"Zo hamedina shelanu," Osnat said to me as I bear hugged her, her sisters, her brother, her mother and her father. "This is our...
In 1872 Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck launched a campaign to suppress the power of the Catholic Church in Germany. This struggle, subsequently dubbed...
Each year on Rosh Hashanah the Leventhals would take on a new mitzvah. They started with lighting candles on Friday night.
"Due to recent setbacks," he began, "we must take a radically new approach. For our model, I've chosen a small country that, like us, has had to fight against large and hostile rivals: Israel."
There is a war being waged between Judeo-Christian civilization and Islamic fundamentalist tyranny.
If this ill-conceived plan is ever carried out it would serve as a most dangerous precedent bordering on committing national suicide.
A bomb on a Jerusalem bus kills eight Israelis. The government is passive. In less than three hours, the street has been cleaned, the bus removed.
The expression on the uplifted faces of those davening reflected what I suppose is sublime ecstasy, a transcendental and transfixed joy.
While generally informative, polls can be distorted to further a political argument.
Harriet Beecher Stowe got her anti-slavery message across so well that when President Lincoln was introduced to her he greeted her with So this is the little woman who caused the big war!
But the most jubilant people here in the Middle East are the vast majority of the Iraqi people themselves.
The Jew committed to moderate religious observance was the one most likely to have been impacted by the senator's candidacy.
When someone says, "That's stupid," the next words spoken are often, "Not as stupid as George Bush."
Imagine! Shimon Peres - perennial antagonist of the settlers, self-appointed apologist for Arafat, tireless defender of the Arabs - had suddenly sprouted feathers of a different color.
After his death, his followers - most of whom were simple fishermen and artisans - lived on in Galilee and Jerusalem.
There is an apparent need on the part of human beings, and certainly Jews, for a hero.
Our society to a great extent does not look upon itself as fostering immorality. When it comes to lifestyles the very term is stripped from our lexicon.
How tragic and painful it is that our prime minister chose these days of song and rejoicing upon the blossoming of Jewish Life in our homeland to reveal his cowardly plans of uprooting Jews from their homes and land in Gush Katif and the Shomron.
Why are Israelis so willing to trade so much for a single life when the Palestinians are willing to expend their own so needlessly?
The Times neglected to print that Yassin was held for murdering Alex Singer Ronen Weisman and Oren Kamil.
She also ignored the Israeli commitment to a Jewish state, a commitment which, she assumes, becomes irrelevant when the new engineered social order is put in place.
Through the centuries there has been a large Jewish presence in Gaza - in fact, it was the largest Jewish community in the country at the time of the Muslim invasion (7th century CE).
There is another side to trauma and to traumatic events that we experience and survive in life.
As it turned out, my services were not really needed. Ilya Zaslavsky, the young Russian parliamentarian, was quite fluent in English.
Observant Jews must never adopt an aura of superiority. We must never consider ourselves "better" or greater, or a cut above those who are not affiliated or observant.