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Jul 19, 2020, 8:36 AM
My Rabbi Had a Tattoo
My rebbe had a tattoo. That’s not something you usually hear. If a rabbi has a tattoo, it isn’t something they talk about and definitely not something they show people. For my rebbe, his tattoo was a central part...
Jun 28, 2020, 8:06 PM
A settler’s unexpected reason to extend sovereignty
The Palestinians have suffered because of Israeli actions, yet they can best achieve freedom and a decent quality of life by following Trump's plan, and its direct negotiations
Jun 21, 2020, 10:02 PM
Hi, I’m a Jewish Settler. It’s Nice to Meet You
With Israel’s planned extension of sovereignty to the Jewish settled lands of Judea and Samaria (annexation of the West Bank), the usual tropes about extremist settlers are receiving air time. An unfortunately great number of people who oppose Israel’s...
Jun 15, 2020, 4:46 PM
Confused about Sovereignty? Here’s an FAQ for You
I’ve spent the last three weeks living Israel’s plan to extend sovereignty to the Jewish areas of Judea and Samaria (what the world calls “Annexing the West Bank”) and have given media interviews, participated in debates, and spoken to...
Jun 1, 2020, 11:45 AM
AIPAC is More Than a Conference
If you’re a Pro-Israel American and it’s between January and March, chances are you’ve heard the question, “So are you going to AIPAC this year?” The question refers to AIPAC’s annual Policy Conference and the expectation is that if...
May 25, 2020, 7:34 PM
Dignity Vs. Quality of Life, a Palestinian Dilemma
A highlight for Israelis this week was the first direct flight from the United Arab Emirates to Israel. The plane carried aid for the Palestinian people to help deal with the effects of Covid-19. The cheer was quickly dashed...
May 17, 2020, 10:52 PM
Israeli annexation is the path to peace
In his speech inaugurating the 35th Knesset, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the gathered crowd that annexation "won't distance us from peace, it will bring us closer.” You could almost hear the guffaws of anti-annexation advocates in Israel...
May 10, 2020, 2:42 PM
The Danger of a Palestinian State
Israel’s Declaration of Independence states, “The recognition by the United Nations of the right of the Jewish people to establish their State is irrevocable. This right is the natural right of the Jewish people to be masters of their...
May 3, 2020, 4:49 PM
Stop Connecting Israel and the Holocaust
When former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the deaths of millions of Jews during the Holocaust a "lie and a mythical claim," and said, “Why should everyone be forced to accept the opinion of just a few on a...
Apr 26, 2020, 6:16 PM
When Senator Bernie Sanders endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for President and ended the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, I breathed a sigh of relief. As an advocate for a strong US-Israel relationship, Bernie Sanders as the...
Rabbi Uri Pilichowski is an educator. As a teacher, author and speaker, he teaches Torah and Politics, where he specifically emphasizes rational thought and conceptual analysis.