Portman refusing the Genesis prize makes abundantly clear that she was never deserving of it in the first place.
Parents may have to step up their game and focus on explaining the importance and beauty of the Sabbath. And teachers and rabbis have to start focusing the big picture. Talking about God, hashkafa, and one's love and understanding of Torah is just as important as a brilliant analysis of Tosafos.
The Jewish people were not chosen to be Miss Congeniality. Quite the opposite. We were chosen to be the bearer of the reality of God’s sovereignty in the world, and with it, a demanding set of expectations, even for Gentiles.
Despite appearances, there is “no status quo.” The calm we see is nothing more than an illusion. We are living next to a ticking time bomb, and every minute that passes, facts are being established on the ground. These new facts lead to yet further facts that are pushing the State of Israel off its land.
If you supported the Women's March, you were duped. And if you are Jewish and supported the March, they duped you twice.
Like others on the extreme, frightened left, “loving” and “caring for” Israel means vilifying and demonizing those who risk their own lives, and leaders who work and worry day and night, protecting the Israeli people.
Jews have been among the first to “virtue signal” their compassion for refugees from the Syrian civil war.
If you finally were to decide to end your war against us in Israel, finally decide that you love your children more than you hate us, you will find our hands extended in friendship.
The Palestinian leadership is again trying to trick the international community, particularly gullible Jews who have good intentions.
The number 70 represents the end of one era and an entry to another: the first exile of the Jewish people lasted 70 years ; King David lived 70 years;. 70 is the number of the world's root nations; and the sages taught that there are 70 faces of Torah.
If it was in fact the work of Israel's Mossad, the assassination in Malaysia also serves as a warning to Israel's other enemies, chief among them Iran.
The problem with the mantra about supporting Israel while simultaneously criticizing it is that the right to disparage often does more to damage the critic than it does to the receiving party.
If mobs of firebomb-throwing foreigners were trying to storm across one of America’s borders, I doubt she would lecture our border guards to “exercise restraint.” There’s no justification for giving such advice to America’s ally.
A special guest came to Seder--not just Eliyahu HaNavi--proving why we should never give up on our fellow Jew. A Pesach story of the "Life of Brian"
In short, over time Israel has become stronger, while its enemies, with the exception of Iran, have become increasingly weaker.
America’s elites are dangerously divorced from reality. When someone, like President Trump, points out that our Emperors have no clothes, it responds the only way it can: with deep denial, slander, and tu quoque attacks.
Many of our yeshivos have excellent secular studies departments. Some may have some way to go. But our yeshivos are not public schools, and I – among others – will fight for them to continue not to be.
Like thousands of other chassidic yeshiva parents, I’m tired of those who fail to respect the choices that we, and generations before us, have made.
The proposed transfer of significant parts of Area C to the control of the Palestinian Authority (PA) will be detrimental to Israel’s national interest, if only because these territories are almost completely devoid of any Palestinian population. As such, they afford not only a strong security grip but the possibility of extensive Jewish settlement without threatening Israel’s Jewish and democratic character.
“There are those who seek to extinguish the light that emanates from Zion. I promise you; it will not happen,” says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the largest celebration of statehood to date.
There continues to be a lot of tension in Poland today in reaction to the new Holocaust law. The fact that there are Poles willing to openly condemn both the new law itself and anti-Semitism in Poland is a promising step
Your days of deciding the fate of the Jewish nation are over. How frustrating it must be, after all your zealous attempts to annihilate us, not to see your efforts come to fruition.
We are no longer a downtrodden people, whose decisions are made by a foreign nation. I have a Government of my own.
Today, France is the only country in the Western world where Jews are murdered simply for being Jews.
With Facebook, Google, and nations-Poland-reinventing history, it is essential we remember.