A New Zealand Athlete Recites the Sh’ma—and Is Roundly Condemned

June 10 2021

On May 16, Tomer Hemed, an Israeli member of Wellington’s professional soccer team, scored an impressive two goals in a single match, with the second securing a tie for his teammates. In an apparent expression of gratitude to God, he put on a kippah, covered his eyes, and recited the opening of the sh’ma. James Hirsh describes the controversy that followed:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, New Zealand, Sh'ma, Sports

Israel’s New Government Flies in the Face of the Country’s Western Critics

June 17 2021

Commenting on the recent swearing-in of the new governing coalition in Jerusalem, Shany Mor writes:

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More about: Israeli politics, Israeli society