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: December 24th, 2008InDepth → Front Page
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.
Posted on: December 17th, 2008InDepth → Front Page
The Chanukah story as we know it describes a wicked tyrant, Jewish resistance, and the miracle of oil that burned for eight days instead of one.
Posted on: December 3rd, 2008InDepth → Front Page
Today the Dominican Republic welcomes thousands of sun-worshippers to Sos?a, its popular North-Coast beach resort.
Posted on: November 26th, 2008InDepth → Front Page
It's Saturday evening at the Broadwood Hotel and well over a thousand Philadelphians have flocked to the grand ballroom.
Posted on: November 19th, 2008InDepth → Front Page
In September I attended a special screening of the movie "Defiance" at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan. The film attempts to depict the formation of the Bielski partisans and some of their early exploits in the dense forests of Belorussia during the Holocaust.
Posted on: November 12th, 2008InDepth → Front Page
Albert Einstein's letter on God, in which he described the Bible as "pretty childish," sold not long ago for more than $400,000.
Posted on: November 5th, 2008InDepth → Front Page
Based on her interview with Sen. Joe Biden, we may assume that WFTV (Orlando) Anchor Barbara West: 1. Did not graduate from a school of communications, 2. Will never receive an award from the Society of Professional Journalists, 3. Is unlikely to be employed by The New York Times in the foreseeable future, and 4. Will soon be working with Joe the Plumber, installing bathroom fixtures.
Posted on: October 29th, 2008InDepth → Front Page
For days after the Al Smith Memorial Dinner, held in mid-October at the Waldorf Astoria, the media buzzed with clips of presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama delivering hilarious routines that put many professional comedians to shame.
Posted on: October 15th, 2008InDepth → Front Page
They did not sing "Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Manischewitz," nor do they ever seem to appear in any of the Disney films about pirates in the Caribbean.
Posted on: September 17th, 2008InDepth → Front Page
The day Israel released the baby-murdering Arab terrorist Samir Kuntar was without doubt the most disgraceful in modern Jewish history.
Posted on: August 27th, 2008InDepth → Front Page
Lyndon Baines Johnson, born 100 years ago this week, came from a part of the country where Jews were about as common as a herd of cattle in Manhattan.
Posted on: July 9th, 2008InDepth → Front Page
"Hi, I'm Richard Gere and I'm speaking for the entire world.
Posted on: July 2nd, 2008InDepth → Front Page
When I agreed to take over the Media Monitor column (the first with my byline ran 10 years ago this week), both it and I were relatively recent additions to the paper.
Posted on: May 28th, 2008InDepth → Front Page
Rabbi Jacob Juspha, better known as Rabbi Jacob Joseph, was born into a very poor family in Kroz, Lithuania in 1840.
Posted on: May 7th, 2008InDepth → Front Page
The establishment of the State of Israel sixty years ago, on 5 Iyar 5708 (May 14, 1948), was by no means inevitable.
Posted on: April 9th, 2008InDepth → Front Page
During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the Catholic Church did its utmost to root out any vestige of Jewish religious observance among New Christians.
Posted on: January 30th, 2008InDepth → Front Page
On Sunday night, many observant Jews will be among the hundreds of millions of people watching the Jets fan's nightmare as the Giants play the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.
Posted on: December 27th, 2007InDepth → Front Page
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a number of rabbis did their utmost to establish and maintain Orthodox Judaism in America.
Posted on: December 12th, 2007InDepth → Front Page
An interview with the man who led Israel's 1981 attack on Iraq's nuclear reactor
Posted on: October 31st, 2007InDepth → Front Page
Two weeks ago I debated Michael Steinhardt, the renowned philanthropist and self-declared atheist, and Prof. Noah Feldman, arguably America's foremost thirty-something legal mind, on the subject of whether or not Jews are different based on their values.
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