On Thursday Night, February 28, Jews from all walks of life flocked to Barclays Center, the new state of the art arena at the corner of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues in Brooklyn. Walking outside the area gave one an almost Jerusalem-like feel as the excitement built for a historic night of Jewish music.
What a week it was for Jerusalem late last month. The president of the United States arrived, transformed the King David Hotel into his (and his entourage’s) home away from home, and then began a series of meetings and visits – to the official residences of President Peres and Prime Minister Netanyahu, to the Israel Museum and the Shrine of the Book, to the Jerusalem Convention Center, to Mount Herzl, Yad Vashem, and to the grave of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin. All these sites are in Jerusalem. But are they in Israel?
I recently read yet another article in a Jewish publication stressing the importance of having your child tested for attention deficit disorder if he is having trouble at school or finds paying attention difficult. I would have yawned if I hadn’t gotten so frustrated. The fact of the matter is that there is no scientific test for ADD. It’s a condition diagnosed by clinical evaluation – and grossly over-diagnosed at that.
Radical Islamist ideology must be analyzed and challenged or the fight against terrorism wil have no end.
Disarmed despots are soon-to-be-dead despots. It is a lesson the North Koreans have taken on board with understandable eagerness.
The terrorist organizers don’t only deploy terrorists., they also deploy collaborators and lawyers.
With all prior Israeli withdrawals leading to violence, why is Obama so convinced that Israelis will now get land-for-peace instead of land-for-war?
At every occasion, I try to correct the impression that this so-called hadith supposedly determines the Muslims' outlook towards Jews.
This is the functional equivalent of agreeing not to swing the wrecking ball after you've set the house on fire.
Whatever your feelings about how permissive or repressed our society is, certainly not in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s ,or 90’s was the sexualization of women this young.
Hungarian Haredi Rabbi Yisachar Shlomo Teichtal experienced a 180 degree change in his view of Zionism hiding from the Nazis.
Once the children were grown, my aunt decided to give love and care to many lonely, elderly Jewish women in Williamsburg.
The Turkish delight that Netanyahu presented on a golden platter to Erdogan only fueled Turkey's sense of invincibility against the dhimmi Yahudi.
Dewey Stone worked behind the scenes for the establishment of the State of Israel.
On February 17, the Dutch Nederland 2 TV station broadcast an interview with Dutch Turkish youth conducted by volunteer youth worker Mehmet Sahin. In the broadcast the youngsters expressed their admiration for Hitler and his role in the murder of Jews during the Holocaust.
The conflict between the Sunni Muslim Brotherhood and its allies and the self-described Alawites is the rupture in "broken" Syria – and it is not new.
All the wars involving Israel, throughout its history, have caused at least 30,000 fewer deaths than have been caused in Syria in the last couple of years alone.
Israel and Turkey are the two neighboring countries that will not allow a fanatic and totalitarian regime to reign in the region.
The heat being generated from the Keystone controversy may well have had an influence upon Obama's gaffe in comparing U.S.-Canada relations to Israel-Palestinian relations.
This will likely be Obama's most important, most lasting and most constructive contribution to Arab-Israeli diplomacy.
Israel, because of its more limited strike capabilities, cannot wait much longer before it loses the ability to act.
No matter how deeply American Zionists yearned for peace their good intentions often went unreciprocated. There was plenty of matzah ball soup and brisket, to be sure. But the dining room was occupied by a makeshift tent, the Passover table was replaced by a pile of sheepskin rugs, and the Lindheim children were dressed in Arab garb.
Pesach, the Hebrew name for Passover, appears first in the context of the ten plagues, in which God passed over the homes of the Israelites while the rest of Egypt suffered.
Over the years, our community has become greatly enriched by the proliferation of a diversity of gemachs. Yet there is one gemach that, to the best of my knowledge, is not found in any community but that now more than ever would benefit us the most.
The motto “In God We Trust” is emblazoned on our currency and in courtrooms across America. And yet it seems we’re trusting less and less in God these days. With each passing year, secularists and sophisticated intellectuals manage to kick Him out just a little more from the public square.