Moral Relativism and A Mighty Heart

Moral relativism died with my son Daniel Pearl, in Karachi, on January 31, 2002.


In her life and work, Ayaan Hirsi Ali personifies the central challenges of our times.

Grains of Sand: The Fall Of Neve Dekalim

A moving book that allows us to feel the pain of the Gush Katif residents who were exiled from their homes.

Rooting for Tony Soprano

The Sopranos manipulates us into identifying with Tony's humanity so that we overlook his wickedness.

A Beautiful Life

Shaul Rosenblatt's new book is one of the best on the topic of suffering.

Spiritual Fiesta

Jewish lessons from the stunning Boise State victory.

Carter Board Members Resign

"Your book has confused opinion with fact, subjectivity with objectivity and force for change with partisan advocacy."

The Rose that Never Blossomed

A recently published Holocaust diary that wavers between hope and despair.

Carter's Indefensible Book

Why won't Carter debate his book?

Carter's Distorted World

Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid is so biased that it inevitably raises the question of what would motivate Jimmy Carter to write such an indecent book.

Carter Fallout

Adviser breaks with Carter over Mideast book.

The World Series of Life

In life no one's a benchwarmer, and other key lessons from baseball.

Up, Up and Oy Vey!

A new book looks at Jewish themes in the stories of popular superheroes.


The Man of Steel has always been Jewish, and in his newest film, Superman returns to his roots

"The Da Vinci Code" and the Jews

The controversial book highlights the fundamental differences between Judaism and Roman Catholicism.

When Bad Things Happen to Good Penguins

What is the film "March of the Penguins" really about? A penguin speaks out.

No Rachel on Daytime T.V.

The matriarch of the Jewish people embodies the opposite of typical daytime TV fare.

Writing Angels

A Hollywood screenwriter brings to life his ailing son's vision: young-adult fiction that conveys good values.

The Tragedy of Million Dollar Baby

The Academy Award-winning film forces us to assess the value of life amidst a shattered dream.

Orthodox Jews in Fiction

We have relied for too long on people disaffected with the Orthodox world to produce an "Orthodox literature" that verges on caricature.

A Family of Heroes

There's a little bit of Judah Maccabee in the Academy Award nominated film, "The Incredibles."

Gifts of a Convert

The metamorphosis of Ahuvah Gray, a black American who was once a Christian minister and is now an Orthodox Jew.

Hope, Jews, and the Boston Red Sox

Years of heartbreak, disaster, close-calls, cosmic blunders -- and the people still had hope and hung on.

Downfall of the Yankees

Does God care about the baseball playoffs?

Spider-Man on the Roof

The creator of a Jewish superhero comic book series weaves a web between Spider-Man 2 and Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof. Fasten your seatbelts…

Seven Blessings: Q&A with the Author

A unique novel captures Jerusalem's hidden world of matchmaking and Torah learning.

Yasir Arafat: A Political Biography

The relentless career of a confidence man.

Arafat's War

A well argued, fast-paced, and engaging book offers an authoritative and provocative portrait of one of the most controversial leaders of the 20th century.

Divine Energy: The Art of Margarita Levine

Jerusalem and the Divine Presence in a flurry of color and movement.

It's Not About The Bike

Learning life lessons -- on two wheels.

Mel's Passion

Mel Gibson has a responsibility to make a movie that does not contribute further to a legacy of pain and suffering.

War and God

An award-winning Israeli book that recounts a rabbi's experiences in the Yom Kippur war strikes a chord in both secular and religious society.

Monochrome within a Rainbow

The illuminated manuscripts of Michael and Danielle Chouraqui.

Tolkien's Clash of Civilizations

The eerie relevance of The Two Towers.

Suddenly Jewish

Jews raised as gentiles discover their Jewish roots.

Jewish Tales of Holy Women

Precious tales that give us a peek in to a world of devotional beauty that focuses on kindness.


Spider-Man mirrors the consciousness of Jewish activists. So says the creator of a Jewish superhero comic series.

Six Days of War

A new, definitive book on the Six Day War.

Calling All Jewish Superheroes

Hollywood may not produce films with these superheroes, but the appearance of any of the following individuals would be greatly appreciated.

When The Ship Comes In

Written in 1963, the words to this song are still relevant.

When Words Are the Weapons

Bill Bennet's new book, "Why We Fight", is must reading for these tumultuous times.

Missing "The Lord of the Rings"

Evil and the cultural significance of Tolkien's masterpiece.

Unity at the Super Bowl

In sports and in life, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Leaving Wall Street

Born to great wealth, Roy Neuberger spent his youth and early adulthood in a frustrating search for meaning in life. Until he began to explore Judaism's spiritual life.

Trembling Before G-d

A new film examines the dichotomy of the Orthodox homosexual.

Pro Sports in the Terrorist World

America's favorite pastime may never be the same again. What's even worse, it may always stay the same.

From Mississippi to Mount Sinai

In "My Sister, the Jew," an African-American minister shares her astonishing spiritual journey to Judaism.

Hollywood's Trojan Horse

Do you know what your kids are watching in the newest PG-13 films?

The Red Tent

A popular novel characterizes the founders of the Jewish people as full of intrigue, lust and deceit. Should that bother us?

Jewish Basketball Giants

As the Maccabiah Games open in Israel, we are reminded of the days when -- believe it or not -- Jewish players dominated pro basketball.

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