Category: Religion and State in Israel

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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Rebuffing the haredi attack on hesder yeshivot

Feb 28, 2014

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Haredi politicians are impudently, hypocritically and vengefully stoking negative stories about the hesder program.

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Pray for a predictable year

Sep 13, 2013

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Yom Kippur prayers for stability, quiet, resilience and moral character.

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Chief Rabbis in name only

Jul 25, 2013

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The Chief Rabbinate’s glory is gone. Its legitimacy is shot. Its influence is on the wane. Decentralization of religious services is inevitable, and the only way to force change in the Rabbinate. Rabbis David Lau and Yitzhak Yosef should be under intense public scrutiny and pressure from day one.

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A crushing Haredi victory

Jul 25, 2013

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Not only did the Haredim maintain their control over the Rabbinate, but they are coming back into government faster than you think.

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Promising ‘Real Revolution,’ David Stav Jolts Race for Chief Rabbi of Israel

Jul 22, 2013

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Rabbi David Stav’s provocative campaign for the post of Chief Rabbi of Israel has stirred the pot, and even The New York Times is covering the story. In the NYTimes story, I am quoted in support of Rabbi Stav and in favor of religious marriage and divorce.

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Sinat chinam syndrome

Jul 15, 2013

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The disgraceful level to which our politicians and rabbis have sunk over the past year is alarming. Moderation, nuance, restraint and reasonableness have become orphan concepts in this country’s political landscape. The prevailing culture is kasach – unbridled, untamed confrontation.

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