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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.
Posted on: November 26th, 2014InDepth → Front Page
Golden presents a compelling saga of poor but determined immigrants who fled pogroms and harsh conditions in their homelands for a better life in a land of opportunity.
Posted on: November 19th, 2014InDepth → Front Page
You can’t say “Jewish French,” “Jewish British,” “Jewish Italian.” They are “French Jews,” “British Jews,” and “Italian Jews” – because they’re seen as Jews first and residents or citizens of their countries second.
Posted on: November 12th, 2014InDepth → Front Page
Where did this incredible strength come from? What drove these Jews, who had nearly lost all of their national identity and spiritual connectivity, to risk their lives by standing up against one of the strongest and most fearsome governments of its time?
Posted on: November 5th, 2014InDepth → Front Page
This marked the first time I experienced the palpable sense of living, breathing history in my hands. “This is actually for sale?” I asked. “But how do I know it’s real?”
Posted on: October 29th, 2014InDepth → Front Page
To say he was beloved because of the way he loved his students does not sufficiently capture the reality.
Posted on: October 22nd, 2014InDepth → Front Page
While not all criticism of Israel stemmed from anti-Semitism, Podhoretz contends the level of animosity towards Israel rises exponentially the farther left one moved along the spectrum.
Posted on: October 14th, 2014InDepth → Front Page
Does it not seem ironic that just on the day all of Israel is joyously celebrating another year of having concluded the public reading of the entire Pentateuch, we must mournfully and even tearfully commemorate the death of the individual who imparted to us God’s Torah in the first place?
Posted on: October 7th, 2014InDepth → Front Page
Of all the Jewish holidays, I would say Sukkos is far and away the least appreciated.
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