Since its founding more than 100 years ago, RIETS has ordained more than 2,700 rabbis.
When I was a boy of about eight, I remember feeling helpless to bring my fighting parents closer together, and then seeing a vision of myself, running from home to home, rescuing those who could still be saved.
Was the Israeli raid on the Jericho prison last week necessary and justified? Absolutely.
It was along this line of thought that the Algerians started their war against civilians - without mercy, without quarter.
The only problem is that the humanitarian group that will receive the lion's share of the aid is one of the most thoroughly politicized and terrorist-infiltrated organizations in the world.
In these modern times, there are plenty of Jewish leftists who ask how we wronged our enemies and what we can do to further abase ourselves before them.
People also often ask me why people like President Bush and Condoleezza Rice don't understand the dynamics of the Middle East. My guess is that neither of them has ever read this book.
Ozick did not say so, but this is similar to what Anne Frank's father, Otto, and the various people who worked on her diary and on the play about her, also did.
In the pantheon of insults and degradations that Israel and its ambassadors have suffered, this hardly tops the list.
In the campaign in the UK to organize an academic boycott of Israeli universities, led by the British Association of University Teachers (AUT), it turned out that University of Haifa faculty member Ilan Pappe was the driving force, seeking to create a boycott of his own university. That campaign ultimately fizzled and failed.
Due to the nature of the work in which I was engaged, I am unable to provide details of what I did for the army in Iraq.
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.