Under a sliding scale, carefully articulated in the Law of the Prisoner, the more heinous the act of terrorism, the longer the prison sentence, the higher the salary.
A plan by the State Department to transfer to Iraq 2,700 ancient artifacts and thousands of records that belonged to the Iraqi Jewish community but were seized by Saddam Hussein in 1984 has ignited an international firestorm.
If a teacher thinks his task is merely “to teach” – that it is no great thing to teach, that “anybody can do that” -- he must immediately be set straight.
Since I made aliyah with my family only about ten weeks ago, I don’t yet have the lexicon to describe what happened this morning.
A typical cow produces 70-80 pounds of milk daily while the Israeli cow makes 100 pounds!
We are brought into this confusing, fascinating, infuriating world for such a short amount of time, and it’s our mission to accomplish what we can for the several decades we are allotted.
The Oslo Accord state of mind, and the new Middle East vision, have been trounced by the Arab Tsunami.
"It appears that the suffering of the Jews has not transformed their view on how others should be treated." — David Ward, British MP.
I strongly believe in legalizing drugs, soft and hard, but I am wary of drugs of any kind.
"I want London to stand alongside Dubai and Kuala Lumpur as one of the great capitals of Islamic finance anywhere in the world." — David Cameron, Prime Minister, Great Britain.
Mrs. Cohen displayed that simple, unquestioning, adamant adherence to Torah-true Judaism that typifies many of our German-Jewish brethren.
A tribute to Rav Ovadia Yosef on his Shloshim.
As frustrating as it may be for Israel’s critics, support for Zionism is baked into the DNA of American politics.
The Jewish calendar is very slowly getting out of sync with the solar calendar, at a rate of 4 days per 1,000 years.
If one has only enough money to afford either a cup of wine for Shabbat kiddush or oil for his Hanukkah lamp, the mitzvah of Hanukkah takes precedence.
One out of every ten homes in Lebanon now has a rocket launcher or Hezbollah weapons stored in it, according to Gilad Erdan, Israel's Home Front Defense Minister.
Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #185, October 28, 2013
Would you take seriously a survey based on 3,475 random telephone calls?
Religion and science indicate that when we are born, our hearts and minds are still wide open and we have the innocence to truly engage in transformative learning.
In a recent Jewish Press op-ed article (“In Defense of Parental Consent for Metzizah B’Peh,” Oct. 18), the reader was asked to “imagine” (emphasis ours) what the author described as a “commonplace scenario" where parents who are ignorant about MBP have a child die as a result of this procedure.
Mustafa Alani, a Saudi foreign policy analyst, said: "We are learning from our enemies now how to treat the United States.”
Saudi Arabia's rejection of a term on the UN Security Council likely reflects its view of itself as helping to establish an alternate international order based on Sharia law.
As the Chasidic teaching illustrates, we often seek the guidance of religious leaders and texts to find ourselves.
I had heard singing from across the street several times at the end of Shabbos but hadn't realized the singing was a prelude to Havdalah.
There's an eerie silence and tears can be seen running down the faces of young parents and elderly grandparents and siblings of all ages.