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Blurring democracy: the Orthodox vision of respecting women

October 21, 2012 by


It was my first time at the Western Wall. It should have been a beautiful and emotional moment, one that allowed me to connect to the history of the Jewish people. And yet, something irked me. Perhaps it was the shoulder and knee coverings I was required to wear in the brutal heat. Perhaps I […]

The Day the Buses Stood Still

December 19, 2011 by


Israel needs America – financially, diplomatically, and militarily. It’s a fact. So when U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton makes an observation, even about a relatively minor point of domestic policy, Israelis tend to sit up and listen. That is not to say that the point in contention is minor to everyone. Secretary Clinton, speaking […]