Category: Zionism

Celebrating Complexity: In Tribute to Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein

May 17, 2013

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Marking his 80th birthday, Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein has modeled for us a rich life of religious purity, constant study, intellectual rigor, universal knowledge, and societal commitment.

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Israel’s resurgence: A spiritual calculus

Apr 12, 2013

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Reflections for Israel’s 65th Independence Day: Belief in the power of Jewish history, animated by ancient faith, explains much about Israel today… Those who consider history only in temporal terms underestimate and misjudge Israel.

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The Bakum Initiation

Mar 11, 2013

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Sending your son off to serve in a frontline Israeli army combat unit is a raw test of Zionist ideology and commitment. It also makes you a real Israeli.

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A debate on “Israel Hayom” and democracy in Israel

Oct 16, 2012

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Is Sheldon Adelson’s “Israel Hayom” newspaper killing the Israeli press and endangering Israeli democracy, or ensuring Israeli democracy by guaranteeing media heterogeneity? A debate between me and Ori Nir of the American Friends of Peace Now.

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Proving the Bible’s Popularity and Relevance

Jul 31, 2012

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The annual Herzog College Bible study seminar at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Alon Shvut – in which over 6,000 Israelis participated last week – is a magnificent enterprise, an intellectual treat, and an exhilarating spiritual experience. Too bad it gets no media coverage.

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Reflections for Tisha Be’Av

Jul 27, 2012

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This Tisha Be’Av, let us recommit ourselves to an overhaul of society: to more refined use of language in public discourse, more honesty in business and increased philanthropy, a crackdown on crime, fairer distribution of the national burden, and some reverence for heritage and Zionist achievement.

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Memo to Camp Sucker Protestors

Jun 28, 2012

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Memo to the “Camp Sucker” protestors demanding complete equalization of the burden of national service: Get real, and get behind the Keshev Committee’s new guidelines for military draft of the Ultra-Orthodox! It’s the only and best deal in town.

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Israel: Oh, How it has Changed!

Jun 11, 2012

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Israel has changed so much since I moved here almost a quarter-century ago, for the better and the worse. On balance, the country is moving in the right directions, and I am so glad and honored to be living here.

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A spiritual calculus for Israel Independence Day

Apr 25, 2012

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Israel is guided by an astral calculus that is not always perceptible. This explains why we sometimes stubbornly refuse to recognize the rational calculations of diplomatic cost and benefit – calculations politely impressed on us by well-meaning allies.

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Zeidy’s Kvitel

Apr 18, 2012

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For Yom Hashoah, consider this true personal story about a kvitel, a little prayer note, that connects five generations of my family through the Holocaust and beyond.

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David M. Weinberg is a think tank director, columnist and lobbyist who is a sharp critic of Israel’s detractors and of post-Zionist trends in Israel. Read more »


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