Category: Religion and State in Israel

In Memory of Rav Aharon on his second yahrtzeit

Apr 26, 2017

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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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Pointing beyond ourselves

Feb 10, 2017

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Israel must celebrate more than its material achievements, and bear witness to something grander than the natural order.

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On educational self-immolation

Jul 29, 2016

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Cancellation of the core curriculum requirement in Haredi schools punishes all Israelis.

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Give me my Sunday (on Thursday)!

Jul 21, 2016

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Kachlon and Bennett need to show leadership in pushing long-weekend legislation in Israel.

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On Pesach, peoplehood and pursuit of the enemy

Apr 22, 2016

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Israelis posses the sense of righteousness, purpose and resolve so desperately needed by the West. Seder night rituals reinforce this. Fighting off global Islamic jihadist attacks will similarly require a renewal of Western resolve that can only come from profound intellectual and moral rearmament.

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Embracing it all

Feb 19, 2016

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Another son of mine was drafted into the IDF this week. In this column I discuss his “conflict” between Torah study and army service, and the ideological choice he made in navigating commitments to both.

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Responding to Temple Mount terrorism

Sep 18, 2015

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Israel must parry Palestinian and Islamic incitement in Jerusalem and lay out a new diplomatic initiative to solidify Israel’s rights on Har HaBayit

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Convert the Chief Rabbinate

Aug 14, 2015

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Religious Zionist yeshiva deans this week established an independent, conversion court, without Chief Rabbinate imprimatur. The ossified and extremist Rabbinate bureaucracy made this necessary, sadly. Unless the Rabbinate wakes up and “converts” itself into a more compassionate halachic religious services provider, it will be bypassed and wither away.

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The malice of Gaza disengagement

Jul 23, 2015

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The wrecking of Gush Katif wasn’t really about peace with the Palestinians, but about the crushing of Religious Zionism. The expulsion was a trenchant exhibition of bleak and vengeful impulses that course through Israeli politics.

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The Rabbinate is digging its own grave

May 26, 2015

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The Israeli Chief Rabbinate’s attempt to oust Rabbi Riskin will be its own death knell. A nasty and radical ‘rabbinocracy’ that humiliates Riskin will lose its legitimacy.

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