We felt that to discover ourselves we had to leave home, our families, our attachments to our professions. Like Avraham Avinu leaving his birthplace … almost erasing personal history in order to really discover oneself.
The criminologist and former Knesset member has spent decades researching the psychology of suicide bombers and their handlers, including one-on-one talks with senior Hamas figures such as the terror group’s founder, Ahmed Yassin. “There's no potential of rehabilitating them because, from their perspective, they didn't do anything wrong,” she says.
Yom Kippur is my favorite day of the year. I call it the ultimate free lunch, because when you ‘show up’ – attitudinally – you are guaranteed some degree of atonement and reconnection with G-d.
Dr. Ali Al Nuaimi, chairman of Defense, Interior and Foreign Affairs Committee at the UAE Federal National Council, in a special interview marking the one-year anniversary of the Abraham Accords.
I asked if they could bring us some food. They gave us a few grapes, apples and crackers. So we did the Kiddush over grapes and the Motzi over some crackers.
“Yes. You have to realize that Jackie’s father was one of the gedolim of the last generation, on the level of Rav Moshe himself!” Rav Singer stressed. While some may be tickled at such information, I could not help but feel a tinge of melancholy.
When you’re in crisis mode, Jews have to put their differences aside. Unfortunately, both the Democrats and Republicans have weaponized the political discourse.
You would not find a single person in government telling Muslims not to wear their clothing or a hijab and if you did, they would be called an Islamophobe…. Instead of standing against evil, you have suppression of Jewish identity.’
From that time on, I always found myself in the company of Jewish people.
A Q&A with Dov Lipman, a Voice for Anglos in Israel
What differentiates us is that we include everybody – men, women, Jewish and non-Jewish alike – whereas the other Hatzalah groups are composed of Jewish men, in many communities ultra-Orthodox men only.
A Holocaust doesn’t just happen one, two, three. A Holocaust doesn’t begin with Auschwitz. It ends there!
Former Ambassador David Friedman: ‘Trump Administration Would Have Given Israel Free Reign to Defend...
"By putting a consulate in Jerusalem and signaling a separate mission and a separate capital to another country, you are essentially dividing Jerusalem," said Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman
Xi Jinping was pressuring countries not to impose travel restrictions and quarantines on people arriving from China while he was locking down his own country.
In terms of previous generations: Gender roles were far more defined in previous generations and people had much simpler expectations and thus were able to tolerate things to a much greater extent.
Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis made history as the first-ever Israeli woman appointed to be the sole rabbinic leader of an Orthodox synagogue, the Shirat Hatamar congregation in Efrat.
Professor Stephen Jay Gould of Harvard University has written, “We are an improbable and fragile entity…the result of a staggeringly improbable series of events.… It fills us with amazement that human beings exist at all.”
The death in Jerusalem of the 86-year-old leader has robbed the Jewish world of one of its towering figures at a time when it is particularly ill-equipped for such a loss.
There was a picture of Herzl on his wall along with pictures of his father and the Vilna Gaon and Baal HaTanya.
There are more people in downtown Buffalo at night than there are in Times Square.
In an exclusive interview, Jonathan Pollard describes coming home to Israel after decades in prison in the United States.
The Sefer Chassidim says that a person is supposed to conduct himself with a non-Jew the same way he conducts himself with a Jew.
“These deals are complex and take a great deal of time, but any one thing could spark the right opportunity for a deal to actually be announced and quickly consummated, as we have seen,” said former White House special envoy Jason Greenblatt.
MK Bezalel Smotrich sat down with Rabbi Sholom Gold and Rabbi Meyer Fendel to discuss the different needs of Olim in Israel. Rabbi Gold and Rabbi Fendel are both Olim themselves who have established Jewish communities throughout the world.
We said it's crazy to underwrite the Palestinian Authority and send American taxpayer money there while they’re threatening Israel. It’s not only immoral; it violates the Taylor Force Act.
In one case, a father threatened to take violent revenge on the local authorities, and the next day, his child, who had supposedly died, was returned.
I started reading and learning and collecting, and now I have over, I’d say, about 10,000 items – all kept very neatly in one room in my house. And to this day, all these years later, it’s still a thrill for me.
One of the last Jewish artifacts to be spirited out of the Jewish Quarter before its fall in the 1948 War of Independence was a wrapped bag containing the remnants of Rav Nachman’s chair.
I don’t think cancel culture is healthy for anyone. I mean, you look at someone the wrong way and you get canceled.
How long must Jews be second class citizens in our own Jewish homeland?