Ancient lessons from the people of Israel and what they mean to the Jewish community today.
The latest Vanity Fair carries an amusing and appropriately graphic account of the life and death of Exile, a now-defunct, Moscow-based English language newspaper run by American expatriates that managed to piss off a lot of people – usually, but not always, for bad reasons – in its short and mostly obscure decade-long existence. As [...]
Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, once asked a Holocaust Survivor if he had any words of wisdom the Minister should remember. Looking gravely at the Statesman, the old man warned:
“When someone tells you they are going to exterminate you, believe them.”
Marking the begining of the Iranian celebration of Ayatollah Kohmeini’s 1979 return from exile, President [...]
WHAT more can Iran’s ruthless rulers do to squash their opponents? Since nationwide protests broke out last June over the disputed results of presidential elections, the official winner, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has pulled few punches. His security apparatus has beaten and arrested thousands, tried scores of dissidents in kangaroo courts, hounded others into exile, throttled the [...]