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The impassioned crowd of hundreds shouted “Sabbath” in Yiddish to protest the international contests’ scheduling.
Having an ‘Israel Shabbat’ hosted by a pro-Israel club is alienating to Jewish students who don’t support Israeli policies, one student said.
If United Airlines falsely blamed religious Muslims for violence on a plane, the Israeli media would rightly cry bigotry. How is this different?
El Al will compensate the 400 passengers on a flight from New York to Tel Aviv, which diverted so Sabbath-observant passengers could disembark.
The process of deciding how to handle the flights “took place in a dynamic and developing reality that was not entirely controlled by the company.”
Like the Orthodox Shabbat laws, each prohibition is actually liberation. Whether you believe in God or not.
Having lived in Israel during various waves of terror, I learned what it means to live constantly in the face of fear.
“When they go low, we go to shul,” AJC assistant executive director Avi Mayer wrote.
“Blessed art thou, O lord our God, king of the universe, the creator of shining light,” the mourners sang.