Jewish Journal

  • Reading Lamentations with Gush Katif Evacuees

    By Orit Arfa

    July 15, 2013 | 1:12 pm

    I couldn’t see his face through the mechitza (the wall separating the men and women), but I heard him, the tears in his voice, the deep sorrow, as the cantor read Jeremiah’s Book of Lamentations poetically remembering the horrific tragedies the Jewish people have suffered.

    His... read on

  • American Jews: Expel Yourselves

    By Orit Arfa

    July 14, 2013 | 9:31 am

    The majority of American Jews, if one can judge by presidential voting records and policy statements by AIPAC and other major Jewish organizations, believe that the solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict involves evacuating Israeli Jews from Judea and Samaria (aka the "West Bank")... read on

  • Disengagement Commander Expresses Remorse Over Expelling Jews

    By Orit Arfa

    July 11, 2013 | 8:43 am

    We're coming upon eight years since the "disengagement" from Gush Katif, Gaza, and the time is ripe for introspection about an event that drastically altered the Middle East and that most people don't talk about anymore, even as people cavalierly call for evacuating more Jews from... read on

  • The Settler Is Free….

    By Orit Arfa

    July 10, 2013 | 11:08 am

    This is a hugely emotional moment for me. This is the moment I let my baby run free into the world. By "baby," I mean my debut novel, The Settler.

    Those who have followed my musings about Israel throughout the years might know that I have been obsessed with the aftermath of... read on