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Ominous signs

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (June 15, 2017) – Israel is a wonderful country and I deem it a privilege to live here. I’m convinced that without this our Jewish state there wouldn’t be much of Judaism or Jewry today. Therefore, it pains me greatly to have to write that the country seems to be sliding […]

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The Six-Day War Fifty Years Later

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (June 2, 2017) – One of the many things Israelis are being made aware of, if they honestly reflect on the effect of the Six Day War fifty years after the event, is the distinction between military and political victory. That it was a military victory is obvious. I still recall […]

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The flying visit

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (May 23, 2017) – The speeches that President Trump made during his 26-hour visit to Jerusalem and Bethlehem were sufficiently enigmatic to be open to all possible interpretations, especially if you concentrate on what he did not say, which was plenty – including no mention of moving the American embassy from […]

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Fate and destiny

By Dow Marmur Jerusalem (May 8, 2017) – The important distinction made by the late Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik, the most significant contemporary exponent of modern Orthodox Judaism, between the covenant of fate and the covenant of destiny has important ramifications beyond Jewish theology. The covenant of fate is rooted in the paradigmatic experience of Egyptian […]

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