Author: Emanuel Feldman

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Memo to God: Stay Out of Our Affairs

Yes, Rev. Pat Robertson has apologized, but one question remains: why were Israeli officials so incensed at him for suggesting that Sharon has been punished because he willingly surrendered part of the Holy land...

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Les Vulnerables

Government officials, bureaucrats, the media, the doctors – everyone has been urging us to pray for the welfare of PM Sharon. And so , as rarely before, the Land is alive with the sound...

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The Beneviste Maneuver

My recent post about Israeli secularists being urged to play Monopoly and watch video in order to make their Yom Kippur fasting more tolerable created some interesting discussion. In connection with that, I just...

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The Yom Kippur Monopoly

Just before Yom Kippur, a popular Jerusalem shopping mall published a glossy magazine supplement advertising its latest glitzy fashion items, many of which are beyond modesty. In the centerfold of the magazine is a...

A Lamentation for Our Time

From a Jerusalem newspaper: Although here and there one still sees the orange ribbons that signified opposition to the disengagement, they have by and large disappeared from the Israeli scene. A LAMENTATION FOR OUR...

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A Tale of Two Drivers

I always knew that Israeli drivers were deranged, second only in madness to the Italians, so what happened did not shock me. What did shock me was the aftermath. I was driving along a...

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Responding to my Critics

Just over one hour ago, fully mindful of the negative reactions that my article has provoked, I approached an elderly neighbor of mine here in Jerusalem. This man is a survivor of Auschwitz who...

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The “Jude”on the Yellow Star

When Israeli soldiers entered a barricaded room in Gush Katif, out marched a group of weeping children. Their hands were held up, and each one was wearing the yellow star with the word “jude”...

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Twin Towers and Twin Temples

During this pre-Tisha B’Av week, my wife casually mentioned something to me about this period of national mourning. What she said struck me as having relevance for contemporary Jews, and I suggested she write...

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