| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:16 AM
This column is being written on Dec. 4, my 101 birthday. There will not be a big party tonight like the one that marked my first century. Only five members of my family will be there, but a couple of hundred residents of Harbors Edge will dance and frolic...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 9:29 AM
The European Parliament recently postponed a vote on whether to recognize a Palestinian state, but the vote will likely come in mid-December. The Jerusalem Post reports that Israeli officials say such a move would be purely symbolic and not reflective...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Israel’s parliament voted Wednesday to dissolve and hold early elections after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired two top ministers, unraveling his governing coalition after 20 months in office.
The bill to disband the Knesset passed the...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 11:29 AM
The scenario has been repeated more times than I can remember: Palestinian terrorists murder Israelis. The Obama administration condemns the attack. And that's it. No change in U.S. policy, no penalties or consequences for those who encourage and praise...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 11:26 AM
The older I get, the more my childhood memories fade, but I still vividly remember the morning of Sunday, July 4, 1976.
I was eight years old at the time, spending Shabbat with my grandparents at their house in London. Early on that Sunday, I woke to...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Some random thoughts on recent events in Israel and Palestine.
THE JEWS AND TERROR. Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, dedicated a square in Ramallah to the people that perpetrated the massacre at the Munich Olympic Games in 1972....
| Nov 18, 2014
| 4:09 PM
In the pious Har Nof neighborhood in the hills of West Jerusalem, early-morning prayers at a landmark synagogue are an integral part of the rhythm of daily religious life. Those who chose that time and place to strike seemed to know that.
| Nov 18, 2014
| 6:27 PM
— In the pious Har Nof neighborhood in the hills of West Jerusalem, early-morning prayers at a landmark synagogue are an integral part of the rhythm of daily religious life.
Those who chose that time and place to strike seemed to know that....
| Nov 19, 2014
| 1:01 PM
There can be no excuse, no explanation, no reasoned or even plausible justification for the horrific attack on a Jerusalem synagogue Tuesday that left four rabbis and an Israeli police officer dead. The assailants, two Palestinian militants armed with...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"You've got to be taught to hate..." (Oscar Hammerstein, "South Pacific")
The murder on Tuesday of five people and the serious wounding of several others while they were praying at a synagogue in Jerusalem is only the latest in a continuing pattern of...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 12:34 PM
An outpouring of grief and outrage echoed through the South Florida Jewish community in the wake of the Nov.18 slaying of four rabbis, three of them American citizens, as they prayed at the Kehillat Bnei Torah synagogue in the Orthodox neighborhood of Har...