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Yoram Ettinger: Shavuot Guide for the Perplexed

3 Sivan 5772 – May 24, 2012
Shavuot is the holiday of the Torah, which impacted the US Constitution in particular and the state of Western morality, liberty, and democracy in general. Shavuot is celebrated by decorating homes and houses of worship with Land of Israel-related fruit, vegetables, herb and flowers, demonstrating the indigenous connection between the Torah of Israel, the People of Israel, and the Land of Israel.

King David Hotel Named One of World’s Top 100

10 Kislev 5772 – December 6, 2011
Jerusalem’s historic King David Hotel is being called one of the top 12 “iconic hotels” and one of the world’s best 100 by Fodor’s.

Caring For Bubbie – A Privilege

27 Sivan 5771 – June 29, 2011
Dear Rebbetzin Jungreis: My mother lives with me and needs a great deal of attention, as do my four children. It seems as if everyone is pulling at me at once, and I don't know in which direction to turn first. All this stress has definitely affected my mental and physical health. I suffer from backaches and stomach trouble and lack the patience necessary to be a good wife and mother.

The Sprouting Of Mashiach

7 Shevat 5771 – January 12, 2011
What is it about Tu B'Shevat?There are four "Roshei Hashanah." The First of Tishrei we all know about. That is the day we blow the shofar.The First of Nissan and the First of Elul come and go in our times without much notice.

Pieter Lastman’s David And Uriah Paintings

18 Sivan 5769 – June 10, 2009
In one of the most complex and controversial of biblical narratives, the book of 2 Samuel recounts an almost operatic moment in which Uriah the Hittite, husband of Batsheva, was instructed by King David to unknowingly carry his own death sentence to the Jewish general Yoav (Joab). Had Uriah betrayed his king's confidence and opened the letter, he could have surely have escaped death.

Pieter Lastman’s David And Uriah Paintings

In one of the most complex and controversial of biblical narratives, the book of 2 Samuel recounts an almost operatic moment in which Uriah the Hittite, husband of Batsheva, was instructed by King David to unknowingly carry his own death sentence to the Jewish general Yoav (Joab). Had Uriah betrayed his king's confidence and opened the letter, he could have surely have escaped death.

A Regal Silhouette: King David The Musical

1 Sivan 5768 – June 4, 2008
Light and shadow typically assume moral implications in literature, where light is often divine and dark symbolizes the unknown and the scary.

Nitzevet, Mother Of King David: A Bold Voice Of Silence

4 Sivan 5766 – May 31, 2006
Shavuot marks the birthday of King David and for this reason it is customary in many communities to read Megillat Ruth since Ruth was his great-grandmother.

Letters To The Editor

25 Tevet 5766 – January 25, 2006
Not Convinced By Plaut I always enjoy Steven Plaut's articles in The Jewish Press and until last week ("Israel's Plague of Conspiracism," front-page essay)...

Where There’s Life, There Is Hope

26 Adar II 5765 – April 6, 2005
You would have to be hiding under a rock to be unaware of the sad and drawn-out death of a severely brain damaged woman called Terri Schiavo, whose husband and legal guardian made the decision to have her life-sustaining feeding tube removed.

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