Category: The Jerusalem Post

Who will give me a Sunday?

Apr 18, 2013

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In lieu of Sundays, Israel should mandate one long weekend each month by making Thursday into a civic holiday. Yom Haatzmaut should always be on a Thursday, as should Yom Yerushalayim. Also new civic holidays like Balfour Declaration Day, David Ben-Gurion’s Birthday, Teddy Kollek Memorial Day, and Shimon Peres New Middle East Day.

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Israel’s resurgence: A spiritual calculus

Apr 12, 2013

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Reflections for Israel’s 65th Independence Day: Belief in the power of Jewish history, animated by ancient faith, explains much about Israel today… Those who consider history only in temporal terms underestimate and misjudge Israel.

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A kvitel connecting generations

Apr 5, 2013

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A personal story for Yom Hashoah: About a kvitel, a little prayer note, that connects five generations of my family; from my great-grandfather, Dov Beirish Weinberg of Krakow, to my eldest daughter, Ariella Rachel Weinberg of Jerusalem.

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First love, then war?

Mar 22, 2013

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Is Obama smothering Israel with affection in order to clobber us with ultimatum? Will his soft love soon give way to spoonfuls of tough love? The president shouldn’t expect Israelis or Netanyahu to all-of-a-sudden become “pliant” because he gave a few good speeches in Jerusalem.

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The Bakum Initiation

Mar 11, 2013

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Sending your son off to serve in a frontline Israeli army combat unit is a raw test of Zionist ideology and commitment. It also makes you a real Israeli.

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Reclaiming the ‘World of Torah’

Mar 8, 2013

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The Haredi community does not possess exclusivity on “the world of Torah,” and in historic perspective it may yet come to thank Bayit Yehudi for nudging it to a better place.

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Healing Haredi work ethics

Feb 28, 2013

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The Haredi world of dependency, of living off the dole, is both unsustainable and sacrilegious. Our new government must help Haredim out of the hole they have dug for themselves by ending the all-encompassing government support system for those not even attempting to get a modern education or earn a living.

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Uncertain World

Feb 22, 2013

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The Purim story provides an excellent lesson, to Presidents, Prime Ministers and commoners in understanding the link between Providence and human endeavor. The capriciousness of life is meant to teach us humility, moral responsibility and reliance on G-d.

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A solution to the Haredi draft problem

Feb 8, 2013

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“Giyus bein hazmanim” – vacation draft – will allow Haredi men to continue learning Torah uninterrupted, while serving military or national service only during their yeshiva semester breaks, which last ten weeks a year.

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Making Conservative Choices

Jan 21, 2013

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The Israeli public overwhelmingly does not buy the well-worn argument, advanced obstinately by the Left and the international community, that the peace process is stuck because of settlements or lack of Israeli diplomatic flexibility.

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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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