A growing partisan divide was on display this week in reaction to the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem and two days of consecutive violence in the Gaza Strip. The question is: How far will one sector on the left continue to cause fissures?
Abbas’s Holocaust speech ignited international condemnations. Abbas’s honoring of terrorists, in contrast, was received with a collective yawn from governments, journalists, and Jewish organizations alike.
Let us remember the messages of Megilas Rus when we make our own personal choices. We should pray for Hashem’s help. We should proudly maintain our standards of modesty and raise others up rather than letting others drag us down.
A modern-day record for the number of Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount was set this week on Jerusalem Day – 2,046 Jews! Among them were many who sang and danced, "May G-d rebuild His House soon!" a healthy expression of the Jewish People singing its joy at returning to its land and city.
When Israel is attacked, the world forgives the attackers because, after all, what are we doing here in the first place? In order to win, we must possess a different kind of justification –one that relies on truth.
While prosecutors typically charge one individual believed to be involved in a crime in a minor way to pressure him or her to “turn” on someone more heavily involved, the practice is ordinarily limited to participants in the same activity.
The media’s willingness to do Hamas’ dirty work in distributing their propaganda is horrendous. These are not protesters being killed. These are rioters attacking a sovereign nation’s border and attempting to harm its soldiers.
Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem is not merely a wise one politically, it is a resonant one spiritually. Jerusalem is the center of the Jewish heart; it always was, and it always will be. Recognizing that fact is key to recognizing the legitimacy of the entire Judeo-Christian tradition upon which the West relies.
It is now 3,022 years since King David entered Jerusalem to make it the capital of the Jewish kingdom. Throughout subsequent dispersions, the Jewish people maintained a presence in Jerusalem – some of us physically, and the remainder in our hearts and prayers.