In too many homes, marror, the bitter herb, is not the most bitter thing at the Seder table. There are people who suffer from chronic negativity, who drag down those around them, and make most interactions unpleasant, often confrontational, almost always negative.
There is lots of new research
On March 23, Israel will hold its fourth national election in two years. This is a result of political stalemate and politicking that’s placed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu against most other parties, with his Likud party showing one of its lowest polling projections in
Jewish and Zionist organizations need to do some serious prioritizing. They need to realize what’s actually important, and what’s not.
Let me see if I’ve got this straight.
Dozens of terrorists who murdered American citizens are walking free in Palestinian
As we approach Purim and take our annual look at its exciting tale, we meet the recently-exiled Jewish nation feeling out of sorts and unwanted, basically just doing their best to fit in.
Some nine years after participating in the king’s gala, Haman points out to Achashverosh that this nation is
I was introduced to the fine art of Purim spoofs back in the late ‘90s when I was on the staff of the YU Commentator. More effort went into the Purim edition than any other paper we published, and often the pieces written in jest, with a comedic license not usually available to newspaper writers, were more effective at making a point than
The Biden administration warned Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Feb. 7 to halt terrorist attacks targeting civilians just 48 hours after
By Stephen M. Flatow
In a stirring speech last week, U.S. President Joe Biden spoke eloquently of
Despite all they disliked about him, the overwhelming majority of Jewish conservatives were ready to live with the fact that the
In June, Rabbi Eliezer Melamed, an Orthodox religious-Zionist rabbi, participated in a dialogue with Rabbi Delphine Horvilleur, a French Reform Rabbi. Rabbi Melamed was
It was a year ago. The Jewish community had barely passed the commemoration of the first anniversary of the Tree of Life massacre, and suddenly we were again reeling after brazen and deadly anti-Semitic attacks
He and his wife have been warned never to return to New York. He’s been mocked and demonized, as well as blamed for every bad thing that has happened in the last four years, including white-supremacist violence and the coronavirus pandemic. Indeed, outside of President Donald Trump, there may have been no figure in his administration who
News that the 23rd Knesset is about to dissolve, plunging Israel into its fourth elections in two years, came as a shock to no one. It was clear to all that the unity deal signed between Likud and Blue and White following the March 2020 election was an arranged marriage and that the match was doomed to fail.