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Oct 13, 2014, 8:50 AM
Let’s Rename The UN!
Ah, the UN. What a funny, funny bunch. They were created to end wars, yet, as far as I can see, there still seem to be a couple of wars going on at any given time. And when I say...
Oct 7, 2014, 10:07 PM
With Great Power
One of the recurring themes of the Yomim Noraim, of the Days of Awe, is that of G-d's dominion over the world. The Talmud (Yoma 87b) records the opinion of Rabbi Yochanan that וידוי, penitence, begins with the words...
Sep 24, 2014, 11:50 PM
When is Jewish revenge OK?
Rosh HaShana has always been a time of reflection. A time to take stock in ourselves and the world around us. We have seen the world become a complex theater of terrorism, bigotry, racism and anti-Semitism over the past...
Aug 25, 2014, 7:48 AM
My Experience in Israel During a period of war
I visited Israel with a touring camp from June 29 - July 28, 2014. I heard about the three Israeli boys and was afraid that I might be kidnapped. When the plane landed, I felt that everything would be...
Aug 21, 2014, 5:09 PM
The Hateful Screech
"Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities" - Voltaire There is a scream that has been building up deep inside my belly for well over a month now. It is a scream that is primal,...
Aug 20, 2014, 5:28 PM
Fight, don’t talk
“No more talking, shoot,” says Nachman Shai, a former IDF general who is currently a dovish Member of Knesset. A respected Ph.D. in political science and communications, Shai was the IDF spokesman during the Gulf War of 1991. In a...
Aug 18, 2014, 8:19 AM
An interfaith voice that is still too small
With religious minorities under attack, people of faith must do more than show concern at a prayer service
Burhan Dogus Ayparlar
Aug 17, 2014, 3:42 PM
Alternate Turkish view of Israeli-Turkish relations within the context of recent developments
It is a well-known truth that Israeli - Turkish relations are at an all-time low, and there does not seem to be any promise of things improving in the near future. Even though the Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is...
Aug 13, 2014, 12:41 PM
After a weekend of sirens and uncertainty, my mother and I arrived at our hotel room in Prague, put down our bags and breathed a sigh of relief. I looked at the emergency information posted next to the door...
Aug 4, 2014, 7:05 PM
Gaza, Israel and Palestine in Virgin Eyes
When I first started learning about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, I thought that I'd found the key to making the Middle East and the wider Muslim world peaceful and enabling the end of America's Global War on Terror. Since the...