Gantz: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – or Jiminy Crickett (Bibi’s conscience)?

96 Gantz: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – or Jiminy Crickett (Bibi’s conscience)? View this email in your browser The Jerusalem Post  01/04/2020   Gantz: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – or Jiminy Crickett (Bibi’s conscience)?   Benny Gantz – the Sorcerer’s Apprentice I get it. Benny Gantz’s surrender to Benjamin Netanyahu is a terrible disappointment to those of […]

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Are Rabbinical Schools becoming anti-Israel Bullying Pulpits?

In 2011, when Rabbi Daniel Gordis highlighted “how lonely it can be for an unapologetically pro-Israel student at some of today’s rabbinical schools,” his Conservative and Reform colleagues excoriated him for exaggerating.  Today, his criticisms seem mild; things are far worse. Every year, I hear from non-Orthodox rabbinical students that, in their programs, the once-marginal […]

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Max Singer z”l: Happy Conservative, Optimistic Jew, Fulfilled Zionist

96 Max Singer z”l: Happy Conservative, Optimistic Jew, Fulfilled Zionist View this email in your browser The Jerusalem Post  29/01/2020   Max Singer z”l: Happy Conservative, Optimistic Jew, Fulfilled Zionist     Last Thursday, one of Southern Jerusalem’s leading lights, Max Singer, died. This exuberant futurist who flirted with doomsday scenarios in Cold War America […]

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Tzohar Rabbis: Happy, Halachic, and in love with the Jewish People

Sephardi chief rabbi Yitzhak Yosef’s branding of Russian immigrants as “religion-hating gentiles” has fueled cries for a rabbinate filled with peoplehood-loving Jews. So many of us are desperate for change. Change comes from the bottom-up or from top-down. People love sitting around, doing nothing but grumbling about the leadership failures empowering the chief rabbinate to […]

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