Haaretz, Dec 24, 2015


The same song is played incessantly at almost every public wedding and bar mitzvah of the religious Zionist, Haredi or Chabad community that I have attended.

[...] "Remember me, remember me, and strengthen me, only this once, Oh G-d, that I may take revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes".

[...] One need not be a great Torah commentator to understand that the words, originally said in despair, express a readiness to be killed, if, by our deaths, many Palestinians will die with us.

[...] I cried out about how religious Zionists would place special emphasis on the words, "Baruch Hagever" (literal translation: "blessed is the man"), in another well-known song, in order to honor the memory of Baruch Goldstein, who committed the 1994 massacre at the Cave of the Patriarchs.