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Weizmann And Einstein: The Succession That Wasn’t

11 Sivan 5775 – May 28, 2015
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

3 Sivan 5775 – May 20, 2015
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

26 Iyyar 5775 – May 15, 2015
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

18 Iyyar 5775 – May 6, 2015
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

11 Iyyar 5775 – April 29, 2015
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

4 Iyyar 5775 – April 22, 2015
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

27 Nisan 5775 – April 15, 2015
Understanding the process described in Dayenu reveals deep relevance for us today.

The Rage Of The New York Times

20 Nisan 5775 – April 8, 2015
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

13 Nisan 5775 – April 1, 2015
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

6 Nisan 5775 – March 25, 2015
There is something quite distinctive about the biblical approach to time.

The Armenian Genocide And The Creation Of Israel

28 Adar 5775 – March 18, 2015
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

21 Adar 5775 – March 11, 2015
My guess is that most yeshiva students also winged it or cut corners because they, too, had rather onerous schedules.

Linking Purim And Pesach

14 Adar 5775 – March 4, 2015
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

7 Adar 5775 – February 25, 2015
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

1 Adar 5775 – February 19, 2015
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

23 Shevat 5775 – February 11, 2015
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)

16 Shevat 5775 – February 4, 2015
Our current feature consists of two parts: (1) Israel and Jewish politics and (2) Jewish organizations.

Challenging The Status Quo

9 Shevat 5775 – January 29, 2015
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

2 Shevat 5775 – January 21, 2015
“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

24 Tevet 5775 – January 14, 2015
King was particularly concerned about the growing defamatory characterization of Zionism as racism, and he opposed the anti-Zionism in the “Black Power” movement.

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