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American Jews aren't minding the store
Nationwide, leaders are moving on; it's clear that different kinds of people should take their places
Mourning the loss of mourning
What if you couldn't give any presents to the one you love -- wouldn't that destroy some aspect of your relationship?
A Tisha B’Av Call to Action
In recent days, I returned from a highly emotional visit to sites...
A loving hug from the 188th Armored Brigade
What gives you strength to spend the night in a Gaza neighborhood, just days after your friend was killed in the exact same situation?
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?
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Israel: Jewish and Democratic
Women & Judaism
Aug 28, 2014, 1:54 AM
Israel is stronger after the war
Despite the fog of ceasefire, Israelis should have a sense of accomplishment and heightened confidence
Aug 28, 2014, 1:16 AM
Operation Protective Edge: Naming this War was a Mistake from the Start
You know, if the IDF hadn't had to name their military actions against Hamas over the last 50 days, the world would not have paid attention. "Operation Anything" is a signal for reporters to come take up their usual...
Aug 28, 2014, 1:11 AM
Letter from a “coward” (on race).
Letter from a coward (on race). This is a letter that I wrote to Eric Holder (never sent it, maybe I am a coward) after he made his famous comment about race. I was reminded of this the past week...
Aug 27, 2014, 11:51 PM
The Truth About Geraldo Rivera
Now that the dust has settled at the close of this most recent Gaza flare-up, the truth has some chance of prevailing. Truth prevails, but sometimes it takes a really long time. During the conflict, I watched a clip on...
Aug 27, 2014, 11:16 PM
Israelis Bleed Too: How Religion and Empathy Changed a (Failed) Suicide Bomber
I'm starting a new series- to highlight some young voices from Gaza, views that Israelis especially rarely get to hear and read. Names and other biographical details are changed slightly for protection of the writers. This first post tells the...
Aug 27, 2014, 11:13 PM
The White And The Blue
Life in Israel, especially for an oleh hadash, is full of activity, action, and the constant question, What next? What do I have to do in order to learn, to understand, to get my bearings, to blend in, to make...
Aug 27, 2014, 10:34 PM
A Pre-High Holiday Message to Millennials
Across the North America, a great pilgrimage will take place in one month from today, as it does every year – thousands of ‘Millennials’ (people born after 1980), from Park Slope, Brooklyn, to Brickell Avenue in Downtown Miami, to...
Aug 27, 2014, 10:15 PM
In defense of the Prime Minister
I am troubled by the public outcry denouncing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Let me state from the outset that I did not vote for him as PM, thus my opinions are not based on a personal bias towards supporting...
Aug 27, 2014, 10:10 PM
Prime Manager or Prime Minister?
“The best way to make a million dollars in Israel is to arrive with two million…” While this isn't necessarily true in today’s modern Israel, it’s the standard crack recited throughout the years when discussing business. Contrasting business in Israel...
Aug 27, 2014, 9:50 PM
Some More Heroes
I called Gavriel earlier today. He lives in Israel and he has a small spice shop in Ashkelon. I try to visit him whenever I am in the south of Israel. I really like his small shop and all...