A View from Jerusalem

In just a few days, the Jewish world will read the following words from the Haggadah: “For not just one alone has risen against us to destroy us, but in every generation they rise against us to destroy us; and the Holy One, blessed be He, saves us from their hand.”   Last weekend, southern Israel […]

The Importance of Jewish Peoplehood

According to Jewish scholar Avraham Infeld, a good friend of JCC Association, “peoplehood” is the knowledge-based sense of belonging and commitment to the Jewish people, its values, its big ideas, its potential, and to Israel, the expression of its national sovereignty. The term “Jewish peoplehood” in its contemporary sense originated with Mordechai Kaplan (1881-1983). After […]

Political Scandal: Sign of Collapse or Strength?

Lately, the leaders of the State of Israel seem to be tested again and again. Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is accused of corruption; Israel’s former president, Moshe Katsav, was found guilty of two counts of rape; the new chief of staff, Yoav Galant, was accused of irregularities when building his house. The whole country suddenly […]

An Israeli New Year’s

The secular year of 2010 ended exactly two weeks ago. Although we wish each other Shana Tova at Rosh Hashanah in the fall, more and more Israelis celebrate New Year on January 1. This relatively new trend is a result of one million immigrants from the former Soviet Union, who are used to celebrating this […]

A View from Jerusalem

Israel is a wonderful country, and Israelis are usually happy people. On most days, things are going well. However, every once in a while we get slapped with some sort of crisis that reminds us that we live in a dangerous neighborhood. We are used to military operations and terror attacks, and consider them part […]

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