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The Mystery Of Golda’s Golden Gems

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

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.

Weizmann And Einstein: The Succession That Wasn’t

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.

Seeing The Bigger Picture

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.

Bitburg Bears Remembering

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.

V-E Day’s Bittersweet Redemption

Each craved more out life and within a few months they’d mastered English, received their high school equivalencies, and begun climbing the rungs of the ladder of the American Dream.

Sefiras HaOmer: Measurements And Holiness

Jews thank Hashem at every step. We thank Him for our most basic physical existence. We thank Hashem for every step, for every breath, for every aspect of our elevation from the dust.

The Chillul Hashem Of Disrespecting Non-Jews

We must create an atmosphere of complete intolerance for such conduct, while reminding our children that we can take pride in our unique and distinctive purpose without knocking others.

Israel And The Art Of Appreciation

Understanding the process described in Dayenu reveals deep relevance for us today.

The Rage Of The New York Times

There was not a word in the story to convey that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, and before him Yasir Arafat, rejected Israeli peace offers that would have curtailed settlement expansion and removed some outlying settlements.

A Glimpse Of The Chofetz Chaim A Unifying Message

We are grateful to Hashem that we have been privileged to institute this program and that over the years we have experienced tremendous siyata d’shmaya, with the program spreading throughout the world and its membership rapidly rising.

History And Memory

There is something quite distinctive about the biblical approach to time.

The Armenian Genocide And The Creation Of Israel

The Turks, believing Absalom was a spy, tortured him but he did not give them any information.
Marvin Schick

Going To College: A Personal Reminiscence

My guess is that most yeshiva students also winged it or cut corners because they, too, had rather onerous schedules.

Linking Purim And Pesach

Pesach is a Torah-based holiday whose fundamental observances are rooted in Torah law; Purim is a rabbinic holiday whose laws and customs are grounded in the rabbinic tradition.

Unrestrained Joy

A central concept in any discussion about happiness is achieving clarity. “Ain simcha ela k’hataras hasefeikos” – there is no joy as that experienced with the removal of doubt.

The Obligation To Support A Family

I happen to believe that for a couple to spend a few years in kollel is a wonderful way to start a marriage.

My Mother’s Story: Another Face of France

We had heard bits and pieces of stories about the war years, but they were vague recollections of a young girl and other family members and we weren’t sure if they were real or imagined.

What’s Your Jewish Perspective? (Second Edition)

Our current feature consists of two parts: (1) Israel and Jewish politics and (2) Jewish organizations.

Challenging The Status Quo

Great leaders like Miriam and like Sarah Schenirer possess the capacity to challenge the status quo that confronts them.

A Mother-Son Bond That Transcended The Shoah

“These are good matzah balls,” my aunt Robertine would say, but her sister Irma would counter “No, not compared to Mama’s. They were always so light yet they never fell apart.”

Martin Luther King And The Jews

King was particularly concerned about the growing defamatory characterization of Zionism as racism, and he opposed the anti-Zionism in the “Black Power” movement.

The Long Journey Home: Rediscovering Emunah

We shed many tears and had endless discussions as to what had gone wrong. What did we do or fail to do that caused our son to distance himself from what we viewed as so beautiful and meaningful?

Israel: A Democratic Jewish State?

For nearly sixty-five years national self-definition has been the skeleton in the closet of Israeli politics and culture.

Herod: Hasmonean Death Knell

He ruthlessly crushed the revolt, and, despite lacking official Roman sanction, ordered the rebel leaders put to death without trial.

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