I still recall every year on the fifth night of Chanukah as I distribute the “Chanukah gelt” to my own children, the happiness and contentment which filled me on that blissful night decades ago when our family burned the midnight Chanukah oil together with love and affection.
The lighting of the Chanukah candles which took place just minutes after the conclusion of his funeral was meaningful in that it represented the rekindling of that exact spiritual light which he infused in this world during his over 100 years of active service to Hashem and His people.
People ask if I’m worried about my son, a lone soldier in the Israeli army. Most of them don’t understand my answer: "All in all, I think he’s safer than he’s ever been"
What we have here is nothing short of an ongoing revolutionary change in the relationship between the United State of America and Israel.
The story of how a Baal Teshuva ended up in Yerushalayim when he was hoping to learn in Bavel--and gave thanks.
What effect do the proliferation of sex-scandals have on our culture? As with so many things, there’s good and there’s bad. The real question is: which outweighs the other?
Recently, while speaking to a group of US college students on their trip to Jerusalem, I wasn't surprised to hear that ALL had felt intimidated because of their faith--shouted down in class, embarrassed for wearing kippot
Ready for a great book? Recommended reading on democracy in the Arab world, the industry of lies against Israel, Zionism, anti-Semitism, settlements, and Haredi army service.
Anti-Balfour Declaration rally in London attended by a throng of propagandists and useful idiots.
The show (previously performed off-Broadway in NY) was, basically, 90 minutes of emotional blackmail played out in edited scenes from the young Rachel's diaries. The audience occasionally laughed at her. Did I mention it was DULL?
May the memories of all the holy 'Rachels' be a blessing for Jewish people the world over and combat the lies portrayed in the play based on a diary of a brain-washed activist named 'rachel'
To the players of the NFL: We fans should be ashamed for putting our admiration of your physical skills before what is morally right. But now you have gone too far. You have insulted our flag and all it represents
Aren’t there all types of danger to which we are exposing ourselves? Maybe; and indeed, as the last few days have shown, our lives are precarious to say the least and indeed, sometimes tragedy strikes and as we mentioned, we cannot understand why.
As much as I enjoyed listening to Springsteen while in a US college, I'm glad my sons, and the generations that follow them, will spend their formative years in a far more consequential pursuit--serving the Jewish people and Israel
The letter, coinciding with UN Secretary Guterres’ current visit to Israel, emands that the UN cease funding Israeli organizations that defend terrorists and their families in Israel’s Supreme Court.
Empathy and caring must be part and parcel of the encounter with inter-faith couples. However, that cannot come at the expense of the integrity of the Torah or of the Future of the Jewish People. Sometimes, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
To those who belittle what hassidim contribute to Israeli society, take a look back at the history books and remember that it was a hassidic rebbe who pioneered mass aliya.
The stores that closed on the night of Tisha b’Av did so out of love, not fear. They love their people and they closed to be part of the Jewish nation regardless of the loss of profit.
The new Israeli ''grocery bag tax'' law that went into effect in January, is flawed...it doesn't cover Judea and Samaria. And, Jews in Judea...
Is there a future for non-Orthodox American Jewry? The study found besides Orthodoxy, fewer Jews are getting married, those marrying are marrying later and having fewer children and intermarriage rates are increasing.
When Uri Regev spins Rabbi Amar's statements to mean the Rabbi aspires to see all Reform Jews dead, he, too, is engaging in the same sort of grandiose and cynical populism of Korah.
The purpose of Kushner’s visit is to push Trump’s “ultimate deal” to broker Israel-Palestinian peace. To casual observers it appears that there is really momentum towards a peace deal but is there any REAL chance?
Never mind that North Korea is filled with North Koreans tortured, imprisoned, murdered, and kept in slave-like conditions. Warmbier had it coming.
The 6 Day War and the Reunification of Yerushalayim was marked, almost exclusively, in one of two ways. Those with a more Religious Zionist leaning, celebrated grandly; in the the "yeshivish olam," one was not even aware of the anniversary.
Having attended 100s of anti-Israel events throughout London and beyond for 10 years I have never been hit. I have been threatened repeatedly but never actually hit. Last night that changed at, of all my places, my alma mater.