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Understanding the 2019 Israeli Elections

April 14, 2019
israeli election

Understanding the 2019 Israeli elections from a US liberal perspective.
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Bamidbar 5778 – The Embassy and Gaza

May 22, 2018
Jerusalem Embassy Gaza

This week’s Torah portion has a lesson on the benefits of order. The 12 tribes are organized into four camps. Each camp placed around the Tent of Meeting. Every camp in its position, every tribe in its spot in the camp, all personnel accounted for. Everyone with a role. The Torah tells us “The...
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Eighth Day of Passover 5778 – African Refugees in Israel

April 10, 2018
Holot

We have spent the last week celebrating the story of our escape from Egypt. How we were oppressed and abused, our infant sons living under a death decree. We managed to escape with our lives, leaving in such a hurry our bread didn’t have time to rise. All week we’ve been eating matzah and...
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Rosh Hashanah 5778 Day Two – The Complexities and Beauty of Israel

October 6, 2017
Jerusalem's Western Wall

A few months ago I celebrated my tenth “aliyahversary,” marking ten years since the day in 2007 when I made aliyah – when I became a citizen of the state of Israel and made my home in Jerusalem. The establishment of the State of Israel, a homeland for the Jews, is, without question, the...
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Rosh Hashanah 5778 Day Two: The Complexities of Israel

September 30, 2017

A few months ago I celebrated my tenth “aliyahversary,” marking ten years since the day in 2007 when I made aliyah – when I became a citizen of the state of Israel and made my home in Jerusalem. The establishment of the State of Israel, a homeland for the Jews, is, without question, the...
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All or Nothing at the Western Wall

July 11, 2017
The Western Wall (Kotel)

All or Nothing? A friend asked an interesting question the other day. “If Israel can’t be the Israel you envision, is it better to not have Israel at all?” Many of the haredim (ultra-Orthodox Jews) clearly feel that way. They are anti-Zionist and believe the current state of Israel, run by a secular government...
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