Mendy, today is your bar mitzvah. As your father, I want to help inspire you on this momentous occasion with words that I hope will stay with you forever.
Though the worship of God and our underlying relationship with Him are implicit in this text, the stress is on our relationship with people.
What should our behavior be toward non-Jews? As my rebbe, Rabbi Aaron Soloveichik, zt"l, wrote in his book Logic of the Heart, Logic of the Mind, the concept of kavod habriyos, the dignity of Man, is a halachic imperative that constitutes the basis of human rights, and the basis of all civilized jurisprudence.
Ya'alon believes Israel started to win the war against the PA by methodically cutting down the terrorists and taking the war to them, but then lost many of the gains it had made.
As a journalist I found that Israel was the only country in the Middle East that respected the free press.
After rising slightly to a record 41,400 births in 2003, the number of Israeli Arab births fell in 2004 for the first time, back to 40,800.
The Bash-Israel media and the Arab terrorist amen chorus have been repeating for so many years that Palestinian terrorism and barbarism are caused by Israeli "occupation" that few are still capable of examining that "theory" critically.
The bitter irony is that Brandeis President Jehuda Reinharz and the others responsible for hiring Shikaki and honoring Kushner, as well as the protestors at the University last Thursday, no doubt believe that all this demonstrates their commitment to justice.
I must confess that being at Kalev's grave was one of the more moving moments in my life.
If the past is any guide, Israeli voices both calling for talks with Hamas and blaming Israel for the absence of progress toward peace will grow more numerous and shrill.
In other words, whatever a single feels is the wrong way for him to feel, and is possibly even The Reason why he is not yet married.
Having destroyed their economy by choosing war over peace time and time again - and having now, by voting for Hamas, isolated themselves from an international community eager to help - Palestinians still turn to the world with their hands out, pleading for assistance.
There was a predictably solemn note to Begin's words of welcome as he recalled the Six Million who had perished and the undaunted valor of the fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto.
France was once a great nation.
Shortly before the Palestinian parliamentary elections, Israel Prison Service head Yaakov Ganot approved a series of television interviews in which Barghouti dropped incendiary lines like "I support the Palestinian intifada and Palestinian resistance." The word "remorse" seems not to be in his lexicon.
Wallach herself only narrowly survived. She told her husband, Natan, that they had to somehow get out.
Here are three reasons why liberal Jewish attacks on the sleeping giant of American religious conservatism are ill-advised.
Spring is here, and with it the disappearance of that most exotic of species, the winter fur coat.
Americans are familiar with campus characters such as Ward Churchill and Noam Chomsky who misuse their positions in academia to disseminate anti-American hate and propaganda from the university podium, often in the guise of scholarship.
Only after she had locked her door and drawn the curtains did Ms. Gabriel allow herself to begin to tremble.