The Right's Childish Fear of Death

The political right in Israel lacks the ability to let things go. It burrows deeper and deeper into what will, in any event, happen.

The obsession with death, with the end, with our inability to avoid it, is a problem. This obsession prevents people from really living, from filling their lives with meaning. If each and every moment you walk around with the thought that this could be your last moment, you are not alive; you are really dead. And even if you think you are alive, you are not really. You are afraid to move....