The status quo is not unacceptable now — this is the best “peace” Israel can get now and for the foreseeable future. Israel must resist the pressure from the “peace-now-niks” for an instant “solution.” There simply is none.
They say Israel needs to show its better side. Gordis’ work addresses that lament in rich prose by refuting the unfounded slurs, smears and slanders of adversaries who unfairly single out Israel for condemnation.
By removing three key words from the “Prayer for Our Country,” I have created a more inclusive version of this prayer. Through this small change, I am able to ask for G-d’s blessings for all the leaders who exercise government authority in our nation.