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Saturday, June 6, 2020

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Shmuel Rosner

2851 ARTICLES

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Rabbis Siegel, Shapiro, Gardner, Cooper, Borovitz, Feigelson on Parshat Naso

This Week's Torah Portion- Parashat Naso (Numbers 4:21-7:89)- begins with the completion of the head count of the people of Israel. God then gives Moses...

Most Israelis Support Annexation, Despite Fear of Violence

A second Intifada was too high a price for the withdrawal from Lebanon; a third Intifada is a tolerable price for annexation.

Moav Vardi: Israel and the world

Moav Vardi describes the Israeli population's relationship with its allies and opponent countries around the world. Moav Vardi is the Chief International Correspondent in Kan...

Unrest, and Rabbi Hanina’s Advice

There’s no better week to be reminded of a short lesson from the Mishnah in Pirkei Avot (“Ethics of the Fathers”): “Rabbi Hanina, the...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Rabbi Rachel Isaacs on Shavuot

Rachel Isaacs was ordained in 2011 by the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she studied as a Wexner Graduate Fellow, Isaacs is the spiritual leader...

Netanyahu on Trial? The Public Doesn’t Care

Four quick notes on Israeli politics: 1. A survey taken by pollster Menachem Lazar revealed that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party are...

Matti Friedman: Israel’s forgotten war

Shmuel Rosner and Matti Friedman discuss Matti's new book, "Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier's Story of a Forgotten War," Israel's war in Lebanon and why it...

Day 1 of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Trial: Scary Times

1. On May 24, history was made in Israel. A sitting prime minister is being tried on corruption charges. Benjamin Netanyahu will sit in court,...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Bamidbar with Rabbi Mike Moskowitz

Rabbi Mike Moskowitz is the Scholar-in-Residence for Trans and Queer Jewish Studies at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, the world’s largest LGBT synagogue. He is...

Israel’s New Government: The More, the Weaker

One of the maxims in many professional fields concerns the nature of force multipliers. If you have one fighter jet and then add another,...

Michael Herzog: Will Israel annex the west bank this summer?

Shmuel Rosner and Michael Herzog discuss the possibility of Israel annexing parts of the west bank this upcoming summer and its possible implications. Brigadier General...

Investing in Stability: Israel’s Incoming Government

Three successive election campaigns greatly undermined Israelis' sense of political stability.

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Behar-Bechukotai with Rabbi Michael Wasserman

Rabbi Wasserman is a graduate of Harvard University, the Jewish Theological Seminary, and the Shalom Hartman Institute’s Rabbinic Leadership Initiative. He has published numerous...

Akiva Bigman: The Netanyahu Doctrine

Akiva Bigman explains the Netanyahu doctrine: the vision and strategies behind Benjamin Netanyahu's policies. Akiva Bigman is a journalist for the newspaper "Isarel Hayom." Follow Shmuel...

What Happens If Israel Plans Annexation This Summer?

It is important to ensure that Israel does not commit a moral crime as it strives to achieve its political goals.

Can Lag B’Omer Survive Without the Bonfire?

For the second year in a row, Israelis cannot light a fire on Lag B’Omer. Last year, it was because of the potential for...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parshat Emor with Rabbi Daniel Bortz

Rabbi Daniel Bortz founded Jteen of San Diego, an organization dedicated to educating and empowering teenagers. He then created SOUL X, an organization offering...

With Supreme Court Ruling, Israel Ready to Form New Government

The unity behemoth is coming. A coalition of more than 70 Knesset members (perhaps close to 80), and a government of more than 30...

Is Israel Returning to Normalcy Too Soon?

On the evening of May 4, the family WhatsApp pinged. “The Bibi show is on,” one family member wrote. The rest of us knew...

Tal Schneider: Israel’s New Government 

Shmuel Rosner and Tal Schneider discuss Israel's new government. Tal Schneider is a diplomatic and political correspondent for Globes in Israel and is a former...

Should Israel’s Court Accept a Flawed Coalition Agreement?

Israel’s Supreme Court convened for a second day of discussions Monday, focusing on the coalition agreement. Is this agreement legal? If not, the basis...

Can Netanyahu Legally Be Prime Minister?

Israel’s Supreme Court convened Sunday morning to discuss whether the president can ask an indicted person to form a government. The law specifically states that...

Rosner’s Torah-Talk: Parashat Acharei Mot-Kedoshim with Rabbi Avi Strausberg

Rabbi Avi Strausberg is the Director of National Learning Initiatives at Hadar, and is based in Washington, DC. She received her rabbinic ordination from...

New Numbers Show How Republican Presidents Improve the Image of Palestinians

A new Gallup survey examined the image of Israel in America. The following comments address some of the issues this poll clarifies (or muddies). A...

Dr. Einat Wilf and Adi Schwartz: The War for the Palestinian Right of Return

Einat Wilf and Adi Schwartz return to discuss the english edition of their book “The War for the Palestinian Right of Return.” Einat Wilf is...

Who Is a Real Israeli?

What does it mean to be American? Or French? Or British? Is it just me, or is this question asked more about Israelis than...

Don’t Believe the Media Hype: Gantz Voters Support Israel’s Unity Government

Reading newspaper articles about Israel’s new government can be misleading. Newspapers love drama and need controversy. If there’s no controversy, there are no clicks...

Rosner’s Torah Talk: Parashat Tazria-Metzora with Rabbi Mark Sameth

Rabbi Mark Sameth was named “one of America’s most inspiring rabbis” by The Forward. He is featured in 48 Famous and Fascinating Minds Talk...

By Gutting Israeli Memorial and Independence Day, COVID-19 Redefines The Meaning of a Jewish Nation

Next week, Israelis will mourn on Memorial Day and celebrate Independence Day the following day. But these observances will be unlike previous observances. On Memorial...

Hizky Shoham: How Israel celebrates

Shmuel Rosner and Hizky Shoham discuss Hizky's newest book and the differences and similarities of how Israel celebrates Passover and its independence day. Hizky Shoham...

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CA to Allow Bars, Gyms, Schools, Sporting Events to Reopen June 12

California will start allowing bars, gyms, schools, summer camps and professional sporting events to start reopening on June 12. The Associated Press reported the state...

Meet the Boogaloo Bois, the Violent Right-Wing Extremists Who (Mostly) Don’t Hate the Jews

There are men showing up to the George Floyd protests in body armor and Hawaiian shirts and they want to start a civil war.

Israeli BDS Activist Seeking Asylum in Canada Will Be Deported Back to Israel

An Israeli activist who had tried to claim asylum in Canada as a refugee is getting deported back to Israel.

Jewish Federation of L.A. Calls for ‘Immediate Action’ From Government Officials to Hold Police Accountable

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles (JFLA) will not tolerate system racism or police brutality within the Jewish community or any community. In its...

How Jews Can Be Better Allies to Black Americans

Many Jews are looking to be better allies against racism. Here's how.
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