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The Education Of Freida Sima

“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

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

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

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

When they fight against us, it is because they are waging war against the Jewish idea.

Shanah Tovah Cards And The First Zionist Congress

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

Many people view a letter or manuscript by a chassidic rebbe or the Chofetz Chaim as intrinsically holy.

Repenting By Relating

The Second Commonwealth ended due to causeless hatred, sinas chinam, the ultimate lack of respect in one another.

How Curious George Escaped The Nazis

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.
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Starting My Academic Career: Further Reminiscences

Although graduate school culture may have changed, in the 1950s and for many years after, grades were regarded as a cinch.

Full Moon

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?

There are a variety of sources that, comics historians claim, served as sources of inspiration for the Superman character.

Toward Higher Ground

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

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

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

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?

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

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.

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