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Experiencing The Chagim In The Midst Of Terror

2 Heshvan 5776 – October 14, 2015
Rabbi Yehuda responded, "If you didn't know him personally, it is impossible for you to fully appreciate his loss." I heartily agreed.

The Education Of Freida Sima

26 Tishri 5776 – October 8, 2015
“Not only will I have to stop studying when I get married, I'll die a slow death if I end up like that,” she told Marium. “Better Tateh should just kill me and be done with it.”

The Jewish Aviator Who Almost Beat Lindbergh

19 Tishri 5776 – October 1, 2015
Levine offered the Columbia to Lindbergh for $15,000, but insisted that, as a non-negotiable condition of the sale, he retain the right to designate the crew for what would surely be a historic flight.

Spiritual Survival In An Immoral World

10 Tishri 5776 – September 22, 2015
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.

A ‘Coach Approach’ To Teshuvah

5 Tishri 5776 – September 17, 2015
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.

God’s Hand In History

25 Elul 5775 – September 9, 2015
When they fight against us, it is because they are waging war against the Jewish idea.

Shanah Tovah Cards And The First Zionist Congress

19 Elul 5775 – September 2, 2015
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.

A Passion For Rare Sefarim

12 Elul 5775 – August 26, 2015
Many people view a letter or manuscript by a chassidic rebbe or the Chofetz Chaim as intrinsically holy.

Repenting By Relating

4 Elul 5775 – August 19, 2015
The Second Commonwealth ended due to causeless hatred, sinas chinam, the ultimate lack of respect in one another.

How Curious George Escaped The Nazis

28 Av 5775 – August 12, 2015
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.
Marvin Schick

Starting My Academic Career: Further Reminiscences

21 Av 5775 – August 5, 2015
Although graduate school culture may have changed, in the 1950s and for many years after, grades were regarded as a cinch.

Full Moon

14 Av 5775 – July 29, 2015
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.

Is Superman Jewish?

7 Av 5775 – July 22, 2015
There are a variety of sources that, comics historians claim, served as sources of inspiration for the Superman character.

Toward Higher Ground

29 Tammuz 5775 – July 15, 2015
Some hard-core Israelis and would-be olim believe there is no life for the Jewish people outside of Israel, period.

New York Jewish Women Of The Greatest Generation

22 Tammuz 5775 – July 8, 2015
Most of the remarkable women of The Greatest Generation were college graduates when very few American women held college degrees.

Building A New Life On Foreign Soil

15 Tammuz 5775 – July 1, 2015
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.

The Beatles In Israel: The Concert That Never Was

8 Tammuz 5775 – June 24, 2015
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.

The Jerusalem Passport Case: Where Do We Go From Here?

30 Sivan 5775 – June 17, 2015
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.”

The Mystery Of Golda’s Golden Gems

24 Sivan 5775 – June 10, 2015
It will be hard for many to accept that some of Golda's gems may not have come from Golda's mouth

Orthodox Jews And America’s Culture Wars

17 Sivan 5775 – June 3, 2015
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.

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