The Celebrate Israel Festival on May 31 at Pier 94, slated to be the largest gathering to date of Israeli-Americans in New York.
Posted on: May 20th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
The reaction is so strong that nine times out of ten, parents engage in some form of coping mechanism before arriving at a level of acceptance of a special-needs diagnosis.
Posted on: May 15th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
Some of the president’s defenders took to arguing that the overwhelming majority of German military personnel interred in Bitburg were regular Wehrmacht soldiers who died on the battlefield and likely were not involved in atrocities against civilians.
Posted on: May 6th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
Each craved more out life and within a few months they’d mastered English, received their high school equivalencies, and begun climbing the rungs of the ladder of the American Dream.
Posted on: April 29th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
Jews thank Hashem at every step. We thank Him for our most basic physical existence. We thank Hashem for every step, for every breath, for every aspect of our elevation from the dust.
Posted on: April 22nd, 2015InDepth → Front Page
We must create an atmosphere of complete intolerance for such conduct, while reminding our children that we can take pride in our unique and distinctive purpose without knocking others.
Posted on: April 15th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
Understanding the process described in Dayenu reveals deep relevance for us today.
Posted on: April 8th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
There was not a word in the story to convey that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and before him Yasir Arafat, rejected Israeli peace offers that would have curtailed settlement expansion and removed some outlying settlements.
Posted on: April 1st, 2015InDepth → Front Page
We are grateful to Hashem that we have been privileged to institute this program and that over the years we have experienced tremendous siyata d’shmaya, with the program spreading throughout the world and its membership rapidly rising.
Posted on: March 25th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
There is something quite distinctive about the biblical approach to time.
Posted on: March 18th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
The Turks, believing Absalom was a spy, tortured him but he did not give them any information.
Posted on: March 11th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
My guess is that most yeshiva students also winged it or cut corners because they, too, had rather onerous schedules.
Posted on: March 4th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
Pesach is a Torah-based holiday whose fundamental observances are rooted in Torah law; Purim is a rabbinic holiday whose laws and customs are grounded in the rabbinic tradition.
Posted on: February 25th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
A central concept in any discussion about happiness is achieving clarity. “Ain simcha ela k’hataras hasefeikos” – there is no joy as that experienced with the removal of doubt.
Posted on: February 19th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
I happen to believe that for a couple to spend a few years in kollel is a wonderful way to start a marriage.
Posted on: February 11th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
We had heard bits and pieces of stories about the war years, but they were vague recollections of a young girl and other family members and we weren’t sure if they were real or imagined.
Posted on: February 4th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
Our current feature consists of two parts: (1) Israel and Jewish politics and (2) Jewish organizations.
Posted on: January 29th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
Great leaders like Miriam and like Sarah Schenirer possess the capacity to challenge the status quo that confronts them.
Posted on: January 21st, 2015InDepth → Front Page
“These are good matzah balls,” my aunt Robertine would say, but her sister Irma would counter “No, not compared to Mama’s. They were always so light yet they never fell apart.”
Posted on: January 14th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
King was particularly concerned about the growing defamatory characterization of Zionism as racism, and he opposed the anti-Zionism in the “Black Power” movement.
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