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Living In Israel Weakens Faith?
Neta Sela writes: Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar has harsh words for Israeli society, particularly the ultra-Orthodox community, in regards to its treatment of Russian Jews who immigrated to Israel. In an interview to the European rabbinical publication ‘Hanaaseh Vehanishma’ … Continue reading
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A Basketball Team As A Microcosm Of Israel
Steve Walz writes: There was Julius "Dr. J" Erving, the former ABA and NBA star sitting courtside Thursday evening flaunting his yellow Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball cap, as the elite team of Israel’s professional league met Hapoel Holon in the … Continue reading
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Orit Arfa writes this singles column for the May 15, 2008 issue (Yom Ha’atzmaut) of the Jewish Journal. Here’s an excerpt: I’ve been considering giving up on Israeli men, at least the purebred Israeli men, the sabras. When I first … Continue reading
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