At the heart of anti-Semitism lies Moses. He made a catastrophic error, a terrible mistake, and all anti-Semitism for two thousand years stems from his misjudgement. Moses said we Jews could remain a people without having a land. He said we don't need territory to hold onto our Jewish identity. This was a disaster.
The question of boundaries is a major question of the Jewish people because the Jews are the great experts of crossing boundaries. They have a sense of identity inside themselves that doesn't permit them to cross boundaries with other people.
Israelis are the total Jews.
The malady of the Jews is that they don't see territory as part of their identity.
I come from two parts of the oriental community - Jerusalemite and North African Jews.
Jerusalem doesn't belong only to Israelis and Palestinians, Muslims and Jews, but to the world.
I admit I think it is immoral for Jews to live in the Diaspora.
Jews outside Israel live in permanent contradiction. I think they should come home.
We are a country that lacks riches. The Jewish brain, that's what we have. Everything that we've had and will have in this country is the direct and clear product of higher education. If we harm this system, we will drastically decline and cease to exist.
My father left me with his love of Jewish studies and cultural life. To this very day, along with several physicians and scientist colleagues, I take regular periodical lessons taught by a Rabbinical scholar on how the Jewish law views moral and ethical problems related to modern medicine and science.