Born and raised in Atlantic City, N.J., Steve Kramer graduated with a BA in Liberal Arts from Johns Hopkins University in 1967 and spent the next six years living and working (off and on), mostly on the West Coast. After marrying and working in his family's business for 15 years, Steve and his wife Michal and their two sons moved to Israel in 1991. Over more than twenty years, Steve has written 1,000+ opinion columns and two books about Israel, while living just over the Green Line in Alfe Menashe.
If you expect peace to break out any time soon in the Middle East, you’re bound to be disappointed. First, Arabs don’t get along among themselves, partly due to the division between Sunni and Shia Muslims.
There’s a bogeyman out there: the impending inundation of Arabs into Israel. “Dateline Jerusalem: A demographic study released Tuesday predicts that in Israel and the Palestinian territories, Arabs will outnumber Jews by the year 2020.”
As a Masorti (Conservative) Jew living in Israel, there’s a lot to be learned from this history of the modern State of Israel’s first chief rabbi, Yitzhak Isaac HaLevi Herzog, who of course was deeply religious.