Michael Green was walking down a street in Jerusalem in late 2006 when the concept of the new television series “Kings” came into focus.
In "David and Fatima," the Montague and the Capulet clans become the Aziz and the Isaacs, setting the stage for a battle of the two faiths
After 75 years, humanitarianism prevailed over rejectionism. Last Thursday, in the early morning hours, delegates to the 29th International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, assembled in Geneva from 192 states and 183 relief societies, voted by overwhelming majority to recognize the Magen David emblem and admit Israel's relief society.
The centerpiece of the third section of the Tanach, the section known as Ketuvim (the Writings), is the Book of Psalms. The Book of Psalms contains some of the most majestic poetic images in the history of the Hebrew language.
"The Life of David" by Robert Pinsky (Schocken Books, $19.95).
Every morning, pious Jews pray to God that "the offspring of Your servant David may speedily flourish ... for we hope for your salvation all day long."
The hope of future redemption and a return to ancient glory has long been a staple of Jewish life, based upon God's promise to David that "your house and your kingship shall ever be secure before you; your throne shall be established forever."
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When I was asked to teach at a Bulgarian university, my only clear images of the Balkan nation included its infamous Communist-era spy system, its great Olympic weight lifters,and its national women's choir, whose haunting harmonies were popular in the West.