What did the Maccabees do that was so important that all Jews have been required to honor them, year after year, for thousands of years?
'For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven. A time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.' (Ecclesiastes. 3).
One of the by-products of the acceptance of Jews in virtually every sector of American society is the fact that barriers to intermarriage are also nonexistent.
The scandal of anti-Israeli, anti-Zionist, and sometimes anti-Semitic radicalism among Israeli academics is now highlighted on a new website.
Disgruntled Democrats are licking their wounds, willing the time machine to hurry over the next four years.
So let me see if I have this straight. The anti-Zionists claim that the Jews have no right to the land of Israel because before Israel was re-created in 1948, it had been almost 1,900 years since the last time that the Jews exercised sovereignty over the Land of Israel.
Is Canada's involvement in any peace process really in Israel's best interests?
After years of monitoring the hate speech disseminated by conservative radio and Internet (one of my reports is cited in David Brock's recently released The Republican Noise Machine), I am forced to conclude that the "politically correct" vitriol of the Israel-hating activist Left makes the venomous rhetoric of right-wing ideologues seem mild by comparison.
Strange, some say, for a Jew. Untraditional. Yet, ironically, it is because of Jewish tradition that I vote the way I do.
The glistening golden letters around the statue of Jesus have always been a matter of controversy for Prague's Jews.
While the group never endorses Democratic candidates, this year it declined to endorse President Bush either, because "... over the last four years, the Bush administration has compiled a deliberately anti-environmental, anti-conservation record that will result in lasting damage to public health and to America's natural heritage."
Over the course of his 19 years in the United States Senate, John Kerry has a 100 percent pro-Israel voting record.
The primary characteristic of John F. Kerry is that he wears his dignity on his sleeve as well as his vanity, his patrician bearing and his perceived nobility.
I remember my daughter going to get gas masks for my grandchildren in the recent war because we were afraid Saddam Hussein would do it again.
Obviously, none of the individuals involved were honored by the pope because of their anti-Semitism, rather despite it.
The sage Hillel asked three questions. "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when?"
By contrast, U.S. evangelicals, many of whom proudly refer to themselves as Christian Zionists, are clearly on the upswing.
The explosion that wrecked our lives on that fateful day destroyed much of my memory of that bloody episode.
The exit polls got the election results wrong in a very large sample of thousands of voters.
The point is, if you believe only a fool would vote for the Republicans, then how can you trust such a majority to safeguard minority rights?
How did we come to embrace rejectionist labels and sound-bite government?
The argument for releasing Barghouti is that he is a moderate who favors a peaceful solution.
This pragmatic attitude stands in stark contrast with contemporaneous views in both Europe and the Islamic world.
This eternal power of life has kept us going through many generations of trials and tribulations, both in our homeland and in exile.
Every time Israel loosens its grip, there follows a deadly act of terror.