What the hard right and hard left share in common is special bigotry toward Jews: the neo-Nazi right hates the Jewish people; and the hard left hates the nation state of the Jewish people and those Jews who support it
JNS spotlights high-profile individuals who made a positive difference—sometimes in unexpected ways—during the Jewish calendar year of 5777.
The change we desire for Jordan will be simple: Seeing the already irrelevant king leave by a small and peaceful revolution that is protected by the army.
Once you are aware of WHY we are able to daven, you will think about the meaning of what you’re saying. Then davening becomes an opportunity to clarify our relationship with God.
Israel has never been in a stronger position, globally and domestically, thriving in every respect—economically, politically and militarily. Yet, we now realize that the apparent decline of the world’s most ancient hatred in the wake of the Shoah was illusionary.
My urgent concerns in 5778 are not for Israel, but for American Jewry.
I would like to suggest another approach to the akeidah narrative, one that perhaps ties the essence of the akeidah to Rosh Hashanah, and is alluded to within the tefillah itself.
I attempted to look at the words more metaphorically: Who shall be tormented by the fire of ambition … who shall hunger for companionship … who shall thirst for approval … who shall be strangled by insecurity … who shall be plagued by the pressures of conformity. It made more sense to me that way, as it broadened the scope of the potential universe.
On September 2, right after reciting Havdalah, I received a call informing me that New York State Assemblyman Mike Simanowitz had died after a battle...
I want Jews to come home because their lives are not complete outside Israel. I want Jews to come home, regardless if they keep Mitzvot or not, because that is where the Jewish family lives… and families stay together.
So, my question to the progressive-left today is, just what the hell do you want?
Finally, Kissinger's biggest error, perhaps, is the assumption that the only choice the Middle East has, at least in Syria and Iraq, is between Isis and Iran--the "caliphate" in Raqqa and the "imamate" in Tehran.
The government should introduce tougher legislation to prosecute those engaged in sedition, sabotaging the Jewish state and promoting our destruction. The Arab parties in particular, must be countered. They are anti-Zionist
The most important lesson: Our spies and officials involved in the war against Islamic terrorism, like those who prevented another 9/11, now fear not only the wrath of the jihadists, but also the witch hunt of our media and judicial system.
When a respected and apolitical institution like the New York-based Center for Jewish History (CJH) hires an anti-Israel academic to be its new CEO and president, something has gone terribly wrong.
Today, many synagogues are increasingly blurring the line between their activities and politics, rabbis must ponder just how far they want to go in either venting their own opinions or pandering to the prejudices of their audiences.
What Rabbi Ben Packer and Aryeh King are doing, is not only just, but acts as a reminder that the Jewish people have returned home and don’t plan on leaving again.
Far-right anti-Semitism is, of course, real. But so are left-wing and Islamic anti-Semitism. And by pretending the latter two don’t exist, the German government has made it impossible to combat those types of anti-Semitism effectively.
Hillel International’s view was that the dispute with NEU Hillel was anomalous -- one negative case out of what officials described as “a thousand positive cases” to be found throughout Boston and the rest of the country.
There are 5.5 million Jews in America today and experts believe that in 20 years, that number will be 2.5 million – a loss of 3,000,000 Jews! The first thing we need to do is figure out a way to cure this epidemic