Category: Religion and State in Israel

The flawed Tal law

Jan 29, 2012

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The uncomfortable but inevitable revision of the Tal law will release Haredim from military service at a young age and tempt them into the real, working world

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Bravo Beit Hillel

Jan 2, 2012

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The sane religious majority is speaking up and speaking out in favor of moderation.

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Ayatollah-land?

Dec 6, 2011

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Israeli opposition leaders need to cool the heated rhetoric about the “assault on democracy” in Israel. The hyperbole isn’t justified, and such irresponsible talk threatens to alienate Israel’s supporters around the world.

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Why We Are Winning!

Nov 20, 2011

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Despite threats to its security and assaults on its legitimacy, there are many trends underway in Israel, the region and the world which work to Israel’s favor. Supporters of Israel need not despair!

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Boycott Hamas lulavs

Oct 9, 2011

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How can a Jew fulfil the religious obligation of joy and prayer before God with terrorist lulavs from Gaza?

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Yom Kippur prayers

Oct 5, 2011

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Pray that we can reenergize our national spirit with Zionist and Jewish values, and with historical perspective that allows us to see the positive in this country and to recognize our achievements.

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Biblical Rhapsody and Regret

Aug 11, 2011

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The annual Herzog College Bible study seminar at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Alon Shvut – attended this year by over 6,000 Israelis — is a magnificent enterprise, an intellectual treat, and an exhilarating spiritual experience. Too bad it gets no media coverage.

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Remembering Rabbi Rackman

Dec 2, 2008

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Rabbi Emanuel Rackman, the champion of halachic justice, died in December 2008 at age 98. His 70-year-long career in the rabbinate was marked by fearlessness. He stood out, bravely, ahead of the Orthodox mainstream. As Spokesman of Bar-Ilan University, I was privileged to know him well.

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Missing Reb Shlomo

Oct 11, 1998

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This tribute to our holy teacher Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach is still valid 15 years after his passing!

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Mordechai’s future

Sep 13, 1998

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One father to his son: Go out and change this country for the better.
Published in The Jerusalem Post, September 13, 1998.
Raising a child isn’t easy in a society that is …

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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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