Europe’s New Wave of Hate Mishpacha Staff For years it’s been politically correct to differentiate between “anti-Israel” and “anti-Jewish,” but with the virulent rants of “Kill the Jews!” and “Back to the gas chambers!” coming out of pro-Hamas riots around Europe in the last two weeks, it’s clear that demonstrators have dropped the mask. Are dangerous times on the horizon?
In the Land of the Bereaved
Shlomi Gil | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
These are the sons who will never come home again, who will never smile to their siblings, consult with their fathers, or be nurtured by their mothers. How does a family deal with the gaping hole, the searing pain that makes the heart feel like it will shatter? Israel’s Chief Rabbi David Lau offered solace in the most painful moments of a parent’s life, reassuring them that when it’s time move on, “know that my door is always open to you.”
Polymath with a Pen
Yonoson Rosenblum | Tuesday, July 29, 2014
David Goldman, a. k. a. Spengler, is known the world over for his striking analysis of politics and culture. But he was well into his 30s before he found the true core of his self.
Faith amid the Flames
Shifra Weiss Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Five lives ruptured by the cruel violence of Palestinian terrorists; five beacons of emunah during these challenging times.
Leah Abramowitz Tuesday, July 29, 2014
I’ve always been intrigued by the ugly tin walls at the back of the Kosel Plaza. I’ve peeked between the slits, but the large, chalk-colored pit only whetted my appetite for an explanation. The earth was dry, but the history must be rich and real.
R. Atkins Tuesday, July 29, 2014
The children in Morah Shulamis’s playgroup sat there in openmouthed shock. Morah Shulamis had just taught them about Tishah B’Av and how some wicked non-Jews had burned down the beautiful Beis Hamikdash. Miriam Morris’s eyes grew big as saucers.
Ruchama Schnaidman Tuesday, July 29, 2014
You can’t say I don’t try.
Because that would be a lie.
I try. I do. Very, very, very, very hard, in fact.
But I’m human. And sometimes I can’t control my feelings the way people think I should.
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