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The Magnitude of Israel's Fires by The Numbers (21 photos)

 

 

Over 630 fires have blazed through Israel since last Tuesday (November 22nd) 

 

Many were smaller fires, but several were giant blazes which struck at the heart of residential areas. This NASA satellite image shows smoke billowing from Haifa in the North and in Jerusalem region, the areas hardest-hit by the fires.

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Gun Control: Jewish Thoughts on a Loaded Subject

The terrible events in Orlando over the weekend, and the horrific shooting attack in Tel Aviv a few days before that, have once again shocked America and the western world. Such incidents of terrorism on our own democratic soil invite profound soul-searching as to how we can prevent such evil from happening again. They have also brought the issue of gun control back into the headlines and presidential campaigns - there are those who would ban all guns, making it harder for terrorists, criminals  and homicidal nut jobs to get their hands on weapons, and there are those that believe ordinary citizens should have the right to bear arms, in order to defend themselves from the gun toting terrorists.

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