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Human Rights in Tibet and Israel

July 23, 2010
Human Rights in Tibet and Israel

Dharamsala, July 23, 2010:  It’s so much of a truism that it’s almost trite to say it, but you really can learn a lot about your own situation by taking a look at what others face. I met today with Urgen Tenzin, executive director of the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD)...
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Tisha b’Av 5770

July 19, 2010
Tisha b’Av 5770

Below you will find a "recycled" post, something I wrote about Tisha b'Av a few years ago.  I think many people can use the reminder of what this holiday is about–as well as some thoughts appropo to the holiday this year. I am already in the depressed mood of the day.  As you can...
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The Bible and the Occupation

July 15, 2010
The Bible and the Occupation

Warning: this blog post is going to be somewhat “political,” and it’s going to violate a “rule” of blogging: it’s going to be long.  If you read my blog more for Torah than political commentary, or if you prefer to read stuff that’s short and pithy, you might want to skip this one… What...
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March for Shalit, US govt funding for settlers, Intl Human Rights Law, performance art protest

July 8, 2010
March for Shalit, US govt funding for settlers, Intl Human Rights Law, performance art protest

There is no connection whatsoever between the above topics, other than they are a random sample of things going on here that inspire commentary this week: March for Shalit: traffic in Jerusalem today was somewhat disrupted as the march of Gilad Shalit's parents and supporters arrived in Jerusalem.  For those living in a cage,...
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Some thoughts for parshat Pinchas

July 2, 2010
Some thoughts for parshat Pinchas

Pinchas is the Bible's great zealot.  Last week we read how in a fit of zealotry, he killed a couple who were engaging in public very naughty behavior by skewering the two of them with his spear. There are those who say this is a time for Israelis to be more zealous, to be...
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