Saturday, September 23, 2017

Editorials

A New Year With New Hope

Harvey. Irma. Charlottesville. Barcelona. Trump. Clinton. Obama. Halamish. Kim Jong-un. Iranian threats. Mahwah. Jose?

It seems like it doesn’t take but a blink of an eye for the 24-hour news cycle to

Help Is Needed in Houston

There’s a time in the life of a nation when there is no need for explanations or descriptions thrown around to underscore a point. This is one of those times.

Our fellow Jewish community members and countless numbers of

If Iranian Violations Continue, Trump Should Shut Down the Deal

During his presidential election campaign, President Trump called the Obama administration-brokered nuclear deal with Iran a “bad deal.”

Earlier this week, for the second time in his six months in

Thinking About Achdut Before Tisha B’Av: The Lakewood Arrests

The Lubavitcher Rebbe, zt”l, said the following: “Every Jew—wherever he or she may find themselves, even a solitary Jew in the most remote corner of the earth—must remember that they are part of the whole Jewish people and representatives of the entire Jewish people—the one people ever since

Make Your Child Aware of Abuse Risks at Sleepaway Camp

When children go to an overnight camp for the first, second or even the fourth time, they are excited and prepped for an array of new experiences. Camping, for many observant children, provides an exhila­rating opportunity to learn, study and recre­ate in an entirely unique environment, with different inspirations, different friends and

Like Father, Like Son

Kudos to Donald Trump Jr. for calling it so accurately.

Memories are fresh when it comes to the subject of the media getting it insanely wrong about terrorism in Israel.

Who can forget the MSNBC live broadcast of a Jerusalem reporter looking straight into the

How to Fight Cancer

If Dr. Josh Lipsitz knew of Maweya Abu Salah, we are certain he would have davened for her remission from cancer. Sadly, the West Bank Arabic woman died in an East Jerusalem hospital.

Her death, and who was to blame for delaying her family from joining her at her bedside, was the focus of a recent

Olim Family of Renowned Psychologist Seeks Urgent Assistance for Medical Care

Two and a half years ago, on erev Rosh Hashanah, Dr. Josh Lipsitz, 55, Yehoshua Dan ben Naomi, a gifted clinical psychologist and full professor at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and, previously, at Columbia University, collapsed. He was ultimately diagnosed with glioblastoma (stage 4 brain cancer). 

A Week to Remember in Israel

What a week.

It’s not lost on us, during this time when we celebrate the hard-won, much-prayed-for 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, that Donald Trump, the president of the world’s most powerful nation, would pray at the Kotel, the iconic symbol of that reunification. He is the

OHEL OXC—What a Day!

To me, a former professional fundraiser turned publisher, one of the most fascinating developments in the connected worlds of philanthropy, tzedakah and chesed is the significant growth in “extreme” events or “endurance fundraising,” as some like to call it.

While dinners and traditional

Can Jerusalem Be Fired? Marking Lag B’Omer in 2017

This is the time we remember Rabbi Akiva and his students and the teachings of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, the author of the Zohar and the fourth most mentioned sage of the Mishnah.

Rabbi Shimon could never forget the terrible sight of his beloved master and teacher, Rabbi Akiva, being tortured to death by

Making the Holocaust Matter

For all of those people who looked to criticize President Donald Trump for not mentioning the Jews during International Holocaust Remembrance Day earlier this year, we strongly feel this can be put behind us now.

Indeed, President Trump’s words this week at both the World Jewish Congress and the annual

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