Interesting Recent Links - Sukkot 5774
The Hachtara of the new Rishon Letzion Rav Yitzhak Yosef Shlit"a at the Rabban Yohanan Ben Zakkai Synagogue was unexpectedly attended by his father - Rav Ovadia Yosef Shlit"a, who was recently released from the hospital. Photos and a 1-minute video at YWN and more photos at Kikar. Kikar also has an edited 8-minute video and a shorter-version 2-minute video.
A number of tragedies לא עלינו happened over Yom Kippur:
- YWN - Toddler Drowns in Bnei Brak Mikveh on Yom Kippur
- YWN - House Arrest in Fatal Bnei Brak Yom Kippur Mikvah Drowning. See also Kikar.
- YWN - Arrests in Ramat Migron on Yom Kippur
- Matzav - Woman Killed On Way to Kol Nidrei in Jacksonville, FL See also YWN
Matzav - Navy Shipyard Gunman was awarded a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Tomer Devorah - Exploding!
Both Tomer Devorah and Soul Mazal notice some quite interesting quotes in JPost from Richard Kemp, former commander of British forces in Afghanistan, on what you may want to call "Israeli Exceptionalism". Of course, it is only due to our Shomer Yisrael, Who never sleeps nor slumbers.
YWN - DM Ya’alon Expresses Adamant Opposition to Drastic Enforcement of Chareidi Draft. See also Matzav
CosmicX continues his obsession of the disgraced former Democratic congressman from the great state of New York, and offers interesting analysis with Huma Abedin's Next Step.
Hezbos opines that the Erev Rav were not converts in Who Were the Erev Rav? (part 2 of 4)
Sukkah World - Rules of the Sukkah
Kikar - Building Sukkahs for the non-religious for free. See also Mashiach is Coming and Life in Israel.
How much did the Kippur Kibbudim go for? Check out these 3 articles: Kikar, Kikar, and Matzav