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Category: Israel

Panel Discussion- Jerusalem: Fifty Years On, Between Our Hearts and Minds

by Rabbi Nathaniel HelfgotDr. Tammy JacobowitzRabbi Steven ExlerPosted on July 6, 2017

Was the Six Day War a Miracle?: What If Anything Can Make History Meaningful

by Rabbi Aryeh KlapperPosted on July 6, 2017

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Jerusalem and the Peoplehood of Israel

by Rabbi Tully HarcsztarkPosted on July 5, 2017

A City Reunited — Psalm 122

by Rabbi Yitzchak EtshalomPosted on July 5, 2017

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Rabbi Asher Lopatin’s Knesset Remarks

by Rabbi Asher LopatinPosted on December 30, 2016

Honorable MK Elazar Shtern, MK Aliza Lavie, Chairman Natan Sharansky, Rabbis, Rabbaniot, and all who are leaders and thinkers: Israel’s Law of Return: Sometimes we in the Diaspora ask, does the State of Israel, the Jewish State, really believe in and support the Law of Return.  I say this because sadly we have seen that Continue Reading »

What Are the Differences Between Messianism and Zionism? (Hebrew)

by Rabbi Dr. Yoel Bin-NunPosted on December 9, 2016

Rav Zadok on the Maapilim: A Response to Anti-Zionism (Hebrew)

by Rabbi Dr. Yoel Bin-NunPosted on November 29, 2016

Netziv and Zionism

by Rabbi Nathaniel HelfgotPosted on November 28, 2016

Engaging the Israel-Diaspora Relationship Through the Study of Tanakh

by Rabbi Tully HarcsztarkPosted on October 21, 2016

To Lead, Perchance to Dream

by Rabbi Dov LinzerPosted on September 29, 2016

In memory of Shimon Peres, z”l, 1923-2016 The people about to enter the Land of Israel are different than those who left Egypt a generation earlier. These people were born free from slavery and can face the future without fear. They have forged a deep and lasting relationship with God over forty years in the Continue Reading »

Let’s Be Clear: Orthodox Jews Deeply Pro-Zionist

by Rabbi Avi WeissPosted on July 5, 2016

Recently, the Chronicle ran a curious and disturbing picture of a Chassidic Jew embracing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at a conference of Holocaust deniers. The picture has outraged Jews all over the world. That embrace represents a betrayal of Jewish sensitivities and a disgrace to the victims of the Holocaust. As the rabbi in the picture Continue Reading »

The Unique Character of the Holiness of Jerusalem

by Rabbi Avi WeissPosted on May 25, 2016

Parshat Terumah talks about the first synagogue of all time – the mishkan. Because the chasm between the finite human being and the infinite God is great, the mishkan was established so that there would be a tangible place where people could feel more intensely, more powerfully, the presence of God. Synagogues have followed the model Continue Reading »