Join our Community
Support ToI and remove all ads
Get The Daily Edition
Israel & the Region
The Daily Edition
What Matters Most Today
Updates from Silicon Wadi
The Weekend Edition
The Best Reads of the Week
Choice Voices From The Blogs
Atlanta Jewish Times
The Jewish Week
North New Jersey
The Jewish Standard
The Jewish News
The Australian Jewish News
Become a Partner
Join our community
About The Times of Israel
Advertise on The Times of Israel
Get the Daily Edition
© 2021 The Times of Israel , All Rights Reserved
Terms and conditions
The Blogs Weekly Highlights
Choice Voices for the Week of
Thursday, November 25, 2021
View previous edition
Next edition: Thursday, December 9 at 7:00 pm
A series of unfortunate Thanksgiving events – and their upside for Jews
Early on, exclusionary discourse on the holiday led to dustups, clarifications and even an epic apology that helped Jews carve out a piece of the American story
Yossi Klein Halevi
To the students who walked out on Palestinian-Israeli dialogue
How should an Israeli lecturer respond when confronted with a BDS walk-out on an American campus? Last month, I spoke, together with my friend Mohammed Darawshe, one of Israel’s leading activists for empowering and integrating Arab citizens into the mainstream, at the University of Illinois, in Champaign-Urbana. Mohammed and I were invited by the university’s administration, Chancellor Robert J. Jones and Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Sean Garrick, to model a respectful conversation about the future of Israeli society and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. When the event began, several dozen...
Hey American businesses: Hanukkah is not the Jewish Christmas
Hanukkah celebrates Jewish freedom from assimilation; it doesn’t need Jewish-Christmas decorations or Jewish-Christmas movies or Jewish elfs-on-the-shelf
An alternative (but plausible) Jewish Thanksgiving Day
What if the Puritans had aimed elsewhere when they went out hunting and instead of bagging a wild fowl, brought to the table something really foul, a wild boar?
The US gun algorithm is broken. Just ask the IDF
Unlike Kyle Rittenhouse, my son completed months of weapons training in the Israeli army – and he still doesn’t have access to his gun if he’s not on duty
Rosh Hanikra to Tel Aviv: A solo hike along Israel’s coast
A hundred miles of some of the most interesting archeology and people and beautiful vistas and random adventures in the world? Cross that off the bucket list!
Private parts are not all that is off-limits
If we want our kids to grow up to be healthy, autonomous, independent, self-reliant adults, we cannot teach them through fear, guilt, self-doubt, or shame
Grateful for Thanksgiving
When we ask our family what everyone is thankful for, no one says anything interesting. They’re glad to be together, and blah, blah, boring. My list is better
Maine law discriminates against private schools for religious minorities
The federal government usually stays out of cases in which private parties claim that states or local governments are violating their constitutional rights. Yet Donald Trump’s Department of Justice actively supported Catholics, Jews, and other religious minorities who are fighting for equal treatment in funding their children’s education. The Biden administration has totally reversed field and is not just standing on the sidelines. Regrettably, it has gone beyond the neutral stance taken under President Obama. Biden’s Justice Department is aggressively opposing the fight for religious liberty. On December 8, the...
Hate Israel’s high cost of living? Don’t blame supermarket chains.
Like Hawaii and post-Brexit Britain, Israel is expensive because it’s an island economy, located far from its trading partners. That’s not going to change any time soon.
Hanukkah marks a triumph over cultural colonialism
Was the Maccabees’ provincial fundamentalism better than the Hellenists’ progress and enlightenment? That’s beside the point.
Is the Orthodox reaction to sexual abuse allegations changing?
The Orthodox Jewish community rose up against accused abuser Chaim Walder, despite his prominence in that world. This kind of response needs to become the norm
Who is the outlier, Trump or Biden?
With the world trending authoritarian, will Trump turn out to be the first of his kind while the moderate Biden turns out to be the last of his?
Paul Ben Ishai
The 5G dilemma for Tamar Zandberg
The planned new broadband cellular standard is one of the least green technologies around and amounts to a solution for a problem that doesn’t exist
View Edition by Date
The Times of Israel
Free to Your Inbox
The email is either missing or invalid.
By signing up, you agree to our
You hereby accept The Times of Israel
, and you agree to receive the latest news & offers from The Times of Israel and its partners or ad sponsors.
Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated