Our sages tell us that upon hearing the cries of the Jewish people Hashem declared: You cried when you had no reason to cry so I will give you a reason to cry throughout the generations.
So don't be surprised down the line when anti-Semites in one country or another who want to get rid of their Jews begin mouthing the following mantra: "We are only demanding from you Jews what you have demanded from other Jews."
For Hope to support the controversial Emergency Committee took real political courage.
Maybe at the Times they call it something else, but affirmative action is what it was.
Speaking out in favor of coexistence with Israel was a tactical error. He lost his job for it.
It leads one to wonder whether the EU might want the "bad" state of Israel to join up in order to give the Europeans some measure of control over the Jewish state.
It is one of those glaring, obvious points that are so seldom mentioned in polite circles.
They laughed at me, of course: "Are you nuts? 'Our' Arabs will throw stones against us? Not a chance! They have learned democracy. They will never join the Palestinian Arabs. They know they have a lot to lose."
Our ineffectual, fumbling, mumbling government is just as bad. Just another Judenrat.
It requires a Donald Rumsfeld to clearly understand what is necessary in order to gain respect and, more importantly, to be feared by the world.
A perceptual shift that can lead to a genuine peace can be found in Islamic art and thought.
The terrorists have struck against Israeli civilians in the heart of Israel once again.
To the terrorists, peace agreements and land treaties and photo-ops on the White House lawn mean one thing -- weakness on the part of the other party.
Nothing mentioned here is intended as halacha; I'm not authorized to make such determinations.
Why, what an excellent set of confidence-building concessions, I thought happily as the TV screen suddenly went black. I yawned as I rubbed my sleepy eyes.
I have long believed that the one time the Left is even more dangerous than when it is pursuing "peace" is when it suddenly gets all caring-pooh about the underprivileged.
"I'm glad you're carrying a gun," I replied. Clearly I was living more in Israel by then. But after a moment I said, "I think. I don't know you real well, do I?"
Why do we read this sad tale of Ruth, and why don't we think of the Book of Ruth as a sad story?
Does anyone actually believe that Hamas or any other of the other terrorist entities waiting in line to be rewarded for their bloodbaths against the Jews will be satisfied once the Jews leave the 'occupied territories'?