Readers and followers of the Word of God in the Old and New Testaments agree that God's ways are not man's ways - in other words, choosing to follow a holy path is very different from living a worldly life, beset by good and evil.
What time is it? It's summer time! Israel's children look forward all year to the long vacation. There is no shortage of sunshine, and so many activities to choose from. First of all, there is every parent's favorite: summer school! Then, there are week-long nature camps, and day camps featuring a plethora of hobbies and crafts.
Reducing child allotments was the topic of furious debate in the Knesset last Sunday. The end-of-year Financial Budget is on the table and proposes a blanket reduction of monthly child support from NIS175 to NIS140 (about $37 US). All parents receive this child support grant through the National Insurance Institute of Israel, for children under the age of 18.