Category: The Jerusalem Post

The most interesting Jews of 5777

Oct 14, 2016

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My list of 20 profound and provocative Jews to follow over the coming year, including R. Alsheich, N. Baudot-Trajtenberg, Y. Cherlow, B. Corn, A. Dichter, Y. Edelstein. S. Fogel, R. Gavison and Y. Medan, J. Gitler, G. Hacohen, E. Inbar, M. Koppel, C. Ozick, E. Rosenfeld, K. Rothschild, J. Sacks, A. Shaked, C. Sukenik and A. Weiss.

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Clubbing us with the ‘Peres legacy’

Oct 7, 2016

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Obama plans to dish out tough love to Israel while citing Peres as cover; brandishing Peres’ peace bequest as a battering ram.

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Obama the preacher, exit left

Sep 22, 2016

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Reading Obama’s last UN speech: He ostentatiously believes in the potency of his own whimsical, wayward worldview, despite a global security collapse. The one main thing missing from the address; indeed from his entire presidency: A willingness to project power and confront adversaries.

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Summer wine windfall

Sep 9, 2016

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Israel’s rising and rousing wine industry is a grand strategic asset! This week, one of the world’s top wine journals, Wine Spectator, devoted its cover story to Israeli wines with the headline “Surprising quality from an emerging region.” And the world’s most influential wine critic, Robert Parker, similarly just ranked a few Israeli wines as world class. Here are some of their picks, and mine.

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Shooting ourselves in the head, in Hebron

Sep 1, 2016

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The Elor Azaria trial should be plea-bargained to a quick end, cutting-short ugly attempts to indict half the country for fanaticism.

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Reverberations of Sinai

Aug 26, 2016

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Rabbi Ari Kahn’s unique biblical commentary is based on the mystical rabbinic premise that the actions of our Biblical forefathers created spiritual patterning that impact on our lives in the present.

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Israeli West Bank policy – whereto?

Aug 19, 2016

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Yaakov Amidror, Hillel Frisch, Gershon Hacohen, Efraim Inbar, Eran Lerman and Max Singer discuss Israel’s policies on the Palestinian issue, in a post-Obama and post-Abbas era. The upshot of their debate: “Don’t do stupid things.” It is wiser for Israel to defer action than to take steps that threaten to make a bad situation worse.

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Stop bickering, boys!

Aug 5, 2016

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Bibi and Bennett need to overcome their personal animus, and get on with the business of efficiently running the government with a minimum of mutual respect.

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Erdogan’s false flag operation

Jul 22, 2016

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Could it be that the Turkish leader staged the so-called coup in order to legitimize an assault on his domestic opposition?

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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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