Close your eyes, breathe in deeply, now exhale slowly… That was easy, wasn’t it? Not for everyone…
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.
Posted on: January 7th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
We shed many tears and had endless discussions as to what had gone wrong. What did we do or fail to do that caused our son to distance himself from what we viewed as so beautiful and meaningful?
Posted on: December 31st, 2014InDepth → Front Page
For nearly sixty-five years national self-definition has been the skeleton in the closet of Israeli politics and culture.
Posted on: December 24th, 2014InDepth → Front Page
He ruthlessly crushed the revolt, and, despite lacking official Roman sanction, ordered the rebel leaders put to death without trial.
Posted on: December 17th, 2014InDepth → Front Page
For Am Yisrael, the sun’s movements are subservient to the purpose of our existence.
Posted on: December 10th, 2014InDepth → Front Page
What’s important is to make the case for Israel more forcefully and to give it the articulation that the next presidential candidates ought to have.
Posted on: December 3rd, 2014InDepth → Front Page
The brilliance of Yaakov’s approach – and by extension, any type of individual or group effort – is that it appealed to three different modes of salvation.
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