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‘Not The Horse I Wanted’

In the most nightmarish days, my mother would tell us stories of Yerushalayim. “One day,” she kept telling us, “we will all be in Yerushalayim. There the trees grow candies. The sun always shines and Dovid HaMelech’s harp whispers in the wind.”

The Rubashkin Saga – XI

Rubashkin was treated like no other defendant ever arrested on illegal immigration violations. The federal prosecutors sent marshals to handcuff and shackle him as they led him past a phalanx of waiting photographers and TV crews

Sweeten To Taste

In life, we have all sorts of rationalizations for our behaviors – they will make our life, our experience, our homes better, more inviting, larger… but they do not. The “sweetness” is a lure that diminishes our life.

Gain An Embassy, Lose A Capital

Zionism does not want the Old City of Jerusalem. Trump understands that and now we are beginning to hear hints of his Peace Plan. What does his plan include? The internationalization of Jerusalem--We get the embassy and we lose Jerusalem, G-d forbid. That is the danger.

Mi K’Amcha Yisrael

It was so crowded and confusing that one father, who was there accompanying his eighteen-year-old daughter, was assigned the responsibility of determining everyone’s place on the queue and then seating them in that order.

Q & A: A Bar Mitzvah Boy And The Four Parshiyot (Part II)

Question: Is a bar mitzvah boy allowed to read the four parshiyot in shul on behalf of the congregation? Elimelech Feldman

Daf Yomi

Avoiding A Catastrophe ‘A Ger And A Gentile Inherited…’ (Avoda Zara 64a)

“You Don’t Owe!”

The following day, Mr. Metzger called Mr. Rubin. "I appreciate your honesty," he said. "However, I reviewed the records, and I'm certain there's no outstanding balance."

Who Are The Luckiest Jews, Blacks, And Latinos?

Despite the existence of anti-Semites and anti-Semitism in America

Time For Redemption

The Shaagas Aryeh explains that the Gemara that says that we will be redeemed in Nissan is referring to the set time for the geulah, which is in Nissan. However, Mashiach can actually come any month of the year, on any day.

I Met Nikki Haley At AIPAC

obvious takeaway from this week’s annual AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington D.C. is that Ambassador Nikki Haley is more of a superhero than Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.

The Call

We can be good at many things, but what gives a life direction and meaning is a sense of mission, of something we are called on to do. That is the significance of the opening word of today’s parsha, Vayikra.

Vaccination Debate Rears Head Again

A most disturbing aspect to anti-vaccination groups is that debunked frauds and misinformation are routinely treated as fact.

Happy Pi Day!

The Jewish Press decided to join math lovers the world over in celebrating Pi Day, observed every year since 1988 on March 14.

Preparing For Pesach Spiritually, Not Just Physically

We all know that cleaning the house for Pesach is a mitzvah, but what are our thoughts as we fulfill it?

New Jewish Press Policy On Anonymous Letters To The Editor

Should newspapers publish anonymous letters to the editor? For many years The Jewish Press has refused to do so, in line with standard industry...

Jews As Targets of Opportunity

There are also accounts of individuals and groups mounting challenges to religious circumcisions and ritual slaughter.

Rabbi Boteach’s Celebration Of A Transgender Icon

The World Values Network was founded by Rabbi Boteach to promote Jewish values but, as we see it, has now morphed into a group devoted to spread his teachings.

Israel’s First General, A West Point Alumn

Marcus held a reserve commission as a field artillery officer, but because of his prominent legal career, he was persuaded to transfer to the JAG corps, where he became Judge Advocate of his Army National Guard unit (1940).

80 Minutes With Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett

At a pace of about once every two weeks, we thwart a specific terror attack somewhere in the world. So people tend to be thankful about that.

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