Pope A Lamed-Vavnik?I bear no ill will toward the late Pope John Paul II, but I found myself wincing at the statements put out...
Whatever happened to Jewish baseball players? Not that they're an extinct species - several Jews are currently playing in the major leagues or working their way through the minors - but Jewish baseball fans will tell you the present-day crop is relatively unaccomplished and unknown.
If on any given day last week you happened to chance upon the New York Post, you quite possibly assumed at first glance that the Deluge was upon us at last - until a closer look revealed that the unfolding drama which so consumed the paper's headline writers, reporters, columnists and editorialists involved nothing more than an unfortunate misprint in a contest run by the New York Daily News.
A very few of the very many Jewish professors at Columbia have been moved to oppose the systematic anti-Israel bias that pervades Columbia's teaching and to argue for the inadequacy of the "settlement" that appears to be in the offing.
Such is the inevitability when "activists" become so wrapped up in a cause that political ideology and sloganeering subsume their very identity.
The collapse of Israel's alleged democracy continues in dizzying fashion.
Who stands guard at the Kotel, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, fifty-two weeks a year, if not the Jewish soldier, the messenger of the All-Merciful?
Many Israelis are dreading the march of time as the days of "disengagement" approach.
Summers StormI appreciate The Jewish Press's publication of Ed Koch's op-ed column on the academic lynching of Harvard President Lawrence Summers. The outcry against...
A week before I departed on a solidarity mission with my mother to Gush Katif with new York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, I was sitting in a restaurant in Brooklyn and told an Israeli waitress where I was going.
In 1977 Israel's criminal code was changed. Section 144A was added, making "racism" a crime.
Truly, there can never be any virtue without memory, and France - it would seem - displays a persistent penchant for forgetting. Now unambiguously aligned with the Arab/Islamic states in global geopolitics, France's staunchly oppositional posture toward Israel is a predictable continuation of official French policy toward the Jews during and immediately after World War II.
An article in the Sunday, March 13, edition of the Times carried a particularly edifying front page piece on a relatively modern phenomenon: video press releases. UNDER BUSH, A NEW AGE OF PREPACKAGED NEWS has taken hold, blared the headline
"I have 25- 26- 27, even 32-year-olds who are still coming to me each Shabbos for candy," confided Shlomo Roberts, candyman at a large Upper West Side congregation popular with singles in their twenties and thirties.
"The Washington museum was created for the purpose of evoking emotional reaction. Yad Vashem is for the stoic and brave. Statesmen do not shed tears."
He in fact had calculated that period from the wrong time and was off by eleven years.
Although Vashti and Esther never meet, the relationship between them is integral to understanding the events of Megillat Esther. Vashti disappears by the end...
When the Shabbos Queen made her graceful exit the Baal Shem Tov directed that his horses be harnessed forthwith.
Mordechai and Barbara Goldman came on Aliyah in 1975 from Toronto, Canada. Barbara grew up in Toronto and was active in Bnei Akiva (madricha and rosh snif) and NCSY.
Money Better SpentAs people prepare to fulfill the mitzvah of mishloach manot on Purim, may I remind them that the mitzvah involves sending a...
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