The third yahrzeit of HaRav Avigdor Miller, zt"l, occurred a few weeks ago.
Faced with running against the most pro-Israel president since Harry Truman, John Kerry started in February to modify his position on Israel.
It seemed as if Jews had to steal visits to their holy places while the rest of Poland slept.
Shamir was so hesitant to express himself publicly on important issues because he didn't want to slip in some kind of remark that might boomerang later.
It has become vogue in many circles to represent Middle East savagery as part of some sort of "war of civilizations."
Because Arafat is a master of deceit - and I unfortunately contributed to that.
Although upwards of as many as 500 neo-Nazi mercenaries, formed into a so-called Freedom Corps, were sent to Iraq in 1991, their military effect was negligible at best.
"You will never see your land of Israel, your precious Jerusalem, your Carmel, your Galilee. It will never happen. You will never leave Romania."
Is not such close-minded determination indicative of a lack of responsiveness from public employees mandated to serve everyone, without prejudice?
Growing up, I always found one of the most bizarre things in history to be the dramaticturnabout of the communist movement the day Germany invaded Stalinist Russia.
Since he was elected three years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has expressed skepticism that a permanent settlement with the Palestinians is possible, and has instead sought an interim agreement.
Three of the Vizhnitzer Rebbeim who survived the Holocaust decided to make aliyah. America, England, Canada or other galut domiciles that were beckoning to them didn't even enter their minds.
The following represents an extensive sampling of what passes for objective reporting and trenchant analysis in today's media culture.
Tom Friedman is certainly a man who turns silly when talking about peace in the Middle East.
Following the Six Day War, UN Resolution 242 called on Israel to withdraw ''from territories occupied in the recent conflict,'' while affirming Israel's ''right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries.''
In a recent opinion piece in the Jerusalem Post, Sarah Honig, one of the paper's bettercolumnists, raised the question of whether Israel's Left should be regarded as stupid orcrazy.
But the fact is that now the Americans are on their own. They chose it to be that way. And they have to live with it.
George Bush has a Texan approach to people that we associate with the straight-shooter. He is not interested in flimflam, small talk, or deception.
Shlomo Ben Ami was Israel's foreign minister under Ehud Barak and served as the lead Israeli negotiator at the Camp David summit in 2000.
The Left believes that marriage should be redefined and that judges alone are entitled to do so.