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‘Cultural Intifada’ As Artists, Celebrities Cancel Israel Plans

JERUSALEM - Actress Meg Ryan's decision to cancel her appearance at this week's Jerusalem Film Festival didn't garner the same attention in Israel as British rocker Elvis Costello's nixing his Israel concert this spring.

‘The World Is Crazy And Netanyahu’s Under A Lot Of Pressure’: An interview with...

With the influence of news writers almost rivaling that of newsmakers, especially in the Middle East, Gil Hoffman has a pivotal position as chief political correspondent and analyst for the Jerusalem Post. Hoffman is closely connected with both Israeli and Palestinian leaders, has interviewed every major figure across the Israeli political spectrum, and is a regular analyst on CNN, Al Jazeera and other news outlets.

‘We Can Manage With The Palestinians If The Americans Don’t Interfere’: An Interview with...

As the son of former Lehi leader Israel Eldad, Knesset Member Dr. Aryeh Eldad (National Union) is no newcomer to Israel's political wars.

Indifference: The New Work Ethic

Consumers beware: Shopping, gift-giving, vacationing, even making money may be hazardous to your health. Indulging in what should be routine activities can - due to a seeming epidemic of "who cares?" - induce extreme frustration, stress and anxiety, causing your blood pressure readings to be more like those of a thermometer just pulled out of a feverish child. Way too high.

For The Sake Of Jerusalem

Jerusalem, as it has so many times in the past, is today occupying center stage in the world theater. Once again the City of David is under siege. Not by an invading army, but by pressure exerted by nations to relinquish Israeli sovereignty over Jewry's eternal capital.

A Doctor’s Perspective

Dear Ann, I have been re-reading one of your columns (Dealing with the System, December 19, 2008), and I think a number of the points you made need clarification, and others I feel are misleading.

Can Too Much ‘Pressure’ Turn You Into An Ostrich?

In my case, the answer to the above question is, "Yes, too much pressure (in my case blood pressure) led me to indulge in not so smart (actually stupid) "avoidance" behavior.

Parental Paradox

One of the reasons that parenting is so difficult is because parents are caught in a paradoxical situation. What every child wants most is to be loved as he is. However, the parent (horeh) is also a teacher (moreh), which comes from the word hora'ah - instruction. A teacher's job is to civilize the child, instill values, shape attitudes and correct negative behavior. We can't let our children go out into the world as pampered slobs or short-tempered bullies. We want them to be hard working, reliable, thrifty, considerate, patient and organized.

Chocolate Can Reduce Blood Pressure

Here is some good and bad news for choco­holics. The good news is that dark chocolate can lower your blood pressure; the bad news is that only a very small amount of dark chocolate is needed.

Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

Question: Are the constant increases in yeshiva tuition justified? Can anything be done to alleviate the financial pressure on parents?

Free Them Now: Rallying For Israeli POWs

Last year thousands of people publicly protested the kidnapping of three Israeli soldiers - Cpl. Gilad Shalit, Master Sergeant Ehud Goldwasser and First Sergeant Eldad Regev - by Hamas and Hizbullah terrorists.

Midtown Manhattan

Question: Many people feel George W. Bush is the most pro-Israel president the country's had in a long time. Agree?

Helping Yourself Get Inscribed In The Book Of Life

The Days of Awe are quickly approaching, a time that we focus on what the future will hold for our families and us.

Israel Needs A Non-Jewish Prime Minister

While serving as rabbi at Oxford University, I befriended a young African-American Rhodes scholar by the name of Cory Booker who became like a brother to me.

Stupidity

While recently riding on a private local bus, I couldn't help but overhear two elderly, balbatish ladies talking.

Letters To The Editor

Best Of Times, Worst Of TimesThis November, American Jews have an extra reason for thanksgiving as we happily participate in numerous celebratory events to...

Coping With Depression – The Holistic Alternative

Last week I wrote about well spouses who eventually chose to get a physicians help with the problems they were having coping, with their partners' chronic illness.

Yeshiva Pressure – At What Price? (Continued)

In last week's column I published a letter from a mother who was concerned about the school pressures with which her 14-year-old yeshiva student son had to contend.

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