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Posted on: August 22nd, 2007InDepth → Front Page
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 – 18 Killed in Banker’s HouseWOMEN AND CHILDREN SLAINThe headline referred to an unprovoked massacre perpetrated by Arabs on innocent Jews on August 24. Many of those killed that Shabbos were […]
Posted on: August 1st, 2007InDepth → Front Page
While the book was of great interest to those struggling with conflicts between Torah and science, and aroused considerable controversy in some quarters, it turned out that those most passionate about the book were of a different group: Harry Potter readers.
Posted on: July 25th, 2007InDepth → Front Page
Not long ago posters appeared in a number of synagogues in Brooklyn banning a recently published book that, according to the posters, contained misleading halachic rulings.
Posted on: July 18th, 2007InDepth → Front Page
We have become so used to living in a world without the Beit HaMikdash that it would be unreasonable to expect anyone to be able to begin the "Three Weeks" with the observances of shiva.
Posted on: July 11th, 2007InDepth → Front Page
At the dawn of the modern period, as the issue of granting civic rights to Jews was broached in the states of central and western Europe, every objection raised by those opposed to such rights found its Jewish supporters.
Posted on: July 4th, 2007InDepth → Front Page
Maydan, a village of 70 families, has changed little these past 100 years. The single road in town is still used by horse-drawn wagons.
Posted on: June 27th, 2007InDepth → Front Page
Mention the names Leo Gottlieb, Sid Hertzberg, Ossie Schectman, Ralph Kaplowitz, Nat Milotzok and Hank Rosenstein, and the image that probably comes to mind is that of the board of directors of a Florida retirement village rather than half the roster of the 1946-47 New York Knickerbockers basketball team.
Posted on: June 27th, 2007InDepth → Front Page
After their military defeat by regular forces, the occupied population produced terrorists who engaged in bombings, sniping, poisonings, and other attacks on occupation forces and on the civilian population.
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: June 13th, 2007InDepth → Front Page
How is it that those who were vilified and treated as pariahs are today widely praised for their actions during the Holocaust?
Posted on: June 6th, 2007InDepth → Front Page
At a meeting of Jewish leaders in 1939, Brandeis rebuffed a suggestion that bringing Jews to Palestine in defiance of the British was "illegal."
Posted on: May 30th, 2007InDepth → Front Page
All of which leaves us with one of the great "what ifs" of history: What if Eshkol had found his inner Churchill that evening? What if Yigal Allon had been defense minister instead of Moshe Dayan?
Posted on: May 22nd, 2007InDepth → Front Page
The nightmare visited upon the elderly couple took its toll. Within the year, they both succumbed to the agony of their ordeal, having been unable to withstand the spiritual loss of their one and only child.
Posted on: May 16th, 2007InDepth → Front Page
Entering our apartment with Itamar held tightly in my arms, I gazed out over the porch rails at my valley that had been so green.
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: April 18th, 2007InDepth → Front Page
In complaining that Rosenfeld is trying to silence Jews who disagree with him, Pogrebin at one point compares him to Brandeis donors who withdrew their support from the university after it invited Jimmy Carter to speak.
Posted on: April 12th, 2007InDepth → Front Page
Before the arrival of the masses, houses of study, synagogues, and ritual baths were constructed; kosher food was made available, as were other key components to Jewish life.
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