The Bathroom Wars

The U.S. Supreme Court just declined ruling on a “bathroom battle,” sending the controversy back to the lower courts to further stew. The “bathroom wars” are an increasingly formi­dable is­sue looming over Israel as well as heading to America’s Supreme Court. This is a seemingly simple, yet deceptive­ly com­plex, “nesting doll” problem of con­troversy, gift-wrapped…

How Can Israel Dissipate Miso-Judaic Hate And Succeed?

The Paradox — Israel is a world leader in hi-tech, science and entrepreneurship. The Jewish people feature Einstein at the head of a large host of eminent and Nobel scientists and authors of the Bible. “Judaism”—the rabbinic interpretations of Tanakh—is endlessly mired in primal fears of Ultra-Orthodox rabbis’ Dark Ages angelology, demonology and superstitious poofium,…