There are two big stories here in Israel right now. First of all, 3 teenage Jewish boys from the “settlements” are missing. They are believed to have been kidnapped by Palestinians. PLEASE PRAY for their safety. This is a very dangerous situation.
The second bit of news is that we have a newly-elected President, Reuven Rivlin. We were hoping that he would win, as he does not have any sketchy activity in his past. The other candidate is being investigated for taking bribes (evidently a common crime amongst the politicians here!). The President in Israel is a figurehead, and does not have political power. The current President, Shimon Perez, is ending his political career, at least officially!
We wish you all a blessed, meaningful, Shabbat Shalom!