In some ways it is a depressing period in Jewish history. The American Jewish Diaspora community, or at least the non-Orthodox bulk therein, is in the process of committing cultural/national/religious suicide.
Sunday morning, February 22, I arrived at work just in time to hear about the bus explosion in Jerusalem. Nervously, I waited for the...
I recently attended a luncheon lecture (courtesy of Benadore Associates) at the law offices of Milberg Weiss Bershad Haynes & Lerach LLP. I don't...
I find the news increasingly distressing. A recent headline in the Jerusalem Post's "In Jerusalem" weekend supplement caught both my eye and my mood:...
"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.