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Shavuot 5772

May 25, 2012
Shavuot 5772

 And Ruth said, Do not entreat me to leave you, or to keep from following you; for wherever you go, I will go; and where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God; Where you die, will I die, and there will I be buried;...
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Yom Yerushalayim 5772

May 21, 2012
Yom Yerushalayim 5772

Yom Yerushalayim – “Jerusalem Day,” the day we celebrate the “liberation” and “reunification” of Jerusalem in 1967, is rapidly becoming one of my least favorite holidays. Don’t get me wrong. I’m glad we won the war in ’67. I’m glad I can walk around the Old City, I’m glad Jews once again live in...
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A Walking Tour without Sayed Kashua

May 16, 2012
A Walking Tour without Sayed Kashua

Over breakfast one morning the spousal unit said “Here’s something that might interest you – a walking tour with Sayed Kashua.” We both enjoy reading the Israeli-Arab’s columns in Haaretz every weekend (in English translation from the original Hebrew), and she knows I’ve read one of his books (in the original Hebrew). “Great idea.”...
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Nakba Day 2012

May 15, 2012

 Today, May 15, is the day that Palestinians commemorate as “Nakba Day,” “Catastrophe Day,” a day to mark the expulsion from homes in Israel during the 1948 war. Nakba Day provides a great example of how much lack of understanding there is in this part of the world. On the one hand, there are...
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Behar 5772

May 11, 2012
Behar 5772

 “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land” …Leviticus 25:10 “Moreover of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall you buy, and of their families that are with you, which they fathered in your land; and they shall be your possession. And you shall take them as an inheritance...
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What elections?

May 8, 2012
What elections?

For the last several days, the talk in Israel was about early elections — supposedly planned for September 4.  Some pundits saw the timing as an indicator Israel was going to bomb Iran between September and November (when the US elections could make Obama a much stronger power to deal with). And then —...
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