We are all caught on tape. A timely Rosh Hashanah lesson.
Hannah Arendt was wrong. Eichmann wasn’t a mediocre bureaucrat embodying the banality of evil. He was a fanatically dedicated Nazi.
Three phrases in the news that will help us prepare for Rosh Hashanah.
A timely message from the Book of Daniel.
It's not enough to condemn evil; it must be confronted and conquered.
Hamas’ perversely brilliant strategy in using human shields should serve as a wakeup call to all of humanity.
It is time for Jews to say to the New York Times: we’ve had enough.
They are not shouting “Death to the Israelis” on the streets of Paris. They are screaming “Death to the Jews.”
Hamas counts on Jewish compassion to compensate for their weakness.
We are a people who treasure life, surrounded by those who revere death.
Out of the blue, the Rebbe summoned me. He wanted to send me on a challenging mission.
We are indeed one family. And one that dwells alone.
Christians and Jews face a common enemy: radical Islam.
In order for redemption to come, we must first open the door.
Seeing a replay of the Jacob period of Jewish history in our time.
This world has a warranty, destined to expire.
A medicine may be bitter, but it is not bad.
Exploring the nature of suffering.
According to the effort is the reward.
The result of observing mitzvot is good health.
Three Jewish laws are better to die than to transgress.
Jewish law regards jail as an inhumane punishment.
God directly links a person's actions to the nature of the reward and punishment.
Without God in the picture, morality is relative.
God wants us to serve Him out of love.
Removing one little piece may ruin the whole picture.
The Jew stands in self-judgment in an act of personal improvement.
The path to spiritual wholeness, post-Adam and Eve.
Slaughtering the Pascal lamb represented breaking free from predetermined forces beyond our control.
Debunking the concept of vicarious atonement.
Exploring what is the definition of a “good Jew.”
Children went from being our employees to our bosses, replacing responsibility with entitlement.
Claude Lansmann’s film, The Last of the Unjust, explores the moral ramifications of Benjamin Murmelstein’s pact with the devil.
No one falls out of love.
A new custom for removing trash from your life echoes the burning of chametz before Passover. The similarity is no accident.
5774 or 2014? The theological debate behind the artist’s masterpiece.
The similarities – and essential differences – between Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.
Three groundbreaking works reveal disturbing facts about the perpetrators of genocide.
The recent Pew Report on Jewish identity is a wake-up call for all of us.
Rejoicing with the Torah because it is an exceptional book that has made us exceptional.