I recently finished reading the current #1 best seller in Israel, Catch the Jew!, by Tuvia Tenenbom. It was recommended to me by one of our young leaders. The book is sometimes bawdy, crass and indeed irreverent. And yet, this man of letters does provide a window into the reality of Israel and the Palestinians today. Even some reviews that take issue with the book note that it reveals some very important things. Tenenbom goes incognito to search out leftist non-government Peace Organizations (NGOs) in Israel, Israeli leftist news writers, Palestinian leaders and agitators. He also interviews ultra-Orthodox and modern nationalist Orthodox leaders including conservative political leaders. He attends ultra-Orthodox gatherings as well. I recommend the book for its amazing information ...
Tenenbom was raised as an Ultra-Orthodox Jew in Israel but left the fold to live as a man of science then later as man of letters, writing for a German periodical and leading the New York Jewish Theater. He returned to Israel after years of absence in order to search out the reality of the present day situation. He mostly hides his identity so that he can do the research for this book unhindered. Most of the time he pretends to be Toby the German reporter ...
Eitan Shishkoff: Breathe & Believe
Guy Cohen: The Flow
Ephraim Kalish: Choosing to Answer His Call
Blair and Yoni: Date Night
Asher Intrater: The Ruth & Esther Keys
Weekly Torah commentary: Acharei Mot
No man shall approach any flesh of his flesh to uncover nakedness. I am the L-rd.