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The day the Jewish state became Orthodox
It only took a few hours: first, the nation-state bill was signed; then, a Conservative rabbi was detained by police
The effective critic
Before you give rebuke, make sure the object of your improvement knows you are 100% on their side (Devarim)
Arrest me: I too officiated at non-Orthodox weddings
How much more will it take for liberal Jewish leadership to say enough is enough?
Rony Yedidia Clein
40 years in Israel
Ulpan, army, kibbutz, moshav, and the public-private life of a diplomat -- Israel has changed and so have I
When 'I hate Hamas' means 'I don't hate Hamas'
An insider's anti-Zionist lexicon: The code to deciphering what decent, reasonable-sounding phrases really mean
Why we need a definition of 'genocide'
If the Holocaust is the prototype, then we miss the lessons of all other genocides, including how to prevent them
Golda was a chain-smoker
Struggling alone to perfect a sentence has become a whirlwind to publicize my biography of Israel’s 4th prime minister
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Israel: Jewish and Democratic
Women & Judaism
Oct 2, 2014, 9:33 PM
The Challenge of Israel Education in the Twenty-First Century
In the shadow the recent “summer of discontent” in Israel during “Operation Protective Edge” I was conducting a review of literature on Israel education for my doctoral dissertation. One of the big surprises was the comparative dearth of literature...
Oct 2, 2014, 9:32 PM
With Love from the Land of the Rising Sun
She insists on being called Chemda. He insists on being called Yosef. They are both resolute on speaking Hebrew and nothing short of eloquent Hebrew. Yet, they are not Israelis. Neither are they Jewish. They are both Japanese. Chemda and...
Oct 2, 2014, 9:29 PM
How I Remember Rabbi Norman Bernhard
Rabbi Norman Bernhard passed away and was buried today in Johannesburg, South Africa. Throughout most of the seventies, Rabbi Bernhard was the real life hero of my teenage years. This may sound strange, for what important rabbi in his early...
Oct 2, 2014, 9:27 PM
Overcoming the Israel-America business cultural gap
Israelis think they understand American culture, but they really don't -- and that's bad for business
Oct 2, 2014, 9:26 PM
The neighbourhood and Yom Kippur
On this eve of Yom Kippur ,like many other Israelis I have been out to do some last minute food shopping so I can fulfil my obligation regarding the family meal, before we take the fast.I also decided to...
Jonathan R. Beloff
Oct 2, 2014, 9:26 PM
Lies We Encounter When Facing Genocide Denial
Recently, BBC Two (in the UK) televised a special documentary, Rwanda’s Untold Story, which seeks to challenge some of the norms and facts about the 1994 Rwandan Genocide (also known as the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda). It...
Oct 2, 2014, 9:25 PM
After Anatevka – Tevye in Palestine Excerpt 15: Tradition Versus Socialism
Can you smell the air? It’s strange how something you can’t see can fill you with such pleasure. It’s like getting a massage from the inside. I have the same kind of feeling when I pray. But do you...
Oct 2, 2014, 8:04 PM
The land of milk and money
Why poor Israelis forgo dairy products, fruits and vegetables
Russell F. Robinson
Oct 2, 2014, 7:40 PM
Jewish National Fund in Overdrive to Develop Israel’s North & South
At Jewish National Fund's (JNF) National Conference in Los Angeles last month a new plan was announced to boost economic and housing development and a big push was revealed that will grow regional populations and tourism in the Western...
Oct 2, 2014, 5:33 PM
Qatar auction: buy the Ferrari and you will help Gaza
One may think that the situation in the Middle East is no laughing matter. Yesterday, in his speech to the UN, Netanyahu gave a concerned list: there is ISIS, which wants to achieve a worldwide caliphate by chopping people’s...