So if we have people like that to look to for guidance and direction in terms of how to deal with others’ actions, why is it that so many of us struggle in this area?
On a governmental level, the present government has made it a priority to deal with the challenge posed by the BDS.
“The world loved Shimon Peres because they thought he was the best chance they had at getting rid of or weakening the Jewish presence in Israel. And they are truly sad because that hope just died.”
The sight of all these world leaders flocking to Jerusalem – sovereign capital of the Jewish people, makes Peres’ funeral an incredible Kiddush shem Shamayim, sanctification of God’s name.
Israel discovered some important secrets in 5776, but some serious challenges face her in 5777.
Shimon Peres was both a man of principle and of pragmatism. He understood that morality required the strength to defend it,
Which Peres do we mourn? The dour hawkish Peres, who got it right? Or the internationally-acclaimed dovish Peres, who got it disastrously wrong?
I met with the “devout atheist” several more times. One day he asked me the mother of all theological questions: “Why do you believe the Torah is true?” A satisfied smile stretched across my face.
The major issue the nation of Israel faces today is the wide gap that exists between institutionalized religious bodies and their influence on individual citizens in Israel.
Every Jew has his own letter in the Torah. As a person grows and develops, that letter grows and develops too, changing the whole dynamic of the Torah, which becomes a 600,000-word developing document
Orthodoxy should celebrate the instinctive liberalism of non-Orthodox Jews as a profound religious fulfillment of their human and Jewish nature without endorsing the policies of American liberalism
The sounds of the shofar bring us back to our encounter with our Creator and with ourselves. And they are the sounds that remind us of our holiness and our spiritual goals.
I think ordinary Americans are tired of too many media types and too many elected officials assuring them they have nothing to worry about, when they clearly know they do.
It is a sad commentary on our times that a party to a failed marriage would, out of animus or financial greed, willfully attempt to deny a spouse the ability to get on with life under the auspices of Jewish law.
Mr. Obama had already roiled the waters of any possible resolution by declaring it the U.S. position that a settlement must involve borders based on the 1967 armistice lines with minor land adjustments.
I couldn’t believe poverty was so bad that people had to lick the road just to get a little bit of food.
A world from which America retreats is a dangerous world indeed.
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