We're excited to welcome Rabbi Joe Schwartz as Makom's new director. Rabbi Schwartz succeeds Abi Dauber Sterne, who is leaving the role to study at the Beit Midrash for Israeli…
Today, a change is needed. We can no longer expect that Israelis will unconditionally embrace every American Jew who comes to Israel. As published in the Jerusalem Post opinions By ABI…
Rather than exploring possible coalitions, we might want to pay attention to Sivan Rahav-Meir. On the night of the election results, she raised a deeper question about Israeli society. She suggests the sharply divided election results that Israelis provided are a sad yet precise mirror of Israeli society itself.
Let’s start with the words of Israel’s Prime Minister on Twitter and Facebook: "The propaganda Channel 12 Keshet has produced an antisemitic series called Our Boys." We’ll try to work through the various accusations for what they reveal about Our Boys, their resonance in Israeli society, and their motivation.
This year Eid el Adha and Tisha B’Av fell on the same day. In any other place in the world, this need not be relevant. But Israel makes the spiritual, material. Our return to the Land of Israel has reasserted the place of Place in our worship. How can we better negotiate time and space, memories and place, people and land?
The Mekudeshet Festival of Jerusalem has collaborated on a magical installation of light and loss - a perfect tribute to the genius of the revolutionary photographer, Yoram Amir z"l.
Israel has gone the way of Esau. Every news item must be fresh, every piece of information must be distributed immediately, both Peace and Messiah must arrive NOW. Dan Ben David calls for Israel to look beyond Esau’s short-termism, and think more like Jacob about the deeper issues waiting beyond the corner.
Haredim will abandon any government that “gives away” the Kotel to “the Reform”. Put another way – any government that distances itself from the Kotel Agreement could receive Haredi support on other issues, such as the Palestinians. See how you have an influence?
The Right would seem to be saying – I cannot be an evil antisemite, because I support Israel. I may hate Jews at home, but I like them in Israel. The Left would seem to be saying – I cannot be an evil antisemite, because I fight local antisemitism. I may hate Jews in Israel, but I like them here in the States.
Why aren’t you voting? Why don’t those American Jews who express so much care and concern for Israel and her policies, just come over here and vote? For Jews around the world it’s real easy to get the vote in Israel: You just make Aliyah...