Edelman experienced evil many times in his long and distinguished life; he faced it and fought it bravely.
I later switched neighborhoods and hence corner stores but in a cruel twist of fate it turned out the Jew-Haters owned another store in the vicinity of my new address.
Whereas in the past the Modern Orthodox ignored these warnings and continued to stand proudly in many worlds at once, increasingly they were influenced by their haredi co-religionists and began leaning back toward the right wing.
Moe liked to joke that if he had known his squad was not right behind him, he would not have engaged in these solo heroics.
Palestinian suffering is also due to the fact that, for 56 years, 22 Arab countries have refused to offer citizenship to those refugees who fled what was, at the time, Jordan, Syria, or Egypt.
Islam is as much a political system as a religion it being understood that both politics and belief are part and parcel of a larger whole.
It is of singular importance to remember that under Saddam Hussein - in the very same prison now being scrutinized by the American authorities - rape, murder, cutting off of limbs, and whatever tortures the ingenuity of a technologically advanced society could devise, was a daily occurrence. The whole world knew of this Arab-on-Arab torture. Yet not a peep.
Nowhere in the Torah will you find a commandment to wash one's hands in the morning, or to light Chanukah or Shabbos candles. These are not Biblical laws.
Wailing uncontrollably, the broken father and husband stood over the five graves about to swallow into its blackness, forever, his most precious treasures.
It is hard to imagine such a strong person, someone to whose ankles we do not reach, a man who is living with such pain and suffering and says "only with emunah."
Sara Newman announced that she didn't want one soldier to injure even a fingernail in recovering her son's ear, but nevertheless the army sent soldiers to search.
It was a week that began with barbarism and ended with boundless stupidity.
The Washington Post spoke for the foreign-policy establishment when it editorialized that "Bush compromised the ability of the United States to serve as mediator of a final settlement.... The result is a blow to U.S. standing in the Middle East."
I force myself to think about the six million Jews, and the million-and-a-half Jewish children, and the gas chambers, and the mass graves.
The central argument of the eugenics movement is that there is a negative correlation between IQ and fertility.
Is it not incredible that as Eleazar was reading the divine road map for Israel outlining its destiny, 6,000 miles away the nations of the world were debating that same future?
There are, of course, trained professionals who do the field work. They are the people who bug the terrorists?
"Mr. President, I am calling you on your cell phone because my heart goes out to you. I would call you on your regular line but I understand that your phone is tapped. I know that sitting there in Ramallah for so many months without the ability to move more than a few feet at a time must be extremely frustrating and nerve wracking.
"Sir - Please know that many, many patriots here in America favor and support Israel. I am an American military officer who, if not for my obligation to my country, would come and fight for Israel. You are all in our prayers."
This week Israelis observed Memorial Day and celebrated Independence Day.
Sharon is the only Israeli prime minister in the past two decades to win re-election, because he is the only one to have stopped the wholesale surrender to our avowed enemies.