Politics: A Knesset Speaker who believes in miracles

New Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein managed to eat matza on all three Passovers he spent in Soviet prisons.

‘I’m not getting a grace period,” Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein says with a smile this week, five days after being sworn into his position.

On his first day on the job, Edelstein presided over the swearing-in of the new government. The next day, before the Knesset adjourned for a month-long recess, he oversaw plenum votes on the budget and the Chief Rabbinate.

“After that, I had to go work for the real ‘boss’ and do some Passover cleaning at home,” he jokes. Continue Reading


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