Author: Shira Schmidt

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I made a mistake

I had the feeling of déjà vu when reading about the controversy involving expunging “Merry Christmas” and substituing a pareve “Seasons Greetings”. I once was zealous about taking Christmas out of the public domain....

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End of heterodoxy, deja vu.

29 b Heshvan On November 27 Ori Pomerantz posed a question under the heading, The end of heterodoxy? Imagine that tonight there was a miracle, and tomorrow morning all the rabbis and chazzanim of...

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“He didn’t get to say the Shma”

Saturday night 12 bMarHeshvan Two brief comments on the Rabin memorial (the Hebrew yahrzeit is tonight) which is taking place in Tel Aviv as I write these lines, in the square where the Prime...

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A Tale of Two Trajectories

19 b Ellul What was the most significant moment during the actual disengagement from Gush Katif? I suggest there was one key scene, seen by all, and commented on by none. Everyone who watched...

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Western Wall and Disengagement

6 b Menahem-Av, Thursday Below two topics: a very short one, and a very long one. a) LAKEWOOD: Haaretz Magazine Friday 29 b Tamuz (Aug.5) had a 4 –page feature on the Lakewood yeshiva...

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Suspect or Respect ?

On May 18 (10 Iyyar) I wrote about Generalizations and Stereotypes of Muslims. The following comment arrived from my neighbor, the former British barrister who made the original comments that so upset me. It...

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Viennese Pastries vs. Pickled Herring

On May 30 I posted below some sketchy thoughts (“American versus Israeli haredi sector”) I had in my initial reaction to a Jerusalem Post op-ed by Elliot Jager “American haredi triumph” . There were...

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