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.
The Israel we love has compassion for the other, and more crucially, is open to fully accepting others as sisters and brothers.
Conditioning U.S. economic assistance to Israel would not be a game changer for the country — at least economically.
Rivlin never changed with the circumstances of his party. He preferred the right, but wanted to remain welcoming.
A rabbi writes: No one ever asked me whether they would face danger if they converted to Judaism — until this year.
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