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Legends And Fantasies In Jewish Life

Rabbi Berel Wein
Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Legends are necessary for nation building and community cohesiveness. Legends of holy and pious people and legends about villains and the wicked are often subject to fabrication and gross exaggeration, but they leave no doubt in the minds of later generations as to who was the holy and pious person and who was the villain.

Israeli Left’s Mind-Numbing Hypocrisy On Freedom Of Speech

Steven Plaut
Thursday, July 7th, 2011

The assault on freedom of speech in Israel by the leftist establishment continues, manifested in a series of arrests of rabbis merely for expressing opinions.

Philadelphia Museum Exhibit Showcases Chagall’s Jewish Circle

Menachem Wecker
Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Although the subject matter of Marc Chagall’s 1910 painting Resurrection of Lazarus clearly comes from Christian scripture, the artist put his decidedly Jewish mark on the image twice over. Chagall depicted both a Star of David and two hands – signifying the priestly blessing – on the tomb from which the haloed Lazarus has emerged. Although Jewish burial traditions tended to represent the priestly hands with the index and middle fingers touching and the ring and small fingers touching and a gap in between, Chagall, perhaps forgetting the convention, elected to spread all the fingers out evenly.

Chronicles Of Crises In Our Communities – 7/01/11

Rachel
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

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A Nuclear Iran: What, Finally Is To Be Done? (A Column in Two Parts)

Louis Rene Beres
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

In Israel, a core disagreement has emerged between Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon and former Mossad Chief Meir Dagan.

Bachmann’s Pro-Israel Stance Shaped By Summer Work On Kibbutz

Ron Kampeas
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

WASHINGTON – Newly declared presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s dedication to Israel dates back to 1974, when she was selected at age 17 to join a group of Minnesota teens to spend a summer in Israel.

Rabbi Abraham Joseph Ash: Strengthening Orthodoxy In Nineteenth-Century America

Dr. Yitzchok Levine
Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Readers of this column are aware that it was not until 1840 that the first ordained Orthodox rabbi, Rabbi Abraham Rice,1 settled in America. Other rabbonim soon began to settle in America. One of them was Rabbi Abraham Joseph Ash.

Chronicles Of Crises In Our Communities – 6/24/11

Rachel
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

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