My father, businessman and philanthropist Irving Bunim, z”l, was one of the foremost leaders of American Orthodoxy during its formative years. When he passed away in December 1980, Reb Moshe Feinstein declared, “This is not an aveilus d’yachid [a private loss]; this has the halacha of aveilus d’rabim [a public loss] because [he] represented the rabim of Klal Yisrael [the Jewish pubic].”
“His father, a sanitation worker who had never finished high school, moved his family to Jewish neighborhoods , so that his children might be...
In 1893, Rabbi Chaim Yaakov Vidrowitz was looking for an advantage in his struggle for leadership of the immigrant Orthodox community on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Two other outstanding rabbinical sages also aspired to have the final say among downtown’s religious Jews.
Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis, standing on a stage recently in Baltimore, shone with grace. It wasn’t what she wore, it was how she wore it. Her inner grace and sheer presence made her simply stunning. The red velvet curtains that were her backdrop outlined the strength of character on her face and the dignity in her every motion.
This month some of Israel’s strongest friends in Europe – Britain, France and Germany – summoned their ambassadors to protest the Jewish state’s construction decisions.
"Palestine," shouted Mashaal to his audience, was Arabic, Islamic, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River; his audience chanted its support.
Using the term "Halacha" for policies which are not in fact Halacha, delegitimizes those who differ and causes ill-will towards Jewish law.
Have Feiglin and Hotoveli never heard about the Likud's expulsions of Jews and destruction of Jewish homes?
Jerusalem's besiegers are a captive audience. It's time for Israel to speak.
It is entirely possible for two parties to hate each other, but to agree they hate you more.
The Israeli Left is incentivizing the Palestinians to refuse negotiations and potentially use violence against Israel.
The national census for England and Wales has come out, and, as usual, this once-a-decade event has had all of its most significant points overlooked.
Christians and Jews would be enjoying freedom, peace and safety in a truly Muslim State.
The American political and social divides are trickling down to our schools and placing horrific pressure on our kids.
In 1948 we stood by the Jewish people but now, for the sake of oil and meat sales, things have changed.
In 1999, Benjamin Netanyahu, in his first go-round as prime minister, lost his reelection bid to Ehud Barak, much to the delight of Israel's conscripted media and of many in its judicial system.
Those who view American-Israel relations through a dualistic “are you pro-Israel or anti-Israel” lens must be confused. In one week, the United States stands virtually alone with Israel against the Palestinians’ upgrade of their status at the United Nations, then immediately condemns Israel’s settlement expansion.
It was the late Abba Eban who famously said that "the Arabs never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity." In his time that was for the most part true, and it arguably worked for Israel's benefit, particularly when Israel found itself in a tight diplomatic squeeze.
Thoughts and proposals on the ongoing nurses’ strike in Israel.
A number of radical leftist approached the chairman of the Central Election Committee...
How could we have been standing those 200 yards away on this incredibly meaningful site, in the town where the Maccabees’ efforts assured Jewish continuity and be in the dark?
The EU has been following the PA line in condemning Israeli construction in E-1, calling for Palestinian unity, and voting for a unilateral Palestinian state.
Although the wider regional implications of Assad's pending collapse remain unknown, the fall of the Alawite regime will undoubtedly strike a major blow to Iran.
Today, fewer than 4,500 Jews remain in Arab countries. Israel absorbed and integrated 600,000 of the more than 850,000 who left.
Jews have an obligation to fight laws that would ban their access to guns.