Yael Patir, Israel director of the left-leaning U.S. Jewish body, sat down with Haaretz to talk about Trump, the gap between U.S. and Israeli Jews, and the growing anger at the Israeli peace camp. Though she concedes boycott efforts by some on the left have a negative effect, she rejects calls to keep peace efforts local.01:12 01.05.16 | 2 comments
Israel is a Jewish nation which has minimal standards for preserving certain degrees of shabbat observance. The country does not prevent you from doing almost anything you want to do on Shabbat. You can drive your own car or bike or take a cab, but when it comes to the larger scale operation of public/governmental services, the lines have been historically drawn in respect of / appreciation for that unique gift of Shabbat! Egged has backpeddled in error. If I were a goy living in Israel, I would certainly have to respect the land's unique culture/heritage & majority's customs. Worry more about yourself than the gentiles in Israel who seem to have more respect for Jewish traditions than many Jews. Enjoy your take on Jewish life and'read'it any way you want- the emes is we are here because of a contract on a mountain which impacts what we eat, dress, pray, work,rest(recharge)& think.If we choose not to read &understand the fine print we will be run over in more ways than you can see.