Meir Panim delivers warmth, special care to families in need.
Posted on: June 20th, 2007InDepth → Front Page
Who was the one person most responsible for perpetuating traditional Judaism in 19th century America? The indisputable answer: Isaac Leeser.
Posted on: May 9th, 2007InDepth → Front Page
It is one of the great ironies of the 21st century that anti-Zionists and anti-Semites on both the Left and the Right, have returned to racialist arguments against Jews that most of us thought had died out after World War II.
Posted on: May 2nd, 2007InDepth → Front Page
The powerful ox of Taurus symbolizes the month of Iyar. The bull's characteristic of stubbornness features positively when it manifests itself as uncompromising loyalty.
Posted on: April 25th, 2007InDepth → Front Page
Rabbi Pinchas M. Teitz, who eventually became rav of Elizabeth, New Jersey, visited America from 1933-1935.
Posted on: February 28th, 2007InDepth → Front Page
It isn't fair," whined the donkey to the ox.
Posted on: February 7th, 2007InDepth → Front Page
One of the factors that hindered the proper early development of Judaism in America was a lack of qualified religious functionaries.
Posted on: January 10th, 2007InDepth → Front Page
There is a widespread perception in Israel that Sephardic Jews are more sensible than the rest of us. Sephardim, or "Oriental Jews" as they are commonly if mistakenly called (strictly speaking, the two terms are not interchangeable), tend to shy away from the various manifestations of non-moderation that afflict Ashkenazi or "Western" Jews.
Posted on: December 27th, 2006InDepth → Front Page
Harry Truman, who died 34 years ago this week, has long been considered a hero in the struggle for a Jewish state. The truth is somewhat more complicated.
Posted on: December 6th, 2006InDepth → Front Page
One of the most well-kept secrets in Flatbush is the Yosef Goldman Collection of American Jewish Books and Manuscripts.
Posted on: November 29th, 2006InDepth → Front Page
Interview with a suicide bomber in training
Posted on: November 22nd, 2006InDepth → Front Page
Jimmy Carter's new book - Palestine Peace Not Apartheid - should, by all rights, be headed for the remainder bin. Martin Peretz, editor-in-chief of The New Republic, calls it a "tendentious, dishonest and stupid book."
Posted on: November 15th, 2006InDepth → Front Page
This year, the second day of Chanukah will coincide with the 144th anniversary of the worst official act of anti-Semitism in American history.
Posted on: November 1st, 2006InDepth → Front Page
Its origins are in the medieval Spanish kingdom of Castille, in the early thirteenth century, well before Columbus left for the Americas.
Posted on: October 25th, 2006InDepth → Front Page
His voice had the strength of a pipe organ and the gentleness of a violin, but most of all it had the power to make men weep.
Posted on: October 18th, 2006InDepth → Front Page
The American Orthodox Jewish community of today is drastically different from the community that existed in America 75 years ago.
Posted on: September 13th, 2006InDepth → Front Page
Jewish religious observance suffered a propitious decline in early- and mid-20th century America.
Posted on: August 23rd, 2006InDepth → Front Page
Back in April, Rabbi Wolpe gave a sermon whose title took one aback: "Can Israel Survive?"
Posted on: July 26th, 2006InDepth → Front Page
One day in the summer of 1981, when I was still living in Brooklyn, I received a call from Dassie Marcus, a fervent supporter of Israel, the settlement movement, and Gush Emunim.
Posted on: July 19th, 2006InDepth → Front Page
"All you do all day is threaten that there will be Katyusha rockets landing in Ashkelon.
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