Category: Zionism

The most interesting Jews of 5778

Sep 29, 2017

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Profound, provocative and intellectually significant Jews to follow over the coming year: Ayelet Shaked, Boaz Bismuth, Dani Dayan, Doron Almog, Evelyn Gordon, Gideon Saar, Gideon Samuel, Henry Kissinger, Irwin Cotler, Nir Barkat, Sheryl Sandberg, Shlomo Riskin, Yehoshua Pfeffer, Yishai Fraenkel, and Zeev Rotstein.

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Pass the Jewish nation-state law

May 12, 2017

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The State of Israel’s identification with Jewish nationhood is under attack from large parts of the international community, and from Israeli Arabs, Palestinians, post-Zionist Jews, and anti-Jewish Jews. The “Jewish” side of the formulation “a Jewish and democratic state” is under internal assault as well.

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Letter from a tomato

Apr 28, 2017

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The tomatoes, oranges and eggplants of this land have a grand story to tell, and in advance of Yom Haatzmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, they have released a letter addressed primarily to the Jews of the Diaspora. Here it is. “There is no greater sign of redemption than the agricultural re-blooming of the Land of Israel.”

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In Memory of Rav Aharon on his second yahrtzeit

Apr 26, 2017

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Second yahrtzeit appreciation: The brilliant yet unassuming Rabbi Lichtenstein zt”l bravely modeled for us a rich life of religious purity, intellectual rigor, constant study, broad-mindedness, and societal commitment.

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Beware the tyranny narrative

Apr 14, 2017

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Foreign critics have already begun to crank-out a nasty and false story for the fiftieth anniversary of the “occupation” – that “Israel’s soul has been corrupted.” In response, Israel must assert loudly and clearly that its soul is just fine. Its temperament remains enlightened. Its democratic institutions are ferociously robust. Its return to Judea and Samaria is legitimate, not immoral.

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Celebrating Jerusalem at “Hakotel”

Mar 31, 2017

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All the heroism, humanism, determination and vision that characterizes the rebuilding of Jerusalem and the re-anchoring of Jewish identity in Jerusalem over the past half-century is encapsulated in the story of Yeshivat Hakotel.

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Pointing beyond ourselves

Feb 10, 2017

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Israel must celebrate more than its material achievements, and bear witness to something grander than the natural order.

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The formula for Israel’s triumph

Dec 2, 2016

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The Biblical story of Isaac – specifically, how Isaac’s detractors first detested him, then came around to embrace him – is a tale pregnant with deep policy relevance for the modern State of Israel. Faith, fortune and power are the ingredients that guarantee Israel success against its adversaries.

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The Left’s sour lament

Jun 17, 2016

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A Haaretz rant in “Foreign Affairs” magazine about the “end of the old Israel” is out of whack with reality, and can only be an expression of the Left’s deep political despair. Israel is not suffering from cultural retardation or democratic deficit!

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On Pesach, peoplehood and pursuit of the enemy

Apr 22, 2016

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Israelis posses the sense of righteousness, purpose and resolve so desperately needed by the West. Seder night rituals reinforce this. Fighting off global Islamic jihadist attacks will similarly require a renewal of Western resolve that can only come from profound intellectual and moral rearmament.

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