Danon, 41, deputy speaker of Israel’s Knesset and chairman of World Likud, published his first book last month, Israel: The Will to Prevail (published by Palgrave Macmillan). In it, he outlines his vision for Israel’s future while also reviewing historical, religious, political, legal, and contemporary factors crucial for understanding modern-day Israel.
The Jewish people is a community of readers held together by a text.
Robert S. Wistrich, a professor at Hebrew University and a leading scholar on anti-Semitism, published his 24th book last month: A Lethal Obsession: Anti-Semitism from Antiquity to the Global Jihad (Random House, 1,200 pages). Wistrich is the director of The Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism and, between 1999 and 2001, was one of six scholars who sat on a Catholic-Jewish historical commission that examined Pope Pius XII's response to the Holocaust. The Jewish Press spoke with Wistrich during his recent New York book tour.
Growing up in the 1970's, I remember hearing the whispered words from friends and neighbors in shul. “She has a brother,” the words would be said with a knowing look. “He doesn't live with the family, he is in a...,” another furtive glance to make sure no one was listening. “A home.”
Shimon Peres was both a man of principle and of pragmatism. He understood that morality required the strength to defend it,
I think Seth Lipsky is amazing, but it just drives home the point that newspapers have a lot of moving parts.
Lionel enjoys making the deliveries as much as the seniors enjoy getting them.
Maybe for a young couple to go so far away to be by ourselves and to open up to the world of China, Japan, Burma, and India would be an interesting honeymoon.
After reaching the pinnacle of the American medical profession by the age of 30, Glick packed it all up for the opportunity to build the Jewish state. Ahead of his latest award ceremony, Glick sat with The Jewish Press to talk about Israel, medicine and everything in between
Are women not as important as animals? Are they not our sisters? Are they not our daughters?
Following in their mother's footsteps, Rabbis Yisroel and Osher Anshel Jungreis just published their first book (ArtScroll), Torah for Your Table, a collection of essays on the weekly parshah. Hineni founder and longtime Jewish Press columnist Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis compiled the essays, which were originally delivered as lectures at Hineni's Torah classes.
Shepherding in the Shomron isn’t your usual kind of shepherding – despite his business-minded beginnings, Eli has discovered that a strong ideological impetus powers the job.
The small and intimate event felt more like a living room meeting than a lecture by a top foreign leader.
Vouchers, Gay Marriage And Black-Jewish Relations: An Interview With New York Governor David Paterson
David Paterson is the fourth African American and only the second legally blind governor in U.S. history. The son of former New York Secretary of State Basil Paterson, he spent 20 years in New York's state senate before being chosen as Eliot Spitzer's running mate for the 2006 New York gubernatorial election. He became governor on March 17, 2008 after Spitzer resigned.
Social conservatives constantly bemoan the erosion of traditional family life and morality. In their view, narcissism and materialism plague the American landscape.
Home is Milwaukee where their congregation, Beth Jehudah, and community always await their return.
I recently interviewed Mrs. Tziporah Lifshitz of Maaleh Adumim, Israel about the recent posthumous publication of the book A Day Is A Thousand Years, Human Destiny and the Jewish People, authored by her late father, Dr. Zvi Faier, and edited by Tziporah and her mother, Chaya.
Non-Jews are no strangers to Israel's policy of inclusivity in its government. What is strange is finding a non-Jewish Knesset member who is more Zionistic than most of his fellow parliamentarians. Ayoub Kara, a Druze Likud Knesset minister, is proud to consider himself one of the most "right wing" members of the Knesset.
So what did it really feel like – back there in Canaan? The cast traveled to Eretz Bereishit, an activity center twenty minutes outside Jerusalem, to learn about that.
Daniel Retter's father, Marcus Retter, z"l, escaped from Vienna to England in 1938 on the Kindertransport. His father's parents and sister were deported from Vienna to Riga, where they were murdered by the Germans and Latvians. He says that since his father should have been the one asking some of the following questions, the interview is dedicated to his memory.