On a recent Shabbat, my family gathered to celebrate a new bride and groom. 30 of us were all looking forward to spending time together and enjoying ourselves. The highlight of Shabbat was a walking tour of the Abu Tor neighborhood in Jerusalem, one of the few mixed Arab and Jewish neighborhoods in Israel, which overlooks the South side of the Old City.
On our drive home from Jerusalem, my kids and I head East towards the Judean Desert. On a normal day, it’s about a 20-minute drive, but if we take a short cut, we can make it home in 18 minutes.
Rabbi Pilichik argues that just because the international community doesn’t want us to have Judea and Samaria, it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t.
In the past two weeks, Jewish Americans have had just a taste of the fear that African Americans have suffered for centuries.