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Jul 27, 2017, 1:02 AM
Don’t Improve the Israeli Government — Just Shrink It
Besides war, political campaigns are perhaps the worst thing man inflicts on man. War brings death. Political campaigns…they bring taxes. Never in my wildest nightmares did I ever guess I would be running in a political campaign. Then again I...
Nov 17, 2014, 5:51 PM
The Israel Hayom Law has nothing to do with freedom of the press
The Knesset just passed a preliminary reading of חוק ישראל היום or the Israel Hayom Law, which puts an arbitrary minimum price on all newspapers. It is now illegal to hand out free newspapers in Israel. The reason? 45...
May 16, 2014, 6:49 PM
The Origins of Lag BaOmer, the Original Israelite Tax Riot
The following is my translation from Hebrew of an article written by my friend and teacher Rabbi Elizur Segel, republished with his permission. Rabbi Segel is also a Feiglin supporter and libertarian activist like myself, and introduced me to the...
May 13, 2014, 11:50 PM
Politics is a Dirty Word
Several years ago soon after I made Aliyah, I attended a shiur at Bar Ilan University. It was the day before election day. After the shiur was over, the Rabbi said “Everyone remember to vote, because it is a...
May 6, 2014, 1:22 PM
Why I do not Celebrate the Birth of the State of Israel
Like most Zionist Jews, I will barbecue on Yom HaAtzmaut with my family. Like many Zionist Jews I will be saying a full Hallel. Like some Zionist Jews I will even be saying it with a bracha. But unlike...
Rafi is from Miami, made Aliyah in 2007, and lives with his wife and four kids in the Golan. He analyzes financial markets for a living. Rafi is a libertarian running for Knesset for slot #10 on Moshe Feiglin's Zehut Party Knesset slate.