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Glimmers of Hope

Having spent two evenings this week at candle-lighting ceremonies organized under the auspices of ‘Tag Meir’ (translated by the organizers as “Spread the Light”) I find myself reflecting about glimmers of hope in today’s situation. On Tuesday night 400-500 people gathered together outside the Prime Minister’s house to light the first candle of Chanukah. Rabbi Yoel Ben-Nun spoke at the … Continue reading

Join Tag Meir – Light a Candle for Coexistence

This week there will be much lighting of candles around the world. Jews will begin lighting Chanukah candles on Tuesday at sundown, and will continue for 8 days. In many parts of the world candles are also intimately associated with Christmas, coming as it does, at least in the Northern hemisphere, at the darkest time of the … Continue reading

Specializing in Intolerance

This morning, an American woman I met in my gym told me she specializes in tolerance education. I instinctively responded that here we specialize in intolerance, not tolerance. The burning by settlers of a mosque in Maghayar in retaliation for the demolition of an illegal building in Alei Ain is just one recent example. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s … Continue reading

Hitting Back

My son is a soldier. He was recently out on a training run with his unit when for no apparent reason he was set upon by a soldier from a different unit, who used a wooden stick he was holding to hit my son and one of the other soldiers. It all happened very quickly, … Continue reading