Does “male and female created He them” (Genesis 1: 27) mean that the first human comprised both sexes? Perhaps so, suggests the Midrash.
What’s the Purpose of the Hamas Chairman’s Grand Tour?
Egypt recently made the unusual decision to allow the head of the Hamas politburo, Ismail Haniyeh, to travel abroad. On Tuesday he was in Turkey, from where he is expected to travel to Qatar—these two countries being Hamas’s most reliable supporters—and then to Russia and Malaysia. Hamas’s other major patron, Iran, is conspicuously not on the itinerary. Shahar Klaiman speculates about the reasons for Cairo’s decision:
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