Category Archives: Cultural War

Is Israel a Jewish State or secular democracy? Is the spirit of Israel in Tel Aviv or Yitzhar? Should Israel be ruled by Torah or western humanism? In this category, Binyamin Ze’ev Kahane not only tried to promote the Jewish point of view on these questions, but also to expose these questions to the public conscience, so noone can think that there may be reconciliation between Voltair and Yehuda HaMaccabee

Yeshivas and Government Funding

Question: How should one relate to Yaakov Neeman’s proposal to cut thegovernment funding for yeshivas? Answer: First, a brief introduction is necessary. As part of their neverending struggle against religious Jews and Judaism, the hellenists have placed the war against … Continue reading

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Flag Burning

Only the Symbol is Sacred? The wise men of Chelm came up with the idea of the century to solve the problem of the conversion law: Instead of writing on the person’s identification card that he is a Jew (“Yehudi”), … Continue reading

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Who Respects Women?

The cultural war taking in place in Israel, which is one of the subjects wehave stressed for a long time now, has reached new heights. This time we aretalking about the event in Yatir Forest which was initiated by the … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech

We called the new religious radio station, “Kol Chai”, which was set up to soothe the religious Jews demands for equal time in mass media, and told them that we want to advertise on their station for the “Haggadah of … Continue reading

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Shabbat and Bar Ilan Street

The Chinuch continues: “We must enforce our religion through fear of the masses of our police and army; and by getting them used to going on the proper path out offear, they will learn to make it part of their nature to do what is righteous…” Continue reading

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Insanity and Heroism

In these days of madness and confusion, we have been witness to there defining of some basic concepts. Once upon a time, a hero was one who fought against the enemy and was willing to sacrifice himself for this goal. … Continue reading

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Helicopter Crash

It is impossible to ignore the tragedy that struck Israel last week, when two helicopter collided and 73 soldiers were killed. In the days thatfollowed, I heard many people speak about the reasons for the tragedy. And despite all the … Continue reading

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Conversion Law

First, a little background. The Law of Return gives Israeli citizenship to a Jew (racism!). Twenty years ago, they tried to define in law what is the definition of “Jew”, and they determined: “He who is born from a Jewish … Continue reading

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What is Respected and What is Observed

Before the elections, billboards all over the country carried the following ad: A youth with a yarmulke arm in arm with a youth without a yarmulke, and the following written: “Observe (keep) the democracy, respect the tradition”. This was supposed … Continue reading

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Don’t Learn Don’t Burn

In our last column we reported on the cancellation of the Bible tests as a prerequisite to a High School diploma. We said that the way Bible is taught in the Israeli schools (it is like a lesson in heresy), … Continue reading

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