As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
Posted on: July 4th, 2007InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
It is essential today, that the Begin Doctrine be reinvigorated and declared. Now, just as during the Second World War, Jews face the threat of mass murder because of nuclear weapons. Now, however, the danger is not that these weapons will be used by a genocidal state against other states to acquire physical custody over Jewish bodies. Instead, it is directed against that single state which was expressly created for the eternal protection of these Jewish bodies.
Posted on: July 4th, 2007Sections → Magazine → Archives
The 17th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow just concluded and has lived up to the promise of being one of the most exciting Jewish festivals around the globe.
Posted on: June 27th, 2007InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
After uncovering Nazi Germany's vast kingdom of death at the end of World War II, the victorious allies drafted a special charter for an international military tribunal at Nuremberg. Concluded on August 8, 1945, this document defined "crimes against humanity" as uniquely egregious acts that are designed to eradicate entire groups of people.
Posted on: June 27th, 2007Sections → Magazine → Archives
Whenever Jews come together in honor of a lifecycle event, it is a simchah.
Posted on: June 13th, 2007InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Repeatedly, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Chief Mohammed al-Baradei has urged Israel to accept nuclear disarmament and join a Middle East "nuclear-weapon-free zone." Although this official proposal sounds perfectly reasonable and even-handed in principle, it would, in fact, lead quickly to Israel's final demise. Still surrounded by states and terror groups openly committed to its annihilation, Israel must soon remind the world, that it has an absolutely fundamental right of self-preservation.
Posted on: June 13th, 2007Sections → Magazine → Archives
When traveling, it is best to do a little homework first - the more you know and prepare for a trip the more you will get out of it.
Posted on: June 6th, 2007InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Despite altogether unimagined transformations of weapons technologies, some ancient principles of warfare remain entirely valid. Founded upon the essentially persistent nature of human behavior in organized conflict, these principles can be ignored only at great strategic risk. For the always-imperiled state of Israel, there is especially much to be learned from certain elements of past thought. This includes the unchanging requirements of national survival.
Posted on: June 6th, 2007Sections → Magazine → Archives
As summer approaches, people are making vacation plans. More and more people are traveling to Poland, to the old shtetl, to see where their families lived for hundreds of years, before coming to America.
Posted on: May 30th, 2007Sections → Magazine → Archives
This summer, from June 23 to July 1, the city of Krakow will play host to the 17th annual Jewish Cultural Festival, which as usual, is expected to be a resounding success.
Posted on: May 16th, 2007InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
First published here almost one year ago, Professor Beres' column about Prime Minister Olmert's devastating policy errors was a warning unheeded. Written even before the 2006 Lebanon War fiasco, it takes on new and especially urgent meanings following the scathing report by Israel's Winograd Commission.
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 16th, 2007Sections → Magazine → Archives
While Polish-Jewish relations have grown more and more friendly in Poland, Israel and the U.S., Poland has also been reaching out to Jews around the world.
Posted on: May 9th, 2007InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Another term that appears in the title of my remarks is "irrationality." I have noted before − per Rene Girard − that violence need not necessarily be irrational.
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: May 9th, 2007InDepth → Columns
Israel's politicians are pursuing a policy of "divide and conquer" vis-à-vis those of us who live in Judea and Samaria.
Posted on: May 9th, 2007Sections → Magazine → Archives
It has been more than 10 years since its conception, but finally the long-awaited groundbreaking ceremony for the Museum of Jewish History of Polish Jews has been set for June 26, 2007.
Posted on: May 2nd, 2007InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
By itself, violence is not necessarily irrational. In the words of Rene Girard, whose book Violence And The Sacred should be the underlying text of all that we do here today, it sometimes "does have its reasons."
Posted on: May 2nd, 2007Sections → Magazine → Archives
The synagogue buildings that survived are among the last remaining vestiges of Jewish life in Poland today.
Posted on: April 25th, 2007InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
The French dramatist and diplomat, Jean Giraudoux, inquires in one of his plays (Sodome et Gomorrhe): "C'est beau, n'est-ce pas, la fin dumonde?" ("It is beautiful, isn't it, the end of the world?")
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