What Does It Mean to Be Jewish in the 21st Century?

Pondering the nature of Jewish identity in today’s world, and the respective challenges faced by Jews in Israel and the Diaspora, Yehudah Mirsky looks to the writings of Abraham Isaac Kook (1865-1935), founder of Israel’s chief rabbinate:

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Read more at Times of Israel

More about: Abraham Isaac Kook, Jewish identity, Judaism, Religion & Holidays, Zionism

 

How Israel Beat the Terror Wave

June 24 2022

From March to May, a series of small-scale terrorist attacks claimed the lives of some twenty Israelis, and raised fears that jihadist murder would again become a fact of everyday life in the Jewish state. Hillel Frisch details how a swift campaign waged by the IDF and Shin Bet, employing deliberate and discriminate force, succeeded in restoring the peace:

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Read more at Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security

More about: Israeli Security, Palestinian terror, West Bank