Diaspora & Israel, Messianism and Families

Are there really more Muslims than Jews in the US? (Chicago Jewish News)

Should Jews shun “Messianic Jews“? (Beliefnet)

Soli Shahvar, Amos Harel & Avi Issacharoff, and Douglas Bloomfield argue that, for Israel, the victory of incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is actually preferable. (YNet, Ha’aretz, Jerusalem Post)

A look at the impact of extremely large families in the Ashkenazi Haredi world, where “it is not rare to find 13 or 14 children.” (Ha’aretz)

How far should a woman have to go to preserve “Shalom Bayit” with her husband? (Jerusalem Post)

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The West Bank and Settlements

With none of the security barrier’s four “fingers” (e.g. to enclose Ariel and Kedumim) built, and large gaps (e.g. between ...

Israeli Reactions to Netanyahu’s Speech

The full text of Netanyahu’s foreign policy speech at Bar Ilan can be found here. (Ha’aretz)Reactions:“Netanyahu had the worst of ...

Family Matters

In the last few years, quite a few gay men in Israel have decided to become parents and raise children ...