Figures on January foreign tourist hotel stays are not yet available, but December's numbers were down 9% compared to December 2014 and 28% compared to December 2013.05:09 10.02.16 | 0 comments
While his political behavior left a lot to be desired, his halakhic knowledge made him a great torah scholar. Regardless of whether his followers were able to understand his halakhic decisions is beside the point. People had a lot of respect for Aharon Barak and few understood/read his judicial opinions/decisions. Does that make him a nobody? I doubt there are few people who can attract 500 thousand people--on only a few hours notice--to come to his funeral. He was a phenomenal personality--for good and for bad.