Parts of this feature about Polish-born Jewish author Isaac Bashevis Singer first appeared in the now-defunct Partisan Review, under the title “Heartaches and Limitations: Isaac Bashevis Singer.” The piece is written by New York-based writer Al Sundel who knew Singer personally. Singer was a leading figure in the Yiddish literary movement. He believed there was […]
Winston Churchill in Jerusalem, 1921 By David Semple Jerusalem was liberated from Turkish rule by ...
By MARTIN SHERMAN By avoiding confrontations in which Israel can win, Israeli governments risk backing the country into a confrontation which it cannot win. Israelis have gradually come to realize that at present the Palestinians are neither a partner for comprehensive peace nor capable of establishing a viable state…The Palestinian Authority has no intention of […]
By Richard Natale Jewish actor Gene Wilder, (Jerome Silberman) who starred in “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein” and “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” died Monday at 83. Gene Wilder, who regularly stole the show in such comedic gems as “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Stir Crazy,” died Monday […]
There was always something wrong about the Jonathan Pollard case, a cloud of hovering stench. By Varda Meyers Epstein There was always something wrong about the Pollard case, a cloud of hovering stench. Pollard was punished for giving critical info to an ally; info the U.S. was bound to give that ally (Israel) according to […]
Op-ed: Estate planning 101 Written in the form of a ‘mashal’ or parable, this extended allegory about disputed land draws a comparison between two feuding brothers, Ishmael and Isaac, Arabs and Jews – a similitude that is implied but never made explicit. By Steve Zeff While studying the subject of estate planning for my CFP […]