In the Service of the Sacred

The trouble is that Netanyahu and his government have no problem sweeping these kind of rules away. After all, they understand holiness very well.

The most popular newspaper in the country had no doubts. "Sacrilege!" the lead headline screamed. The "sacrilege" in this case was fairly clear: Several hooligans - apparently members of an anti-Zionist ultra-Orthodox group - had spray-painted provocative and malicious graffiti in different parts of Yad Vashem. What's more interesting is to try to understand what was "sacred" here.