The pre-Rosh Hashana issue of the New York Jewish Week had an article I wrote on the state of Israel's rabbinate and potential directions for structural change. Many readers know that I was not convinced that any of the candidates for chief rabbi would have been able to effect the necessary changes. The article, entitled "God's Gatekeepers," refers to the confrontation between Chana and Eli that we read about on Rosh Hashana. More on that confrontation in the near future.
It occurs to me that I never posted about an article I wrote earlier this summer, also for NYJW, on Israel's middle class.