Category Archives: Israeli Society

Behind the struggle for the Kotel

The kotel hama’aravi (Western Wall) is not actually the holiest place in Judaism – that is the Temple Mount, the actual site of the First and Second Temples – but for various reasons it has become the holiest place at … Continue reading

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Being the nation-state of the Jewish people

In April of this year, the UN released the 2017 World Happiness Report. Using polling data collected by the Gallup organization, it ranked 156 countries in the world in order of how happy with their lives respondents said they were, … Continue reading

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Israel must put terrorist murderers to death

This isn’t the first time I’ve written this, and it won’t be the last unless something changes. Marwan Barghouti is in the news again, calling for a hunger strike to “resist” the “abuse” of Palestinians imprisoned in Israel. The New … Continue reading

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No hope for slanderers

…ולמלשינים אל תהי תקווה וכל הרשעה כרגע יאבדו “Let there be no hope for slanderers (מלשינים, transliterated “malshinim”) and may all wickedness perish in an instant…” [tr. Artscroll with minor changes] That is the beginning of the twelfth blessing of … Continue reading

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The “Soldier who Shot” is sentenced

On Tuesday, a military court pronounced sentence on Sgt. Elor Azaria, called in Israel’s media “the soldier who shot in Hevron.” Azaria was convicted of manslaughter after he put a bullet into the head of an Arab terrorist who had … Continue reading

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