Opinion

May 15, 2014

American Jews have historical, idealistic views of Zionist institutions. And the Jewish National Fund is no exception. For many, JNF conjures up the warm images of placing coins in blue pushkes, planting trees in Israel and generally making the land of Israel bloom. It is this image that has sustained support of the organization for CONTINUE »

May 8, 2014

Nelson Marans needs to reboot his Cold War mentality or learn history (Your Say, April 25). While Russian soldiers died in Stalingrad, Ukrainian SS assisted the Nazis. The Trawniki assisted the SS by pushing Jews through the schlauch in Treblinka and in Buchenwald. CONTINUE »

May 8, 2014

The whole world looks forward to daylight, except when it concerns the U.S.-Israel relationship. There, we have grown accustomed to the refrain that “there is no daylight” between the United States and Israel as the metaphor for the rock-solid relationship between the two countries. So, when daylight starts to appear between the public pronouncements and CONTINUE »

May 8, 2014

I would like to thank Janet Kurland and Gail Lipsitz for their article on conversations you need to have with your aging parents (“Five Key Conversations With Your Parents,” May 2). These are all issues my sister and I have discussed with our parents — and they are sensitive issues that have to be handled CONTINUE »

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Parshat Behar
BY Rabbi Nitzan Bergman
May 8, 2014

The deepest existential question we all ask is, if G-d created us and He is all good, then why is there pain and suffering? We are born without having chosen it and forced into a life that contains difficulties and setbacks that are unwanted and undeserved, and that makes it cruel. Some of us ask CONTINUE »