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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...
Oct 16, 2015, 5:25 PM
Sweating the small stuff
After this last week, walking through Jerusalem as if tiptoeing through a firing range, it was good to return home to the Galilee. Here in the Galil, I am reminded that the old adage, “Don’t sweat the small stuff!” doesn’t...
Apr 2, 2015, 2:36 PM
Who Knows Four? Searching for unity around Israel questions
It all started with the Exodus from Egypt. That was the moment when the Children of Israel asked themselves four fundamental questions, and answered them with remarkable unity. Nowadays, hearing about ad hominem attacks in the community, deep splits over...
Mar 9, 2015, 4:48 PM
Free votes for all!
Warning: This piece is aimed at Jews outside Israel who care about the outcome of the Israeli elections – no matter their political persuasion. A short video appeared on youtube recently, encouraging Diaspora Jews who “can’t bear Bibi” to connect...
Feb 14, 2014, 10:19 AM
Israel and the L word
I would like to talk about the L word. Loyalty. It is a word that went out of fashion many moons ago for many people, but it still lives in our relationships. Loyalty has rules of its own. If I am a loyal...
Robbie Gringras is a British-born Israeli writer, performer, and educator. He lives on the top of a hill in the Galilee. He has recently co-authored "Stories for the Sake of Argument" with Abi Dauber Sterne. www.forthesakeofargument.org