My own experiences within the shidduch system has caused me to question it considerably.
Tied as we are in Martin Luther King's 'single garment of destiny' where 'whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly,' courageous soldiers of the US military are forced to engage in war so that the rest of us might live in peace, to stain their hands so that our future might be clear. We do not gloat over the death of evil since its very existence must be mourned.
There is nothing beneficial that comes from suffering that could have not been achieved far more effectively through a positive means.
Peter Beinart and Jeffrey Goldberg maintain far-left sentiments on Israel, while others invest their lives in bringing people like Cory Booker closer to the Jewish community.
Yet the one thing I have always known, amid the hills and valleys of life: whether or not you succeed in your public endeavors, you cannot fail at your private commitments.
The gradual trickle of self-hatred into the Jewish soul is evidencing itself in the American Jewish public.
A few hours ago I lost my bid to unseat Congressman Bill Pascrell in New Jersey’s Ninth District. But thank G-d, I’m in a good place and miraculously in a good frame of mind. I’m writing this late at night to capture my thoughts and feelings after investing approximately seven months of my life in this endeavor.
I call on the President of the United States to employ his considerable mastery of words to take up the mantle of Martin Luther King and be a drum major for justice, a beacon for freedom. Sound the clarion call for liberty, Mr. President. Get off the damn fence and stand up for Arab life and liberty. Stop the slaughter in Syria.
Through the process of the ten plagues, the Jews saw the Egyptians for what they were, just another group of petrified humans.
In the time that I spent with Professor Benzion Netanyahu, I discerned a Jewish nationalist of phenomenal determination. Zionism was in his DNA and I have rarely met a more passionate Jewish patriot or a prouder Jew. He had a sweeping view of history and could clearly argue the precarious state of the Jewish people throughout time.
GoDaddy's Super Bowl spot was a disappointment for American culture and even more disappointing that it starred an Israeli icon.
What is better, a popular Israel riddled with dead Jews or an unpopular Israel filled with living ones?
When in 1948 President Harry Truman recognized the new Jewish State of Israel, Einstein declared it 'the fulfillment of our dream.'
Terrorists are not folks and Americans were not attacked but murdered in a despicable and cold-blooded act of terrorism.
The reaction to his statement has been illuminating as to the double standards that are often employed on matters relating to Israel.
Petraeus seems to have resigned over marital infidelity. And if so, did he have to leave his position? Why, because he displayed personal weakness? But this was a public, as opposed to a private, position. And years of counseling unfaithful husbands and wives has taught me that private failings do not necessarily indicate public faithlessness.
The central quality of leadership is not eloquence but moral courage, a preparedness to be hated in the pursuit what’s right.
So long as we obsess over abortion, gay marriage, and contraception to the exclusion of any other values, we cannot fix our problems.
Public relations is nearly the whole ball game and we Jews have lost the battle not just in modern times with Israel but throughout a long and tragic history
Penn managed to sneak Ostreicher across a hostile border and into a safe and currently undisclosed location in the United States.
American Jews – especially those working on campus – don't accept that we have a battle on our hands.
City officials in Englewood are hampering the development of a synagogue, but were nowhere to be found in opposing Kaddafi and the Libyan Embassy in Englewood.
What business does the government have entering a church, synagogue, or mosque to legitimize or define the spiritual nature of a person's marriage? We are supposed to have separation of church and state in America. Far from harming religion, this change would encourage non-religious people to entertain the concept of how religion can enhance and enrich one’s life, and be an invitation to engage in further religious learning, traditions, communities, and beliefs.
Every September Ahmadinejad accomplishes the unique feat of calling for a new holocaust while simultaneously denying the original ever took place. And do you know what the Jews do about it? Nothing.
I can forgive Congressman Pascrell for his continued contempt toward me by refusing to address me directly or even mention me by name, even in his letter written in response to mine. But his attack against Israel cannot be similarly overlooked.
The delay allowed Assad to go on TV with Charlie Rose and come across as calm, measured, and reasonable.
The world and the United State continue to give Rouhani a pass.
Noone, least of all me, wants to see any Arab child suffer, God forbid.
Rabbi Schochet wrote the Johannesburg Beis Din: It is totally prohibited and unacceptable to hear someone like Boteach.
While Aref Assaf, President of the Arab American Forum in Paterson, New Jersey, might be forgiven for condemning my daughter’s service in the Israeli army, nothing can explain his defense of Congressman Bill Pascrell’s silence on the mass slaughter of Arabs in Syria.