Larry Domnitch

Marking the Centennial: The Russian Revolution and the Jews

The March revolution in Russia raised Jewish hopes, soon dashed by the one that followed., 3/4/2017, 11:05 PM

Speak out now!

Raise the banner of Zion when so many are trying to tear it down!, 1/11/2017, 6:35 AM

Yom Kippur: Bridging the gap in a WWI POW camp

German and Russian Jews praying together? It could never work., 10/10/2016, 10:33 PM

For Jerusalem Day: Standing with Zion

On Jerusalem, the views and interests of some of American Jewry are increasingly out of touch with Israeli opinion., 6/4/2016, 8:57 PM

Jews against their own

Why do more and more American Jews who know better, join the far left Israel-bashers?, 5/16/2016, 1:32 PM

Dayeinu: It would have been enough!

A bittersweet takeoff on the Dayeinu song sung at the Seder. Dayeinu means "it would have been enough!", 4/21/2016, 10:53 PM

The UN should read the Megillah

The UN and UNHRC do not have the Megillah on their agenda, but perhaps they should., 3/28/2016, 8:11 AM

Yom Kippur in WWI: The Baal Neilah

Soldiers who knew that any second their lives or their loved ones' lives could be ended., 9/21/2015, 5:42 PM

Needed: A Guide to the Perplexed for the Iran Negotiations

If the IAEA has limited access to Iranian nuclear sites, what legitimacy is there to negotiations with US and the P5 over Iran's nuclear program?, 6/17/2015, 11:13 PM

Pesach in Jerusalem 1920: Tragedy and Challenge

British anti-Semitism has a long and horrible history. , 3/30/2015, 11:58 AM

November 2, 1917: The Balfour Declaration

The general perception at the time was that the deliverance of the Jews was forthcoming, thanks to the declaration of the British government., 11/1/2014, 8:46 PM

Tear Down this Opera

Be there on October 20 at 6 p.m.and protest not only the murder of Leon Klinghoffer, but also the murder of his memory., 10/15/2014, 6:26 AM

My Fellow US Jews, We Are All Ambassador Tzvi Mazel

Mazel registered his protest in a way that everyone noticed. Facing the Klinghoffer travesty, so should we., 9/18/2014, 8:29 AM

Tisha B’Av and the First World War

Tisha B'Av marks many tragedies that befell the Jewish people., 7/15/2013, 9:15 AM

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. , 4/10/2013, 10:56 PM

International Pressure on Jerusalem

Now, as then, we do not have to listen to the voices that wish to divide our Holy City, 1/27/2013, 4:55 AM

A Rosh Hashannah Message From the President

The following is a satirical take on the President’s Foreign Policy., 9/12/2012, 9:12 AM

Tu B'Av. A Golden Opportunity

This biblical tale has many messages that are appropriate for today., 8/3/2012, 4:51 PM

Romney: Standing by Israel

While 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. , 6/6/2012, 8:53 PM

Israel Day Parade Organizers: Don't Drop the Baton!

Do you know what kind of NGO's the NIF supports? Why are they allowed to join the Israel Day Parade? What are the criteria vis a vis Israel?, 5/24/2012, 3:18 PM

Mishpatim: Reaching the Summit

Why the special emphasis that only Moshe reached the heights of Mount Sinai? , 2/17/2012, 12:12 PM

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., 1/19/2012, 5:17 AM

With Whom is the JCC Partnering?

Read this report and think twice., 11/21/2011, 10:42 AM

To Jewish Obama Supporters

Are you happy now?, 9/23/2009, 11:02 PM

In Praise of Obstinacy

At times, there is no choice but to stand firm., 9/11/2009, 12:47 AM

Remembering Entebbe

Heroic actions spoke on that triumphant day., 7/6/2009, 10:51 AM

Unilateralism

Alone, again., 6/5/2009, 1:49 AM

George W. Bush: A Friend

The leader of the free world steps down., 1/20/2009, 12:50 AM

Queen Shlomtzion

She helped keep the flame of Torah alive., 12/19/2008, 12:06 AM

True Jewish Leadership

Learning from Hillel and the Sanhedrin., 4/16/2008, 11:41 PM

A Cantonist's Prayer on Yom Kippur

The heartfelt words of a true hero., 9/19/2007, 8:31 PM

The Fifth of Tammuz: Remembering the Victims

The year 1768 was a disastrous year for the Jews., 6/20/2007, 11:43 PM

The Reunification of the City of Unity

There is a recurring theme related to Jerusalem., 5/16/2007, 2:25 AM

A Call to Action

Khatami and Ahmadinejad are two sides of the coin., 5/8/2007, 11:18 AM

Passover: Getting the Message Across

Even when it seems like no one is listening., 3/28/2007, 6:58 PM

March 1881 to March 2007: The Writing on the Wall

On March 1, 1881, one event had a profound impact., 3/14/2007, 12:39 AM

The Miracle of Purim

The importance of remembering King Achashverosh., 3/1/2007, 11:51 PM

<i>Shemot</I>: A Challenge of Faith

Considering 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?, 1/10/2007, 3:54 PM

