Why do many Hasidic Jews abstain from studying the Torah at Christmas? The mythology is that back in the day, Christians liked to persecute Jews during the holiday But according to an authority on the subject, the practice was originally based on a superstition that on Christmas, Jesus had to spend the day “wander[ing] in all pits of excrement or latrines throughout the world” – and studying Torah gave him respite from this torture.
Is Israel becoming a promised land of impunity for crooks and fraudsters?
Israel has become a haven for financial fraudsters. Dealers in binary options and the like find law enforcement officers who are lenient or complicit, legislators who champion the illegal practice, and tax policies that encourage such conduct. Despite stealing billions of dollars from millions of victims worldwide, causing tragedy and suicides, not a single binary options fraudster has ever been indicted by Israel…