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In 1925, the American Astronomer Edwin Hubble demonstrated (as an extension of Vesto Slipher’s discovery in 1918) that the universe was not static, it was expanding: every galaxy in the … more
The Torah uses two phrases several times to indicate a longer-range prediction or association of fact. One phrase is “ad hayom hazeh,” literally translated to mean “until this … more
Our parasha, Bo, tells the story of the Jewish people’s departure from Egypt: “It came to pass at the end of 430 years, and it came to pass in that very day, that all the legions of the … more
The term “blacklist” brings up memories of McCarthysim. But those on a new Israeli “blacklist,” who are to be blocked from entry to that country for promoting boycotts, are … more
Israeli security forces discovered and destroyed in a controlled detonation a bomb planted at Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus late Monday night. The bomb hidden in a cellphone was discovered during … more
West Hempstead teen Estee Ackerman was only 7 when she first picked up a table tennis paddle. She played the game with her older brother Akiva in the basement of her home. Now 16, Estee is competing … more
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited a museum in Lithuania commemorating Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who saved thousands of Jews from the Nazis during the Holocaust. Abe visited … more
JERUSALEM — Israelis love their tomatoes. They eat them whole, sliced, diced and cooked. Nearly half of Israelis, in a survey taken a couple years ago, said tomato is their favorite vegetable … more
  Challah is so important to Shabbos that, if a family cannot afford both wine and challah, the challah is considered the more important item. There are many commandments and customs … more
While  many people I know are all too excited to be the proud owners of upgraded technology that boasts the latest and the greatest, I’ve been indifferent. More than indifferent, actually. … more
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