In Islamic countries over the centuries, Jews choose to live humiliated as an underclass of dhimmi, often persecuted - but they willingly accepted their predicament rather than submit to conversion.
He acknowledged that the training of Iraqi security forces "is an enormous task, and it always hasn't gone smoothly."
One of us is a Christian pastor, the other is an Orthodox Jewish rabbi. Yet for all these differences, something recently united us. And it was not that we're both bald or that we both have beards!
As outgoing Israeli Chief of Staff General Moshe Ya'alon has predicted, "Immediately after the disengagement we can expect a burst of terrorism...all the signs point to it."
Different minhagim have already been established and I leave it to each community to follow the lead and guidance of its teachers.
They've moved so far around the political circle they've met on the other side, spouting identical positions on such issues as Iraq, the broader War on Terror, and, most particularly, the Jewish state of Israel.
These weeks between Pesach and Shavuot provide an unusual window of opportunity for children to learn about their grandparents' and great grandparents' heritage.
"You don't have to love Bush in order to see what he's done for Israel."
Britain's AUT supported Katz's discredited massacre story and parroted Pappe's complaints on its website in the run-up to the boycott vote.
Somehow Jews have always been enraptured by the words "liberal" and "Democrat."
I am a child of survivors. I stand as near to the gates of Auschwitz and Belsen as anyone who was not actually there, and that is still a million miles away
Not much had been heard from Powell since President Bush unceremoniously dropped him from his second-term Cabinet without so much as telling him in advance that Condoleezza Rice would be taking over at State.
Seeing an opportunity to increase Russia's influence in the Middle East, Putin now wants feelings of animosity extinguished and past threats to be forgotten.
Alas, as many have since pointed out, Rabbi Soloveitchik was not writing, in this or any other essay, a handbook for simplified, tranquil religious life and experience.
After the accidental killing of Rachel Corrie, by contrast, Corrie's parents embarked on a major publicity campaign
Still, no matter how many Jews were killed, and no matter how many times this cycle of PWA treachery repeated itself, Israel came running to the sound of each new PWA cry of "SHEEP" - as if the PWA wasn't actually a wolf.
The only real lesson that Marc H. Ellis wishes Jews to learn from the Holocaust is that Israelis are behaving like Nazis and that Jews who assist the Palestinian violence in achieving its aims are ethically equivalent to those few Germans who rescued Jews in World War II from the Gestapo.
Barel is, of course, entitled to his opinion about the Jews of Hebron, but to compare them to followers of renegade Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is simply twisted and hate-filled demagoguery.
"He's further to the right." "Further to the left." "Too modern. "Too frum." What's in my head is vastly less significant than what's on it.
It's never pleasant to confront the truth, is it? Politicians, especially those in Israel, usually don't bother to respond to the outraged cries of a betrayed citizenry.
Living in a secular world where we are a tiny minority swimming in a sea of non-Jewish popular culture, it takes a nonstop conscious effort to ensure that Moriah knows who she is and what that means.
April 9 marked the 57th anniversary of events that took place in the Arab village of Deir Yassin in 1948.
The goal now must be to influence the Israeli government to allow for this option as well as for the option of protecting the religious sites in their original locations, under international law, with eventual access for Jews under the proper security precautions.
It's fascinating to realize that the Ramah was so perturbed by the disconnect between his understanding of correct halachic practice and the reality he witnessed around him that he postulated a highly improbable sociological phenomenon.
As irony would have it, democracy is now the biggest threat facing the so-called peace process between the Palestinian Authority and Israel.