We must all question how justified the massive death count was of innocents in Gaza, whatever the extenuating circumstances. We must investigate our actions, not to save face but so we can face ourselves.
The Torah has much to teach us about Labor Day.
During Operation Protective Edge, Jews from the political left and right, and from secular to ultra-Orthodox united in acts of loving kindness. Must it take war with our enemies to find peace within our people?
While Israel’s Orthodox community plunges into mourning tonight and tomorrow for the Jewish fast day of the 9th of Av, the country’s secular majority doesn’t relate to what’s seen as an irrelevant, vestigial commemoration.
The letter, circulated on a particularly tense day between Israel and the UN, says the global body 'recognizes the major festivals of many of the world's main religions, yet Judaism is not represented.'
Not eating meat for the 'nine days' allows us to reflect on how much food we waste and how many animals we kill unnecessarily.
Of the three pilgrimage festivals, Sukkot is the most joyous and Passover the most popular, leaving Shavuot in the dark. Only ritual can save it.
An important lesson lies in the context of all the depressing Jewish holidays.
Some 180,000 revelers participated in the annual 'hilula' at the grave of Talmudic sage Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai.
What can coins minted by the rebels and Jerusalem’s Roman rulers tell us about the chain of events that eventually led to today’s Lag Ba’omer bonfires?