Jewish World

Judea and Identity

by | in Israel

I Almost 2,000 years ago our forebears were uprooted from Judea. Though dispersed and scattered throughout the world, They continuously and persistently remained rooted in Judea. They cherished Judea.… Read more

And Yet….

by | in Israel

One of the most hackneyed things one can say about Israel is that it is a land of contrasts, which is, perhaps, a polite way of saying that it is a land of contradictions; and that, in turn, may be a… Read more

Feeling the Hand of God

by | in Faith

On March 21, 2002, a suicide bombing on Rechov King George in Jerusalem killed three people and injured eighty-seven. Though our apartment’s proximity to downtown Jerusalem is such that I recall… Read more

Responsa From the Holocaust

by | in History

Rabbi Ephraim Oshry served as the spiritual leader of the Kovno Ghetto during the Holocaust. Highly regarded as a scholar, he was presented with many questions about Jewish law amidst the hardships of… Read more