Kudos to the Swedish Academy for their bold and wise decision to honor a man who "created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."
The confession “I take full responsibility” should not become a meaningless expression that makes a mockery of repentance.
On Rosh Hashanah, identify your unique mission and responsibility to live a life filled with purpose.
Because those who do not learn from history are condemned to repeat it.
What a difference a fraction of a second makes!
The terrorism of Nice and the world's select outrage.
Imagine the naming of parks, institutions and sporting events in honor of Omar Mateen.
Omar Mateen unwittingly chose the very day on which God first proclaimed “Thou shalt not murder” to carry out his barbaric executions.
Separate swimming hours to accommodate religious sensitivities provokes hypocritical response.
It was a choice between a human life and an animal life.
How do we understand the deaths of Rabbi Akiva’s students?
Those who instigate war need to pay the price for their evil. Unless it’s waged against Jews.
The student’s offensive remark was not only anti-Semitic, it violated the sanctity of all human beings.
Baseball player Adam LaRoche's stunning lesson about family and its connection to Passover.
Some meaningful ideas to share with family and guests.
When will the world realize that Islamic terror has nothing to do with Israel?
Persia is today’s Iran, our present day Haman who seeks our destruction.
It’s no accident that the two books, epitomes of the depth of evil and the heights of virtue, are now in the public domain.
And it's not through an expensive box of chocolates or diamond earrings.
It's no accident that Israel has not been blessed with huge oil reserves.
The New England Patriots and listening to God's messages.
Why those who think “God isn’t fixing this” are wrong.
Why relight the menorah when reason dictated that a day later it would go dark once again?
He cannot move to Israel for at least five years. The reason reeks of hypocrisy.
The scenes of death – whether in Paris or Hebron, Jerusalem or New York – should serve as a warning to us all.
EU's edict to label products from Israel came out on the anniversary of Kristallnacht.
Being Jewish confers precious divine gifts that we should never take for granted.
One must differentiate between potential and actual evil.
What is the value of spending our time on lost causes?
Beware of explanations which project our own preconceptions and agendas.
Using the 12 months of the Hebrew calendar as a map for personal growth.
Another wake-up call just in time for Elul.
Don’t presume to know that his illness is a result of his anti-Semitic views.
The significance of this year’s European Maccabi Games taking place in Berlin.
If we stop believing in heroes there’s no hope for us ever to become like them.
It’s no accident that the deal was finalized only last week.
The Arab boycott against the actor and its contemporary sequel.
Despite the ruling of the Supreme Court, my great granddaughter was born in Jerusalem, in the country of Israel.
At 102, Ingeborg Rapoport just passed her oral exam for her doctorate that the Nazis prevented her from getting.
Are the Ten Commandments in trouble?
We must speak out against wrongs, but only justice – by way of justice – is legitimate.