OPINION & COMMENT
When the State of Israel was founded more than 50 years ago, one of the important functions that it served was as a home for hundreds of thousands of displaced Jews in Europe. Unwilling to settle in the Europe that was the repository of so many bitter memories, the hundreds of thousands who still lived in Displaced Persons camps in Europe were absorbed into the new State of Israel after its founding in May, 1948.
Sylvia Curruca Proclaims "There Is A Borei Olom"
If anyone ever tells you "evolution," just say "sylvia curruca." That should put an end to the conversation rather quickly, unless of course you're the one who wants to do the convincing.
The Best Name
Moshe was called ten names: Yered... Yekusiel... Avigdor... HaKodosh Boruch Hu said to Moshe, "Of all your names, I will use the one which Basya, daughter of Pharaoh, gave you; `...and she called his name Moshe.' " Thus it is written, "Vayikro el Moshe -- Hashem called to Moshe." (Midrash Rabbah Vayikro, 1:1)
The Month of Spring
Autumn is over, gone is the winter, with its slumber, dormancy and hibernation, the time when the earth and myriads of its denizens await the rejuvenation of spring. The shrieking of storms and the wailing of winds has abated. Frost has defrosted and snow has melted away. An invigorating breeze sniffs its way across vale and dale and the sun makes its majestic reappearance to shine bright with vigor and might.
To The Editor:
The recent "pray in" in Jerusalem was reported in a negative light by elements of the British press.
In a paradoxical stance the otherwise anti-Israel (read: antisemitic) Guardian has used data issued by the Israeli government to vilify the orthodox community.
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