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Dieting and Judaism: not a slimming mix

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Starting off a new healthier lifestyle is always more difficult than making the resolution to do so. In this article for The Times of Israel, David talks about the Jewish-specific challenges of dieting – the social aspects of eating at Shabbat and Jewish Holidays, the mixed messages we get from Jewish parents, and how difficult it is to give up foods that you love and are bad for you.

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How not to treat an ally

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Writing for Times of Israel, David discusses how USA’s presidents take riskier actions in their last couple of months in the office of their second terms. He puts this in terms of Obama and Kerry’s abstaining to vote in the UN on the Israel issue after not treating their allies right. They had tried to be on the winning side of battles in this conflicted area. He perceives this through the lens of True Goodness…

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The other important Jewish population statistic

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After the Jewish Agency released their world Jewish population survey, David had written a piece for The Times of Israel. In this article, he speaks about the other important factor that needs to be considered in relation to the global Jewish population – its size relative to the the overall population of the country. He then discusses the possibilities and reasons for the variation in proportionate size of Jewish populations of particular countries.

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All of us have become judges

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A judge’s job is one of the most difficult, thus in a democracy the judiciary is separated from other Government branches. David writes for The Times of Israel, dissecting the scenario when the role of a judge came into question after trial and appeals that were live streamed. He talks of the contrast between the judicial decision that isn’t questioned and judgement by social media where there is a constant influx of self-appointed judges and…

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