The Jewish State? Reflections on Another Religious/secular Controversy

Egged bus company’s Omer counter was removed after criticism that it was irrelevant to passengers. Seeing the reports, as a Diaspora Jew I begin to wonder: Can’t Israelis just get along?

On the one hand it is the easiest mitzvah in the entire Torah! You don’t have to fast for a whole day; you don’t have to buy a palm frond and a citron; you...