Category: Zionism

Proving the Bible’s Popularity and Relevance

Jul 31, 2012

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

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Reflections for Tisha Be’Av

Jul 27, 2012

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This Tisha Be’Av, let us recommit ourselves to an overhaul of society: to more refined use of language in public discourse, more honesty in business and increased philanthropy, a crackdown on crime, fairer distribution of the national burden, and some reverence for heritage and Zionist achievement.

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Memo to Camp Sucker Protestors

Jun 28, 2012

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Memo to the “Camp Sucker” protestors demanding complete equalization of the burden of national service: Get real, and get behind the Keshev Committee’s new guidelines for military draft of the Ultra-Orthodox! It’s the only and best deal in town.

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Israel: Oh, How it has Changed!

Jun 11, 2012

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Israel has changed so much since I moved here almost a quarter-century ago, for the better and the worse. On balance, the country is moving in the right directions, and I am so glad and honored to be living here.

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A spiritual calculus for Israel Independence Day

Apr 25, 2012

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Israel is guided by an astral calculus that is not always perceptible. This explains why we sometimes stubbornly refuse to recognize the rational calculations of diplomatic cost and benefit – calculations politely impressed on us by well-meaning allies.

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Zeidy’s Kvitel

Apr 18, 2012

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For Yom Hashoah, consider this true personal story about a kvitel, a little prayer note, that connects five generations of my family through the Holocaust and beyond.

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Migron: Yalla, Pogrom!

Mar 26, 2012

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The ideological hate of the left-wing for settlers and settlements is in full view this week. Tearing down an icon of the Yesha Council –is what the current campaign is all about.

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Hippocratic Israel, Hypocritical World

Feb 16, 2012

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Treating Israelis and Palestinians side by side is a delicate balancing act. Israel gets almost no international credit for its manifold humanitarian medical activities.

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Quebec and Israel: A Convergence?

Feb 14, 2012

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My friend Richard Marceau, a Quebecois separatist and a convert to Judaism, has just published a unique autobiography which is also a polemic for Israel. He tears down stereotypes about Jews and debunks canards about Israel.

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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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