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Jerusalem Controversy

Jerusalem Controversy

In anger, remember to have mercy

Every night now, the Western Wall Plaza fills with thousands of worshipers coming to recite Slichot, penitential prayers, as is the custom of the Sephardi community. This is a special and moving happening, attracting thousands of students, tourists and visito…
bubmag
September 12, 2019
Jerusalem Controversy

Israel’s Good and Bad New Realities

An Israeli waves a flag during a parade marking Jerusalem Day at the Western Wall in 2009. (Darren Whiteside/Reuters) New alliances with Arab nations are positive but unstable, and old enemies are most dangerous when in a weakened state.One of the most radic…
bubmag
September 3, 2019
Jerusalem Controversy

PARASHAT RE’EH: Facing idolatry

The book of Deuteronomy is dedicated entirely to Moses’s parting speeches from the nation. Many issues are raised in these speeches, with the common denominator being the preparation of the nation as it is about to enter Canaan and encounter the nations there…
bubmag
August 28, 2019