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Aug 11, 2016, 8:36 PM
Elie Wiesel and the Meaning of Tisha B’Av
Last month, the Jewish world lost an icon. An inspiration of mine, Elie Wiesel epitomized tolerance especially as someone who survived its opposite. This month, Jews will be observing the fast of Tisha B’Av to commemorate Jewish history’s tragedies...
Aug 8, 2015, 1:08 AM
Does Schumer’s Vote Really Matter?
In a statement on the blog-publishing platform Medium, New York Senator Chuck Schumer announced Thursday evening he will oppose the Iran deal in September when Congress resumes from summer recess. Though his vote has been touted as influential and...
Mar 31, 2015, 6:14 PM
Chamberlain v. Churchill: Round Two
The recent circus of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress warning of what a deal with Iran regarding its nuclear weapons program would entail is a flashback to 1938. Today’s leaders, President Barack Obama and PM Netanyahu,...
Dec 11, 2014, 8:14 PM
Why George Santayana Is Partially Correct
Inscribed on a plaque at the Auschwitz concentration camp is a quotation from Harvard scholar George Santayana: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” This is a partially correct statement. Society can remember the past,...
Oct 23, 2014, 7:29 AM
Chaim Peri: Making a Difference For Israel’s Children
Israel is known to be a special country. Inside that special country is a special place: Yemin Orde. Although I have written about Yemin Orde and my visit there this past summer, the youth village is in the news....
Oct 16, 2014, 12:59 AM
Current Modern Orthodox World In Perspective
The news of Rabbi Dr. Barry Freundel of Kesher Israel in Washington, DC arrested for voyeurism is a shock to the Modern Orthodox world. As one of the leading rabbis for Modern Orthodoxy, being on the board of the...
Oct 8, 2014, 11:22 PM
BDS: Does It Matter?
This past summer Steve Wozniak announced a new Apple Inc. office in Herziliya, Israel. Superstar musicians, such as Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, and KISS, performed in Tel Aviv in September. This month, 350 anthropologists from universities, such as Harvard,...
Sep 22, 2014, 8:34 AM
Mark Dunec: Only Jewish Candidate
His campaign video, “What Does Mark Dunec Stand For?,” begins with the only Jewish candidate in New Jersey running for Congress answering, “one heart and one nation.” An Orthodox Jew, Dunec is running against 10-term Republican Representative Rodney Frelinghuysen. On...
Sep 14, 2014, 9:30 AM
Going Gaga For Israel
On September 13, superstar singer Lady Gaga performed a sold-out concert at Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv. Not everyone may be a fan of her, but there is a vital reason to care. She defied the bigotry against Israel....
Sep 7, 2014, 8:17 AM
Visiting Yemin Orde: A United Diverse Village
KIRYAT GAT, ISRAEL- Sometimes life is taken for granted. We have parents to hug and kiss. We have a house to sleep in and feel comfortable. We have our communities with which we interact. Some of our communities consist...
Jackson Richman is a student at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Former fellow at The Weekly Standard. Once shadowed at the Jerusalem Post.