The period of Chanukah is referred to by our rabbis as Golus Yavan -- the Grecian Exile.
Joseph taught us that you don't succeed in a non-Jewish environment by throwing away your values and mimicking those around you.
If there is a myth about Rabin that must be debunked, it is that the Clinton Plan, the Geneva Accord and similar ideas are somehow consistent with his legacy.
The Orthodox Caucus seeks to work on situations that exist in the Orthodox community that have not been dealt with adequately - and remedy them.
For those areas that remain adjacent to Israel, minefields and antipersonnel devices are both cheaper and more effective than a fence.
Lincoln's words still ring with biblical fervor, yet many Americans turn the joyful solemnity of Thanksgiving into a childish sort of Turkey Day.
It was some irony that U.S. troops were searching in their sands for the dross of humanity; and mother of all ironies that they, too, like the man in the Midrash, had to sift that dirt ever so carefully to find the goods intact.
The biggest punch in the anti-Carter effort was delivered even before the presidential campaign got into full swing.
When Jacob's sons Shimon and Levi butchered all the menfolk of Shechem, their father was terribly concerned that the vengeance would endanger him and his nation among the Canaanites.
I do not want to get shot at. I do not want to chase after terrorists through tunnels and alleyways throughout the Kasbah.
My fingerprints are visible in every facet of daily living, in science and technology and medicine.
No longer would I have my choice of dozens of shiurim each week at tens of locations, morning, noon, and evening. If I desired such a class I would have to attend the one that I was going to give.
The sun did not shine.It was too wet to play.So they sat in GenevaWith murderers all day.
By returning to my childhood and investing more in toothpaste and less in candy, I could now boast uninterrupted rows of healthy white teeth.
Recently Sharon engineered the most devious tactic yet to disrupt the peace process. He proposed expelling Arafat from Ramallah.
The traditional Jewish model is one in which younger children, at least, are raised and nurtured primarily by their mothers.
Earlier this month, two synagogues in Turkey were blasted on a Shabbat morning, at a time when these peaceful and holy places of worship were fully occupied.
Even when the news broke of a double suicide bombing, targeting British interests in Turkey, the majority seemed unable to condemn Islamic violence.
If you have a lot of money, people will never say you're crazy. Only poor people are crazy.
But as those in attendance soon discovered the problem with honoring such people is that there may be a good reason why they've never dipped into their fat wallets to help poor Jews or to defend the Jewish state: They don't really care very much about us.