“Religious media” is much like “religious university” – sort of oxymoron. The purpose of media in general and newspapers in particular is to convey information and opinions about the world around us. Religiously-oriented media and newspapers often convey information and opinions, but about another world.
Want some examples? Sure you do. Here are some references to [...]
The Wailing Wall is considered as one of the most sacred Jewish places. Historically it is said to be the western wall of the ancient Jewish temple, known also as the Western Wall
“It is a remnant of the ancient wall that surrounded the Jewish Temple’s courtyard, and is arguably the most sacred site recognized by [...]
So the Israeli elections are behind us, or so it seems. The media is super-busy with coverage, providing occupation for tens of local analysts and commentators, not to mention hundreds of comedians and other jokers making fun of our elected representatives, often rightfully.
Most of the statistics we hear about refer to allegedly “important” things: The [...]
Whad’ya know, it’s election time again in Israel. And in election time, the rules of nature change.
While nearly everyone tends to look at things from the traditional “political left and right” point of view, it seems that almost every major political party tends to place at least one religious figure in its list of candidates. [...]
I have often been asked how the State of Israel will look when its Haredi (ultra Orthodox) people are the majority of Jewish people. I admit this is a bit like asking for a prophecy, but in practice I can identify two conflicting trends.
One trend is in favor of an increasing Haredi population and “Haredism” [...]
Three major things differentiate ‘Israel Railways’ from most of the modern world:
– The train still uses diesel fuel.
– The train suffers constantly from malfunctions, accidents and worker strikes.
– The service is offered only 5.5 days a week. No trains in the weekends.
Those with sharp observation skills may come up with theories that [...]
The essence of any country, as I (and not necessarily others) see it, is not the ethnic composition of the population, but rather the country’s “culture”. I – and many others – very much want to preserve the “nature” of the current state of Israel in many cultural ways: Language is just one example, and [...]
There is a countrywide protest in progress now all over Israel. It has been going on for several weeks now, and the main slogan calls for “social justice”.
The protest is generally based on economy issues. The middle class finds it harder than ever to survive these times, let alone acquire a decent place to live. [...]
For Lebanon thou art, and unto Lebanon shalt thou return
“And call ye on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the Lord; and the God that answereth by fire, let him be God” (1 Kings, Chapter 18, Verse 24)
The meaning of ‘Hezbollah’ in Arabic is “God’s party” (’party’ as [...]
Sounds almost funny, doesn’t it?
Well, this is what a “respectable” Israeli parliament (”Knesset”) member, Mr. Shlomo Benizri, said today in a public speech: The recent (weak) earthquakes in Israel and the area occurred because of homosexual activities (in Israel).
This is not the first time Mr. Benizri and his friends demonstrate their knowledge in science and [...]