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Age Of Identity

World wars made national identity, and later made identity, in general, a dirty word. Seventy years later, humanity once again is seeking identity. The holiday of sukkot exemplifies the concept of identity for the Jewish nation, and all the nations of the world.

Yes, There’s Room For Israel

The premise of the Torah is that G-d must be found somewhere in particular if He is to be found everywhere in general. As Shabbat is holy time, Israel is holy space. That is why, in Judaism, religion is tied to a land, and a land is linked to a religion.

The Summer Of ‘67

Events morphed into what became known as the Six-Day War. While the war lasted less than a week, millions of words were devoted to it in newspapers and magazines over the days and weeks that followed.

The Jew Who Invented The Telephone And The Record Player

In 1886, Berliner commenced work on what would become the gramophone, the recording and reproduction of sound by means of disc records.

The Incredible Genesis Of Israel’s Air Force: An Interview with Author Robert Gandt

Israel’s fighter pilots shot down 24 hostile airplanes in air-to-air combat during the war without losing one.

The Iran Nuclear Deal: To Certify Or Not To Certify

So even if there is no certification, the U.S. doesn’t automatically opt out of JCPOA, as The New York Times erroneously editorialized last week.

The Administration, Transgender Rights, And Contraception

It could hardly be argued that the lawmakers of the time had “transgenderism” even remotely in mind when they acted to outlaw sex discrimination.

Developing The Special Bond

We have neither of the mitzvos at this point. The tefillin were sold and the esrog is invalid. Let us at least have shalom bayis [marital accord and harmony].

The Back To Everything Backpack For Adults

What should you have in your life’s backpack? What skills are essential for you to live your best life?

Maggid Of Kozienice Rav Yisroel ben Shabbethai

The simple man was very impressed with these stories and the following morning he told his wife that he was preparing a sumptuous feast for erev Yom Kippur.

The Lighter Side Of Weddings… And Yomim Tovim

Much has been written about how amazing it is to marry off a child, including articles by moi on the topic.

Raya Jaglom: The Queen Of Multitasking

A pro at multitasking, she also held many other public offices.

My Perfect World

It's not that I want to be neat, it's just that I can't function in the midst of a mess.

A Look At Education For Jewish Women Throughout The Ages (Part I – ...

There is evidence that learned women were educated by tutors as well, as long as standards of modesty were upheld.

Where Is The Jewish Response To Monuments Of Anti-Semites?

We live in a time where 'heroes' are being reconsidered in a 'PC' prism leading to statues being felled. But where is the public remonstrance against the celebrated anti-Semites of history?

Finding Her Place

So, Mom, how are you keeping yourself busy now that we've all left home?

Poland 2017: Tears And Tribute

We Jews are alive and thriving, Baruch Hashem. At each memorial in Poland we were uplifted by the sight of the blue and white flags of the state of Israel, placed there as reminders: “Never again.”

Children’s Shots And The Maccabees’ Shields

Year after year, I strategized: How far in advance should I tell them the kids the dreaded shots were coming? Regardless of when, I always had lollipops in my pocket

The Tragic Vacuum

To my sorrow I have found there is a great divide between secular Jewish youth and the older generation of our people. These students have no familiarity with our glorious history, nor with Israel If you don’t know who you are as a Jew, your Jewishness becomes a burden

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