‘Love Truth And Peace’: The Story Behind The Page 1 Artwork

Through her work "The Divine Within," artist Shira Gabriela highlights a literary parallel that exists between Megillat Esther and the Book of Zechariah.

‘Truth Is Not A Political Position’: An Interview with ZOA National President Morton Klein

I didn’t want to run, but I campaigned as if I did because I don’t know any other way to do things except with my whole heart and soul.

80 Minutes With Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett

At a pace of about once every two weeks, we thwart a specific terror attack somewhere in the world. So people tend to be thankful about that.

‘A Brand Plucked From The Fire’: An Interview with Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael...

You rarely hear any of the extreme anti-Israel rhetoric that has become so widespread in other European countries.

Matisyahu: The Man, His Music, His Following

In late August, Jewish music sensation and Shlomo Carlebach/Bob Marley hybrid Matisyahu released "Light," his third album. Having enjoyed his first two albums immensely, and already humming some of Matisyahu's new tracks, I began to wax philosophical while listening to his newest compilation. I asked myself: Can we define ourselves by what we think of Matisyahu and his music?

Moshe Arens: Product of a ‘Proud Generation’

In the image of his ideological mentor, Ze’ev Jabotinsky, the Latvia-born Israeli became a pillar of professional and political achievement—a voice of reason during the crucial development of the Jewish state.

Broadcasting Torah: An Interview With Israeli Journalist Sivan Rahav-Meir

People want to know about their Jewish identity. And I don’t think you can have a Jewish democratic state without Judaism. It won’t work.

Paving A Path Through Song – And A Podcast

Instead of choosing to hide her pain, Franciska took a difficult situation and found a way to shine a light on it to help women seeking to find solace within their hardest moments.

Bnei Brak: A City Worth Building For

"If I want to just be a good mayor, I could fix the roads and pick up the garbage," says Yakov Asher, the new mayor of Bnei Brak, Israel, in an exclusive interview at the editorial offices of The Jewish Press. "But there's so much more we can do."

Combatting Terrorism Across The Globe

I had no control over what happened to me that day, but I do have control over how I live my life going forward.

Gerda Valentiner Of Denmark

The country of Denmark has the rare distinction of being the only occupied country in Europe to defy the Nazi regime’s attempt to deport its Jewish citizens, and, in fact, saved 99% of them.

‘Dead’ Mitzvah Acquires New Life

Techeles, the blue strings the Torah requires Jews to wear on their ritual tzitzis garments, has long been thought of as a "dead" mitzvah. Sometime in the 7th century apparently (possibly due to the Arab conquest of Israel) Jews stopped producing techeles strings and the identity of the chilazon, from which the blue dye originates, was subsequently lost.

On The Bookshelf

I would suggest they read about Jewish history.

What Happened In Benghazi On September 11, 2012? – An Interview with Editor/Researcher Joshua...

Another thing they have been covering up is the nature of the building that was attacked. To this day people refer to it as a consulate or an embassy, but it wasn’t.

Clarity, Choice And Change The Journey And Impact Of Rachel Factor

Thousands of women and girls who have heard Rachel Factor's story have been inspired.

Notorious Jewish Mobster’s Death Still Raising Questions

"I never met anybody who thought Abe went out that window because he wanted to," said mob informant Joseph Valachi about Abe Reles's fatal five-story plunge on November 12, 1941.

Building And Rebuilding Herself

While really experiencing the Land of Israel for the first time at 17, Kowalsky recalls that “Everything about it was wow!”

The Book You Must Read

How do you capture the essence of a larger-than-life person?

Forester-For-A-Day: KKL-JNF Involves Citizens in Maintaining Israeli Forests

KKL-JNF's ( Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael- Jewish National Fund) “Forester For a Day” program is a new ecological initiative that offers visitors a unique opportunity to assist in maintaining Israel's forests, prevent forest fires and promote an overall atmosphere of environmental awareness. The Jewish Press sat down with Revital Ovadia, the program's coordinator to find out more.

Has The Congressional Hearing on Antisemitism Woken People Up?

I was surprised that the university presidents did such a poor job of responding to questions that should not have been so difficult for them to answer.

Israeli Basketball Star Doron Sheffer Tells Of Return To Judaism

JERUSALEM - Doron Sheffer, 37, one of Israel's greatest basketball players, shared his story of return to religious observance with a group of Jewish educators.

Team Izzy Continues To Fight

We continue to live by the mantra that the G-d who split the sea, enabling 600,000 Jews to escape the shackles of the slavery, can most certainly opt to spare the life of a single terminally ill 3-year-old child, if He so desires.

Translating One Classic After Another – For 40 Years: An Interview with Eliyahu Munk

A fascinating interview with the esteemed and prolific translator 96 year-old Eliyahu Munk.

Remembering Rabbi Pesach Oratz

Klal Yisrael lost a premier mechanech this past erev Rosh Hashanahwith the sudden passing of Rabbi Pesach Oratz, z"l. Rabbi Oratz's career in Jewish education spanned close to six decades, over which time he taught tens of thousands of students. One of the things that made Rabbi Oratz unique was the range of topics and of students that he taught.

Can A Great-Grandmother Serve In The IDF?

Only after Perrie has extracted my entire family history does she begin to share her own story.

Making Kiruv Last Forever

As a resident of Kew Gardens Hills, Queens, I see them quite often. They are led into the local batei medrash or shul by...

Dr. Lander Remembered

To commemorate the shloshim of Touro College founder and president, Dr. Bernard Lander, z"l, some of his friends and colleagues shared their memories of him with The Jewish Press. Here are their thoughts:

Is American Greatness Built On Jewish Ideas? An Interview with Rabbi Dr. Mitchell Rocklin

As a chaplain in the army, I have met countless Christians who quote the verse from Lech Lecha to me, “And I [G-d] will bless those who bless you..."

Fleisher on ShalomTV: ‘Let’s Not Live in Fear, Let’s Live in Reality.’

Yishai Fleisher, managing editor of JewishPress.com, appeared on L’Chaim, a show that has been running on ShalomTV for years. “Fear is everywhere,” he told the interviewer, Rabbi Mark Golub. “People go silent when I talk about fear because they realize how much fear they live with…we need to be proud.”

The Palestinian Arabs Are “Open” — But Not To Compromise

To the Arabs, there is nothing magical about the lines drawn in the 1948-49 map. Those borders do not matter. The land is completely Muslim.

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