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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.
Victory at the Kotel.
When Uri Regev spins Rabbi Amar's statements to mean the Rabbi aspires to see all Reform Jews dead, he, too, is engaging in the same sort of grandiose and cynical populism of Korah.
“The Jews of the U.S. are welcomed and loved. They are our brothers. But mistakes were made regarding timing and the way things were done."
Showdown: Netanyahu Boycotts Reform, Conservative, Sharansky, in Monday Night Meeting on Kotel Prayer
Senior Jewish Agency officials are saying Sharansky is livid over the government's decision to cancel the Kotel plan.
Why do you think you became the board of governors of the Jewish Agency? To make the Jewish State in your image? No, people, your job is to either to lead by example and settle in Israel, or to help other Jews live in Israel. It is not to preach to Israel.
The deadline for government's response to the high court's order is next Sunday.
Alon Friedman of the Hillel organization waxed philosophical: 'A Jew is not someone whose grandfather was a Jew but someone whose grandson would be a Jew.'
“It is an Islamic endowment that is absolutely forbidden to be under the sovereignty of anyone other than Muslims,” a Palestinian Authority official said.
Jibril Rajoub never said the Kotel would be under Israeli sovereignty.
US Ambassador Nikki Haley is expected to visit the Old City of Jerusalem during her visit to Israel.
Tourism Minister Yariv Levin called it "an important decision that will change the face of the city and significantly upgrade the tourist experience."
Today, the only access road to the Wailing Wall from the Jewish Quarter is the stairway, a drop of about 26 yards.
It is difficult to ignore the influence of Jewish tradition on Muslim rituals in general and Ramadan in particular, in a kind of upping the spiritual ante on the part of the illiterate security guard who started a new religion.