Meat, milk, and Aliyah" Parashat Re'eh

Meat, milk, and Aliyah" Parashat Re'eh

How long do we have to wait from meat to milk? And how long are we allowed to wait to make aliya?Daniel Pinner, 8/13/2020, 8:30 AM
For Shabbat Nachamu: After the Ninth of Av - A magnificent tragedy

For Shabbat Nachamu: After the Ninth of Av - A magnificent tragedy

The destruction of the 9th of Av was not the end. It was but the beginning of the night, awaiting the new dawn of redemption.Daniel Pinner, 7/31/2020, 9:23 AM
Lessons for Israel from Srebrenica, a quarter century on, Pt.2

Lessons for Israel from Srebrenica, a quarter century on, Pt.2

The USA led NATO in a campaign to defend Bosnian Muslims. What was the result? 9/11 two-and-a-half years later. Why? Op-ed.Daniel Pinner, 7/24/2020, 1:06 PM
Lessons for Israel from the Srebrenica massacre, a quarter of a century on

Lessons for Israel from the Srebrenica massacre, a quarter of a century on

What lessons can Israel derive from that horrific episode, called 'ethnic cleansing' by the Serbs but considered genocide by world powers?Daniel Pinner, 7/23/2020, 2:30 PM
Our generation is, in its own way, that of the Book of Numbers.

Our generation is, in its own way, that of the Book of Numbers.

Numbers separates the slave-generation which left Egypt from the free desert-generation. Which generation are we?Daniel Pinner, 7/20/2020, 10:33 AM
The 'Three Weeks' and the Parasha

The 'Three Weeks' and the Parasha

Parashat Pinchas invariably falls during the Three Weeks of mourning for our lost Land and destroyed Holy Temple.Daniel Pinner, 7/11/2020, 10:45 PM
No protestors destroy the Judensaus, 13th century German reliefs showing Jews as pigs

No protestors destroy the Judensaus, 13th century German reliefs showing Jews as pigs

Remembering German FM Walter Rathenau, killed on June 24, 1922, and called "Judensau" in chants. The Judensau reliefs are protected by law.Daniel Pinner, 6/24/2020, 7:43 AM
The whole Torah

The whole Torah

One little word betrayed the spies' motives in Parashat Shlach (Israel), and one letter shows the place of Eretz Yisrael in Judaism.Daniel Pinner, 6/14/2020, 12:47 AM
Explainng the corona virus

Explainng the corona virus

Why do bad things happen to good people?Daniel Pinner, 5/13/2020, 8:59 PM
When WWII ended there was no armistice, there was surrender

When WWII ended there was no armistice, there was surrender

May 8, 1945 is the day that Nazi Germany recognized its defeat and had to agree to total surrender. And that brought peace. Opinion.Daniel Pinner, 5/8/2020, 2:22 PM
Did you notice which Haftarah was read today?

Did you notice which Haftarah was read today?

Unusually, the haftarah of the first of the two parshiyot of the week was read instead of that of the secondDaniel Pinner, 5/2/2020, 11:13 PM
Yom Haatzma'ut: The dawn of redemption

Yom Haatzma'ut: The dawn of redemption

History is full of events which in retrospect, with the benefit of historical hindsight, fit in with G-d’s design for Israel’s redemptionDaniel Pinner, 4/30/2020, 12:05 PM