The 3,000 men, women and children at Tel Aviv’s newly renovated Habima Square last December were waiting anxiously to hear Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, the St. Louis-born mystic and scholar whose quiet demeanor belies incendiary scholarly writings that are inspiring a generation of Jewish supremacists.
Shimon Dotan portrays settlers as a small group of fanatics, at once divorced from Israeli society and dragging everyone into deepening conflict, Yitz Landes writes.
Religious West Bank settlers have long been among the most radical elements of Israeli society. Naomi Zeveloff reports the so-called ‘hilltop youth’ are growing up — and becoming even more extremist.
The caves around this windy settler outpost, whose name is Hebrew for “Of Sound Mind,” have served as places of meditation and prayer - and, according to Israel - staging ground for the worst Jewish militant attack on Palestinians in years.
If you missed the holiday yesterday, take a moment to give it a second look. Yesterday was, after all, the Jewish festival of second chances. If you haven’t heard of it before, take a moment to catch up.
Was Amos Oz wrong to slam Israeli settler extremists as ‘Hebrew neo-Nazis’? Sigal Samuel says the novelist may not have been diplomatic — but he’s not altogether wrong.