I met with the “devout atheist” several more times. One day he asked me the mother of all theological questions: “Why do you believe the Torah is true?” A satisfied smile stretched across my face.
Prime Minister Begin knew the meaning of true independence was not about firecrackers, dancing in the streets or lighting flames. It was about standing up for yourself and submitting to no man.
Israel’s independence was bought at a high price in Jewish blood, fighting first the mighty British Empire, then against 5 powerful Arab armies seeking its destruction.
Israel's media will now be repeating this mantra tirelessly, until the average Israeli will start whispering it in his sleep: "Get rid of Jewish Home, get lasting peace in 9 months."
The collective subconscious that pulls the young people of Tel Aviv’s trendy Shenkin Street to alternative lamentations on the city rooftops discovers something in Tisha B’Av.
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