Germany has just raised the level of representation of the PA/PLO delegation in Berlin to "Diplomatic Mission" headed by an Ambassador. This was announced...
There is nothing as certain as death and taxes, so the saying goes. Almost equally certain is the phenomenon of the living trying to avoid or evade taxes.
Freedom is not free. There is a price to pay.
When God spared the Jews from the death of the firstborn, the price was and still is that all firstborns, bechorot, belong to God. “On the day that I struck down every firstborn in the land of Egypt, I sanctified every firstborn in Israel for Myself, from man to beast they shall be Mine.”
Much of the world is getting ready to recognize a Palestinian state. The U.S. says it will veto any such measure in the Security Council. Other countries are going ahead with plans to vote for "Palestine" in the General Assembly - to grant "Palestine" embassy space, formal recognition, etc.
Full gas in neutral. With nearly built-in enmity on the part of the U.S. to the most basic Israeli positions regarding Jerusalem, it is no wonder our efforts to keep Jerusalem continue to run up against so many obstacles.
One of the aspects of the biblical construction narratives - both those about the Tabernacle in the wilderness in Exodus, and in 1 Kings about Solomon's Temple in the Holy Land - that most troubled and confused me when I was young was the aesthetic status of the structures.
"Pluralism" has a reassuring tone. "Live and let live," people tell each other, and many religious groups - including Orthodox Jews - have flourished in America as a result.
In my previous column, I wrote that helping to foster a positive self-image in one's children is the greatest gift parents can give them. Similarly, self-like (not to be confused with narcissistic self-worship) is a key component in having a successful life.
Dedicated to my three teenagers
JERUSALEM - After months of denials, the status of Jerusalem is on the table in Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.
If you were to stare evil in the eye, what would you see? What would be its character traits? What would form its origins?
My daughter in-law was a guest at a recent brunch/fundraiser for women only, during which the guest speaker spoke about the number one topic that seems to be on everyone's minds - shidduchim.
Question: Has it been difficult adjusting to American life as a Jewish immigrant?
Just days ago, the question, "How is this night different from all others?" was asked at Pesach tables around the world.
Hair in Judaism carries multiple connotations. It is distracting and narcissistic, as when Joseph "plays with his hair" too much and finds his jail sentence under Potifar extended for his vanity.
On August 26, 1827, Tsar Nicholas I published the Recruitment Decree calling for conscription of Jewish boys between the ages of twelve and twenty-five.
President Bush's choice of Rudy Giuliani to head the United States delegation to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's first-ever conference on anti-Semitism was an inspired one.
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