Fear - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • John Yorke
    • 06.02.12 | 02:02 (IST)

    Fear is our regulator in time of danger or when venturing forth into the unknown. It makes us move more cautiously, sensing that a chance of injury or unwelcome surprise may be about to occur. There is a lack of confidence in our step, a natural trepidation attached to each decision we take and a mounting dread of what may befall us if we continue to travel further along the path we've chosen. 'Like one who, on a lonely road, Doth walk in fear and dread, And, having once turned round, walks on, And turns no more his head; For he knows a frightful fiend Doth close behind him tread.' But one way to confront almost any type of fear is to take out insurance specifically designed to cover whatever worst-case scenario may be anticipated. And here, the very best form of insurance is to create conditions where that 'frightful fiend' is just as scared of you as you are of it. Then, no one can can frighten anyone and so everyone gets to safely arrive at whatever destination lies ahead.

    from the article: When Jews fear 'The Other'
    First published 06:34 05.02.12 | Last updated 06:34 05.02.12
Haaretz Headlines
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz briefs Israeli reporters on Iran deal. August 3, 2015.

'If I were Israeli, I would take the Iran deal'

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, who played pivotal role in negotiations with Iran, tries to address Israeli fears of nuclear accord.

Funeral of Ali Saad Dawabsheh, Palestinian infant killed in deadly arson attack

Will the Israeli right finally come to its senses?

The terrifying arson attack shows us Israelis how very serious our situation is and that the path to a better future is closing before us.

An aerial view of the lower neighborhoods of the Philistine city of Gath.

New dig suggests Israelite kingdom wasn’t so mighty

Archaeological discovery at Philistine city of Gath could mean kingdom was a small power centered around Jerusalem.

 'Decent behavior preceded the Torah'

You don't need faith in God to believe in Judaism

Losing my belief in God gave me a new reason to practice Jewish customs.