In every aspect of our lives, we are dependent on other people. So where is the sense in making them miserable? Despite that, when we are bombarded from every direction by media that presents the opposite idea, we think of egoism as reality.
The AVPE effort is not a substitute for Palestinian independence -- since it recognizes that only with independence can the full potential of the Palestinian economy be realized. At the same time, however, AVPE knows that creating jobs, finding markets and growing the private sector can't be set aside for another 20 years.
Dig on the U.S.A. Network was a hot mess in the style of The DaVinci Code, and it was tremendous fun until the end, when it just fizzled out. Much like that thriller.
Israeli film legend Aryeh Elias passed away at age 94 on Thursday, May 7. The veteran stage, television and movie actor, who was born in Kurdistan in 1921, was the first Jew to be accepted to the drama faculty in Baghdad's Academy of Fine Arts in Iraq in 1941.
To my mind, religion-tinged conflicts are perhaps the single greatest threat to world peace. Those conflicts have created more than 50 million refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people worldwide.
The current chaos in the Middle East presents great dangers but also unprecedented opportunities for geopolitical realignments, which Saudi Arabia is primed to lead.
Three major Israeli feature films are being released in the United States in the first half of 2015, each dealing with topics of internal social issues that are engaged with in Israel.
The song, Send in the Clowns, written by Stephen Sondheim for the show A Little Night Music, is an appropriate theme for the Republican Party Primary. Surely many rational Republicans are thinking about it today as candidates keep tossing their hat into the ring to compete for their Party's nomination.
One would think that those who suffered persecution as much as the Jews would treat others with care and sensitivity. That the victim can become a victimizer is painful to face, but it is a reality nonetheless.
On my way to visit my student pulpit in Ohio several years ago, I helped a man dressed in traditional Hasidic garb with his luggage. After thanking me politely, he turned to me and asked, "Are you Jewish?"
You have heard this passage from the Talmud many times before -- but it's still true -- one who saves one life is as if they saved an entire world. The funds that you provide will help sustain people in dire need.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's just completed trip to Washington, D.C. and California points up Japan's new status. Our bitter enemy of the mid-20th century is poised to become America's most important ally in the early 21st century.
It seems nearly inconceivable today that Israel would become a single state with a Palestinian Arab government. But it was once inconceivable that South Africa would be led by a black government.
The Obama administration's decision to negotiate with Tehran triggered near hysteria among U.S. politicians and pundits who advocate perpetual war in the Middle East.
There's a disturbing connection between a belief in Armageddon and support for the state of Israel.
The US social fabric is going through a test whose outcome is anyone's guess. If you look at the history of unrests in the US, it is clear that they a...