Opinion: An open letter to Natalie Portman

Like Portman, Henry Roth, a Jew living in Montreal, Canada, was born in Israel. In this letter, he tells the famous, multiple award-winning actress that her decision to refuse the prestigious Genesis Prize was “very wrong.”

Dear Ms. Portman,

The two of us have a lot in common; I too was born in Israel, and like you, my family left Israel when I was young.  However, hearing that you have refused the Genesis Prize because of the “ … mistreatment of those suffering from today’s atrocities …”, it is clear to me that we differ greatly on how we, as Diaspora Jews, perceive modern-day Israel and how we can best serve the interests of the Jewish people.

Read More: https://worldisraelnews.com/open-letter-natalie-portman/

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Divine Response to Iranian Threats: Sandstorms and Earthquakes

“She shall be remembered of God of Hosts With roaring, and shaking, and deafening noise, Storm, and tempest, and blaze of consuming fire” Isaiah 29:6 (The Israel Bible™) 

An Iranian threat against Israel last week was answered immediately from above with a massive sandstorm. If the message was not entirely clear, two days later, the Iranian nuclear reactor was hit by an earthquake at the same time Jews in Israel were celebrating their Independence Day. Rabbi Yosef Dayan, a member of the nascent Sanhedrin (Biblically mandated court of 71 elders) and a descendant of King David, noted that it should be clear to everyone around the world that this storm in Iran was divine intervention. “My first reaction when I saw reports of the storm was to thank God because this was clearly straight from Hashem (God, literally ‘the name’),” Rabbi Dayan told Breaking Israel News. Read More: https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/106487/divine-response-to-iranian-threats-sandstorms-and-earthquakes/?utm_source=Breaking+Israel+News&utm_campaign=97b7f5f69d-BIN_morning_4_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b6d3627f72-97b7f5f69d-86523929&mc_cid=97b7f5f69d&mc_eid=e5058908dc

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