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Sep 28, 2022, 8:22 PM
Five Elections and a Funeral
Michal and I were recently touring through Britain (England, Scotland, and Wales, but not Northern Ireland) for a few weeks. Almost at the beginning of our trip, while we were in Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth II died. Immediately, our trip...
Sep 25, 2022, 6:00 AM
Queen Elizabeth II: A Remarkable Life of Good Deeds
Together with many millions around the world, over the past few days I found myself glued to the TV watching the memorial services and funeral of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. As I watched, I realized that the way...
Sep 22, 2022, 3:46 PM
When Queen Elizabeth helped us hunt Nazis
The late monarch used her royal powers for justice, against strong opposition, by making it possible to prosecute war criminals who escaped to the UK
Sep 22, 2022, 9:15 AM
T’is the Season of Kings: Rosh Hashanah and Cognitive Dissonance
The Queen is Dead: Long Live the King Two major events occurred in our Jewish lives this week, and I say this without sarcasm. One is the death of Queen Elizabeth and the other is the selichot service which leads...
Sep 21, 2022, 6:35 AM
Rosh Hashanah: Queuing for the King
From the cold night in Edinoborough to recent days in London, it is hard to watch the queues of people waiting to pay Queen Elizabeth final respect and not be moved. Older adults, children, moms with babies, world leaders,...
Sep 19, 2022, 5:37 PM
Die like a queen
When the time comes – and the time will come – having detailed plans in place and communicating those plans regularly can ease the burden on those closest to us
Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Sep 18, 2022, 11:51 PM
G^d’s private audience with Queen Elizabeth II
On earth, a doorman doesn't have much status. Even not from the Hilton. Let alone a bouncer at a nightclub. But the one standing at Heaven's Gate must be one of the top Angels. A New Arrival Last week, one afternoon,...
Sep 18, 2022, 7:08 PM
The contrasting tale of two monarchs
In the aftermath of Queen Elizabeth’s death, Iraqi Jews posted a curious photograph on Facebook. It was a picture of a youthful Elizabeth, side by side with an even more youthful King Faisal II of Iraq. But youth was...
Sep 16, 2022, 2:08 PM
5 Reasons Why Queen Elizabeth II Spoke To So Many …
When we woke to the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II , we awakened to a strange new world. It felt, for so many, different-curiously personal like the passing of a dear and revered family member. Yet...
Sep 16, 2022, 6:58 AM
A Tribute: 3 Life Lessons From Queen Elizabeth II
The death of Queen Elizabeth II last week sparked an outpouring of global tributes and social media messages that mourned her passing. The Queen's graceful demeanor endeared her to millions ever since she assumed the throne in 1952 at the...