Hello. Today seems to be a good news day for Israel (may this continue to be so). Israeli troups turned over control of Jericho to the Palestinians (with Tulkaram, Qalqiya and Bethlehem on the short list for future cities) and the effort to remove Syria from Lebanon moves forward. (Now we just need to do something about Hizbollah.)
In honor of today's siyyum of the 7-year cycle of daf yomi (daily study of a page of Talmud) I am posting some new links for Torah study. They appear in this post and in the margin where appropriate. (Thanks to Temple Sholom in Eau Clarie for many of the links.)
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Below you will find a diverse collection of blogs which represent various political opinions, nationalities and religious outlooks. I share them as part of the blog community, not to advocate a particular view.