Avi Shafran says you can disagree with him on use of the term “ultra-Orthodox.” But don’t try to rewrite Jewish history.
Israel seeks to give Christian Arabs a higher status than Muslims. Given sensitivity about ‘apartheid,’ the policy is shockingly similar to white South Africa’s divide-and-rule tactics.
The Hobby Lobby court case pits ‘religious liberty’ against reproductive rights. The handful of Orthodox groups that buy this formulation are eroding our civil rights.
Ultra-Orthodox Israelis are considering a boycott of West Bank settlements, just like Palestinian activists and Western liberals. But their rationale couldn’t be more different.
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