Most memoirs written by former Jewish citizens of Poland talk in detail of the Shoah, such as the book I wrote about last week, The Zoo Keeper's Wife.
My U.S. lecture tour was very successful. But a great surprise awaited me back in Israel.
Horace was born in 65 BCE, and died in 8 BCE. His ode (I, 14) on the "Ship of State" pertains to ancient Rome, but it might just as well refer to Israel after "Palestine".
Every year there seems to be a new bestseller with a Holocaust theme that reveals a new story of heroism in the most horrible of times.
Is there a solution for the military crisis plaguing Israel's south?
Protecting Israel from terrorism is, at least in part, an intellectual task. Let us, therefore, now think very deliberately about terrorism.
In what has been one of the major memorial events in Poland commemorating WWII, Warsaw saw a gathering of world leaders this week at the 65th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
Leaders with the Oslo mentality who have led Israel until now really do not have solutions to Israel's problems.
Over the years, regular readers of my column in The Jewish Press may have noticed a continuing regard for the concept of time.
On March 13 representatives of The Museum Of The History Of Polish Jews addressed the Helsinki Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe regarding the importance and aims of its institution.
Rabbi Yitzchak Dadon is a Jew who has not been confused by misplaced love theories.
Pain can sometimes be sanitized by language, but it can never be truly anesthetized.
Purim is major event throughout Poland. Many marginal Jews bring their whole families to the synagogue for the festive reading of the Megillah.
Since the founding of the state, the goal of Israel's leaders has been to make Israel a normal state like all other states.
Facing imminent existential attacks, Israel could decide to preempt enemy aggression with conventional forces.
People are on edge when it comes to the topic of anti-Semitic occurrences in Poland.
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.
"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.
Throughout Jewish history there have been many defining moments.
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").