Category: Torah

A lesson of the Purim tale: Israel cannot allow the world to emasculate it. Finishing-off Hamas and maintaining long-term control of a security envelope including Judea, Samaria, and Gaza is an essential goal that justifies Israeli defiance of the world. The State of Israel does not shrink from long and knotty journeys.
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.
Remembering three relevant and very different Anglo rabbis: The elevated expositions of Rabbi Sacks, the beautiful teachings of Rabbi Carlebach, and the angry warnings of Rabbi Kahane.
My fourth annual list of best books on Israeli, Jewish and other matters, ranging from diplomacy and history to Torah commentary – 16 books by Amb. Martin Indyk, Amit Segal, Cynthia Ozick, David Woolf, Prof. Dvora Hacohen, Dr. Gadi Taub, Michael Bauer, Prof. Nathan Aviezer, Rabbi Prof. Yoni Grossman, Rabbi Dov Begon, Rabbi Steven Pruzansky, and more.
With all the disputes about the conversion process, we have not paid enough attention to the people! Enter my brother's new organization, "Ohev Ger," which aims to care for converts to Judaism through financial aid, rental subsidies, scholarships, subsidized professional counseling, employment and housing assistance, advocacy and legal services, matchmaking, and more.
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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