“How should American Jews pray for Israel?” asks Ari Kelman over Jewcy. His excellent overview comes in the wake of some recent brushfires in the blogosphere over suggested changes to the prayer in some congregations.
Meanwhile 60 Bloggers blog Israel’s 60th Anniversary, which may be taking the numeracy thing a bit far, but there are some outstanding posts among them.
What do you get the Jewish state that has everything except internationally recognized borders, peace with its neighbors and a healthy division between government and religion? How about a national bird?
Meanwhile the Rootless Cosmopolitan is silent on Israel’s birthday, but is quite excited for Frank London’s.
As for us, we don’t care what the calendar says. Israel isn’t sixty until June 1.