As we read in last Shabbat's Torah portion, Jacob left Canaan for Paddan-Aram, not knowing whether he would return, asking for divine help. He negotiated with God — if you protect me and return me safely, only then will you be my God, only then will I worship you. (Gen. 28:20-21)
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October 3, 2012 | 2:26 am
Writing for Bloomberg, Jeffrey Goldberg takes Obama to task for his procrastination when it comes to the Middle East.
Perhaps Obama isn’t quite the brilliant foreign-policy strategist his campaign tells us he is....
September 5, 2012 | 11:52 am
Naim Reuven was only 8 when he left Baghdad more than 50 years ago, but he still remembers going with his father to catch fish in the Tigris River.
His dad worked in a laundromat, a middle-class father of six and one of Iraq’s more than 100,000 Jews. Baghdad’s Jewish community...
April 24, 2008 | 6:00 pm
Is there a more loaded word in the Arab-Israeli conflict than "refugee"? Is there anything more visceral or emotional than the sight of millions of Palestinians living in miserable refugee camps for three generations?
If any one thing has symbolized the Palestinian cause and put...
April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pmWoody Allen Sues Over Rabbi Billboard
Woody Allen is suing a clothing company for advertisements showing the actor dressed as a rabbi. Allen filed a $10 million lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan against American Apparel Inc. for using an image from one of the...
December 30, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Werner Angress was attached to a U.S. paratroop platoon winging behind German lines on D-Day, when the sergeant told him he'd be the first to jump.
"But I've never jumped before in my life," Angress protested.
"That's OK," the sergeant said, "the newest guy always goes first."...
December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm
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