He in fact had calculated that period from the wrong time and was off by eleven years.
Although Vashti and Esther never meet, the relationship between them is integral to understanding the events of Megillat Esther. Vashti disappears by the end...
Right off the bat, we should ask a simple question: Where is the mountain of evidence that forbids mixed settings?
Ultimately, diplomatic, political and military decisions must be made based upon rational considerations, not on an assumption (as distinguished from the hope) of divine intervention.
For the past twenty-five years, an Islamic fundamentalist government intent on spreading Islam throughout the world has ruled old Shushan.
Academics and intellectuals must stand up proudly and loudly, and say that Zionism is not racism or colonialism or apartheid, that it is the liberation movement of the oppressed ...persecuted Jewish people.
As it is, Israel has for years now consistently tempered its military response to Arab depredations in order to avoid American displeasure and censure.
Sixty years after the liberation of Auschwitz, the media all over the world have been full of programs, reports, stories and tributes to the survivors of the Holocaust. Yet how does one pay tribute - a true tribute - to those who perished?
By the way, if PETA's goal were simply to minimize animal suffering wherever possible, there are other activities it could pursue that have nothing to do with shechita.
The truth is, everyone pretty much agrees that the system is unsustainable as it's currently constituted.
Before becoming commander-in-chief, Franklin D. Roosevelt's only military experience was as assistant secretary of the Navy under Woodrow Wilson.
Yes, Torah lives on. Yes, the Lubliner Rav's dream lives on. THEY WERE SINGING AND DANCING IN YESHIVA CHACHMEI LUBLIN!
The problem with Fox is that it has become just a little too fair and balanced.
Ours is a pretty significant experiment on several levels, but perhaps mostly in that it utilizes blogs and a group of citizen journalists to cover a national beat
Sharon's reversal of decades of personal and Likud policy in such an immediate manner strikes one as a decision of political expediency.
The concept of a dinner to be attended by Supreme Court justices to celebrate the study of Jewish Law was the brainchild of Rabbi Noson Gurary of Buffalo.
Several weeks ago I urged Harvard president Larry Summers to authorize release of the transcript of his remarks at a National Bureau of Economic...
No Jew whose heart is permeated with Torah values and teachings would ever so much as entertain the ugly thought of desecrating a grave.
He endorsed the outrageous contention that the Jews intentionally inflated the numbers of those slaughtered in order to engender support for the State of Israel.
There are, or should be, watchdogs to monitor the genuineness of gestures, to guard against the proverbial wolf in sheep's clothing.
I am not critiquing their personal choices. I am examining why sometimes their haredi characters lack realism.
It is also true that the NRP lost its bearings, becoming transformed into a one-dimensional party concentrating exclusively on the land and positioning itself on the far right of the political spectrum.
Congressman Nadler is scared. Scared that his thirty years of freight train dreams (our freight train nightmare) will go up in smoke at the hands of a community he has taken for granted.
There was a time when the Left in the United States was able to field its own intellectual heavyweights to try to offset opposing intellectual arguments.
Basking in their perceived success, the Leftists decided to go for the jugular.