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  • Stay Away from Israeli Civic Studies (Unless you are really really bored)

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 10, 2016 | 3:58 am

    The role of civic education in a place such as Israel can be a matter of some debate.

    Maybe all it needs to do is make students understand the basic facts of Israeli public life: when we go to elections, what is the election system, how Israel separates powers, what the courts...

  • What a bad-mouthed painter revealed about Israel

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 10, 2015 | 3:47 am

    Yair Garbuz is an Israeli painter. I know nothing about painters but those who do say he is a good painter. He is also known for being funny, and is often called a "satirist". I never thought he was really funny, but humor, like many other things, is a matter of taste.

    Last week,...

  • A New Year for trees, Israeli and Palestinian

    January 27, 2015 | 11:52 am

    Feeling discouraged about the current direction of Israeli politics, I was looking for another way of expressing my love for Israel when I hit on the idea of organizing a Tu B’Shevat Seder, the first I had ever conducted. 

    I thought I could compile my own “Hagaddah” including...

  • Democracy for Some - Not for All

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    February 14, 2012 | 4:26 pm

    Israel’s democracy had several significant victories this past week:

    First, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed as the next President of the Supreme Court Asher Dan Grunis, a jurist who respects an independent judiciary. There are those in Israel who do not.

    Second, the...