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Three thousand years ago, King Solomon wrote in the book of Kohelet (Ecclesiastes) that there is a time and a season for everything under the sun. “A time to sing, and a time to dance, a … more
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about transitions and destinations. Perhaps it’s because in childhood, at precisely this time of year, my friends and I would relish the approach of … more
On May 10, Saudi journalist Abdelhameed al-Ghoban gave an interview to the BBC in Arabic. His remarks, which were translated by MEMRI, were devoid of nuance. “Today, the public is … more
The parsha of Bamidbar is generally read on the Shabbat before Shavuot, z’man matan torateinu, the time of the giving of our law, the revelation at Sinai. The Sages, believing that nothing … more
Chazal’s name for the fourth book of the Torah is Sefer HaPekudim, the Book of the Counting. Little wonder, then, that it has been given the English title, “Numbers.” The … more
All of Europe’s nationalist movements share a common element: a sense of historic victimhood that provides the moral grounding for these various national causes. But very few of these … more
A Scottsdale Community College professor opines that Islam is not a religion of peace and to prove him wrong, some Muslim students and their sympathizers threaten him with violence. The … more
Alan Gerber is recovering and will, B”H, return with new material soon. Please pray for a refuah shlema for Avraham ben Mindel. —The Editor This column originally appeared in … more
Jewish colleges and universities and departments of Jewish studies may be guided by the core values of traditional religious texts, but their specific tools for survival in the post-COVID-19 era … more
A young Israeli soldier, Amit Ben-Yigal, was stoned to death last week by Palestinian Arab terrorists. The response of the American Jewish left was appalling. And the response of the rest of … more
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