With all due respect to our immigration overlords, are not the vast majority of our CIS/FSU/chever haamim citizens (of whome I've only very occasionally met a real jewish one, and I get around a lot) presenting a more pressing issue to the jewish identity of the state. And what incentive do Shas, or anyone else for that matter, offer for conversion? Klum. And every weekend planeloads fly out to get married in cyprus or prague. To paraphrase and expand on a non-jewish journalist, what's the point of existing as a jewish state, when we have christian soldiers who barely speak hebrew, manning road blocks and detaining people who have been here for much much longer, and we probably have more in common with (including theologically). Shas, you do some very good work (sometimes), but please focus on the real issues.
Red Cross delivers aid to Taiz, Yemen, for first time since August (Reuters)
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