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Birkat Kohanim: The Magic of a Blessing Prof. Shawna Dolansky, The, Jan. 15, 2016 Many of us are familiar with the priestly benediction (birkat hakohanim) from the liturgy, found in Numbers 6:24-26. A sensational archaeological find by Gabriel Barkay in 1979 demonstrates the antiquity of this blessing at least as far back as the 7th century BCE.[1] At the site of Ketef Hinnom (southwest of the Old City of Jerusalem), two tiny silver scrolls with different versions of this birkat hakohanim were discovered, including for example the phrases “May YHWH bless you and guard you; may YHWH make his face shine upon you.”

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Elon Musk Defends George Soros Tweets and Other Conspiracy Theory Posts: “I’ll Say What I Want to Say, And If The Consequence Of That Is Losing Money, So Be It”: Ted Johnson, Deadline, May 16, 2023 – Elson Musk defended his propensity to step into divisive debate and even in advancing conspiracy theories, telling CNBC, “I’ll say what I want to say, and if the consequences of that is losing money, I’ll say it.”
WATCH:  I Am Naming the Enemy:  James Lindsay, Israpundit, Apr. 30, 2023 — Hello. Thank you, I’m glad to be here. I want to address something Tom just said, which is in fact, that woke is supposed to advance equity in Europe. So, here’s the definition of equity and see if it sounds like a definition of anything else you’ve ever heard of.

Elon Musk Is Right About George Soros—and Not Anti-Semitic:  Alan M. Dershowitz, WSJ, May 21, 2023

Soros, Antisemitism and the Progressive Assault on Language:  Caroline Glick, Algemeiner, May 21, 2023
Elon Musk Among the Anti-Semites:  Yair Rosenberg, The Atlantic, May 16, 2023
Elon Musk Likens Billionaire George Soros to X-Men Supervillain Magneto After He Dumps Tesla Stock:  Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, May 16, 2023


Elon Musk Has Controversial Idea to Bring Down Billionaire George Soros:  Luc Olinga, The Street, May 17, 2023 — Elon Musk finds himself at the center of a new controversy that he himself caused.
Billionaire George Soros Cuts His Ties to Elon Musk:  Luc Olinga, The Street, May 13, 2023 — Elon Musk won’t see a famous face at the Tesla shareholder meeting being held in Austin, Texas on May 16. 
Right-wing Activists Launch ‘Jews Against Soros’ Coalition Amid Antisemitism Controversies: Ben Samuels, Haaretz, May 31, 2023 — Right-wing activists on Wednesday launched a “Jews Against Soros” grassroots coalition, aimed at combating allegations that attacking the Jewish billionaire is antisemitic.
Israeli Government Blasts Musk Attack on Soros For ‘Reeking of Antisemitism’:  Avi Selk, Washington Post, May 17, 2023— Laughing, Elon Musk defended his remarks accusing Holocaust survivor and liberal donor George Soros of trying to weaken human civilization Tuesday evening, hours after a Twitter account affiliated with the Israeli government condemned his rhetoric as antisemitic.

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