For chassidim, the last ten years have been painful. There is no question that we are orphans.
The IDF noted: "It is important to keep in mind the danger posed by the illegal, irresponsible, and dangerous behavior of the ISM group that led to the tragic death and sad results."
The security guard gets off the bus with a changed demeanor. His face is cold and professional, and he looks sharply at everyone sitting at the stop.
It should also be noted that in all these cases the so-called halachic standards are not being determined by the gedolim everyone is supposedly following so faithfully but by the Jewish street.
I can almost hear these Divine words reverberating in our ears in Hebron today in response to the "disengagement" plan being accepted as official policy by the Israeli government.
Just imagine the brouhaha if it came out, after such an event, that our government had advance information about a potential attack but hadn't fully publicized it.
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.