The Jewish Underground, The Jewish Press, And Little Old Me

They succeeded in planting a car bomb that blew the legs off the mayor of Shechem, who had vowed to dance on Jewish graves and chase the settlers out of the land.

Parshat Eikev

Leaders on all levels must pay careful attention to the commander's intent as a misunderstanding can result in terrible consequences.

Is It Proper…? Should a person avoid the company of someone who constantly swears...

Should a person avoid the company of someone who constantly swears but is otherwise a decent fellow?

The Hard Democrat Left And The Shifting Sen. Gillibrand

President Trump and his UN ambassador, Nikki Haley, may be slowly moving the UN in a different direction, but the problem still looms.

Parisian Chic For Every Day

I design the same way songwriters write songs about their current mood. Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life.

Q & A: Moses, The Haggadah, And Yetziat Mitzrayim (Part II)

Question: First, why aren’t we obligated to recite Shema on Pesach night? Second, why doesn’t the Haggadah mention Moses, who was instrumental in rescuing us from Egypt and was the greatest Jew of all time? Zvi Kirschner

Jerusalem of Gold and Metal

The new homes that are being built daily and the new roads that are being paved are all part of the final salvation of the Jewish people.

What Should We Do This Elul?

Elul, as the last month of the year, is a time to show Hashem that we are ending the year with the same hopes and aspirations we had in the beginning of the year, putting our best foot forward before the Day of Judgment.

Why Were The Menorah’s Goblets Upside Down?

Whatever the case may be: Why would the goblets have been upside down?

Stay Focused – A Tip From Angels

If we are learning Torah at a particular moment, then that is our mission at that moment, without allowance for any distractions.

Madame Justice In-Waiting

These days conservatives want courts to merely determine what provisions of the Constitution and statutes require – that is, deduce the plain meaning of legislative policy choices, with the president enforcing them.

We Always Have a Choice

Every person has the free will to use his traits to become a tzaddik or a rasha.

Leading To Another Mitzvah

The Gur Aryeh, Devarim 22:9, holds that when a mitzvah is done, the mitzvah that follows is similar to the original mitzvah.

They Had A Dream: An Interview with Rabbi Kalman Samuels, Founder of Shalva

It was a family project from the beginning, and our children helped out as Shalva counselors – doing music, art, and caring for the other children. We couldn’t have done it without them.

Can Technology Cure Alzheimer’s?

In a pre-clinical trial, researchers discovered that electromagnetic impulses to stimulate memory and cognitive function prevented memory impairment in young mice and reversed memory impairment in aged mice.

The Wedding

She was finally there, watching her son get married. Eva kept telling herself, one day also Nachum will return to me and I will tell him that I was there for him.

Dear Dr. Yael

She seems to be feeling overworked and overwhelmed, and unfortunately appears to be taking it out on you.

The Last 7 Days in Israel

In truth, it's been known for a while that Israel and the UAE did things together, quietly. UAE even has a small, but active, Jewish community.

Pesto Pappardelle with Blistered Tomatoes and Salmon

There is something so comforting about a bowl of warm pesto-laden pasta with perfectly cooked salmon on a cold winter night.

Can You Take Advantage Of A Store’s Mistake?

When there is an apparent mistake, there is a mitzvah of hashavas aveidah to alert the store manager or staff to the error.

Sheldon Adelson, Ob”m

He was also a strong supporter of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the agenda of Israel’s right-wing parties on issues related to settlements and the Palestinians.

Two Words, Two Worlds

Hakarat Hatov – which means gratitude, is one of the biggest actions we can take to please Hashem.

Freedom Of The Press And Constructive Lashon Hara

If a person who is asked about someone remains silent because he doesn’t know with certainty that a certain rumor is true, the questioner understands from his silence that there is room for concern.

Whom Should He Pay First?

But would that be fair to the other person? Eli asked. You asked me first for payment, but he lent me first and he might ask me soon to pay him back.

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