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Sharona Margolin Halickman
Nov 30, 2018, 2:12 PM
November 29th should not be taken for granted
We are told at the beginning of Parshat Vayeshev (Breisheet 37:1) “Yaakov settled in the land of his father’s residence, in the Land of C’naan.” Don’t we already know from Parshat Vayishlach that Yaakov and his family returned to...
Nov 9, 2018, 6:14 AM
100 Years Later, the Armistice Still Echoes
Sunday, November 11, marks the 100th anniversary of one of the seminal moments in World history. At 11:00 am local time on the eleventh day of the 11th month in 1918, an Armistice ended World War I. After four years...
Nov 6, 2018, 1:13 PM
101st Anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba
Israel is a land filled with history that goes back to the time of Abraham. Wars have been fought, lives lost, and it is still a land of conflict. Yesterday’s enemies have become today's friends. October 31, 2018 marked the...
Oct 26, 2018, 10:27 PM
The Consistency of Inconsistency: The American G.A. and Israel
The underwear was showing. No one was embarrassed. Everyone complained. No one was happy. The General Assembly of American Jewish Federations met in Tel Aviv. Americans blamed Israelis and Israelis blamed Americans. The divide was moderated by those who held...
Roger M. Kaye
Oct 16, 2018, 7:10 PM
You can’t put your muck in our dustbin
I was intrigued by a recent headline in the Telegraph. “Michael Gove: Let homeowners take home reusable rubbish found at council dumps” (7 OCTOBER 2018). Currently, many local authorities in England ban people from taking away anything from their tips....
Jose Eriel Muniz Gomez
Sep 9, 2018, 1:29 AM
MYTH: Israel was created by displacing Palestinians
In 1947, the British--like they did in many of their colonies-- lowered their flag from the British Mandate of Palestine, closed their military bases and went home. This tendency of theirs explains why today they enjoy the "privilege" of...
Raymond M. Berger
Sep 5, 2018, 6:38 AM
Appeasement: The Murderous Legacy of Haj Amin al-Husseini
Hitler and al-Husseini made a devil’s pact. Every schoolchild knows that you don’t get bullying to stop by giving the bully your lunch money. Many political leaders of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have forgotten this schoolyard wisdom. For the past 100...
Aug 11, 2018, 10:19 PM
The Aliyah Connection
This week in synagogue we celebrated a beautiful family making Aliyah to Israel. After prayer services, I had a chance to sit with them at the Kiddush and learn how their children first made "the big move." And now...
Aug 3, 2018, 6:56 PM
Be a Better Spokesperson in under Three Hours
I see that one can become a media spokesman in just 2.5 hours? According to this, "spokesperson training" in London will be conducted shortly with a guest from Israel. I am sure this is for those well-versed in Zionist history,...
Aug 2, 2018, 2:55 PM
Book review: The Empty Wagon
Imagine it’s 1941 and Hitler gives the remaining Jews an ultimatum: emigrate en masse to Israel immediately. If not, they’ll be sent to their deaths in the concentration camps. For this reviewer and I think most people, the choice is...