OPINION & COMMENT
Among the few achievements for religion in the current Knesset session that politicians can boast of, is the last- minute passage of the Religious Councils Law, intended to block the entry of Reform and Conservative representatives onto those councils. The official purpose of these councils is to supply "religious services," meaning that they disburse the government's budgetary allocations in support of religion.
Why are there Differences of Opinion
Question: "It is extremely difficult for me to understand how there can be differences of opinion among the different groups within Torah Jewry. Why is this all necessary? The situation confuses me, and it causes a chillul Hashem among secular Jews."
State or Nation? -- An Open Letter to
an Israeli Secular Jew
It is true! You built the state. Not us. Not only that, but even when we heard you were planning to found a state we were greatly worried. Gedolei Torah who lived during that period did their best to alert anyone influential to prevent its founding since they were sure that such a country would bring about terrible physical danger.
Exhuming the Hearts of Sons
Tension was high; you could sense it palpably. The absolute silence which reigned in the cemetery at midnight was disturbed only by the measured hacking of pickaxes.
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