Category Archives: Israeli Politics

Should African migrants be allowed to stay in Israel?

The subject of illegal African migrants in Israel has become a hot-button issue, with every imaginable group from human-rights organizations to the rabbis of the Conservative movement in America weighing in with advice for how Israel should deal with them. … Continue reading

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Micah Goodman vs. Ehud Barak

This summer a book by Micah Goodman called “Catch-67” (מלכוד 67) was a best-seller in Israel. About the conflict with the Palestinians, it argued that both the Left and the Right in Israel were correct: we can neither annex the … Continue reading

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Defending Israel against Reform evangelism

This week the conflict between liberal and progressive elements in American Jewry and the government of Israel was escalated. On November 16, Rabbi Rick Jacobs, President of the American Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), and others tried to push their … Continue reading

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Urgent advice to my fellow Jews

Right now, today, is a critical point in Jewish history. Maybe you don’t think so, because it’s easy to be distracted by the small stuff. But we need to step back and look at the forest instead of the trees. … Continue reading

Posted in Iran, Israeli Politics, Jew Hatred, War | 2 Comments

Abolish the Chief Rabbinate

What would you think if you and your children were registered as Jewish citizens of Israel, but when your daughter applied to be married, she was told that in the eyes of the Chief Rabbinate she was not Jewish? And … Continue reading

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