It’s not an admiration. It is simply a kind of journalist fascination. It stands out, it’s different from more traditional Orthodoxy.
With the influence of news writers almost rivaling that of newsmakers, especially in the Middle East, Gil Hoffman has a pivotal position as chief political correspondent and analyst for the Jerusalem Post. Hoffman is closely connected with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders, has interviewed every major figure across the Israeli political spectrum, and is a regular analyst on CNN, Al Jazeera and other news outlets.
Rav Aharon Lichtenstein, a son-in-law and student of the legendary Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik – rosh yeshiva at Yeshiva University for 45 years – is one of Modern Orthodoxy’s most prominent and respected personalities.
A young man told me he wants to be a big brother. I asked how he heard of us, and he asked me whether I recognized him. Ten years earlier, as the son of divorced impoverished parents, he was suffering socially and academically, and had received a mentor from Yad Eliezer.
A school voucher means the state is giving you a voucher to send your kid to whatever school you want. That might be problematic as far church-state issues are concerned.
The third yahrzeit of HaRav Avigdor Miller, zt"l, occurred a few weeks ago. I had the privilege of knowing him as a talmid and on a personal level for more than 30 years, from about 1970 until his passing in 2001.
Unfortunately, it has become increasingly difficult for people to afford gastrointestinal healthcare.
It can get exhausting sometimes when you sit in the Security Council for eight hours and one after another the other representatives get up and speak against us.
The reality is that civility is less important than clarity, and right now only very few people on the Left are interested in having a civil conversation about the merits of particular policy solutions.
Beneath the humor and fun is the depth of emotion oand expression that this artist brings to each canvas.
I was an avid reader and a regular patron of Baltimore's main library.
NCSY opened my eyes to a deep and exciting Judaism that simply nothing else could rival.
"I never met anybody who thought Abe went out that window because he wanted to," said mob informant Joseph Valachi about Abe Reles's fatal five-story plunge on November 12, 1941.
Netanel Hershtik wears many hats but perhaps the one he is best known for is a soft, puffy headpiece known as a mitre, traditionally worn by chazzanim.
A recent study by the nationalist organization Mattot Arim ranked Dr. Michael Ben Ari of National Union number two in terms of Knesset members "most loyal to the right-wing's agenda in the Knesset term that just ended." (The Likud's Danny Danon finished first.)
The mystique of the Mossad. Few can resist it. Hardly any Jew bears anything but affection and admiration for the foreign intelligence agency that produced Eli Cohen, kidnapped Adolf Eichmann, and attacked Iran’s nuclear program with a computer virus in 2009.
We’re a halachic publisher. But in our hashkafa, Zionism is important, the state of Israel is important, and engaging the world is important.
Harel specializes in oil paints, etching, wood-cut, silk-print and lithography. He also specializes in details that surprise.
“Here I was, dressed as a clown with a red rubber nose, and I had to go out with my M16 for a security check,” Singer says. “That was truly a bizarre experience.”
Arguably, no previous U.S. president has had as many disconcerting friends and associates as Barack Obama. Many Americans know of Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, and Rashid Khalidi, but few have heard of perhaps the most important figure in Obama’s life: Frank Marshall Davis.
"I'm not trying to build another congregation. I'm simply helping people find the niche that's right for them."
Whenever Ari speaks he makes it a habit to explain that he is not there to simply collect money, but his goal is to create a personal connection between the soldiers and the people around the world.
JERUSALEM - Israel's Sephardic Chief Rabbi Shlomo Amar took the time last week to speak with The Jewish Press at his home in Jerusalem.
What follows below should be read in light of what Orthodoxy in the United States was during the forties, fifties and sixties. Orthodoxy certainly looked at least 'externally' different than it does today. In general, Orthodox Jews dressed in a fashion similar to their gentile neighbors. Most Orthodox men were clean shaven.
On any given week, one can hear Aaron Klein's voice on the radio or read his articles online or in print media. Now, this investigative Jewish Press columnist, WorldNetDaily.com Jerusalem bureau chief, and author of Schmoozing With Terrorists has completed his second book with the provocative title The Late Great State of Israel. He recently spoke about his new book with The Jewish Press.