Category Archives: Israeli Society

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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Are there “Arab Jews?”

I’m not a terminology freak. Sometimes you have to use words or phrases whose connotations are ideologically impure, so that people will understand you. But I draw the line at “West Bank,” “Israel-Palestine,” and “Arab Jew.” I don’t think I … Continue reading

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This isn’t Ferguson

It turned out that Ferguson wasn’t what they said it was either, but that’s another story. Don’t Americanize it. A black Israeli of Ethiopian origin was shot dead by a policeman, and there were riots, roads were blocked, cars were … Continue reading

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