Towards a haredi bourgeoisie?

Towards a haredi bourgeoisie?

June 23, 2017

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A haredi middle class is rising, one which has dispensable income and is developing wider lifestyle horizons. The ripening of this segment in haredi society raises captivating and critical questions. Perhaps it offers new pathways of navigating modernity for haredi and secular Israeli society.

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Why Jerusalem can’t be divided

Why Jerusalem can’t be divided

June 16, 2017

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A united Jerusalem under exclusive Israeli sovereignty is the key, not an obstacle, to peace and security in the city. Proposals to divide the city are unworkable, unwise and unjustified.

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Encouraging integration in united Jerusalem

Jun 9, 2017

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Encouraging integration in united Jerusalem

The fruits of normalization among eastern Jerusalem Arabs.

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Beware Islamization in Jerusalem

Jun 1, 2017

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Beware Islamization in Jerusalem

The malevolent influence of Erdoğan’s Turkey is a growing threat in eastern Jerusalem and on the Temple Mount.

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On hope, love, faith and red lines

May 26, 2017

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On hope, love, faith and red lines

Trump and Netanyahu can transform Mideast peace diplomacy by tabling creative coexistence proposals, pushing core issues to the top of the agenda, suggesting innovative alternatives to the problematic two-state paradigm, and articulating red lines that are clear and broad.

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Next year in Jerusalem?

May 21, 2017

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Next year in Jerusalem?

Time to reestablish Zionist momentum in Jerusalem, in the face of multiple diplomatic and security threats. This means building many new homes, cracking down on Arab violence, and securing minimal Jewish rights on the Temple Mount.

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Sneak peek at Trump’s speech in Israel

May 18, 2017

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Sneak peek at Trump’s speech in Israel

The speech that President Trump could/should deliver in Jerusalem: “America is going to take steps to nurture a culture of peace and push the parties towards realistic outcomes. We’re going to cleanse international discourse from hypocritical rot and illusory expectations….”

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Pass the Jewish nation-state law

May 12, 2017

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Pass the Jewish nation-state law

The State of Israel’s identification with Jewish nationhood is under attack from large parts of the international community, and from Israeli Arabs, Palestinians, post-Zionist Jews, and anti-Jewish Jews. The “Jewish” side of the formulation “a Jewish and democratic state” is under internal assault as well.

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Replace the UN

May 5, 2017

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Replace the UN

The UN cannot really be reformed. It’s time to create alternative bodies that are mere professional agencies with no grandiose moral pretensions.

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Letter from a tomato

Apr 28, 2017

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Letter from a tomato

The tomatoes, oranges and eggplants of this land have a grand story to tell, and in advance of Yom Haatzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, they have released a letter addressed primarily to the Jews of the Diaspora. Here it is. “There is no greater sign of redemption than the agricultural re-blooming of the Land of Israel.”

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In Memory of Rav Aharon on his second yahrtzeit

Apr 26, 2017

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In Memory of Rav Aharon on his second yahrtzeit

Second yahrtzeit appreciation: The brilliant yet unassuming Rabbi Lichtenstein zt”l bravely modeled for us a rich life of religious purity, intellectual rigor, constant study, broad-mindedness, and societal commitment.

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Exploited by the enemy

Apr 21, 2017

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Exploited by the enemy

It hurts when radical Palestinians exploit Israeli goodwill for nefarious purposes; to act with humanity while our enemies act with cruelty… Stories from the world of Israeli medicine and Palestinian abuse of our compassion.

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Beware the tyranny narrative

Apr 14, 2017

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Beware the tyranny narrative

Foreign critics have already begun to crank-out a nasty and false story for the fiftieth anniversary of the “occupation” – that “Israel’s soul has been corrupted.” In response, Israel must assert loudly and clearly that its soul is just fine. Its temperament remains enlightened. Its democratic institutions are ferociously robust. Its return to Judea and Samaria is legitimate, not immoral.

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On moral rearmament of the West

Apr 8, 2017

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On moral rearmament of the West

President Trump’s strike against evil in Syria on the eve of Passover, offers hope that America will rediscover its purpose and grit. Last year I wrote: “Seder night rituals reinforce the righteousness and tenacity so desperately needed by the West. Western resolve can only come from profound intellectual and moral rearmament. “

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Riling-up the Beduin

Apr 6, 2017

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Riling-up the Beduin

Radical Arab nationalists, the Islamic Movement, and the EU are provoking the Beduin to resist Israel’s benevolent development plans.

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20th Yahrtzeit: Nehama Leibowitz

Apr 4, 2017

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20th Yahrtzeit: Nehama Leibowitz

An appreciation of the great Tanach teacher, Nehama Leibowitz, with whom I had the privilege of studying for two years. Marking her 20th yahrtzeit.

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Celebrating Jerusalem at “Hakotel”

Mar 31, 2017

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Celebrating Jerusalem at “Hakotel”

All the heroism, humanism, determination and vision that characterizes the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the re-anchoring of Jewish identity in Jerusalem over the past half-century is encapsulated in the story of Yeshivat Hakotel.

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Elsewhere on the Web

Recommended reading: Best essays of the past year (2015), selected by David M. Weinberg.

 

Understanding Terror

Cynthia Ozick

 

Islamist Tantrum

Bret Stephens

 

Israel Alone

Bret Stephens

 

Paris and the fall of Rome

Niall Ferguson

 

The 36-Year Project to Whitewash Iran

Sohrab Ahmari

 

The End of the Arab Spring Dream

Sohrab Ahmari

 

The Middle East Diaspora Descending on Europe

Sohrab Ahmari

 

Obama’s Secret Iran Strategy

Michael Doran

 

A Letter to My Liberal Jewish Friends

Michael Doran

 

Our Man in Moscow

Michael Doran

 

Strategic Impact of the Iran Deal

Walter Russell Mead

 

Iran Deal: Anatomy of a Disaster

Charles Krauthammer

 

Does Iran’s anti-Semitism run too deep for deterrence?

George Will

 

Israel’s Role in the Struggle over the Iranian Nuclear Project

Brig. Gen. (res.) Yossi Kuperwasser

 

Obama’s Distorted Views on Israel

Peter Berkowitz

 

Why Palestinians Cannot Make Peace with Israel

Khaled Abu Toameh

 

The Lies of Saeb Erekat

Col. (res.) Dr. Eran Lerman

 

What Do Palestinians Want?

Daniel Polisar

 

Israel’s Diminishing Returns

Evelyn Gordon

 

Perfect Storm

Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror

 

The Spirit of Jewish Conservatism

Eric Cohen

 

The Amoral Revolution in Western Values

Col. Richard Kemp

 

Is It Time for the Jews to Leave Europe?

Jeffrey Goldberg

 

Why I Changed My Mind about Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israelism

Joshua Muravchik

 

Anti-Semitism and Jewish destiny

Robert Wistrich

 

 

Go to my Hasbara Resources page for more recommended reading links.


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