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Why Israeli and Arab narratives are still at war (Times of Israel, July 2021) Common wisdom is that if one side is right, then the other side must be wrong… However this means that while we are making peace, we are allowing our narratives to remain at war.
The real threat of COVID-19 to the religious community (Times of Israel, Jan 2021) Even as we cannot condone the apparently greater level of violations in the Haredi community, we need to understand that it is proportional to what is at stake for it.
Are any Historical Heroes Left? (Times of Israel, July 2020)
Today’s historical revisionism is moving toward a sterile reductionism of either/or. If an individual does not meet everyone’s hero standard at all times, they are dubbed a villain.
Maybe God is Angry at Us (Times of Israel, March 2020)
In the poorest countries of the world, what we are seeing in our own countries is the norm on a good day…
Time for a Crash Course on Religious Toleration (Times of Israel, Oct 2019)
“The religious outlook cannot place civil, state or political law at the top of the pyramid. It is out of the question.” Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein
Eurovision, Valhalla and Baghdad (Jewish Press, May 2019)
Western culture is not only rooted in Athens and Jerusalem. There is a third component… pagan Valhalla, the home of the warrior gods and their culture of power.
Rav Aharon Lichtenstein and the Torah World (Torah Musings, April 2019) I imagine that anyone who knew Rav Yitzchak Hutner and Rav Shlomo Zalman Auerbach… could not have… a jaundiced or simplistic… view of their [community].