Category: Israel-Diaspora Relations

Friends of Israel must have a clear picture of how battered Israelis are, how infuriated they are, and how resilient they are! Friends of Israel around the world ought to be similarly infuriated and motivated to stand strong; to build for themselves abundant reserves of spiritual and social stamina for the long road ahead, alongside the stamina of Israelis.
Rabbi Gold, who passed away this week at 88, was known for feisty and infectious Zionist passion and for biting witticism. He understood God’s love for all Jews in absolute terms (which he sought to emulate absolutely), and he understood God’s grant of the Land of Israel to the Jewish People in absolute terms, in a totality wrapped with kedusha, holiness. These are not gifts that one can simply fritter away.
A tribute to a heartfelt leader: Mira's commitment to the Jewish community in Canada and around the world, and her devotion to the security and prosperity of the State of Israel, was consummate and heartfelt.
Israel’s future depends more on repairing a modicum of national unity and even global Jewish accord than it does on countering Iran.  But competing visions of Israel’s essence and identity are at play.
When the going gets tough… the tough get going. When this country is under attack, Israel’s friends need to be more determined than ever to defend it.
Nothing short of a deep commitment to traditional Jewish ritual practice will lead to a revitalization of Jewish life in America and create a basis for recovery in Diaspora-Israel relations.
God help us if the very wealthy, organizationally well-positioned, and pop-culture famous are considered the “most influential Jews” of our times. Here is my corrective to such feeble celebrity catalogues: A list of profound and substantive Jews (mainly educators, writers, and rabbis) who are making real contributions to the long-term future of Israel and the Jewish People.
David M. Weinberg is a think tank director, columnist and lobbyist who is a sharp critic of Israel’s detractors and of post-Zionist trends in Israel. Read more »
A passionate speaker, David M. Weinberg lectures widely in Israel, the U.S. and Canada to Jewish and non-Jewish audiences. He speaks on international politics and Middle East strategic affairs, Israeli diplomacy and defense strategy, intelligence matters and more. Click here to book David Weinberg as a speaker

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