Sources: Israeli Coalition Deal to be Signed Tonight


yair-lapid-and-shai-pironThe coalition agreement that will send Israel’s 33rd government on its way is to be signed tonight, sources in the Likud/Yisrael Beiteinu said. A deadlock over the formation of a government was broken after the Likud conceded the Education Ministry to Yesh Atid. Rabbi Shai Piron, number two on the Yesh Atid list, will be named Education Minister. Yair Lapid will be named Finance Minister. Yesh Atid will receive two more portfolios, the sources said: Yael German will be named Health Minister, and Ya’akov Peri will be named Science Minister.

Bayit Yehudi will receive three portfolios, the sources said. Naftali Bennett will be Minister of Economics and Commerce, which will be the new name of the Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry, and an MK from the party will be named Sports and Culture Minister. Bayit Yehudi will also be given the Religious Affairs, Diaspora and Jerusalem portfolio, with Rabbi Eli Ben Dahan likely to be named Religious Affairs Minister. Uri Ariel will be the Minister of Construction and Housing and will be in charge of the Israel Lands Administration. This should be very good news for residents of Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, because Ariel is unlikely to cooperate with any scheme for housing freezes in these areas, and will likely make every effort to increase construction there.

Bayit Yehudi will also head the Knesset Finance Committee. Tzippy Livni will be Justice Minister, and Amir Peretz, number two on the Hatnu’a list, will be named Environment Minister. Read more coverage from Arutz Sheva.

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  1. A summary of some interesting points raised in the article:

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  2. Tznius is a sore subject to most of us,(for me too) the Gra”h (the Vilna Goan) writes that the same way that men are protected by learning Torah, women are protected by their Tznius, this has nothing to do with Yocheved (post # 45) this has to do with what it says in our Torah: that when we lack Tznius Hashem removes him self from us c”v and then we are all in great danger as we have seen what happened to us with the Gloubers who where holy Neshomos that suffered for the rest of us. Yocheved already quoted, suggesting that Tznius needs improvement it’s like saying don’t stop breathing if want to stay alive, unfortunately we all know that Tznius desires much improvement in many communities world wide. “Tznius is Hashem’s pride and glory”

    As far as people pretending to be Neviam and suggesting all sort of Mitzvos that we have to improve on, its OK to do so, because Hashem didn’t bring this kind of tragedy up on us so that we can keep on living our lives as we have been till now, Hashem is crying out loud SCREAMING at us saying “I have taken away from you a special holy pure clean couple who where a Korbon Tzibur in order to wake up the rest of the Klall” everyone is always welcome to share their thoughts ideas and feelings in order to make sure that all of us are starting to wake up and practicing the Mitzvos in a better way that we have been conforming till now.

    However Tznius is always on the top priority of the list, that desires much improvement! BTW the Mitzvah of Tznius is for men and women alike, There has never been a time in Jewish history that any Leader i.e. a Rav, Godol, Mekubal, Chacham or Rebbeh suggesting to stop improving our Tznius, I know that it’s a sore subject to most of us (4 ME TOO) yes it is very difficult because we all want to look good, but looking good is for inside of our homes not when we go outside.

    I was personally very moved by Yocheved’s post and spent much time going through my wardrobe putting much of what I found to be inappropriate according to Halocha in the garbage as a Zechus for the Gloubers Z”L.

    Tznius is not an obsession Tznius is the way Hashem expects us to dress think and live, i.e. if a Bas Yisroel is walking down the street dressed Tznius and is still talking loud, or making noise with her heals-shoes, attracting attention from men in any way, she is not fully complying with the laws of Tznius.

    May Hashem help us and we should be Zocha to: have a Korbon Pesach this year – ????? ???? ???????