Just as there are horrific diseases (lupus, multiple sclerosis, etc.) that result from a warped auto-immune system that causes the body to attack itself, certain individuals have a sick sense of self that attacks the soul.
Out Of The AshesA firefighter found a sefer Tehillim at ground zero. The name inside is Avraham Binyamin Shapiro (it may be Spira). If...
In Israel, when a politician wants to label the start of a process, he often uses the concept ". . . first!"
Under international law, Saddam Hussein is the quintessential Hostes Humani Generis, a "Common Enemy of Mankind." Prosecuting the former Iraqi dictator, therefore, would now appear to be a decidedly simple judicial matter.
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.
'Activist' Doesn'tMean LiberalI really enjoyed reading "Fighting Carter: Memories Of 1980" (op-ed, Dec. 19). As a college activist, I particularly appreciated how it demonstrated...
The following represents an extensive sampling of what passes for objective reporting and trenchant analysis in today's media culture.
This week's Monitor, as promised, features a listing of websites and blogs worth visiting, at least in our estimation and the estimation of our readers. Unlike our previous listing of favorite websites last September, we make no attempt here to rank the sites in order of popularity.
Tom Friedman is certainly a man who turns silly when talking about peace in the Middle East.
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.
Adelson Will Be MissedWith a deep sense of sorrow and loss, I must express my sadness to the family and friends of Professor Howard...
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.
As reported in last week's Monitor, a number of prominent politically conservative religious leaders - including several Orthodox rabbis - opposed to legislation promoting gay marriage have aligned themselves with an organization that, according to terrorism expert Steven Emerson, is distinguished by "its ideological support of Islamic terror groups."
"Do you know what it means to find yourselves face to face with a madman?" asks Luigi Pirandello's Henry IV. "Madmen, lucky folk, construct without logic, or rather with a logic that flies like a feather."
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