Category: Zionism

Pray for a predictable year

Sep 13, 2013

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Yom Kippur prayers for stability, quiet, resilience and moral character.

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Biblically-resonant Israeli wine

Aug 11, 2013

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The Land of Israel is again coming alive and giving forth magnificent fruit to its indigenous people after 2,000 years of desolation and neglect. EU boycotters are going to miss out on a lot of great Israeli wine.

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Celebrating Complexity: In Tribute to Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein

May 17, 2013

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Marking his 80th birthday, Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein has modeled for us a rich life of religious purity, constant study, intellectual rigor, universal knowledge, and societal commitment.

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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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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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A debate on “Israel Hayom” and democracy in Israel

Oct 16, 2012

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Is Sheldon Adelson’s “Israel Hayom” newspaper killing the Israeli press and endangering Israeli democracy, or ensuring Israeli democracy by guaranteeing media heterogeneity? A debate between me and Ori Nir of the American Friends of Peace Now.

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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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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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