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The Guns Of August And Divine Providence

The world wars caused unimaginable anguish for the Jews but God also scripted a great glory for our people.

All The ‘News’ That’s Fit To Castigate Israel

Times reporter Anne Barnard reported (7/15) that Israel was to blame (so her Palestinian sources asserted) for its continued “occupation” of Gaza – which, Barnard failed to note, ended nearly a decade ago.

John Bolton: ‘We Must Protect Our Interests And Allies’

I understand how two governments can negotiate a ceasefire, but terrorists by definition are not playing by the same rules as you are.

The Painful Path To Destruction

For breaking his oath of allegiance, Tzidkiyahu was forced to witness the death of his sons before he himself was blinded and exiled to Babylon.

How The World Turned Against Israel

The anti-Israel camp does not need to win America fully to its side. Merely to neutralize it would radically alter the balance of power and put Israel in great jeopardy.

Dark Or Light?

Our rabbis told us it’s going to be very difficult before Mashiach comes. Should we fool ourselves?

The Argument Against Zealotry

What defines kana’ut these days? Throwing rocks at passing cars on Shabbos? Burning an Israeli flag on Yom Ha’Atzmaut?

Teach American Civics In Every Yeshiva

At a minimum, every child in our yeshivas needs to be taught how important it is, to the Jewish people and Israel, to utilize their right to vote and to cast an informed vote in every local, state and national election.

Every Bar Mitzvah A Testament To Jewish Survival

The risks were great, but certain death awaited them if they remained. The gamble paid off, though the family was separated for the next four years of the war.

My Tom Friedman Problem

What I cannot concede is the honesty of a reporter who cites a study in support of a proposition without telling his readers that the study actually concluded the opposite.

Miami Beach Memoirs

My primary interest was in providing for my community, both spiritually and physically.

Not Your Ordinary Scribe

As a guide to others and a foremost member of the Great Assembly, Ezra provided strong leadership and a moral conscience to a people that had lost its way.

A Profile In Jewish Courage For D-Day’s 70th Anniversary

Beyond the severe discomfort there was also the danger of getting sunk by enemy submarines prowling the seas.

How The St. Louis Tragedy Inspired Rescue Of Children

While grateful not to be returned to Germany, the passengers understood they were still in the middle of a danger zone.

What’s Your Jewish Perspective?

For our purposes, we will focus on Jewish-related subjects and call it “What’s Your Jewish Perspective?”

Young, Haredi – And Investor Extraordinaire

First, we want to be sure that the company is answering a real need; that the company is solving a real big problem.

The Miracle Of Israel’s Rebirth

“Fulfill my requests for good, grant my request, be mindful of us for deliverance and compassion...remember us for a good, long life…give us bread to eat, clothes to wear...”

Observance Of Yom Ha’Atzmaut And Yom Yerushalayim

R. Hadaya strongly argues in favor of establishing a festive day in commemoration of the establishment of the state of Israel.

Achieving Unity: A Torah Thought For Pesach

Perhaps worse than all the above is the acute lack of unity among Jews

The Four Sons: A Lesson for Parents and Teachers

Too often, as parents and teachers, we think it means talking at our children, delivering to them good and worthy content that they should simply hear and assimilate into their minds and hearts.

Is Preschool All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

We now are in the season of advocacy of preschool, referring specifically to the education of children who are four years old.

Wandering In The Academic Wilderness

During much of the 20th century, elite American colleges and universities carefully policed their admission gates to restrict the entry of Jews. Like its Big Brothers – Harvard, Yale and Princeton – Wellesley College, where I taught history between 1971 and 2010, designed admission policy to perpetuate a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant elite.

From Good to… Good Enough?

I can testify from experience, however, that despite such experience and/or training, top-tier leaders often begin their tasks unprepared for the rigors of their new position, particularly when the experience and training focused on instructional leadership (such as classroom observation and curriculum) rather than organizational stewardship and management.

Real Simcha

The unwarranted hatred among us that caused the destruction of the Second Temple clearly still plagues us.

70 Years Ago This Month: The Holocaust Comes To Hungary

In the course of the ages there wasn’t a Jewish community more convinced of its capacity for survival than the Jewish community of Hungary in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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