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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CENTER FIELD: ADDRESS INVISIBLE ELECTORAL ISSUES: THE MAASARWE AND BIADGA TESTS

Election campaigns are like spotlights focusing intense light on a limited number of issues, while rendering others invisible. Clearly, this election campaign will pivot around the Netanyahu corruption scandals, the Hamas and Hezbollah threats, the Palestinian stalemate, Israel’s economic future. Spotlighting those issues will leave other compelling issues in the shadows. As proof, most politicians, […]

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