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Jul 23, 2018, 12:20 AM
The Nation-State Bill’s Hideousness Is Showcased Not in Its Bite But in Its Bark
On July 18, Israel passed its controversial Nation-State bill, with just 62 of its 120 MKs voting in favour. Upon its passing, pandemonium erupted in the Knesset, with Arab MKs tearing up copies of the bill and being escorted...
Jul 22, 2018, 3:45 PM
Iran is not here!
Take it from one who performs Orthodox weddings outside the Chief Rabbinate: The Haiyun case is no big deal
Jul 22, 2018, 1:22 PM
A modern-day lament, this Tisha B’Av
Dear God, how can the Jewish state be undermining its own democratic and progressive values?
Robert L. Wolkoff
Jul 20, 2018, 11:44 PM
There is Now a Jewish State. Let the Hysteria Begin.
Israel has done the unthinkable. The state of the Jews has declared itself a Jewish state. OMG. If you see smoke rising on the horizon, it is from thousands of pages of thesauruses catching fire as a result of the...
Jul 20, 2018, 12:42 PM
A war in Gaza, a pair of underpants and Tisha B'Av
What gives you strength to spend the night in a Gaza neighborhood days after your friend was killed in the same situation?
Jul 20, 2018, 7:00 AM
A Possible Solution?
The newly passed Nation-State law is causing rejoicing in right-wing circles while at the same time being decried by Jewish and Arab opponents. The Joint Arab bloc led by Ayman Odeh and the 16 Arab members in the Knesset are...
Jul 20, 2018, 6:53 AM
Fallen Cold and Dead
Lately, I have found myself listening to Israeli music. Some of what I listen to may be considered corny. But I like it. I lived in Israel once upon a time, and unable to find a way back there...
Jul 20, 2018, 12:21 AM
The day the Jewish state became Orthodox
It only took a few hours: first, the nation-state bill was signed; then, a Conservative rabbi was detained by police
Jul 19, 2018, 5:35 PM
Nation State Law challenges Israel’s status as both Jewish and democratic
Late last night the Knesset passed the ‘Nation-State Law’, a new ‘Basic Law’ which forms Israel’s de facto constitution. This latest Law is dangerous and dismantles Israel’s founding status as a homeland for the Jews and a democratic state for...
Jul 19, 2018, 2:48 PM
Arrest me: I too officiated at non-Orthodox weddings
How much more will it take for liberal Jewish leadership to say enough is enough?