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A Jewish Lab-Rat – new blog post by Yaakov Aharon

Like Sparta bore fighters, my cult of yesteryear raised me to be a rabbi. I am a lab-rat bred in a airtight, kosher-certified vat of religious radicalism. I can fondly recall, from the furthest part in the basements in my

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A Jewish Lab-Rat – new blog post by Yaakov Aharon

Like Sparta bore fighters, my cult of yesteryear raised me to be a rabbi. I am a lab-rat bred in a airtight, kosher-certified vat of religious radicalism. I can fondly recall, from the furthest part in the basements in my

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I Think I Just Chose to be a Token Jew – new blog post by Yaakov Aharon

“Don’t be anyone’s useful idiot,” Sam warned me. “The Jewish community loves solidarity and Palestinian advocacy loves ‘token Jews’ so they can claim nothing is problematic. Just be Yaakov.” I took in Sam’s thought like a double shot of coffee

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I Think I Just Chose to be a Token Jew – new blog post by Yaakov Aharon

“Don’t be anyone’s useful idiot,” Sam warned me. “The Jewish community loves solidarity and Palestinian advocacy loves ‘token Jews’ so they can claim nothing is problematic. Just be Yaakov.” I took in Sam’s thought like a double shot of coffee

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Peter Slezak – Denouncing Israeli Violence is Not Anti-Semitism: Reply to Alex Ryvchin

Denouncing Israeli Violence is Not Anti-Semitism: Reply to Alex Ryvchin Peter Slezak A recent article by Alex Ryvchin is predicated, it seems to me, on a fundamental act of dishonesty. By failing to mention the violence of Israel’s military occupation, he allows

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Peter Slezak – Denouncing Israeli Violence is Not Anti-Semitism: Reply to Alex Ryvchin

Denouncing Israeli Violence is Not Anti-Semitism: Reply to Alex Ryvchin Peter Slezak A recent article by Alex Ryvchin is predicated, it seems to me, on a fundamental act of dishonesty. By failing to mention the violence of Israel’s military occupation, he allows

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“The Boy Who Climbed the Wall” – new blog post by Yaakov Aharon

Today at 12:35am from Eli “So messed up I was on the same street as a shooting in telaviv It was 500 meters away from where I was 1 dead 5 injured And his Still [sic] on the run “

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“The Boy Who Climbed the Wall” – new blog post by Yaakov Aharon

Today at 12:35am from Eli “So messed up I was on the same street as a shooting in telaviv It was 500 meters away from where I was 1 dead 5 injured And his Still [sic] on the run “

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“Lot’s wife” – new blog post by Yaakov Aharon

The Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens. So He overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

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“Lot’s wife” – new blog post by Yaakov Aharon

The Lord rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from the Lord out of the heavens. So He overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.

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Book review: Boycotting Israel is wrong by Philip Mendes and Nick Dyrenfurth

Book review: Boycotting Israel is wrong by Philip Mendes and Nick Dyrenfurth — Reviewed by Sol Salbe — There’s an apocryphal story about one-time Israeli politician Moshe Sneh who wrote in the margin on a speech: “weak point; raise your

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Book review: Boycotting Israel is wrong by Philip Mendes and Nick Dyrenfurth

Book review: Boycotting Israel is wrong by Philip Mendes and Nick Dyrenfurth — Reviewed by Sol Salbe — There’s an apocryphal story about one-time Israeli politician Moshe Sneh who wrote in the margin on a speech: “weak point; raise your

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Melbourne gym recruits members for Israeli army

Melbourne gym recruits members for Israeli army November 2, 2015 Bianca Hall Ex-Israeli infantry soldier and police detective Lior Offenbach runs a demonstration on disarming an attacker after a Krav Maga class at IDF Training in Caulfield. Photo: Jason South

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Melbourne gym recruits members for Israeli army

Melbourne gym recruits members for Israeli army November 2, 2015 Bianca Hall Ex-Israeli infantry soldier and police detective Lior Offenbach runs a demonstration on disarming an attacker after a Krav Maga class at IDF Training in Caulfield. Photo: Jason South