A Jewish organization creates unforgettable summer experiences for special needs kids and their parents.
Posted on: February 21st, 2007InDepth → Front Page
And they are referring to skilled labor or physical labor, not Torah study. Torah study is a companion to work, not a substitute.
Posted on: February 14th, 2007InDepth → Front Page
When Nietzsche a century ago surveyed his surroundings and proclaimed that "God is dead," he might have in retrospect judged himself only slightly premature.
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 31st, 2007InDepth → Front Page
Jews' categorical identification with parties of the Left became commonplace throughout Central and Western Europe. For some, this identification went beyond liberal parties to socialist and communist groups.
Posted on: January 17th, 2007InDepth → Front Page
Moshe understands that even though none of the parties to this conflict are Jews, and that he could stand aside and not risk being accused of having caused the evil, his Jewish responsibility is to do what he can to prevent the perpetration of injustice.
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: January 3rd, 2007InDepth → Front Page
Simply put, Orthodoxy is unwilling to implicitly or explicitly renounce its most basic claim - the uniqueness of its truth, and its central focus that Jewish law is binding.
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 20th, 2006InDepth → Front Page
Honestly, would we imagine ever not paying the custodian on time? Would we expect the custodian to return to work month after month without receiving his salary?
Posted on: December 13th, 2006InDepth → Front Page
Perhaps my gratitude for the chance to bond so intimately with precious souls of a different generation stemmed from having been cheated (by the Nazi vermin) of the privilege of knowing my own grandparents.
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 8th, 2006InDepth → Front Page
Integrating the advances in the world around us without compromising halacha is part and parcel of Judaism, not something that needs to be noted with an additional adjective such as "modern."
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: October 11th, 2006InDepth → Front Page
In his visit to Lebanon earlier this year, Noam Chomsky justified Hizbullah's military arsenal as a "deterrent to potential aggression."
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