Category: Religion and State in Israel

Modern ushpizin in my sukkah

Oct 2, 2020

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Seven days of virtual Sukkot guests, debating Jewish life and world affairs, including: MBZ of the UAE, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, Natan Sharansky, Rebbe Nachman and the Lubavitcher Rebbe, two top corona experts, two top (and opposing) justices of the Israeli Supreme Court, Rabbis Yeshayahu Heber, Nachum Eliezer Rabinovich, and Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz; and Rabbanit Miriam Levinger.

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Maimonides in Maaleh Adumim

Jun 5, 2020

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A tribute to Rabbi Dr. Nachum Eliezer Rabinovich zt”l, who passed away on May 6. He passionately believed that every Jew ought to move to Israel, because the Divine drama playing out here was an incredible opportunity to rebuild the Jewish People.

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Whose neglect?

Apr 3, 2020

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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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Peddlers of propaganda

Feb 21, 2020

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

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What’s Yitzhak Yosef’s strategy?

Jan 17, 2020

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The Chief Rabbi’s vehement attack on Russian immigrants to Israel and his own conversion courts is short-sighted. How would he handle the aliyah and conversion dilemmas – just do nothing?

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‘Buycott’ for Shabbat

Dec 6, 2019

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A consumer campaign is necessary to preserve Shabbat as an Israeli national cultural-religious asset.

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Multiple choices for 5780

Sep 27, 2019

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A pre-Rosh Hashana political quiz: Calculate what Israeli and Jewish future you need to be prepared for in 5780…

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An ‘enlightened’ secular democratic state of the Jews

Sep 13, 2019

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Freedom of and from religion is what we’ll get if a defiantly secular, left-of-center Israeli government is formed later this fall, comprising Blue & White, Israel Beytenu, Labor-Gesher, the Democratic Union and the United Arab List. Just imagine…

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Snub the anti-religious scallywags

Sep 6, 2019

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Incitement against religious Jews and religious parties disfigures this election campaign. It’s hunting season on Jewish tradition, the traditional Jewish family, Jewish scholarship, displays of religious belief, the Rabbinate, rabbinical courts, Shabbat legislation, even religious cultural events.

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Let Zion lament

Aug 9, 2019

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For Tisha Be’Av: Isn’t it time to re-energize our national spirit with a measure of historical perspective, and our societal morals with some fine-tuned lessons from Jewish tradition?

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