Every actor portraying Grandpa has proven exceptional in capturing a feature or essence, but I have my favorites, and I hope one day to see Grandpa portrayed in live theater.
Only a few weeks ago college and university presidents were falling over themselves to be the loudest (if not among the first) to denounce the American Studies Association's academic boycott of Israel.
Off he drove to the local library, one of his favorite haunts, to drop off and pick up some books. Then he went home, swam laps in his pool -- and died. That's the way to go: alive mentally and physically until the last instant, still thinking about the future.
The situation in Israeli-Palestine requires leadership, from both sides, and in all aspects of our societies. We cannot just leave the hard work for our politicians, all of us have our part to play. Think about the mothers who teach their children tolerance, fairness and forgiveness.
In these digital times, it is not hard to find a Jewish film, anytime, anywhere, on almost any device. Still, Jewish film festivals continue to grow and spread across the country, keeping alive not only Jewish life, but the spirit of communal viewing and interaction beyond the screening.
I shall be ever admiring of the Jewish people, even if being "God's chosen" has been far from easy. The Jewish people have survived with faith, intel...
Watching the film as a former journalist, I was struck by the heroism of these two reporters. History had placed them in the middle of a story that the power structure that I myself confronted as a journalist didn't want the world to see.
Ari and Emma reminisce on just how bizarre a program Birthright is, and just how much sex they had while they were there.
Your comments, irrespective of your intentions, will inevitably be seen by Palestinians and anti-Israel activists as an incentive not to reach an agreement; as an indicator that if things fall apart, Israel will be blamed; and as legitimizing boycott activity.
This cyber attack is very big news. It proves a point that my hacker friends repeat over and over -- any and every computer and Internet site is hack-able. It is simply a matter of time and energy and of course, resources.
It seems, and this is surely yet another "optimistic" observation, that something is happening, perhaps a ray of light in the overall doom and gloom atmosphere characterizing the current round of talks.
It is clear that under the shade of America's security umbrella in the Middle East, Koreans have been making strong inroads. Are there ways in which the United States, as a partner of Korea, might seek to benefit from those inroads, whether on the ground or over the airwaves?
It's okay to pressure the Israeli government to do its share in order to promote a peace accord, but it seems many have forgotten that there are two sides to this conflict, and that the welfare of the Palestinians depends on many things.
In 1993, surprised by their leaders' bold initiative, Israelis and Palestinians were quite hopeful. Twenty years later, the environment has become toxic, polluted by the ill-will generated by the negative behaviors of both parties.
Heated debates have erupted in the U.S., Israel, France, and Britain over the past few weeks about when it is appropriate to use "Nazi" to describe someone you dislike. I propose a simple set of rules to guide our judgment, illustrated through four recent examples.
Even as Hamas gradually restores its relationship with Iran and Hezbollah, some of its officials still wave the Free Syrian Army (FSA) flag.