While these hoary tales circulate even in respectable Arab and Persian circles, what is overlooked is the role Jews have played in the eradication of some of the most deadly diseases that afflict Jews and non-Jews alike.
The key to solving the dilemma lies, for the most part, with the policies of teachers of Jewish law and the rabbinic courts.
A funny thing happened to me the other day when my wife and I had, thank God, another baby (a boy).
It is government's job - and it is my job - to make sure that Orthodox Jews and other religiously observant citizens are not punished because of those choices.
The parents of these children cannot understand the reasons for their children's lack of interest in Judaism.
The fact that jihadists also opposed modernity, democracy, human rights, and women's rights did not seem to matter to the self-proclaimed arbiters of human rights in the West.
For over three months I had to silently sit in court in London listening to him say the most horrible things about Jews, people of color and survivors.
The professor is too charitable to the "Bush-Lied-Kids-Died" crowd, whose line of reasoning is not so thoughtful.
The sense of the situation the article gave was one of bewilderment; somehow a mistake had occurred, but it was no one's fault. It could happen anywhere.
Unlike the two-party American system, in the coming election Israel will be "blessed" with 31 parties.
As to the president knowing what he's doing: Didn't he say he didn't even know about the considerations that went into this decision - or the decision itself - until he heard about the controversy?
The more we appease them, the weaker we are perceived to be.
Such scruples tend to break down whenever it is possible to get some federal money for what is thought to be a good cause.
Tragically, the overreaction of the police only exacerbated the perception that we settlers are Public Enemy Number One.
I felt that if I did nothing else for the rest of my life, if I sat in bed eating bonbons day after day - that I could do so with a total sense of fulfillment.
When I was in fourth grade I was bullied mercilessly by a boy in class.
The ancients believed that the earth was the center of the cosmos. We believe that we are.
Today's skinheads of the Left are not confined to the streets; they also enjoy an active media presence.
When Salzman told people she had been secretly expelled from the Green Party's National Women's Caucus and removed from their listserv group, no one responded.
Although, as has been well-documented, recent years have seen a rise in anti-Semitism in the UK, we who reside here, members of both the older and younger generations, are apt to reflect upon the fact that we are privileged to live in a malchus shel chesed.
How can any leadership accept a situation where Jewish citizens need to constantly run for cover into shelters?
The knee-jerk response from much of the Jewish world has been outrage at the ZOA.
The Bush administration has promised Israel that it will not recognize any Palestinian government in which Hamas participates.
The Times editors hint at another rationale for continued engagement and financing of the Palestinians; an expectation that having to govern could well oblige Hamas to moderate its terror.
It is unclear why the FBI decided to go after AIPAC officials.