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A History of Jewish & African American Collaboration

16 Av 5773 – July 22, 2013
Jewish sympathy for the African American struggle dates back to the abolitionist movement.

The Eagle Has Landed

No one who was born after 1935 has walked on the moon. That period is swiftly becoming a historical relic.

Today’s Syria Is Tomorrow’s Palestine

The current peace talks raise some obvious questions, the answers are a little less obvious.

Modern Racism

15 Av 5773 – July 21, 2013
Categorizing all black people as one large group where the acts of one black person in Florida somehow tell us something about a different black person in Seattle is racist.
Gene Wilder as Avram Belinski, a Polish rabbi who is traveling to San Francisco, and Harrison Ford as a bank robber who befriends him, in the 1979 movie The Frisco Kid.

Are We Fulfilling our Mission to the World?

I get so worked up when one of us, especially one who is observant, somehow misbehaves in any way.
Ibrahim finally enlisted into the IDF on March 27th, 2011.

Meet the Bedouin Who Enlisted Against his Father’s Wishes

"My father kicked me out when he discovered I enlisted," said Ibrahim. But this Bedouin soldier’s dedication to the IDF eventually changed his father’s mind.
The Palestinians have desecrated Joseph's Tomb on more than one occasion.

Rich Jewish Heritage at Embattled Joseph’s Tomb

“The bones of Joseph which the Children of Israel brought up from Egypt were buried in Shechem in the portion of the field that had been purchased by Jacob.”

Number, Stories and Hair

מִסְפָּר  listen and repeat [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPZ13K9HqT0?rel=0] Visit Ktzat Ivrit .
The Soldaten Kaffee wait staff dresses in SS and can be seen posing in front of the cafe on its Facebook page.

At Last Indonesia Has Its Very Own Nazi-Theme Café

12 Av 5773 – July 19, 2013
"I have a right to design my restaurant with anything that attracts people to come."

Medieval Jews Fleeing Persecution Took Refuge in Ottoman Empire

12 Av 5773 – July 18, 2013
Turkey became home to Jews expelled from Hungary in 1376, from France in 1394, and from Sicily in the early 15th century.
Anti-Israel BDS protesters in Parramatta, a suburb of Sydney, Australia.

Goal of the BDS Movement: Delegitimize Israel

10 Av 5773 – July 17, 2013
The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement’s real goal is to delegitimize Israel through slander and attacks on its cultural, economic, and academic relations.

Tisha B’Av- The Lessons of Jerusalem 5773

10 Av 5773 – July 16, 2013
Every year, one of the greatest challenges going into Tisha B'Av is the statement of the Gemara Yerusalmi “A generation in which the Temple is not built is considered to be one in which it was destroyed"

The American Deep State

Every aspect of life was industrialized, regulated and militarized, but it wasn't the fictional militarization that frenzied pacifists imagine, but real life militarization.

Meeting the Challenge of Tisha B’Av: a Proposal

Can we hear the agony in his words? Can we step into his shoes and experience his torment?

IDF Chief of Staff: Israel’s Military Will Be Smaller but Stronger

IDF forces will be smaller, far stronger, far more skilled and far better equipped.
Yeshivat Merkaz Harav - Yeshiva of Amalek?

Religious Zionists Are Amalek? Just Shoot Me Now!

9 Av 5773 – July 15, 2013
The rhetoric that has accompanied the proposed legislation to subject Charedim the draft seems to be bordering on hysteria.
Irena Sendler

In Memory of Irena Sendler

Irena Sendler is a reminder that in the darkest of times, a small light of humanity and hope brings forth the greatest hopes.

Long Way from Cancelling Tisha B’Av Mourning

There has been a perversion of Judaism in the name of the Torah which is very frightening.

How to Say ‘Compromise’ in Hebrew

פְּשָׁרָה  listen and repeat An important tool for conflict resolution is compromise. The Hebrew word for a compromise is פְּשָׁרָה ( listen and repeat), while to compromise is the reflexive-intensive הִתְפַּעֵל verb,...

Looking for Racism in America

8 Av 5773 – July 14, 2013
It's about a black leadership that is more interested in posturing as angry activists and shaking loose some money than in healing the problems of their own communities.

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