Why did John Selden, the most learned man in England, choose to study the Talmud when imprisoned in the Tower of London in 1629? To understand the basis of common law.
Of Natural and Jewish Law
The Palestinian Authority Deliberately Provoked Sunday’s Jerusalem Riots
On Sunday, Tisha b’Av—the traditional day of mourning for the destruction of the two Jerusalem Temples—coincided with the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. While the Israeli government had initially banned Jews from the Temple Mount on that day, it later reversed its decision and allowed a few dozen to visit. Muslim worshippers greeted them by throwing chairs and stones, and police had to quell the riot by force. Just yesterday, an Israeli policeman was stabbed nearby. Maurice Hirsch and Itamar Marcus place the blame for Sunday’s violence squarely on the shoulders of the Palestinian Authority:
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