By successfully adapting to the needs of exile, halakhah preserved the Jews as a people for 2,000 years. Can it rise to the challenge of. . .
On his first official visit to Israel, British Prime Minister David Cameron should state unequivocally that Israel is the national home of the Jewish people.
If it is truly committed to the welfare of the state of Israel, the Federal Republic should stop trying to instruct it to be less Jewish.
A new-old paradigm is taking hold in Israel: a secularism based on a renewed embrace of Judaism.
Encouraging Jews to fight for rights and autonomy in Europe, Diaspora nationalists and Yiddishists rejected Zionism as hopelessly utopian. In the end, the opposite proved true.
There should be no place in Judaism or in the state of Israel for religious coercion of any type. This is not a facile concession to modernity, nor to convenience. It is a position rooted in deep theological reflection.
The utter fragility of Jewish sovereignty has been a fact of history—a fact worth pondering during this annual period of mourning for lost commonwealths.