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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.

Reflected Light

For Am Yisrael, the sun’s movements are subservient to the purpose of our existence.

Bret Stephens: ‘America Must Be The World’s Cop’

What’s important is to make the case for Israel more forcefully and to give it the articulation that the next presidential candidates ought to have.

The Jewish Ethic Of Personal Responsibility

The brilliance of Yaakov’s approach – and by extension, any type of individual or group effort – is that it appealed to three different modes of salvation.

The World’s Greatest Jewish City

Golden presents a compelling saga of poor but determined immigrants who fled pogroms and harsh conditions in their homelands for a better life in a land of opportunity.

An Author With A Knack For Controversy

You can’t say “Jewish French,” “Jewish British,” “Jewish Italian.” They are “French Jews,” “British Jews,” and “Italian Jews” – because they’re seen as Jews first and residents or citizens of their countries second.

Driven To The Truth

Where did this incredible strength come from? What drove these Jews, who had nearly lost all of their national identity and spiritual connectivity, to risk their lives by standing up against one of the strongest and most fearsome governments of its time?

Confessions Of A Judaica Document Collector

This marked the first time I experienced the palpable sense of living, breathing history in my hands. “This is actually for sale?” I asked. “But how do I know it’s real?”
Marvin Schick

The Rabbi Jacob Joseph School And Me

To say he was beloved because of the way he loved his students does not sufficiently capture the reality.

Behind The Curtain Of Anti-Israel Rage

While not all criticism of Israel stemmed from anti-Semitism, Podhoretz contends the level of animosity towards Israel rises exponentially the farther left one moved along the spectrum.

Our Master Teacher

Does it not seem ironic that just on the day all of Israel is joyously celebrating another year of having concluded the public reading of the entire Pentateuch, we must mournfully and even tearfully commemorate the death of the individual who imparted to us God’s Torah in the first place?

The Official Holiday Of Jewish History

Of all the Jewish holidays, I would say Sukkos is far and away the least appreciated.

Why We Need To Act Like Angels

In the recent Gaza war and its aftermath, we saw a totally illogical reaction from the world.

A Positive Verdict This Rosh Hashanah

Rav Shlomo Wolbe states that every member of Klal Yisrael is dependent on the entire nation just as a leaf depends on the tree from which it grows.

Gaza Summer: The World Against Israel

Rather than serving as a deterrent against terrorist attacks, Israel’s military strength and capabilities are instead looked at as an unfair advantage in the asymmetrical war in which it finds itself.

Charles Krauthammer: ‘America Always Comes Back’

You’re not going to change public opinion. The media are so biased you can’t get your story through. But what counts is America.

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