Published December 03, 2013
In a time of need, Pope Francis has stepped up to underscore the unbreakable bond between Christians and Jews, and lauding the continued closeness of Jews to the Divine Will.
Published October 24, 2013
Last week, readers of the Algemeiner, a respected Jewish online newspaper, found two competing stories. One noted with pride about the fact that Israeli scientists were once again Nobel Prize winners. The other, described a South African University concert featuring Israeli saxophonist, Daniel Zamir, who was greeted by anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activists singing “dubula e juda” (“shoot the Jew”) and chanting “there is no such thing as Israel” and “Israel Apartheid”!
Published September 13, 2013
This Yom Kippur, when I hold up the mirror, there will be no clean slate.
Published September 04, 2013
On the anniversary of the creation of the world, Jews do not begin with a plea for our families’ good health and fortune, nor for Israel’s wellbeing. These are the words we say: “O Hashem our God, instill your awe upon all Your works, and Your fear and dread upon all you have created…”
Published August 19, 2013
On June 4, 2009, President Barack Obama made his historic "New Beginning" speech in Cairo, boldly seeking to harken a new day for the U.S. and the Muslim world. But all the high hopes and expectations have been swept aside by the roiling events in the Middle East.
Published August 02, 2013
Who doesn't want the inauguration of Iran's new President Hassan Rouhani, to mark a new era of "moderation"?
Published July 22, 2013
Whether an original copy of Oskar Schindler's list goes for $1 or $3 million, I beseech the new owner, not to lock it up in a vault.
Published May 23, 2013
The real battlefield today is the Internet’s dynamic world of social networking where the most popular technologies have been leveraged to provide unprecedented access to vast libraries of how-to-terrorism tutorials.
Published May 09, 2013
Scientist Stephen Hawking, who has visited Israel four times, has caved to the prevailing virulent anti-Israel orthodoxy among the United Kingdom’s elite and announced he’ll boycott a conference because of Palestinian protests.
Published April 10, 2013
Solemn ceremonies across the US and around the globe are taking place against the backdrop of two deeply troubling developments.