This is the true meaning of the time of Sefirah: when one good Jew can be tempted into smearing another good Jew in the heat of the moment.
"It couldn't possibly happen here" is probably the most notorious comforting line spoken by Jews since the first Pharaonic policeman entered the first Israelite hut demanding to be handed the newborn Jewish male child to be drowned in the Nile.
Thrall can be counted on to produce, on demand, the usual anti-Israel screed that has long been norm at the Times. But Thrall outdoes himself this time.
When Jewish power and influence are used in the cause of peace and justice -- as it is today -- there is nothing to be ashamed of. It should be a source of pride.
History has proven that Jews need more power and influence than other groups to secure their safety. During the 1930s and early 1940s, Jews had morality on their side, but they lacked the power and influence to save six million of their brothers and sisters from systematic murder.
Following the media storm caused by the top-model, the Hasbara activist reports to “Mida”: “The current government invested in the Arab sector. Many think like me but they do not have the courage to tell the truth”.
The Golden Gate is part of the eastern wall of the Temple Mount. It consists of two bricked-up openings. The Gate of Mercy is the sole gate within the wall directly leading to the Temple Mount.
Booker wants to have his cake and eat it, too. He wishes to appease far-Left anti-Israel activists yet is mindful that pro-Israel contributors have been his biggest financial backers, he deflects criticism by using the “Torah thoughts” to demonstrate his kinship before Jewish audiences. However, repeating Hebrew verses I practiced with him is no substitute to standing with Israel against the genocidal onslaught from Hamas, Hezbollah and Iran.
it’s all actually much more expensive than it appears to wage a war of terror--$ that could have gone to some state-of-the-art hospitals. So don't come crying that you 'need medical treatment'
VERY IMPORTANT READ: I refuse to submit a picture of my daughter for shidduchim, and I ask others to join me. I can’t do this alone. I call upon mothers and fathers to stand with me. If you have a daughter in shidduchim, don’t provide a picture. If you have a son, tell the other party that you do not want to see a picture.
The reality is that Israeli Arabs have more rights than Arabs anywhere in the Muslim world. They vote freely, have their own political parties, speak openly against the Israeli government and are beneficiaries of affirmative action in Israeli universities. She says there are "streets for Jews only," which is a categorical lie.
When the Ottoman rule ended, there was no Palestinian national identity or political borders. It was all made up later. Arabs themselves say so, but the west isn’t listening
We questioned if they are still considered Kedoshim, we questioned how we should respond; however, no one questioned the possibility that the Bris was fabricated and false!
The logic behind the Felder amendment goes something like this: Students studying Talmud for many hours a day learn to think critically by means of a rabbinic version of the Socratic method and therefore don’t need to spend much time studying math, science, history, and other secular subjects.
To blame Trump for a terrorist attack on a synagogue is not only inaccurate, it’s partisan hackery at its finest
American Jews and their leaders, except for the Orthodox, have distanced themselves from their Jewish identity.
The 25th anniversary of the disastrous Oslo Accords falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur – a most fitting time to reflect on its legacy.
Ronald Lauder’s position is stale, irrelevant, and not reflective of today’s reality.
The LGBTQ community’s claim that they are being “prevented” from becoming parents is simply untrue.
While People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has no problem comparing meat-eaters to Nazis in their “Holocaust in your plate” campaign, it refuses to condemn Hamas for burning animals and using them as weapons of war.
Rational discussion of the halakha of abortions> Judaism IS pro-life, despite what some may claim.
The community’s traditional culture and clan-based lifestyle will be fully protected and insulated from outside influences in a location only four miles away that provides electricity, running water, a government-built school and many other basic modern “conveniences.”
Baruch Marzel mocks Israel's responses to Gazan terror, and provides two "complicated" solutions of his own.
Nine miles wide. It would take an Arab-tank column a matter of minutes to cut Israel in two.
WaPo made an unequivocally intellectually honest attempt to examine the issue of Palestinian terror funding and Netanyahu was inaccurate.
Without fanfare or public announcements, the Israeli government has been quietly using laws available to them to create a de facto change on the ground within communities beyond the “green line.”
There was never a sovereign country called "Palestine" matching the maps that Abbas and Fatah like to parade around.
The reported plan amounts to Israel giving up tangible land and sovereignty in return for empty promises, and entails the establishment of a terror regime in Israel’s heartland. Worse, as previously demonstrated, there is no way such a state could be demilitarized. No sovereign state has previously either agreed to, or been successfully compelled to, demilitarize; nor could this be enforced.
No organization (i.e.the OU) can excommunicate anyone. It does not, however, mean that our communities lack organizing principles. Those principles operate based on individual choice. People effectively expel synagogues not compliant with mainstream halacha.