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Ronald Reagan and the Jews

"Reagan I could trust." - Yitzhak Shamir"He was unshakable; a staunch supporter." - Shimon Peres

City of Graveyards: The Demise of Jewish Newark

It is a story that should serve as the ultimate cautionary tale for any Jewish community tempted to mistake a period of vibrancy for a guarantee of immortality.

An Unintended Conquest

Israel had no intention of capturing Jerusalem’s Old City when the Six-Day War began 45 years ago. Many of its government ministers, especially the religious ones, opposed the idea, warning that the world would never accept Jewish rule over Christianity’s holiest places. Although the army had numerous contingency plans regarding targets in the region, a plan for taking the Old City was not among them.

Young, Haredi – And Investor Extraordinaire

First, we want to be sure that the company is answering a real need; that the company is solving a real big problem.

The Chomsky File

Our M.I.T. guru also has assisted anti-Semitic organizations in another quieter way by allowing them to publish or disseminate his books articles and recordings.

An American Hero of the Holocaust

Harry chose to enter the diplomatic service and in 1936 was posted as a U.S. vice consul in Marseille, France. There he would soon come face to face with the plight of Hitler's Jewish victims.

Resolving The Yeshiva Tuition Crisis

America's Founding Fathers said "no taxation without representation." They never said "no taxation" period.

Israel Journal: In The Presence Of Kedoshim

They kissed their grandparents goodbye and then turned to me and, one by one by one, fell upon my shoulder crying out and thanking me for being there.

Carriers Of The Talmudic Torch

Earlier this month the London Games were all the rage. Tens of thousands descended upon Great Britain’s crown jewel to witness the Olympics and cheer for their respective countrymen.

Renaissance Rabbi

The term "Renaissance man" is used to describe a person who excels in a wide variety of subjects or fields. Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach's biography of his father, Rav Dr. Yoseph (Joseph) Tzvi Carlebach (1883-1942), provides fascinating information about the life of a man who deserves to be described as a Renaissance rabbi.

A Haunting Visit To The Gush Katif Museum

“Tens of thousands visit here – ordinary Jews, educators and their students, Knesset members and government ministers, soldiers and their officers, members of European parliaments, and U.S. congressmen. And after their visits, something happens in the minds of all of them. Even left-wing Knesset members, with tears in their eyes, have written in the visitors’ book, ‘Never again!’ ”

Golden Hues

Gazing wistfully through my window at the remaining leaves still clinging to the young maple tree on our lawn, I am reminded of the golden hues that come to warm the stark cold nights in the dead of winter - those of the Chanukah flames. Just when we desperately yearn for an infusion of warmth, Chanukah comes around to reassure us that our light is never extinguished, that the flame in our soul is eternal, and that from darkness comes light.

Ani Yisraeli: I Am An Israeli

Our world is divided into two groups: those who support Israel and those who do not. There is no middle ground.

Two-State Solution – Or Potemkin Peace?

The creation of a Palestinian state alongside Israel would be a major step in the escalation of the Arab war against Israel even if the resumption of that war is delayed for a brief time while the world celebrates the outbreak of a Potemkin peace in the Middle East, produced by the end of Israeli "occupation" of Palestinians.

American Victims of the 1929 Hebron Massacre

On August 27, 1929, The New York Times ran the following front-page banner:8 AMERICANS LISTED IN 70 HEBRON DEADAttack on Rabbinical College was Savage...

From Light To Shining Light

Perhaps my gratitude for the chance to bond so intimately with precious souls of a different generation stemmed from having been cheated (by the Nazi vermin) of the privilege of knowing my own grandparents.

Basketball’s Jewish Dynasty

It's Saturday evening at the Broadwood Hotel and well over a thousand Philadelphians have flocked to the grand ballroom.

Hebron Journal: Land Of Funerals, Land Of Giants

What better examples could there be for a community?

A Mother-Son Bond That Transcended The Shoah

“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.”

The Problems With Singles Events – and How to Fix Them

No singles event in history saw half its participants get a date, and certainly not in such a low-pressure fashion.

See No Evil: How Professors, Politicians and the Press Coddled Jihadist Sami Al-Arian

The day after the segment aired scores of angry e-mail and phone messages flooded USF's administrative offices most demanding Al-Arian's immediate ouster.

The Slifkin Torah-Science Controversy: An Admittedly Biased Insider’s Perspective

On the advice of his halachic authority, Rabbi Slifkin refused to recant his books until he would be able to meet with the rabbis condemning the books.

The Bernice Chronicles: Israel Adventure, Summer 1949

Today’s young travelers rarely meet Israeli statesmen and functionaries. This, though, was the first group of its kind and, as such, of great interest to both American and Israeli officials.

V-E Day’s Bittersweet Redemption

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.

Golden Flames Of Illumination

Illuminating melancholic winter nights, Chanukah flames have been lit all over the world for better than two thousand years - whether in menorahs of resplendent silver or humble wood and metal, opulent homes or dreary surroundings, days of glory or times of oppression - commemorating our spiritual ascent from the darkness of the Syrian-Greek decadence.

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