Chillul Tefila Bifarhesia, as well as halachicly challenged verbiage and dress, are external manifestations of a critical lack of personal yiras shomayim which has lethal consequences.
Posted on: May 17th, 2006InDepth → Columns
I recently had the pleasure of sitting in on a meeting of the "Lishka" of the renewed Sanhedrin in Israel.
Posted on: May 18th, 2005InDepth → Columns
Last week Israel remembered the Holocaust but received a rude reminder that its immigration policy admits many non-Jews into Israel.
Posted on: April 13th, 2005InDepth → Columns
Renana and Jay (Yaakov) Wolff made Aliyah in 1993 from Oak Park, Michigan, where they were serving as the Bnei Akiva internal emissaries (young couples who, prior to leaving to live in Israel, serve in towns that do not have a large Jewish college presence).
Posted on: April 6th, 2005InDepth → Columns
Myrna Frankel was born and raised in New York City which, she feels, is such a fantastic place to live that she would still be there if Israel had not been beckoning to her all the days of her life.
Posted on: March 30th, 2005InDepth → Columns
Many Israelis are dreading the march of time as the days of "disengagement" approach.
Posted on: March 23rd, 2005InDepth → Columns
Mordechai and Barbara Goldman came on Aliyah in 1975 from Toronto, Canada. Barbara grew up in Toronto and was active in Bnei Akiva (madricha and rosh snif) and NCSY.
Posted on: March 16th, 2005InDepth → Columns
As Israelis suffer the stress of disengagement and the beginning of the dismemberment of the Jewish homeland, it is still important for American religious Jewish families to come on Aliyah.
Posted on: March 9th, 2005InDepth → Columns
Unfortunately, the question as to where to raise your children and where you and they should live is not a hot topic in the American Jewish community.
Posted on: March 2nd, 2005InDepth → Columns
I once thought that my study of logic would prepare me to understand how the world behaves. Living in Israel these past months has cured me of this assumption.
Posted on: February 23rd, 2005InDepth → Columns
Purim, which is not too far away, reminds us that people often can wear masks to hide their true identity.
Posted on: February 16th, 2005InDepth → Columns
The entire world is in turmoil and yet people ask, "When will peace come to Israel?"
Posted on: February 9th, 2005InDepth → Columns
It is often hard to understand the attitude of American Orthodox Jews to Israel.
Posted on: February 2nd, 2005InDepth → Columns
Few countries in the world have the concern for its citizens that Israel has.
Posted on: January 26th, 2005InDepth → Columns
Israel is center of the universe. What scientific evidence is there of this fact?
Posted on: January 19th, 2005InDepth → Columns
One of the unexpected dividends of our coming on aliya 20 and 30 years ago is the practically 0% rate of intermarriage of our grandchildren.
Posted on: January 12th, 2005InDepth → Columns
There seems to be a whole group of people who have little or no knowledge of early aliyah from America, but who insist on making ridiculous statements about us.
Posted on: January 5th, 2005InDepth → Columns
In the 1940's and 1950's, many young American Jews were brought up with the twin goals of living in Eretz Yisrael and replacing the lost Jews murdered in the Holocaust.
Posted on: December 29th, 2004InDepth → Columns
I remember my first visit to Israel in 1956. I was attending the first American Bnei Akiva Hachshara training program in Israel.
Posted on: December 22nd, 2004InDepth → Columns
It is hard for modern day visitors to Israel to imagine some of the situations that immigrants to Israel found 20 and 30 years ago.
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