Maimonides in Maaleh Adumim

Maimonides in Maaleh Adumim

June 5, 2020

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Celebrating the life and works of Rabbi Dr. Nachum Eliezer Rabinovich, upon his shloshim.

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Scaremongering about sovereignty

Scaremongering about sovereignty

May 28, 2020

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The sky will not fall in if Israeli law is applied to settlements and security zones.

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Derishat Tzion

May 22, 2020

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Derishat Tzion

To be a “Doresh Tzion,” a seeker of Jerusalem, is to stake material, spiritual and national claims to the city. A column marking Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Liberation Day, which is today).

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Ten commandments for the new Israeli government

May 15, 2020

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Ten commandments for the new Israeli government

Tolerate no hate. Brook no terror. Beef-up the IDF. Be cautious about applying sovereignty. Resist socialists in government. Repel pressures to free the coronavirus economy too fast.

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Hold China culpable for COVID-19

May 8, 2020

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Hold China culpable for COVID-19

China’s criminal culpability for the deadly coronavirus outbreak cannot be ignored. Don’t let Beijing exploit the coronavirus chaos to position itself at the center of a new global order.

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Truly at home

May 1, 2020

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Truly at home

A Yom Haatzmaut weekend reflection on the meaning of home in grand historical perspective; on the modern Jewish, Zionist and democratic home in the State of Israel. The Jewish people indeed has come home, in every sense of the word.

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Straitjacket government

Apr 24, 2020

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Straitjacket government

The new coalition handcuffs its rival blocks into near paralysis. Perhaps this will usefully restrain Israel’s raging political fevers.

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Al Pri Gafna: Israeli Wine Wonders

Apr 17, 2020

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Al Pri Gafna: Israeli Wine Wonders

A post-Pesach review of top Israeli red wines from Bat Shlomo, Binnun, Castel, Drimia, Galil, Gros, Flam, Hayotzer, La Foret Blanche, Lueria, Matar, Psagot, Ramot Naftaly, Shiloh, Teperberg, Tura, Tzora and Tzuba.

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Will we change?

Apr 10, 2020

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Will we change?

What moral lessons might people the world over draw from the coronavirus crisis? Will anybody truly be transformed by the upheavals that are underway? Might we become “better” people? Or, when the dust settles, will people revert to established patterns and (misplaced) priorities?

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Whose neglect?

Apr 3, 2020

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Whose neglect?

Israel that can no longer afford the purposeful and self-destructive sectarianism of its minority communities. Israeli authorities have failed to act for years against these ills. All Israelis are now paying the coronavirus price for this anarchy; for minority lawlessness and government fecklessness.

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Commitment, combat and corona

Mar 27, 2020

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Commitment, combat and corona

Sending-off your son this week to serve in the IDF is a raw test of Zionist commitment, especially during a contagion.

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Uncertain, scary world

Mar 20, 2020

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Uncertain, scary world

The capriciousness and vulnerabilities of life teach us humility, moral responsibility and reliance on G-d. Lessons from the corona crisis.

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Imagine an enlightened Jewish-Arab government of Israel

Mar 14, 2020

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Imagine an enlightened Jewish-Arab government of Israel

An outline of Israeli policy under a defiantly secular and not-so-Zionist government comprising Blue & White, Israel Beytenu, Labor-Meretz and the Joint Arab List.

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Don’t you dare

Mar 6, 2020

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Don’t you dare

Supreme Court intervention to thwart formation of a new Netanyahu government would be a declaration of war against democracy.

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Who is really going to build in Judea and Jerusalem?

Feb 28, 2020

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Who is really going to build in Judea and Jerusalem?

Which of the candidates for Israeli prime minister is truly going to build, and who is going to bury the building in years more of sterile peace processing and doomed attempts to achieve international consensus?

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Peddlers of propaganda

Feb 21, 2020

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Peddlers of propaganda

Crass Israeli politicians are stirring anti-religious passions for electoral gain.

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Abbas’ 1,000 Nos

Feb 14, 2020

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Abbas’ 1,000 Nos

How far can Abbas go in opposing negotiation and compromise, encouraging violence, venerating terrorists, spewing hatred, and pushing the criminalization of Israel – while still being considered a paragon of peace by the Israeli Left (ref. Ehud Olmert), the American Jewish Left (ref. Jeremy Ben-Ami), and the global community?

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