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Jul 30, 2018, 8:59 AM
An open letter to Rabbi Rick Jacobs
(or why I fear for the imminent demise of Tikkun Olam) Dear Rabbi Jacobs, Like you and your constituents, Tikkun Olam is something I care about deeply. Indeed I share your concerns about a world spinning out of control, and the...
Jul 24, 2018, 10:34 AM
The Cracks That Divide Us: A Poem on Fallen Rock
The day after Tisha B'Av an ancient stone broke free from the Kotel and crashed down on the platform below, missing a solitary worshiper by a few meters. The dust had not settled before the speculations arose. Was it dislodged in Divine protest of the breakdown of...
May 30, 2018, 2:34 PM
When is freedom of religion hypocrisy?
Had the airport tefillin-wearer been female, she'd have been taken to task for being a 'provocateur'
Lior Tal Sadeh
May 6, 2018, 2:52 PM
Israel and Diaspora Jewry: We really need to talk
Israelis must stop expecting US Jews to open their wallets and close their mouths: it's time for a dialogue of equals
Jan 25, 2018, 5:42 PM
What Israel doesn’t get about American Jews
No matter how comfortable we are, we're always strangers in a strange land
Jan 25, 2018, 11:31 AM
For Women of the Wall, the discrimination against female journalists at the Kotel plaza was just more of the same
Dec 7, 2017, 10:45 AM
A Battle We Can’t Afford to Lose
This past November marked the Centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State. We tend to think that women’s right to vote was received in one stage in 1920, but actually, women had to win that basic right state...
Nov 28, 2017, 1:57 PM
Reform Judaism is no dog bar mitzvah
An Israeli journalist stooped to tar and feather Progressive Jewry, and mangled the notion of a Jewish People
Nov 4, 2017, 12:00 AM
Breaking the Jewish gridlock
What if the Haredim traded progressive weddings in Israel for control of the Kotel?
Sivan Rahav Meir
Oct 8, 2017, 12:33 PM
An apology to the Western Wall
One million people voted with their feet and visited the Kotel in the 6 weeks from the first of Elul to Sukkot