Category: Religion and State in Israel

Livni’s lamentable lawlessness

Nov 28, 2014

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Tzipi Livni’s fanatic stance against the Jewish Nation State law is grounded in hypocrisy and political desperation. None of the objections to the law justify Livni’s self-serving antics and inflammatory rhetoric.

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The Power of Shabbat

Oct 23, 2014

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The society we are creating today in the modern state of Israel is sorely in need of much greater public and private Shabbat observance. Our society is too aggressive, too materialistic, too fiercely ideological. We need to create psychic vacuums that suspend our struggles and allow for joint meditation on our commonalities and values.

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Thugs on the Temple Mount

Oct 16, 2014

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The Netanyahu government has a responsibility to run the radical Islamic ruffians off the Mount, and punish them for attempting to turn the holy site into Armageddon.

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Spiritual Stock-Taking

Sep 24, 2014

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On Rosh Hashana, let’s not rule out the possibility that we can spiritually navigate ourselves out of internal and external difficulties.

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The politics of shmita

Sep 5, 2014

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We need truly Zionist, nationally-responsible, and halachically-uplifting solutions to the crisis of shmita (the Jewish agricultural sabbatical year) – for the benefit of religious and non-religious Israelis alike.

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Spiritual trials, strategic rewards

Aug 15, 2014

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A strategy for improving our military and diplomatic position: Be strong socially and spiritually. Then Israel will earn the respect of friends and successfully deter its foes.

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Modeling faith and love

Jul 1, 2014

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The Fraenkel, Shaer and Yifrach families modeled for us a path of spiritual strength and brotherly love.

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A believing nation

Jun 26, 2014

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Israel is a nation of believers, as shown by the massive outpouring of prayer for the kidnapped boys. But the Israeli secular Left is scared of losing the country to Jewish tradition. It thinks that prayer and faith is “polluting” the public discourse and a threat to “Israeliness.” Oy!

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Welcoming the Pope

May 23, 2014

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Jews no longer need to scorn the Church, and Pope Francis should be warmly welcomed to Israel. But when he visits next week, the Pope ought to speak ever more forthrightly about recognition and security for Israel. I’ve penned some language for him to use…

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Towards a more united Jewish people

Apr 4, 2014

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By synthesizing tradition with modernity through Jewish heritage and Zionist values programs, “Am Yisrael Echad” encourages development of an Israeli society that is more in tune with its roots, and is thus more united.

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David M. Weinberg is a spokesman, speechwriter, columnist and lobbyist who is a sharp critic of Israel’s detractors and of post-Zionist trends in Israel. Read more »


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