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Temple Mount Holocaust Offering

Pushing another kind of “holocaust offering” just in time for Tisha B’Av, it’s not just about metal detectors. There’s a segment of the Jewish right in Israel wanting to change the status quo at the Temple Mount in response to … Continue reading

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Rabbi Eliezer Sadan (Rav Eli Sadan) – His Hands Remained Steady

Originally posted on The Book of Doctrines and Opinions::
There is a trend of Americans rabbis going to Israel for a few weeks and upon return exclaiming: “how come we don’t have a Rav Shagar world here? Think of what…

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Peace or Pluralism? Which Would You Choose?

Something for my friends and I to ponder on the Jewish left, especially those of us who have insisted that the abuse handed out to liberal Judaism and world Jewry at the hands of the Netanyahu government backed up by … Continue reading

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Western Wall Fetish Object

Just a quick note on the Western Wall fiasco in the wake of Netanyahu’s suspending plans to create an egalitarian prayer space there. Parts of the Jewish left are claiming that the fight over access to the Western Wall, this … Continue reading

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Between Right and Left (Amos Oz at Israel Ha’Yom)

An interesting interview by Dror Eydar at the rightwing Israel Ha’Yom newspaper with Amos Oz. Part one is here and part two is here.  Topics included are self-determination, national identity, Hegel and the cunning of history, zealotry. The basic line … Continue reading

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A Fascist Impulse in Religious Zionism (Tomer Persico)

Has Meir Kahane captured the mainstream, the heart and soul, of Religious Zionism? Back in the day, an expression such as this would have come from the outside fringe, not from the inside represented here by a member of a … Continue reading

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Israeli Settlements & International Law (Nathaniel Berman)

This piece by Nathaniel Berman picks apart the argument commonly used by the Jewish right to justify the legality of the settlement project in the occupied West Bank. Professor Berman  is the Rahel Varnhagen Professor of International Affairs, Law, and … Continue reading

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