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May 30, 2023, 9:01 AM
Missing the point of Bikkurim
I think that learning about how non-Orthodox Jewish movements observe the Jewish holidays – societally, ideologically and practically, is quite interesting and enlightening. Learning about what others do and think is instructive in terms of my self-definition and my...
May 19, 2023, 1:27 PM
R. Aharon Lichtenstein’s Ever Relevant Message for Yom Yerushalayim
Rav Aharon Lichtenstein zt"l and Rav Yehuda Amital zt"l used Yom Haatzmaut and Yom Yerushalayim as opportunities to demonstrate gratitude, to provide introspection, and to dream for the future during these important holidays. Their talks are now printed in B'shuvecha...
Apr 24, 2023, 7:38 AM
A letter to Israel’s demographically intoxicated
You're right. You do have many children – more than anyone else in Israel. But guess who has even more children
James M. Dorsey
Apr 17, 2023, 3:18 PM
Confronting problematic tenets of religious law: Judaism could follow Islam.
Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and others have been comfortable for over two decades. Post-9/11, international attention focused on perceived Islam problems that supposedly breed violence. What turned young Muslims into suicide bombers? What drives militancy and the willingness to sacrifice one's...
Apr 5, 2023, 5:43 PM
Religious Zionism and compromise on judicial reform
The hardline approach of many religious Zionists must be understood, for it reflects a real shift in the community’s sense of its role in Israeli society
Apr 5, 2023, 4:55 PM
Because of this government, I’m eating hametz
I am appalled at the idea of forcing ill people to bow to religious laws that they may or may not share, at a time when they are at their most vulnerable
Mar 1, 2023, 9:27 PM
Purim perils and pogroms
When Adar enters, we increase… Well, in my Jerusalem neighborhood, mimicking our nation's descent… we increase in violence with break-ins, vandalism, robberies: the house up the street owned by a death camp child survivor; the apartment in our building of...
Feb 27, 2023, 5:46 AM
Religious Zionism’s Darkest Hour
Bad things happen when good people remain silent. Recent judicial reforms and legislative blitzes in Israel are no longer a partisan dispute and a matter of opinion. The numbers are in. The collapse of the Israeli Shekel, the many billions of...
Feb 23, 2023, 12:02 PM
The future of religious Zionism
The critical shift of voters in the last Israeli election was the growth of the “Religious Zionist party.” An amalgam of three parties, uniting after intervention by Benjamin Netanyahu, emerged as the third largest party in the Knesset. Polling...
Feb 9, 2023, 4:34 PM
Religious Zionists, it’s time to show up!
Since the last round of elections, and with even greater intensity since the government was formed, it feels like there are many within the Religious Zionist community who just don’t know where they belong. On the one hand, the...