Modern Orthodoxy in America is a Joke - 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
    • DR
    • 18.12.12 | 21:12 (IST)

    First of all, Modern Orthodoxy in America is a religion for the wealthy. If you cannot afford $20,000 tuitions, or to live in million dollar modern orthodox communities, then quite simply, you CANNOT be modern Orthodox. Second, Modern Orthodoxy claims to be a Zionistic movement. Indeed, most new olim to Israel identify as modern Orthodox. However, these new Olim represent a tiny fraction of America's Modern Orthodox Jews. They wave the Israeli flag, sing Hatikva and say Tefilla LShlom HaMedina. They even support Aliya and Israeli institutions, but when it comes to actually living in Israel, there is silence. They talk a good game, but when it comes down to it, modern orthodoxy in America is quite shallow. It's a shame too, because they have so much potential.

    from the article: As modern Orthodoxy dies in Israel, it thrives in New York
    First published 11:38 18.12.12 | Last updated 11:38 18.12.12
Haaretz Headlines
MK Hanin Zoabi being removed from the podium at the Knesset, February 8, 2016.

The Knesset's latest attempt to disenfranchise Israeli Arabs

The bill which allows 90 MKs to suspend their fellow lawmakers from parliament is yet another attempt to impose tyranny of the majority.

Hilton in Eilat.
Foreign tourism to Israel drops as more Israelis travel

Figures on January foreign tourist hotel stays are not yet available, but December's numbers were down 9% compared to December 2014 and 28% compared to December 2013.

05:09 10.02.16 | 0 comments
Benjamin Netanyahu and Recep Tayyip Erdogan on poster in Turkey after flottila incident

Turks, Israelis to negotiate reconciliation in Switzerland

Netanyahu says Israel wants to normalize ties with Turkey, 'but it’s a two-way street.' Earlier, Jewish delegation met with Erdogan and Davutoglu in Ankara.

An unofficial Ted Cruz poster in New Hampshire, Feb. 2016.
A journey through New Hampshire on the eve of the primaries

In the two days I spent in the northeastern state, I found intelligent, dedicated and ideology-driven voters who are also concerned about Israel.

23:50 09.02.16 | 0 comments