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"I had not moved away even one step, but someone pulled at my sleeve and asked me to join the minyan. I put on a hat and joined them for the Mincha prayer. I had arrived."
The JPost couldn't help themselves, despite their attempt to come across as the rational side in this debate, when they referred to Amar as the "so-called chief rabbi of Jerusalem."
The members of the Conservative, Reform, Women of the Wall, and other non-Orthodox groups tell the high court that, as is always the case in real estate, they can no longer accept the devaluation of their share in the ancient relic on account of reduced exposure to street traffic, or, you guessed it: location, location, location.
"We believe calm and security will create the best opportunity to return to dialogue and the pursuit of peace."
"Everyone knows how deep and dangerous ... plans have been for years to Judaize Jerusalem.”
"I am particularly concerned by statements made by some that have sought to fan the flames of violence. Such provocations are dangerous...”
MK Taleb Abu Arar (Joint List) stressed “Jews have no rights at al-Aqsa Mosque.”
In the fall of 1996, after then Prime Minister Netanyahu had ordered the opening to the public of the Kotel Tunnel, PA Chairman Yasser Arafat called for a violent response--on grounds very similar to the case being made today by the Arabs, namely Israeli sovereignty.
'Most of the Jews in the United States, even those who come to Temple once in fifty years, or those that don’t come at all, are not Reform, and the Reform movement does not represent them.'
The 20th Maccabiah will feature competitions in 40 different sports, including two new additions: lacrosse and bridge.
'What can the Diaspora give us?' Rabbi Riskin asked, and answered: 'First and foremost, the idea of pluralism, that these, and these, too, are the words of the living God.'
The whole Western Wall affair is a PR manipulation by some parties who wish to cause chaos in Israel.
"We will not be able to escape from returning to the table, to responsibly and with consideration arrive at an understanding on... the Western Wall."
"We must not submit to those who vocally and shrilly disrupt the unity of the Jewish people through threats and political coercion."
Also, as we have mentioned, taking his money out of his ten-day Israel Bond would have cost him plenty. Ike may be angry but he's not a fool.
There is only one place in the world, where there is near 100% certainty that the children and grandchildren of Progressive Jews will remain Jewish.
It seems we're more divided than ever before from Reform fury over the Kotel compromise to Ultra-Orthodox rage at the IDF draft. Today on Israel Inspired Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel discuss could the key to redemption be hidden within this internal Jewish strife?
It's difficult to predict whether offended US Jews who discovered there's a limit to their political influence in their second-choice country will be able to keep up the turf war much longer.
Alas, this dispute is not over a connection to God but over political turf, both regarding the Kotel and the conversions.
Both of Netanyahu's decisions caused a storm and created a rift with Diaspora Jews, most emphatically in the US.