Unhappy Americans on the right blame the problems inherent to life, and they blame themselves. Unhappy Americans on the left blame America.
“Guns didn’t suddenly decide to visit mayhem on schools. Guns can’t decide.” But people can. And it’s the people who have changed. It is not guns that kill. It’s the minds of children and adults deprived of Godliness that kill.
The sedrah of Tetzaveh, in which the name of Moses is missing and the focus is on Aaron, reminds us that our heritage derives from both. Moses is a man of history, of epoch-making events.
More than 40 years after his death, Robeson retains his status as an American cultural and political icon, but he also leaves behind a sad legacy as a hero who betrayed his Jewish friends.
The entire world is like a body or a vessel, and Israel is the soul that makes the body run.
One of the IAF planes returning from the attack was shot down by Syria after the IAF had destroyed many Syrian anti-aircraft batteries in the area.
Not to put too fine a point on it, it appears that the Russian indictments are empty gestures.
Megillat Esther is the sole book of Tanach in which God’s name is not mentioned. This too can only be understood as an irony which confirms His pervasive, but hidden, presence.
My uncles took cover on the bimah, and cries of "Mazel Tov" pierced the air.
It breaks my heart to see my once happy and confident daughter depressed and isolated from her peers.
I underestimated how eager my children would be to buy real costumes.
When the Almighty saw the man’s struggles, He took pity on him and told Eliyahu Hanavi to give him four zuzim (coins).
Dom Bruno was clearly a courageous man, risking his own life to save four hundred Jewish lives, most of them children.
Some of the most famous and important works of literature contain passages and themes that are immodest in nature. May a G-d-fearing Jew read these works for the good they contain, or must he forgo reading them entirely?
Polish history and popular legend credits a beautiful Jewish girl named Esther, or Esterka, with the turn of Jewish fortunes in Poland.
So long as we are alive, we have the ability to strive for higher and greater levels.
'A Tree Grows in Sinai'--and the Jewish Nation is built.
While we rejoice at the recent release of Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin from prison, the series continues this month and beyond.
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