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For the second time in 20 years, France basked in the accomplishment of winning the World Cup with a team whose diversity was as much a symbol of national unity as the creative brand of soccer they … more
Zionism: A political movement, to establish a political and geographic nation-state for the Jewish people in their ancestral homeland. Last week, the Israeli Knesset passed the 15th Basic Law. … more
Fruit has always been part of a healthy Jewish diet, and all those mentioned in Genesis and beyond are still around today. Thanks to interstate and international commerce, we can get fruits from … more
JERUSALEM — Hello from Jerusalem! I am thrilled to take up the original dateline of my column, a continuation of my father’s View From Jerusalem from the 1970s and 1980s. The last time … more
Reading the transcript of the debate that took place in the Irish Senate on July 11 before that body voted, by 25-20, to criminalize commercial relations with Jewish communities … more
Seventy-one years ago, this week, on July 17, 1947, a rickety old steamship named the President Warfield was renamed Exodus 1947. It was closely trailed by three British navy ships, but that … more
This week, the saddest on the Jewish calendar, I feature as my guest columnist Rabbi Jeremy Rosen of the Persian Jewish Community of Manhattan. Rabbi Rosen is a graduate of Cambridge University … more
In the first mishnah of Pirkei Avot, our Sages teach that the Torah was given to us by Hashem along with the Oral Law: “Moshe received the Torah at Sinai, transmitted it to Yehoshua, who did in … more
Why were our Temples in ancient Jerusalem destroyed? Jewish tradition offers answers. The first Temple was destroyed in 586 BCE by the Babylonians, because of the sins of the people of Israel. The … more
In his effort to transmit a lasting imprint on the generation entering the Promised Land, Moshe reminds them of some of the events that defined their nationhood. Among these was the episode of the … more
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