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Nov 1, 2023, 6:20 PM
Can we talk? Or is it too soon?
Is it too early for us to talk openly and broadly about the war? Some of us need to close down or narrow debate. Some of us are in too much pain to think and speak clearly, and some...
Oct 10, 2023, 4:15 PM
The Arguments of Tomorrow
As Israelis, we cannot think beyond the horror of the terrorist atrocities across the South of Israel. We cannot see beyond the closed stores (so many store keepers off in army reserve duty), the families suddenly denuded of adult...
Aug 13, 2023, 6:20 PM
Signs I’d like to carry when I’m demonstrating against the judicial overhaul
6 concerns I have about Israeli democracy that don't fit neatly on a placard with a catchy slogan
Nov 4, 2022, 3:59 AM
Is Israel Education controversial? Yom Rabin and beyond
In addition to this article, we have a specially-written Story for the Sake of Argument about Yom Rabin. You can find download it from our resource page: More than at any other election, I’ve been thinking about the late...
Mar 29, 2022, 9:27 PM
The Ukraine argument and the four Hatikvah questions
Ukrainians are dying to defend the classic Zionist idea: 'To be a people, free in our land.' But is that no more than foolish 'liberal nationalism'?
Feb 9, 2022, 5:37 PM
Picking the wrong argument
Forget Amnesty International reports: the new A word is “Argument”. When my colleague and friend, Abi Dauber Sterne and I were setting up our new educational project, For the Sake of Argument, friends grimaced. They asked us if we...
Mar 4, 2021, 6:03 PM
The Israeli song that sums up these elections
The most politically astute song of Israel’s March 2021 elections never planned to be political. Check out the great dance song of the Giraffot from a couple of years ago, “There’s a hole in my heart that’s the shape of...
Jan 4, 2019, 10:56 AM
What Birthright can learn from Bohemian Rhapsody
The biopic doesn’t dwell on the seedier aspects of Freddie Mercury’s life, but it does point out the stories it isn't telling
Sep 3, 2018, 6:37 PM
Reader, I made a bumper sticker…
Affirm publicly that Israel grants Jewish national rights AND guarantees the civil and human rights of all its citizens
Jul 3, 2017, 11:17 PM
3 comments on the Kotel furor, and why it’s good for Israel education
Three thoughts about the way in which the compromise agreement over mixed-prayer at the Kotel was “frozen” by Prime Minister Netanyahu, thus infuriating the Jewish world: 1. For all its pain, the Kotel furor is good for Israel Education. It finally...
Robbie Gringras is a British-born Israeli writer, performer, and educator. He lives on the top of a hill in the Galilee. He is co-director with Abi Dauber Sterne of For the Sake of Argument. www.forthesakeofargument.org