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Laziness Or Lack Of Motivation?

This is eye-opening, as it teaches us a fundamental concept. All growth requires change, and change requires energy.

The AIPAC Comfort Zone

If Democrats aren’t as comfortable supporting the pro-Israel lobby, it’s not because it has shifted to the right. It’s because some on the left have either have forgotten its purpose or are no longer interested.

Protecting Jerusalem From Within

The Greek Orthodox Church found another way to circumvent its own rules against selling the land. In 2011, it sold the future leasing rights on most of its Jerusalem holdings to a private group of Jewish investors. It is the uncertainty of the future that creates unease

Making Space

For two thousand years in the absence of a Temple its place was taken by the synagogue. Why, if the Torah is timeless, does it devote such space to what was essentially a time-bound structure? The answer is deep and life-transforming,

With A Melody In My Heart And A Pain In My Soul

Those Jewish souls that society had given up on as lost were cast into the vast ocean of apathy and indifference.

Florida Musings

Those of us who winter in the Orthodox enclave of Century Village in West Palm Beach are lucky to be so close to Florida's finest baseball facility, which boasts many stars and superstars.

The Connection Between Purim And Pesach

What do hamentaschen and matzahs have in common? What connection could there be between Pharaoh and Haman, Moses and Mordecai, Miriam and Esther?

Billy Graham And The Jews

Jacob Baal-Teshuva, an authority on Marc Chagall and one of the most distinguished international editors, appraisers, and critics of modern and contemporary art, served...

The Trump Mideast Plan: A Palestinian State Or Not?

The reported plan was instantly denounced by the Palestinians who said, rather amazingly, that it was plainly too pro-Israel.

Iranian Wrinkle

Israel is not a party to these discussions, but is being kept abreast of them.

Transnistria: The Forgotten Death Camp

Jews were not gassed or cremated in Transnistria. No; in Transnistria Jews perished from hunger, cold, and typhus.

Rabbi Meyer Juzint: The Torah Scholar Who Made A Deal With God And...

How did a teenage Torah genius, armed only with the Word of God, survive so many near-death experiences?


After nearly three weeks, the miracle we had hoped for faded.

Academic And Social Skills Insights #3

In other words, by allowing your children to experience disappointment, you are teaching them how to cope with frustration in the future.

A Tale Of Three Dresses (A Story For Pesach)

My vintage black design still elicited wows and universal admiration. This time around, it was a perfect bubby dress, a smashing success.

Preparation: The Key To Surviving Seasonal Allergies

First and foremost, it is helpful to know what you are allergic to so that you can check the pollen counts daily and try to limit your outdoor activity on days that are going to be particularly bad.

Celebrating What Young Israel Means To Our Community

Wishing the National Council of Young Israel great success on their upcoming Gala Dinner so they can continue their essential role in Jewish life in America and Israel.

Support Talmidei Chachamim – But Get Results

When we give to the poor, pray for the sick, donate to a medical center, we do so asking for results. When we support talmidei chachamim, shouldn’t we expect them to strive for practical results as well?

The Joy Of Venting

I know that in the great scheme of things, these irritants are minor, but they do tend to add up.

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