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My groovy, let's-all-make-aliyah theme song that describes the various major redemption moments of the past century.
Although they mean well, these three words are like a knife digging deeper into my heart.
His thinking on Iran, Palestinians and reaching a peace deal.
Keeping these facts in mind will help prevent people from falling for Arab propaganda.
Dr. Anat Berko, a world-renowned terrorism expert, knows suicide bombers like nobody else.
Welcome to the theater of the absurd where hypocrisy and cynicism reign.
Where is our shame?
Our eldest son is acting out in strange ways. Is this a passing phase or a cry for help?
What kind of memories do we want our children to have?
Exploring the mystical underpinnings of this misunderstood concept.
How to tap into your real core strength.
I could picture the bubbies in the shtetl crying with their books of Psalms, but me?
Move over poppy seed and apricot fillings, here’s a new twist to the traditional hamentash.
How to make sure you’re not raising a brat.
Do our kids realize that losing is not the worst thing to happen? Do we?
7 tips on how to really thrive while being single.
A few thoughts on how to better navigate the dating scene.
Are you ready for the challenge?
Purim teaches us to appreciate the world's awesome beauty, amidst so much chaos and horror.
Defining faith, belief and knowledge.
Delve into some mind-boggling concepts in this exploration of the Jewish definition of God.
Practical and relevant insights on the weekly parsha.
Advanced-level midrashic and Kabbalistic illuminations on the weekly parsha.
Lessons, stories and discussion questions for parents and kids.
Watch the Purim story come alive.
Amazing infographic to SHARE with your friends and family about Judaism's most fun holiday.
Purim and your unique role in life.
Summing up the Purim holiday: They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat.
Sean Penn helped rescue businessman Jacob Ostreicher from Bolivia. Let’s thanks Penn and these other lesser known heroes.
An anti-Israel group is advancing a conspiracy theory that Jews control the Internet. If true, the Internet would look something like this…
How do we know our limits if we don't try to push past them?
A big picture overview capturing the meaning and joy of the holiday.
The only failure is not trying.
Understanding the wisdom of Judaism's most important prayer. An Aish.com Film
December 3, 2012
December 24, 2012 10:05 AM
This applies to spousal abuse as well....if you react , the spotlight is on you....the bully's strategies are effective in deflecting the blame from where it truly belongs.
A very validating video for any victim of abuse who was looked upon as the "perp" at every attempt of self-preservation.
December 29, 2012 2:24 AM
C.D., your reply is brilliant as well.
Enemies buy into the lies of sinisterism.
When a person points a finger, three fingers on that same hand are pointing back at him. God planned that out well, didin't He!
December 17, 2012 2:19 PM
Holding Onto The Land
If an exile of 400-years was sufficient to bequeath the Jewish people such great emuna, how much more potent should an exile of 2,000 years have proven to be. One would think that the Jewish people can certainly not be far away from the emuna necessary to bring the final Redemption. Yet we are experiencing great difficulties in merely hanging on to a portion of the land of Israel. Why is this so? How can we explain such a total lack of emuna after such a long period of survival against great odds?
The truth is that the power of emuna hidden in the Jewish people is immense. The trouble with emuna is that we only push the switch that turns it on when we are convinced that there is no way to achieve our objectives according to natural law.
If we look at the history of modern Israel, it is clearly divisible into two parts. Before 1967 everything we touched turned to gold. Since then things haven't gone so smoothly to put it mildly.
This difference in our success in the outer world is entirely matched by the rise and fall of the power of emuna within us.
Before 1967, the power of our emuna was at full strength. Back then, we looked at ourselves as a people who had to survive against great odds through the strength of our faith and determination. The world has regarded us this way as well. Since then we've come to regard ourselves as a local superpower who is able to manage on its own. The world also treats us this way.
As our emuna has waned and so has our worldly success. The lessons of history are obvious. We have only to read the book.
December 6, 2012 10:31 AM
Teachers have always used the idiotic "ignore it and it'll go away" logic and punished the victim for fighting back
December 5, 2012 8:33 PM
That's it in a nutshell !
December 5, 2012 6:01 PM
Well depicted! Comical in this sense but truly hard to comprehend the logic behind this reality.
December 5, 2012 4:44 PM
For a world whose mentality is that of an elementary school child this explains it on their level.Do you really think they will get it??
November 21, 2013 9:13 PM
I repeat (for the third time in this website): a psychological analysis of the behavior of the Palestinian leadership yields an equivalent age of 3-4 years - toddler mentality. If the UN and other governmental bodies (including Israel's) dealt with them using this understanding, the picture would be ver different.
December 5, 2012 12:28 PM
The arabs have always been the biggest crybabies.
. They lost every war they started with Israel, then run crying to the UN for their marbles back. They are cowards, only brave when attacking unarmed innocents.
December 5, 2012 12:34 AM
Wow! What a video! It really does explain the Middle East conflict.
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For 2,000 years Jews have rejected the Christian idea of Jesus as messiah. Why?
Get in the Purim mood with this fun music video celebrating miracles.