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Jewish Journal

Avraham Burg

  • The holiday of diaspora Jewry — a suggestion

    2 weeks ago

    Shavuot — the Feast of the Weeks — is a modest holiday. It is one of the three biblical pilgrimage festivals, though not as central and celebrated as the two others — Passover and Sukkot. Content-wise, it is a classic Jewish combination of agriculture and theology. It marks the...

  • Survival hinges on being light unto nations

    May 15, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    It's impossible to augur the future of the Jewish people. It can only be summed up in two words: "I hope."

    In a paradoxical sense, the current political, economic and military strength of the Jewish people does not suggest much self-confidence. We never before have had such a strong...

  • Leaders Stay Silent as Israel Collapses

    September 25, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The Zionist revolution has always rested on two pillars: a just path and an ethical leadership. Neither of these is operative any longer.

    The Israeli nation today rests on a scaffolding of corruption and on foundations of oppression and injustice. As such, the end of the Zionist...

  • Leaders Stay Silent as Israel Collapses

    September 11, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The Zionist revolution has always rested on two pillars: a just path and an ethical leadership. Neither of these is operative any longer.

    The Israeli nation today rests on a scaffolding of corruption and on foundations of oppression and injustice. As such, the end of the Zionist...

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