Anglo Immigrants: Arbiters of Social Rightness?

New reader Ruth Alfasi wrote to me to object to the discussion of whether Israelis are rude. She writes: Connecting Israelis with rudeness is, if not rude itself, and if not lacking derech eretz (good manners) , certainly culturally insensitive. We are here now, and as Jews we ought to give … [Read more...]

Ethiopian Integration in Petach Tikva Religious Schools

Petach Tikva has always been in the forefront of the debate over exclusivity and inclusion in the state religious school system. Introduction: A Short History of Integration and Private Schools in Petach Tikva Petach Tikva has both affluent and poor neighborhoods. There has long been bad feeling … [Read more...]