salixj said: I agree. I called someone out on their comparing Lapid to a Nazi. I was very upset by the whole discussion. The person also compared me to a Nazi, but later claimed s/he didn’t.
It’s horrible and people still keep doing it! Do I have to spell out word for word why it’s wrong for people to call other people Nazis? And Kal Vachomer why it’s wrong for Jews to call other Jews Nazis?
sarah-bracha said: I’m sorry about your previous experience but if you had been there yesterday you would know it was not a demonstration. It was literally davening and saying tehillim. There were no speeches or yelling or rioting, just Jews praying.
That’s really positive that yesterdays demonstration didn’t sink to what I saw. I have friends who went and they told me all about it. They told me it was hectic, they got trampled and probably stepped on a bunch of a children accidentally.
jewishatheist said: nice piece. and awesome that you got it published! (do you normally write for them?) cheers
Thank you so much! I write for them as a blogger occasionally. I try not to make it like a job where I feel like I have to churn out pieces. I write when I feel passionate about something.
The major Haredi demonstration yesterday, protesting the end to draft exemptions reminded me of what scares me most about……
Something small I’ve written about what scares me most about Jewish debate. Looks like we haven’t learnt our lesson after 2000 years of Galut.
This week’s Parsha begins with G-d telling Moses that He has heard the cries of His people and He will redeem them. In addition to this, at this point, G-d tells Moses that He will give the Land of Israel to the Israelites as their “inheritance” (also translated as “heritage”).
A handmade silver menorah is the first thing you see after you check in at Ben Gurion airport and before you head through security.
I think this is the perfect item to place in that spot. For thousands of years the menorah has been a symbol of jewish pride and integrity. Just as you’re about to leave the Jewish state, this menorah is standing there as a reminder of your identity. It whispers to you that even though you’re leaving Eretz Yisrael temporarily for the Diaspora, you’re Jewish. Don’t be seduced by the yavanim, you have your own culture and people that are waiting for you back at home.
Chabad Chanukiah Kikar Tzion
1 December 2013
Bargained down the price of of a box of oil and a box for my Chanukiyah today in Geula…feeling accomplished :)
The look out from Mitzpe Yericho this morning. All the way towards the horizon you can see the Dead Sea and on a clear day you can even see Jordan.
19 November 2013
Seen just now
The sunset at Rosh Hanikra tonight
Legend says that Abraham passed over the cliffs of Rosh Hanikra on how way to Israel from Mesopotamia.