Category Archives: Jewish Identity

One Chief Rabbi for Israel: By Moshe Feiglin

18 Kislev, 5774
Nov. 21, ‘13
Translated from Makor Rishon
I am very pleased that the Knesset passed my proposal to institute one Chief Rabbi in Israel instead of two. If handled correctly, this change has the potential to make the Chief Rabbinate […]

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The Knesset Masquerade Ball

By Moshe Feiglin
Translated from the Makor Rishon newspaper
The Arab Knesset Members’ horror show during the Interior Committee session on Jewish rights to pray on the Temple Mount is business as usual. The general public may see these MKs as uncultured […]

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The Real Accomplishment

By Moshe Feiglin

Translated from the article in Makor Rishon
The special relationship between Israel and the U.S. is not a cliché. Polls and in-depth surveys repeatedly prove that the American nation relates to Israel positively in the most […]

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A Nation’s Search for Meaning

By Moshe Feiglin

Translated from Ma’ariv’s NRG website
He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
Friedrich Nietzsche
In his book, “Man’s Search for Meaning”, renowned psychologist Victor Frankel attributed his survival in the death camps to his feeling […]

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Remembering Where We Came From

By Moshe Feiglin
Translated from Ma’ariv’s NRG website
Everybody is saying that this coming year will be momentous; that this will be the year when the decision on whether or not to attack Iran will be made; that this will be […]

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A Nation Searches for Significance

By Moshe Feiglin

Translated from Ma’ariv’s NRG website
For some reason, Tisha B’Av has managed to break out of the walls of religion and knock on the door of Israeli culture. Something about this day ‘clicks’ with many Israelis.
What is […]

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Open the Doors

By Moshe Feiglin

Translated from the NRG website
It was Shabbat, and I needed to re-enter the hospital, where my son, David, is being treated. The doors to the hospital are equipped with an electric eye, automatically opening as a […]

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Connecting Heaven and Earth

By Moshe Feiglin

At the beginning of the Book of Deuteronomy, which we began reading last week, Moses reminds Israel of the most serious crime that the nation committed – the sin of the spies. When the spies returned from […]

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The Gaza Flotilla and the Gallant Rapist

By Moshe Feiglin

Do you remember the gallant rapist? The criminal who would offer his victims a ride home after the rape? He apparently thought that his “good manners” would make his crime seem less reprehensible. In the end he […]

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Looming Shadows

By Moshe Feiglin

It is almost Israel’s Memorial Day, to be followed by Independence Day – two sides of Israel’s sovereignty coin. Never has Jewish sovereignty in the revitalized Land of Israel cowered in the shadow of such a large […]

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