Time to Rebuild Northern Samaria

Time to Rebuild Northern Samaria

In recent weeks, a growing chorus of voices has emerged calling attention to a painful episode that took place 14 years ago in the hills and plains of northern Samaria, when four Jewish communities were pointlessly uprooted and destroyed as part of Ariel Sharon’s...
Don’t Let Ladino Die

Don’t Let Ladino Die

By any rational yardstick, the legacy of medieval Spanish Jewry should long ago have met its demise. The community, Europe’s largest and most influential at the time, was expelled in 1492 and scattered to the wind, spreading throughout the Middle East, the Balkans and...
Passover: Matzah as a Symbol of Jewish Heroism

Passover: Matzah as a Symbol of Jewish Heroism

Passover is upon us, and for the next week, Jewish homes throughout the world will be filled with the familiar and unmistakable sound of crunching matzah, as a virtual symphony of consumption of unleavened bread is performed with gusto. Flakes will fly, as small...
The Sinai Withdrawal’s Dangerous Legacy

The Sinai Withdrawal’s Dangerous Legacy

If you open Google Earth and search for “Yamit, Sinai,” the globe on your screen will slowly spin its way to the Middle East before zooming in on a small area in the northern Sinai Peninsula, just west of Gaza (though it comes up as “Yammit”). There, amid the sand...