Saturday, October 21, 2017

Editorials

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

A Chag Pesach Kasher V’Sameach

We know there’s a great deal happening in this complicated world.

Approaching Passover, we want to thank you for opening these pages, patronizing our loyal advertisers and seeing your synagogues, schools, sports teams, Jewish leaders, Jewish organizations and, most importantly, yourselves from the

AIPAC: What a Difference a Year Makes

Pardon the cliché, but as the saying goes, “What a difference a year makes!”

As we approach the annual AIPAC Policy Conference that will attract thousands of delegates from all over the U.S. and the world, the goals and focus from last year will be dramatically obvious.

A Freilichen Purim

A light rain fell on the East Coast the other evening.

It was just enough to dampen roads.

But to most of the Jewish students out collecting matanot l’evyonim, the raindrops weren’t going to dampen their spirit of purpose.

My Shabbat With 58 Kidney Donors

Over the course of each of the family-style Shabbat meals last weekend at the Radisson Hotel in Piscataway, New Jersey, at the first-ever Renewal Kidney Donor Appreciation Shabbaton, person after person told me the story of their kidney donation. What bound their stories together was that, for them, donating a

We Are a Nation Built on Religious Tolerance

Instead of criticizing President Donald Trump’s condemnation of recent spikes in anti-Semitism like we’ve seen from left-leaning media outlets, we’d like to validate his words as important and timely. President Trump said on Tuesday, “The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community at community centers are horrible and are a

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