Ayelet Libson |
Special To The Jewish Week
The recent elections for the Chief Rabbinate of Israel demonstrated the depths to which this institution has declined. Among the ultra-Orthodox and Religious Zionist public, the elections were colored by political maneuvers and ugly infighting, while most secular Israelis were completely disengaged from the election process of a bureaucracy that they regard as largely irrelevant to their day-to-day lives.
NAZARETH, Israel — After Israel’s 2006 war with the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah devastated the country’s northern region, most Israelis focused on rebuilding their towns and creating better defense infrastructure.
Joshua Mitnick |
Yitzhar, West Bank — Motorists headed to this West Bank settlement notorious as a hotbed for radicalism were greeted last Friday afternoon by a police checkpoint at the highway turnoff. Checking for ID, one officer explained that non-residents were being turned back.
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