The world wars caused unimaginable anguish for the Jews but God also scripted a great glory for our people.
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.
I understand how two governments can negotiate a ceasefire, but terrorists by definition are not playing by the same rules as you are.
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.
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.
Our rabbis told us it’s going to be very difficult before Mashiach comes. Should we fool ourselves?
What defines kana’ut these days? Throwing rocks at passing cars on Shabbos? Burning an Israeli flag on Yom Ha’Atzmaut?
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.
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.
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.
My primary interest was in providing for my community, both spiritually and physically.
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.
Beyond the severe discomfort there was also the danger of getting sunk by enemy submarines prowling the seas.
While grateful not to be returned to Germany, the passengers understood they were still in the middle of a danger zone.
For our purposes, we will focus on Jewish-related subjects and call it “What’s Your Jewish Perspective?”
First, we want to be sure that the company is answering a real need; that the company is solving a real big problem.
“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...”
R. Hadaya strongly argues in favor of establishing a festive day in commemoration of the establishment of the state of Israel.
Perhaps worse than all the above is the acute lack of unity among Jews
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.
We now are in the season of advocacy of preschool, referring specifically to the education of children who are four years old.
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.
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.
The unwarranted hatred among us that caused the destruction of the Second Temple clearly still plagues us.
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.