Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.
Posted on: December 10th, 2008InDepth → Columns
Last week, I raised my hand holding my little red voting card and voted myself out of office.
Posted on: November 19th, 2008InDepth → Columns
There is a great scene in "Fiddler On The Roof" where a donor gives a beggar one kopek. "Why only one kopek?" asks the beggar. "I had a bad week," replies the donor. "If you had a bad week," responds the beggar, "why should I have to suffer?"
Posted on: October 22nd, 2008InDepth → Columns
Many Americans may wonder how it is possible for Ehud Olmert to still be prime minister of Israel after having resigned on September 21.
Posted on: July 23rd, 2008InDepth → Columns
Two Israeli soldiers have been returned from captivity - dead!
Posted on: June 18th, 2008InDepth → Columns
Have you noticed that some problems just won't go away?
Posted on: May 14th, 2008InDepth → Columns
Having recently celebrated Israel Independence Day, I wonder why so many Jews refuse to pray for the State of Israel and for our Jewish sons and daughters who serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).
Posted on: March 5th, 2008InDepth → Columns
Do you understand the daily rocket attacks against Sderot, Israel?
Posted on: January 9th, 2008InDepth → Columns
When things get bad, I must remember that thousands of people in Israel are doing wonderful mitzvot daily, and we cannot become discouraged.
Posted on: December 12th, 2007InDepth → Columns
In recent weeks, there has not been much good news from Israel. Many of us had expected Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to resign due to the police investigations against him, but he has brazened them out.
Posted on: September 19th, 2007InDepth → Columns
Let me begin by wishing all of my readers a very happy and healthy new year. This past year was filled with many wonderful joys and several sorrows, but we thank Hashem for another year of life.
Posted on: August 29th, 2007InDepth → Columns
Part I of this series introduced the 6,000-mile driving tour to the Canadian Rockies that my wife, Barbara, and I took in the van driven by my brother, Avi, and our sister-in-law, Martha.
Posted on: August 15th, 2007InDepth → Columns
Our fourth Shabbat was observed in Toronto. My former Chabad chavrusah, Yosef Baruch Spielman, had arranged Shabbat hospitality for us at the home of his niece and nephew, Elisheva and Rabbi Chaim Weinman.
Posted on: August 1st, 2007InDepth → Columns
Part I of this series introduced the 6,000-mile driving tour that my wife, Barbara, and I took in the van driven by my brother, Avi, and our sister-in-law, Martha, to the Canadian Rockies.
Posted on: July 18th, 2007InDepth → Columns
Like many other New Yorkers, during my 35 years of living in Brooklyn, I had rarely traveled outside the tri-state region and had never been to Florida, California, the National Parks or to most states outside the East Coast.
Posted on: May 16th, 2007InDepth → Columns
Israel is celebrating 40 years since the reunification of our holiest city, Jerusalem, and the miraculous victory of the 1967 Six-Day War.
Posted on: May 9th, 2007InDepth → Columns
I recently read a background story about presidential candidate Barack Hussein Obama online in the New York Times, and I seriously began to worry.
Posted on: April 25th, 2007InDepth → Columns
Israel Independence Day is a very special celebration.
Posted on: January 31st, 2007InDepth → Columns
I am upset. I am embarrassed. I am touched by the righteous anger of the average man. I am saddened by the lessons being learned by our children.
Posted on: January 17th, 2007InDepth → Columns
I recently joined an overflow crowd of more than 1,000 current or former Bnei Akiva members for a reunion at the Jerusalem Theater.
Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/columns/focus-israel/an-american-odyssey-part-vi/2012/02/22/
Scan this QR code to visit this page online: