Roytenberg: Inside the minds of our enemies

On March 11, I attended a lecture given by Ali Abunimah. He was in Ottawa at the invitation of the Ottawa Forum for Israel Palestine (OFIP). Abunimah was born in the United States and educated in the United Kingdom. His parents were originally from Palestine. He is the founder of the Electronic Inti…
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Sara Horowitz writes about the way that anxieties about Israel has become a political weapon in U.S. politics, a tool for politicians to play the Jewish community.
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“For too long, Israeli public figures, particularly politicians, have been more interested in placating the ultra-Orthodox than defending the rights of Israel’s citizens, ” writes Marmur.
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I swim four times a week. My time in the pool is truly my own. While I am swimming, it seems as if I am all that exists. My mother taught my sisters and I to swim when we were knee-high to a grasshopper. Mom was magnificent in the water. Her precise strokes often gave …
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Rabbi Dow Marmur expands on a recent article in The Atlantic which identified four causes of human happiness.
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Benjamin Shinewald posits that “our MPs should respect witnesses, but they also must respect our national historical record. Let them condemn bad mistakes energetically, not pretend that they didn’t happen.”
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Bechadrei Haredim, an ultra-Orthodox web portal, was first to report last week that leading rabbis in the Israeli city of Elad, including its chief rabbi and all of its Sephardic rabbis, had issued a ban on owning dogs. “We have heard and have seen that lately, a serious phenomenon has spread in our…