Kristallnacht: When the Jews were strandedThe 9th and 10th of November, 1938, the night of broken glass, was a pogrom organized and orchestrated by the Nazis to show their plans for the Jews. The Western world turned its back and England closed the doors to Palestine. And today?
November 29, 1947, 5:50 pm, ESTThe world body which would be a repository for so much antipathy against Israel over the next seven decades must have experienced a moment of madness. They actually recognized the right of the Jewish people to a homeland.
Tear Down this OperaBe there on October 20 at 6 p.m.and protest not only the murder of Leon Klinghoffer, but also the murder of his memory.
August 1, 2014: The Centennial of World War One It began on the 9th of Av. It was a war of unprecedented horrors, in a century were many more would follow. For Jewry it was a time of immense suffering. And today, it seems eerily familiar.
Calling American JewryIt is time to protest, for those in American Jewry who oppose J Street and love Israel to be heard.
Remembering the "Iron Lady"Margaret Thatcher was an admirer of the Jewish State and its many accomplishments and a staunch advocate for Soviet Jewry. She also took a strong stance against terror.
Romney: Standing by IsraelWhile approximately 78% of voting Jews pulled the lever for Barack Obama in 2008, this year, many Jews are reflecting on that decision four years ago.
Obama's Egyptian FiascoMubarak kept the Muslim Brotherhood at bay. That was more important for the world than lauding the"democratic" revolution in Tahrir Square, which anyone who understands the area realized would soon give way to Islamic dominance. And it has.
A Tale of Faith: The Promise of "Kiddush Levana""Kiddush Levana" is recited on Saturday nights when the moon is full, outside the synagogue. The prayer says: "Just as I cannot touch the moon, so may my enemies be unable to touch me." A poignant tale of Jewish faith and courage.
1942: Tisha B'Av in the Warsaw GhettoOn the 22nd of July, at 7:30 in the morning, the Judenrat were told that the deportations were to begin the next day -- Tisha B’Av -- and the expulsions would include children.
1917: British Jews and ZionismThe Balfour Declaration was watered down, due to
Jewish anti-Zionists, but almost all British Jews supported Jewish statehood. The public war of ideas and words is important to recall on the eve of Independence Day.
Forgotten: 1917 Jewish RefugeesThe Jews were refugees in their own land when on March, 28, 1917, the Ottoman Governor, Jamal Pasha ordered the forced evacuation of the total populations of Tel Aviv and Jaffa. The results were catastrophic.
It's Canada AgainMany countries, not all of them Israel's supporters, helped Israel combat the tragic forest fire it faced this past week. Canada, in contrast, is Israel's true friend all year round, in no small measure due to its PM Stephen Harper.
The Rise of Tyranny--Again?A run through of what led to World War II, with VE Day coming up. It is chillingly similar to the pressures facing Israel today. The flotilla had Nazi flags.
The Jewish Legion and PassoverThe celebrations of the holidays of Passover for the Jewish Legion in 1918, was marked by hopeful anticipation, in 1919, disappointment, and in 1920, tragedy.
Purim in Gora 1917In the midst of the Jewish suffering in Galicia in World War I, there was a miraculous event that seemed as if the Purim story was happening again. This is the translation of a story by Shalom Ansky, author of the Dybbuk.
One JerusalemWhen Jerusalem is at stake, every Jew must make his voice heard. A call for action.
<i>Shemot</I>: A Challenge of FaithConsidering that they were entering the Sinai Desert, where they were provided with all their needs by the Almighty, and eventually into land of Israel, where "nothing is lacking," (Deuteronomy 8:9) why did the Israelites need to acquire such wealth?
Post-Post-ZionismWhat Israelis need is an infusion of their past values; those of their grandparents who built the country.
Musings on the United NationsImmediately following the UN General Assembly Resolution 3379 equating Zionism and racism in 1975, Israeli UN Ambassador Chaim Herzog declared "for us, the Jewish people, this is no more than a piece of paper." Thirty-one years later, the travesty goes on.