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.
"We all love you very much, Mr. President," I ventured, as I shook your hand for the last time. Immediately and to my surprise you came to life!
Using the abacus as a functional teaching aid, Lazer taught me to understand the basics of math. He planted an old/new concept in my mind.
Those who insist that it be built only along the Green Line undermine the status of communities in Judea and Samaria that most Israelis want to permanently retain.
Arafat himself had opposed the 1991 Gulf War that ousted Saddam's forces from Kuwait. Palestinians cheered when Iraqi Scud missiles crashed into Israeli cities.
And so the Golan is in need. It needs Jews to recognize its unique importance.
The behavior of those Christians who broke ranks deserves attention because it is a powerful rebuttal to the worst stereotypes about the Christian Right - stereotypes that critics are likely to dredge up as the debate over gay rights heats up.
The Internet - particularly the blogosphere - has leveled the playing field, making it possible for anyone to hold media outlets accountable for what they publish or broadcast.
Imagine what your great grandparents would think if they knew you were rejecting an aliyah that is only a short planeride away.
As for Belgian Jews, in additional to their own EU taxes, they also have to fund the prosecution of Ariel Sharon as a war criminal.