Category Archives: Israeli Society

“Strangers,” in Israel and America

We had a guest from America in our shul this week who discussed the week’s portion, lech lecha. She focused on the question of the treatment of the ger, the person who is a non-Jew in Eretz Yisrael and (variously) … Continue reading

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Hey America: Israel is Losing It Too!

I know that I sound like a broken record. OK, none of you are old enough to know what that sounds like. How about a scratched CD, one that plays the same phrase over and over and over: Bibi, Gantz, … Continue reading

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Kahane was Both Right and Wrong

Last week I wrote a post entitled “Kahane was Right.” Apparently, the name “Kahane” has great power. One publication republished my article, and then tried to post it on its Facebook page, only to have it blocked, presumably because saying … Continue reading

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Young Woman is the Latest Jewish Hostage

Zion, will you not ask after the welfare of your prisoners, Who seek your welfare, and are the remnant of your flock? – Rabbi Yehuda Halevi Israel still doesn’t have a government, and Turkish planes and artillery are striking civilian … Continue reading

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Tisha b’Av, in Judea

Today Jews are observing the fast of the 9th of Av, commemorating the destruction of the Jewish Temples in 586 BCE and 70 CE. They are abstaining from food, sex, or anything pleasant that might distract them from contemplation of … Continue reading

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