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IS­RAEL’S in­tel­li­gence ca­pa­bil­i­ties have of­ten been praised. Now a pos­si­ble ex­pla­na­tion of why they get things right so of­ten: di­vine in­ter­ven­tion. A story is do­ing the rounds of how a beau­ti­ful woman, thought to Rachel (the ma­tri­arch rather than the Strictly Come Danc­ing star) as­sisted troops in Gaza.

This story has now re­ceived the of­fi­cial back­ing of Is­rael’s Sephardi spir­i­tual leader, Rabbi Ova­dia Yosef. He de­scribed Rachel’s role in the re­cent war in his Shab­bat ser­mon: “Sol­diers ar­rived at a house and wanted to go in­side. And then a beau­ti­ful young woman ap­peared be­fore them and warned ’don’t en­ter the house’, there are ter­ror­ists there.” Who needs night vi­sion cam­eras? Just find your­self a ma­tri­arch.

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