Gitit Paz |
Special To The Jewish Week
Today, the Jewish concept of the mamzer — the halachically illegitimate child — may seem to be irrelevant and detached from modern reality. Liberal Western discourse has difficulty relating to it; even for Israeli and Jewish society, it seems to be somewhat archaic. The fact is, however, that this halachic notion is alive and well.
While the Obama administration has been “a huge friend” to Israel, with “unprecedented cooperation on security and intelligence” issues, “at the end of the day Israel can’t outsource its security,” Naftali Bennett, a key member of the Israeli cabinet, told The Jewish Week in an exclusive interview here this week.