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Postcards from Hell – The Face of Gaza’s Humanitarian Crisis

21 Tammuz 5772 – July 11, 2012
Let us take you on a tour of Gaza, and for the fun of it, we added to these fabulous images quotes from UNRWA and the PA about conditions there.

Forty Years Since Munich

12 Tammuz 5772 – July 1, 2012
Yishai is joined presents a moving segment commemorating the upcoming anniversary of the massacre of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. He is joined by Ankie Spitzer, widow of Andre Spitzer, one of the murdered athletes.

Soldiers at the Wall of Tears

8 Sivan 5772 – May 29, 2012
IDF soldiers pray at the Western Wall. Next Tuesday, June 5, will mark the 45th anniversary of the Six Day War in which Israel...

Palestinian Authority Celebrates PLO Arch-Terrorist Abu Jihad

11 Iyyar 5772 – May 2, 2012
According to information compiled by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), the PA's week-long celebration of Abu Jihad's life and Israeli deaths included the broadcast of several documentaries on his life and successful "operations," the commencement of six sporting events named in his honor, and the publication of news pieces spotlighting and glorifying his exploits.

Israeli Diplomats Targeted in India and Georgia, 2 Injured

21 Shevat 5772 – February 13, 2012
Although there was no immediate claim of responsibility, suspicions fall on Iran and Hizbollah, as the attacks took place one day after the anniversary of the assassination of Hizbollah's deputy leader, Imad Mughniyeh.

Hachnossos Kallah of Greater Miami to Hold Benefit Tea

18 Shevat 5772 – February 10, 2012
South Florida’s Lana Ditchek Goldberg Hachnossos Kallah will observe its 28th anniversary with a delightful evening featuring Israeli singing sensation Rachel Factor. The women-only event will include delicious sushi, dessert buffet, coffee bar, boutique and raffle prizes.

PM Netanyahu: Israel Will Protect Jewish People Against ‘Bitter Enemies’

27 Tevet 5772 – January 22, 2012
PM speaks on the anniversary of the Wannsee Conference, where the Nazis decided on their "Final Solution," for the Jewish people.

Israeli Ambassador to Egypt Returns Home Again

24 Tevet 5772 – January 19, 2012
Israel fears protesters may incite anti-Israel violence on anniversary of January 25 Revolution.

Political Groups in Egypt to Protest Abuhatzeira Pilgrimage

16 Tevet 5772 – January 10, 2012
Jewish access to venerated Rabbi's tomb near Delta city of Damanhour under threat.

Anti-Semitic Vandalism Under Investigation in Brooklyn

17 Heshvan 5772 – November 13, 2011
Police are lifting the fingerprints from 27 empty Corona beer bottles found in a park in Midwood, Brooklyn, in the hopes of locating a...

It’s My Opinion: Sensitivities

14 Tishri 5771 – September 21, 2010
A minister in Gainesville, Florida, recently caused a major uproar with his plan to burn a Koran on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Reverend Terry Jones' idea was met with wide-reaching condemnation.

Celebrating Social Security’s 75th Anniversary

9 Elul 5770 – August 18, 2010
This month Social Security, the most successful domestic program in our nation's history, celebrates its 75th anniversary. On August 14, 1935, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act. With one pen stroke he laid the foundation of modern American social policy. Today, millions of retirees live in dignity thanks to their monthly Social Security benefit payment.

Mourning The Gush Katif Expulsion

26 Tammuz 5770 – July 7, 2010
It is now five years since the mass expulsion of Jews from Gush Katif. The anniversary falls on Tisha B'Av, when we mourn the destruction of the first and second Temples in Jerusalem. We also mark the modern-day destruction of Jewish life.

Return to Dachau: A Unique Gathering (Part I)

Last March I received an invitation to the 65th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp. It was signed: KZ-Gedenkstätte Dachau."

It’s My Opinion: Celebrating Yom HaAtzmaut

7 Iyyar 5770 – April 21, 2010
Reading through one of our local Jewish newspapers, I was delighted to see a full-page advertisement publicizing a celebration for Yom HaAtzmaut, Israel Independence Day. The 62nd anniversary of the resurgence of the Jewish State is certainly worthy of a party. In fact, after 2,000 years of bloodstained exile, it is an incredible, modern-day wonder.

75th Anniversary Reunion

2 Nisan 5770 – March 17, 2010
Israel Independence Day is a national holiday in Israel. This year it falls on Tuesday, April 20th and is celebrated either publicly or within the family circle. The ceremonies begin eight days earlier with Holocaust Memorial Day. One week later, we commemorate Israel's fallen soldiers and terror victims on Memorial Day. As the sun sets, the national flag is raised from half-mast, the music begins to play, and the festivities begin in honor of Israel's 62nd anniversary.

A Spark Of Hope

19 Tishri 5770 – October 7, 2009
We sat down for the Shabbat meal at our friends' home in Yerushalayim. The table was beautifully set, but it was the centerpiece - a simple vase bursting with flowers - that caught my eye.

Not Exactly A Collector’s Item, But…

16 Sivan 5768 – June 18, 2008
As noted here last week, the Monitor is coming up on its tenth anniversary as a weekly column. The very first Monitor ran the week of July 3, 1998, and on the chance that some (a few?) readers might be interested in what the maiden voyage looked like, it appears below.

Birthright Trips For Non-Jews

25 Nisan 5768 – April 30, 2008
Israel is about to turn 60 and the silence, outside of the Jewish community, is deafening.

Sixty-Five Years Since The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

11 Nisan 5768 – April 16, 2008
In what has been one of the major memorial events in Poland commemorating WWII, Warsaw saw a gathering of world leaders this week at the 65th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

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