Archive for July, 2008

Masei 5768

July 30, 2008

  ”But if you will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those whom you allow to remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall harass you in the land where you live.” …Numbers 33:55...
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Outmaneuvered in the bazaar

July 24, 2008
Outmaneuvered in the bazaar

One question that Israelis have been asking themselves is whether the deal to bring back Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev was proof of how much we value our soldiers, of proof of the stupidity of our government. The basic deal was Israel got the two soldiers back — with Hezbollah not saying whether they...
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The 17th of Tammuz

July 19, 2008

Should will still be fasting on the 17th of Tammuz? The 17th of Tammuz commemorates a variety of disasters to have befallen to the Jewish people, most notably the breach of the walls of Jerusalem during the siege of the Babylonians in 586 B.C.E. other disasters to have occurred on this day include Moses...
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“Doc” Ron Rosen, z”l

July 11, 2008

 In memory of “Doc” Ron Rosen by Rabbi Barry Leff 7 Tammuz 5769 / July 11, 2008 Jerusalem Psalm 116 tells us “yakar b’einei Hashem hamavta l’chasidav,” “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his pious ones.” I admit to be very troubled by this Psalm. Why should the loss...
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Terrorist? Or Nut-Case?

July 8, 2008

Last week’s bulldozer rampage through central Jerusalem which left 3 dead (click here to see the BBC Video) has sparked a debate.  It seems "obvious" to many that this was a terrorist attack — Arab steals bulldozer and kills a bunch of Jews. However, even in Israel we can have people go crazy, just...
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