Student Union opens ‘hasbara’ room in effort to fill public diplomacy vacuum.
A multi-strand pearl bracelet was found on Sunday, May 28, on Central Avenue in the Five Towns. If anyone has any information regarding the owner of this lost item, please call (718) 544-4860.
This past weekend our great country once again honored our fallen soldiers, those who made the ultimate sacrifice on the field of battle.
Sometimes Memorial Day represents nothing but a day off from work and a chance to spend time with the family. But sometimes I find myself wondering what life would have looked like had I volunteered for the Marines fresh out of high school, instead of going to Israel to study in yeshiva.
What would 9/11 have been like if, instead of being placed under a lockdown in my isolated yeshiva in Israel, I would have been part of a mobilized unit sent to protect key installations? What would it have been like if instead of studying for finals, I would have been preparing for combat overseas?
I wonder what it would be like to wake up to the sounds of bomb blasts and machine-gun fire as opposed to the screams of “Shacharis time to get up!” It surely would have been different if instead of coming home to graduate college, I was only coming home to see my family for two weeks before heading back to Iraq.
I don’t always give the proper due to the brave men and women who serve our country with such pride and valor. Sometimes I don’t thank them at all. So here is a word of thanks from a grateful American Jew.
Thank you and God bless you.
Re Y.E. Bell’s “Still Doing a Goose-Step In Their Hearts” (Traditional Corner column, May 12):
As an observant Jew who happens to be a German convert living in Gush Etzion, I was stunned to read that Mr. Bell will always hate Germans and especially Austrians. It is a Torah concept that sons cannot be blamed for the deeds of their fathers, especially when the historical lessons were learned.
To generalize and to hate all contemporary Germans and Austrians regardless of their acknowledging the despicable crimes of the Nazis is morally wrong, does not fit with the open-minded Orthodoxy espoused by The Jewish Press, and offends the many Germans who support Israel. I have never encountered this kind of generalizing statement – not even from Auschwitz survivors – here in Israel.
Replacement “Understanding Christian Zionism” (front-page essay, May 26) didn’t help much to bring understanding. Early in his interview, Mr. Brog discusses the zeal of Christians to convert Jews and everyone else. Later he mentions how the church has rejected replacement theology. This is pretty amazing because conversion is
“Understanding Christian Zionism” (front-page essay, May 26) didn’t help much to bring understanding. Early in his interview, Mr. Brog discusses the zeal of Christians to convert Jews and everyone else. Later he mentions how the church has rejected replacement theology. This is pretty amazing because conversion isreplacement theology – the rejection of Judaism for the acceptance of an alien religion. How is it possible that Christians don’t understand this?
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Today is my brother’s second yartzheit and a Torah was dedicated in his memory.
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