United Hatzalah program honors our survivors, war veterans with specialized medical care
Posted on: March 26th, 2008Sections → Magazine → Archives
People are on edge when it comes to the topic of anti-Semitic occurrences in Poland.
Posted on: March 19th, 2008InDepth → Columns
Have you ever climbed the wrong mountain? I don't think that anybody who has passed through IDF officers training has not had that experience.
Posted on: March 19th, 2008InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
"In a dark time," says the poet Theodore Roethke, "the eye begins to see." Today, with improving sight, the Iranian nuclear threat should remain bright in our visual field. Despite a recent U.S. National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) that effectively supports Tehran's multiple lies and deceptions, this unconventional threat remains existential. It follows that an Israeli and/or American preemptive strike against certain Iranian nuclear assets and infrastructures should still not be ruled out.
Posted on: March 19th, 2008Sections → Magazine → Archives
Throughout Jewish history there have been many defining moments.
Posted on: March 12th, 2008InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
My readers in The Jewish Press are accustomed to reading my articles on timely strategic and jurisprudential issues. For the most part, these columns have explored various dangers of terrorism, war and genocide. But sometimes we are imperiled by a very different sort of terror. There is, of course, the "usual" threat of terror violence (the terror "outside"), but there is also a serious specter of interior terror that arises from our willful abandonment of individuality (the terror "within").
Posted on: March 12th, 2008Sections → Magazine → Archives
It was only last week that thousands of Chassidim went to Lejask (Lizhensk) in order to commemorate the 222nd yahrzeit of the tzaddik, Noam Elimelech of Lejask (1717-1786).
Posted on: March 5th, 2008InDepth → Columns
The children of Sderot are the finger in the Gaza dike. They are there to save us all from the great flood.
Posted on: March 5th, 2008InDepth → Columns
Do you understand the daily rocket attacks against Sderot, Israel?
Posted on: March 5th, 2008Sections → Magazine → Archives
An event, thought to be impossible after the Shoah, took place in Lodz.
Posted on: February 27th, 2008InDepth → Columns
As calls for all-out war on Gaza increase, it is important to set things straight.
Posted on: February 27th, 2008InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Some years ago, following one of the devastating suicide bombings in which small Jewish children were blown to bits, prominent Palestinian columnist Fahd al-Rimawi - then writing with obvious approval of Nobel Peace laureate Yassir Arafat in Amman's al-Majd newspaper, gleefully celebrated the monstrous act of terror:
Posted on: February 27th, 2008Sections → Magazine → Archives
Over the past few weeks, I have been sharing contact information about various secular organizations in Poland.
Posted on: February 20th, 2008InDepth → Columns
If the ideas put forward at the recent Herzliya Conference are any indication, both the classic Right and religious Right are captive to the Oslo paradigm and the consciousness that produced it.
Posted on: February 20th, 2008InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
The recent Annapolis "peace" conference - and President Bush's subsequent visit to the Middle East - shows that where Israel is concerned, there is still nothing new under the sun. Once again, fundamental Israeli rights were shamelessly subordinated to the presumed rights of all others, including even of openly Arab defiant terrorists now conveniently disguised as an "Authority." Once again, it seems, Israel had been called upon to offer land for nothing.
Posted on: February 20th, 2008Sections → Magazine → Archives
In order to emphasize the magnitude of the Holocaust and genocide, Director of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology: Polish Academy of Sciences, Professor Henryk Domanski, created the Polish Center for Holocaust Research, on July 2 2003.
Posted on: February 13th, 2008InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
It is easy to feel sorry for the Palestinians in Gaza. Televised and print images of their apparently unrelieved misery suggest Israeli cruelty in the creation of shortages and in the use of armed force. Exactly the opposite is true. The moment that flagrantly illegal Hamas rocket attacks upon Israeli noncombatants cease, no harms of any kind will be imposed by Israel.
Posted on: February 13th, 2008Sections → Magazine → Archives
The Foundation Momentum Iudaicum Lodzense was established on November 6 1995.
Posted on: February 6th, 2008InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
From a national survival standpoint, the candidate debates remain pretty much beside the point. Not a single presidential aspirant has answered (or even attempted to answer) a very important question: Are we Americans now involved in a merely tactical struggle against particular terror groups and individuals, or are we, instead, embroiled in something much larger? Should we now be focusing on assorted political, military and logistical issues (the effective position, more or less, of all candidates), or upon the much wider religious and cultural context from which our principal terror enemies are spawned?
Posted on: February 6th, 2008Sections → Magazine → Archives
I am often asked what Jewish life in Poland is really like.
Posted on: January 30th, 2008InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
For Jews, free will must always be oriented toward life, to the blessing, not to the curse. Our binding charge is to strive in this obligatory direction of individual and collective self-preservation by using our intelligence and by exercising our essentially disciplined acts of will. In circumstances where such striving is consciously rejected, the outcome - however catastrophic - can never rise to the dignified level of tragedy.
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