This Shabbos is the last Shabbat of the Jewish calendar year. It is called Shabbos Selichot because on Saturday night we begin to say special supplications called Selichot, (which means forgiveness) beseeching G-d to bless the New Year that it should truly be a good year.
hears the term "settler colonial" spewed as an obscene epithet throughout the American Academia today to disparage the Jewish people of Israel and Zionism positing the fallacious claim that Zionism is an entirely 19th century European invention when in fact Zionism is the singular foundational narrative of the 4000-year-old Jewish Bible.
Perhaps the Taliban decided it would be timely to out-do our Supreme Court. It decreed on Saturday that the women of Afghanistan must cover their entire bodies, at least with a garment known as a hijab. A burqa would be better, but it is not required.