The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
Posted on: September 18th, 2014InDepth → Columns → Dov Shurin
Fortunate are we to have Rosh Hashanah for repentance, a shofar to awaken heavenly mercy.
Posted on: August 14th, 2014InDepth → Columns → Dov Shurin
Israel feebly begged Hamas to end the barrage, promising that "quiet will be met with quiet."
Posted on: July 17th, 2014InDepth → Columns → Dov Shurin
Isn't it comforting to know that our God loves life, grants life, and promises eternal life?
Posted on: June 18th, 2014InDepth → Columns → Dov Shurin
While the phrase “Let It Be” implies doing nothing, “Lu Yehi” implies working toward a goal.
Posted on: May 15th, 2014InDepth → Columns → Dov Shurin
An Israeli company should make “Arafat's Dead Sea Tonic” with this warning: “may cause severe vomiting or even death.”
Posted on: April 17th, 2014InDepth → Columns → Dov Shurin
“The bigger they are the harder they fall” describes what God had in mind for Olmert.
Posted on: February 20th, 2014InDepth → Columns → Dov Shurin
I hollered over and over again, waving a clinched fist toward the heavens.
Posted on: January 15th, 2014InDepth → Columns → Dov Shurin
This past Shabbos, as we read the weekly Torah portion of Bishalach, my son suddenly said to me, “Dad, I have a feeling Sharon is going to pass away today, because we just read his name in Az Yashir [the Song of the Sea] where it says ‘arik charbi.’ ”
Posted on: December 20th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Dov Shurin
God decided to cast Truth down to earth and went on to create the world.
Posted on: November 14th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Dov Shurin
As I put on my tefillin, I knew we needed a miracle.
Posted on: October 17th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Dov Shurin
To me, the biggest joke of it all was the gleeful announcement by Rabin that “We are no longer an am livadad yishkone, a nation that dwells alone!”
Posted on: September 18th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Dov Shurin
Hashem simply goes beyond the letter of the law in His love for us.
Posted on: August 14th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Dov Shurin
I just celebrated the 29th anniversary of my aliyah to Israel. I have experienced two intifadas, the disastrous results of the Oslo agreements, the assassination of a prime minister, and the tragic expulsion of thousands of our citizens from their beautiful homes in Gush Katif.
Posted on: July 17th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Dov Shurin
What were you thinking on Tisha B’Av, the saddest day of the year? The day when we mourn the destruction of our two Temples; our expulsion from Spain, England and France; the Crusades, the Holocaust; our two thousand years of wandering the earth?
Posted on: June 20th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Dov Shurin
In recent years, the way people greet each other in Israel has changed. For as long as I can remember the greeting was always, “mah shlomcha,” which is equivalent to “How are you?” The Israeli answer was generally, “B’seder, Baruch Hashem,” equivalent to “I’m OK, thank God.”
Posted on: May 22nd, 2013InDepth → Columns → Dov Shurin
My mother, the eldest daughter of Reb Yaakov Kamenetsky, zt”l, was niftar last month at the age of 92. She took her last breath in her home in Efrat, Israel, next door to the shul that was my father’s for 24 years before his passing in 2007.
Posted on: April 17th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Dov Shurin
I want to share a Holocaust story as told to me by Heshy Frank, owner of Quality Carpet and my radio sponsor for the past 32 years.
Posted on: March 13th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Dov Shurin
For days and weeks before Pesach, we meticulously clean our homes, making sure that not a crumb of bread might, God forbid, be found when we begin the festival of matzahs.
Posted on: February 14th, 2013InDepth → Columns → Dov Shurin
The post-election coalition negotiations are underway and it may take several weeks for the country to finally have a new government, with Prime Minister Netanyahu once again at its helm.
Posted on: January 23rd, 2013InDepth → Columns → Dov Shurin
I’m writing this on the day before Israelis vote for our Knesset, but one thing I can presume is that unless a cow is seen jumping over our ten-day-old new moon, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be asked by Israel’s president, Shimon Peres, to form the next government.
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