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Posted on: September 22nd, 2015InDepth → Front Page
This is not the only time in Jewish ritual where we demonstrate that as Jews we have a clear interest in involving the world at large in our avodah.
Posted on: September 17th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
Whether the victim of our deeds is another person or Hashem (or both), we need to be able to express our regret clearly and without condition.
Posted on: September 9th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
When they fight against us, it is because they are waging war against the Jewish idea.
Posted on: September 2nd, 2015InDepth → Front Page
As the First Zionist Congress was indisputably one of the seminal events in modern Jewish history, it is not surprising that it became the subject of some of the most beloved, beautiful, and rare Rosh Hashanah cards ever created.
Posted on: August 26th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
Many people view a letter or manuscript by a chassidic rebbe or the Chofetz Chaim as intrinsically holy.
Posted on: August 19th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
The Second Commonwealth ended due to causeless hatred, sinas chinam, the ultimate lack of respect in one another.
Posted on: August 12th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
The concept for Curious George began with a story about Raffy, a lonesome giraffe who befriends nine monkeys, the youngest of whom is named Fifi.
Posted on: August 5th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
Although graduate school culture may have changed, in the 1950s and for many years after, grades were regarded as a cinch.
Posted on: July 29th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
The Fifteenth Day of the month of Av became a day of national rejoicing. The moment that had seemed hopeless became the moment of Redemption.
Posted on: July 22nd, 2015InDepth → Front Page
There are a variety of sources that, comics historians claim, served as sources of inspiration for the Superman character.
Posted on: July 15th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
Some hard-core Israelis and would-be olim believe there is no life for the Jewish people outside of Israel, period.
Posted on: July 8th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
Most of the remarkable women of The Greatest Generation were college graduates when very few American women held college degrees.
Posted on: July 1st, 2015InDepth → Front Page
In addition to the palace’s tremendous size it was home to the “hanging gardens,” which were counted among the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Posted on: June 24th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
Any number of false narratives regarding the reason the Beatles did not perform at Ramat Gan continue to circulate, ranging from a dispute between Ori and another music promoter, Giora Godik, to the recalcitrance of Golda Meir.
Posted on: June 17th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
In a 1936 majority opinion, Supreme Court Justice George Sutherland said that the president is “the sole organ of the federal government in the field of international relations.”
Posted on: June 10th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
It will be hard for many to accept that some of Golda's gems may not have come from Golda's mouth
Posted on: June 3rd, 2015InDepth → Front Page
Israel is not the only issue that has drawn Jews closer to conservative Christians in recent decades. The culture wars have played a significant role as well.
Posted on: May 28th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
The establishment of Hebrew University was a cause much beloved to Einstein who in 1923, during what would be his only trip to Eretz Yisrael, delivered the university’s inaugural lecture on Har Hatzofim (Mt. Scopus) and, discussing the theory of relativity, spoke the first few sentences of his address in Hebrew.
Posted on: May 20th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
The reaction is so strong that nine times out of ten, parents engage in some form of coping mechanism before arriving at a level of acceptance of a special-needs diagnosis.
Posted on: May 15th, 2015InDepth → Front Page
Some of the president’s defenders took to arguing that the overwhelming majority of German military personnel interred in Bitburg were regular Wehrmacht soldiers who died on the battlefield and likely were not involved in atrocities against civilians.
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