Post-Post-Zionism

What Israelis need is an infusion of their past values; those of their grandparents who built the country. , 12/26/2006, 2:32 AM

Musings on the United Nations

Immediately 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. , 12/4/2006, 6:45 PM

Israel Activism in Our Times

Israel and world Jewry needs an ample infusion of Jewish activism to cope with the coming challenges., 10/30/2006, 12:03 PM

The Temporary and the Permanent

Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau declared two years ago that there is no future for European Jewry. He stated, "I see the end of the exile for European Jewry." , 10/4/2006, 4:05 PM

Remember the Twentieth of Sivan

The twentieth of Sivan has been designated by sages in two different eras to be a day of fasting and commemoration. , 6/12/2006, 10:06 PM

Jerusalem's Defenders: The Road From Hebron

The defenders of Gush Etzion selflessly took all risks to ensure that Jerusalem remain in Jewish hands. For the next nineteen years, the Jewish, western section of Jerusalem thrived, while the Gush Etzion region was desolate and abandoned. Upon the ruins of Kfar Etzion, a Jordanian army camp was built. , 5/24/2006, 11:36 PM

<I>Beshalach</I>: Anti-Semitism at the Reed Sea

One can surmise that the paradigm of antagonism toward Israel, Pharaoh, should have learned from the devastation of the plagues that befell Egypt and realized that pursuing the Israelites at the Reed Sea was a futile act. , 2/10/2006, 1:01 AM

<I>Sh'mot</I>: Moshe's Decision

As the Israelites were enduring the burdens of Egyptian oppression, Moshe <I>Rabbeinu</I> faced a life-altering decision; one which would demand decisiveness in thought and action. , 1/20/2006, 1:48 AM

Chanukah and International Pressure

As nations line up to pressure and demand more Israeli concessions, what if the people of Israel held their ground?, 12/29/2005, 11:40 PM

"The Shofar of Courage and Hope"

Wrapped in the <I>talit</I>, the "contraband" <I>shofar</I> was safely concealed., 10/11/2005, 4:23 PM

A Special <I>Shabbat Nachamu</I> in Jerusalem

In the Old City of Jerusalem in 1920, a recital of the <I>Haftarah</I> resounded throughout the city and infused the people with a renewed sense of hope., 8/19/2005, 1:45 AM

The Tenth of Av: While the Temple Was in Flames

The Talmudic sage Rabbi Yochanan stated, "Had I been alive in that generation, I would have fixed [the day of mourning] for the tenth [of Av], because the greater part of the Temple was burnt on that day."(1) As Tisha B'Av has been a day of Jewish misfortune and unfortunate occurrences throughout Jewish history, so too has been the Tenth of Av., 8/12/2005, 1:30 AM

Remembering Maalot

The young victims of Maalot must be remembered. Their deaths should serve notice that Arab terror must be defeated. , 5/13/2005, 2:37 PM

A Post-Seder Thought

How did the Israelites who lived in a climate of relative tolerance within Egypt suddenly become slaves to their Egyptian hosts?, 4/27/2005, 6:56 PM

Mordechai the Jew

The pressure of maintaining one's individualism in the face of a growing trend can be enormous. Politically correct views and ideas are repeated so often that they become the accepted norms. And then there are those who defy the convention., 3/20/2005, 2:47 PM

<I>Ki Tisa</I>: A Stiff-Necked People

It is a quality that could have doomed the Jews, and yet, it is also a source of their strength and endurance., 2/22/2005, 3:44 PM

<I>B'shalach</I>: The Winds of Change

Egyptian public policy toward <I>Bnei Yisrael</I> took several shifts. , 1/20/2005, 12:30 PM

In Their Days and Ours: The Chanukah Legacy

In the days of antiquity, following the conquest of the world by Alexander the Great in 332 BCE, each nation had accepted each others' deities and morals as prescribed by the universal creed of the day, Hellenism. However, the Jews tenaciously clung to their Torah and were the exception to the universal global trend. , 12/7/2004, 7:15 PM

Preventing Terror

Guilty as charged! The kangaroo court - the United Nations Security Council - has again spoken! , 5/24/2004, 11:46 PM