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The Jewish people are in serious trouble

The Jewish people are in serious trouble and must unite, but before they can take action, they must admit that there is a problem. Opinion.

The Jewish people are in serious trouble

At Hostage Square

It was Professor Shalom Rosenberg who said: “Pure evil has repeatedly chosen the Jewish people.” Opinion.

At Hostage Square

Re'eh: You are children to Hashem, your G-d

The principle of principles - what do the commentaries say about this and how it affects every Jew?

Re'eh: You are children to Hashem, your G-d

Chosen! The riddle of Jewish Destiny

What is the promise of Jewish history? Is it the salvation that we have repeatedly experienced, or is the suffering part of the promise?

Chosen!  The riddle of Jewish Destiny

Two stories, one people

We want the type of unity that respects others, areas that bind us. Israel belongs to all of us.  A shul belongs to all of us.Op-ed.

Two stories, one people

A 9 year old in London celebrates the Jewish People

No matter what, we remain a nation, G-d's nation. Let us celebrate that! Poem.

A 9 year old in London celebrates the Jewish People

The Holocaust's main lesson is that only power helps us survive

It is impossible to provide security to the Jewish people without political, economic and military power.Op-ed.

The Holocaust's main lesson is that only power helps us survive

Bo: Donkey-Holiness?

Israel's first Chief Rabbi: The impurity of the Jewish people, as with the donkey, was only on the surface, hiding a great inner holiness.

Bo: Donkey-Holiness?

Vaeira: When you discover you're like no other

The capacity to challenge cherished beliefs and reigning institutional norms – rubbed off on the Jewish people/

Vaeira: When you discover you're like no other

A message for the eight billion people of the planet Earth

Humanity has grown from 1m. hungry people scattered across the globe, to 8 billion organized in civilizations. Where are we in all this?

A message for the eight billion people of the planet Earth

The faith of the Jewish people differs from other nations/

The sukkah represents faith, a particular trait of the Nation of Israel whose responsibility it is to impart faith to the nations.

The faith of the Jewish people differs from other nations/

Moshe’s final days: Love or anger?

What went through Moshe's mind as he reviewed the forty years in the desert and castigated the people, then blessed them?

Moshe’s final days: Love or anger?

We defy the odds

We are clearly the “longshot” in every bet, yet we come through time and time again. Opinion.

We defy the odds

Moshe Rabbeinu, the master advocate

Views of various commentaries on Moshe's approach to achieveing forgiveness for the Jewish people after the golden calf.

Moshe Rabbeinu, the master advocate

The last laugh on Whoopi

In a spurt of bittersweet Jewish humor, the writer asks Whoopi: Please change your stage name, people think you are Jewish.:Op-ed.

The last laugh on Whoopi

The crucial but underrated gift of being ‘a people apart’

Many liberal Jews don’t want to know about Jewish exceptionalism because it runs smack into the cardinal precepts of iberal dogma. Op-ed.

The crucial but underrated gift of being ‘a people apart’

What is the "good life"?

Sarah has no illusions about the challenges she will face, having embarked with Abraham on the founding of the Jewish people.

What is the "good life"?

People just love dead Jews

The work of truth-telling against all odds continues in a book that has no contrived neat endings for the horrors of Jewish history..Op-ed.

People just love dead Jews

Yom Kippur: The essential Zionist holiday

Are we missing out on the essence of Yom Kippur, on what Jewish prayer is, who we are as a Jewish People, where our destiny lies? Op-ed.

Yom Kippur: The essential Zionist holiday

Becoming Am Yisrael

To be involved in keeping the mitzvot outside of the national collective, is like catching a floating cloud which has no substance.

 Becoming Am Yisrael

Shelach: To which camp do you belong?

The Gaon of Vilna taught that the sin of the Spies haunts the Jewish People, that many people are caught in its web, evenTorah scholars.

Shelach: To which camp do you belong?

Why I am a Jew

It is paradoxical of course that the so-called people of God have suffered so much for their pains.

Why I am a Jew

Why the Jews? Answer number 1,800,018

The Jewish people have been the universal scapegoat from the beginning. But we are a stiff-necked people. Op-ed.

Why the Jews? Answer number 1,800,018

Emerging leadership from the visit to the ashes

March of the Living's first-ever 'Emerging Leadership Conference' charges millennials with combating Anti-Semitism.

Emerging leadership from the visit to the ashes

Holocaust hero passes away at 90

Phillip Bialowitz, survived the Sobibor death camp rebellion, then dedicated his life to a promise he made to the rebel leaders.

Holocaust hero passes away at 90

Ex-Obama official: 'Jewish power bubble' has popped

Former aide to Kerry uses offensive language in portraying rocky Obama-Netanyahu relationship.

Ex-Obama official: 'Jewish power bubble' has popped

'I Can't Stand Jewish People' Remark Ends in Legal Battle

A female lawyer has been charged with discrimination after she blurted out: "I cannot stand Jewish people" during an office rant.

'I Can't Stand Jewish People' Remark Ends in Legal Battle

Israeli Jewish Population Set to Pass 6 Million

Population stats for new Jewish year show 5,978,600 Jews. Jews still in Diaspora down by 10,000.

Israeli Jewish Population Set to Pass 6 Million

Whiskey Empire Heir Bronfman Returns to His Roots

Matthew Bronfman, whose grandfather moved to Canada from Moldova and founded a whiskey empire, has gone back to his roots.

Whiskey Empire Heir Bronfman Returns to His Roots

MK Yuli Edelstein's Passover Greetings

Anti-Semites of all kinds are still present in the world; the Jewish people must remain united in order to secure national future.

MK Yuli Edelstein's Passover Greetings

CBS's Ben Stein Warns of Second Holocaust

CBS’s Ben Stein warns that the Jewish people must heed the lessons of history in order to prevent another Holocaust from befalling it.

CBS's Ben Stein Warns of Second Holocaust