on signs of escalating violence in the Middle East were jolted on Thursday by a Twitter posting from the Israeli military that, at first glance, suggested they had just bombed Syrian airports.
Yoni Wattenshtein’s brothers were out till 2 or 3 A.M., stocking up on the four species central to the observance of the holiday, and preparing to sell them in markets that spring up across Israel in the days leading up to the weeklong celebration.
Egypt’s stock market plunged on Sunday in its first day open since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi seizure of new powers set off street violence and a political crisis, unravelling efforts to restore stability after last year’s revolution.
Five Israeli Arabs and three Palestinians have been formally charged with the unlawful possession of a range of explosive and automatic weapons, after the cache was found in August. The police found a number of deadly weapons, including hand grenades, explosives, a number of different pistols and ammunition. It’s as yet unclear for what criminal purpose the weapons were intended for. The weapons had been stored in fridge within a fruit and vegetable market shop in east Jerusalem, and the police stormed the premises after receiving a tip off. The eight bad apples, from Hebron and East Jerusalem, now face a legal hot potato given the extensive weapons haul, while the police, still trying to uncover a motive, hope that they spill the beans.
European markets fell this week after here, at the European Central Bank, its president Mario Draghi said that instead of taking immediate action to stabilize the euro, measures would be drawn in gradually in the coming weeks. Continuing troubles in the European single currency area are already affecting economies in the Middle East. The Governor of the Bank of Israel Stanley Fischer warns: “Our exports will be affected by the situation in Europe. If there is a financial crisis and weakness in European banks, it will affect us too - and it’s on the way,” Fischer said. As in the Middle East, the euro zone’s private sector is also performing below the growth threshold. European companies say securing foreign buyers is becoming increasingly tough because of a weak business environment abroad. European economic observers say that if the euro zone governments don’t print money or they don’t bail out countries that are not particularly liked the situation will not get fixed. Meanwhile, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi says he is ready to do “whatever it takes” to support the euro. This is Wilson Ruiz for Jewish News One in Frankfurt.
It took me a while to feel acclimated and comfortable in Amsterdam, the city where I studied abroad. Riding my bicycle along those too-worn streets was terrifying at first—surrounded by spinning cars and fast-talking people who smiled with wide wide teeth. Everywhere I went, there was meat and French fries and eight different kinds of yogurt, but never any leafy greens or seitan skewers to roll around on my tongue. Everything about it was both strange and familiar — and the two twisted together constantly. An odd combination of competing realities, each one struggling to declare dominance over the other.
New in Israel, a boutique toilet chain store. You walk by this store on this busy Tel Aviv Street right by the Carmel market and from the outside is seems just like any other storefront, only that it features toilets- not for purchase, but for use. Let’s take a look. This European trend has infiltrated the Israeli market, which does have toilets for pay at bus stations, among other locations. However, the service, hygiene and costs are not the same. It costs 3 shekels to use one of these boutique toilets, about half a Euro, but the feel is not of a regular public bathroom, but almost like you’ve entered a hotel washroom. With music playing in the background, nice decor, and pleasant service, this boutique answers a basic need that everybody has. The store hosts about 400 people a day, who are interested in the experience. The store opens Sunday through Friday and closed on the Sabbath, in compliance with the usual Israeli stores operating hours. Sivan Raviv, JN1, Tel Aviv.
One of Israel’s oldest and biggest outdoor marketplaces offers always negotiable prices on a wide variety of foods and merchandise. Fresh fruit, exotic spices, flatbread, fish, colorful souvenirs, fresh flowers, clothing and footwear — you’ll find these and more at the Carmel Market (Shuk HaCarmel) in the heart of Tel Aviv. And all prices are negotiable. The market opened in 1920 and is now the biggest, busiest bazaar in Tel Aviv. Chefs from area restaurants like to buy their raw ingredients here along with hordes of shoppers from a panoply of ethnic backgrounds. Downloads: Hi Res - www.megaupload.com/?d=LEJBMSON Streaming - www.megaupload.com/?d=6LUG0VKG Docs Intro - www.megaupload.com/?d=AJG7TRZX Script - www.megaupload.com/?d=WGFMMJ6U Please credit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the State of Israel for any use of these videos