Articles | spirituality & religion

Eviatar Banai’s Journey to Wholeness

23.01.2014, by Yossi Klein Halevi

Something good is happening to Evyatar Banai, one of our most gifted singers and songwriters. And that’s good news for Israeli culture and, perhaps, a sign of hope for the healing of Israeli society.

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I Have No Chief Rabbi

04.08.2013, by Yossi Klein Halevi

Rather than despair over fundamentalist victories, pluralists need to focus on deepening the spiritual vitality of the new forms of Israeli Judaism. 

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Make the Three Weeks a Time for Healing

30.06.2013, by Yossi Klein Halevi

Enough mourning for the sake of mourning. Let us turn the Three Weeks into a time of Jewish healing.

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Time to End the Disgrace at the Wall

19.05.2013, by Yossi Klein Halevi

The Sharansky plan represents the first serious attempt since June 1967 to sanctify the Wall with Jewish inclusiveness. 

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David Hartman, Lonely Man of Truth, Pushed Jews of All Stripes to Adapt

13.02.2013, by Yossi Klein Halevi

His books changed the way many of us understand the relationship between Judaism and modernity and national sovereignty.

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The Unorthodox Politics of an Ultra-Orthodox Rebel

1.6.1997, by Yossi Klein Halevi

While Deri has exploited Sephardi working-class anger, his real passion is for religious, rather than social, change. Deri was the first politician to understand that the crisis of Sephardim was primarily cultural.

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