Many times, people ask me through this blog what I think about this or that aspect of Israeli politics, and unfortunately, I'm forced to reject their comments, no matter how friendly and respectful they are. I have decided a long time ago that "Domestic Felicity" would be a non-political blog. I know how inflammatory, draining and vehement political discussions can be, and I simply don't have the time to deal with it.
Also, I believe it's better for a woman's peace of mind to stay away from politics, and trust her husband's leadership. Not that I don't have an opinion - I most definitely do, and my husband and I sometimes discuss politics - but I would so much rather focus on writing about matters such as running the home, marriage, cooking, crafts and social issues that are near and dear to my heart. I also know that most of the ladies who visit this blog are careful about guarding their sense of tranquility. Thus, as you might have noticed, I didn't write even one line about the recent elections in the USA, nor do I plan to write about elections in Israel.
Still, I realize that the very fact of us being Orthodox Jews, living in Israel, and refusing to apologize for it, can already be interpreted as a political statement. So no, we don't live in a vacuum. Yes, we are very much involved with what is going on here. But I will leave the pleasure of discussion to other bloggers.
So without further ado, I introduce you to Sultan Knish, a Jewish journalist and blogger who currently lives in the US, writes in English and isn't afraid of giving his non-PC coverage on both Israeli and American developments, no matter how many people might be infuriated by it. I must make a disclaimer and say that I haven't read all of his posts, and therefore cannot sweepingly proclaim I agree with everything he says - but in most cases, I think he is right on the money.
I kindly request you not to attempt a political debate here - no such comments will be published; for all the reasons I have stated earlier, I will resist the temptation even if I have a really good answer up my sleeve. Instead, hop over to Sultan Knish and learn what he has to say.