Time of distress should never be an excuse to not follow the mitzvah of our God. As such now in a time of lockdown, being isolated we should still have a Memorial Meal.
One Passover tradition asks that if people can afford to, they provide those less fortunate with foods that are eaten during the holiday, like matzah, eggs, chicken or wine.
Before the Israelites escaped Egypt they solemnly prepared themselves for their escape and had the seder in their closed circle, what we shall have to do in 2020 as well.
Israeli parents did their best that their children could enjoy a normal Purim. Medical face-masks make a big appearance at holiday events. 39+ Israelis have coronavirus. President Rivlin expected to give first mandate to Benny Gantz.
The League of Nations, which placed Palestine under British mandate reflected a heady mixture of religious and imperial motivations that Britain would find difficult to reconcile in the troubled years ahead. Palestinian Arabs, desiring political autonomy and resenting the continued Jewish immigration into Palestine, disapproved of the mandate, and by 1936 their dissatisfaction had grown into open rebellion. Nearly a century later there is still not yet a good solution found to have Arabs, Palestinians and Jews and non-Jews living together in peace in one or two countries they could accept as their homeland.
It can well be that the Democratic Party will have to reckon with the identity issue that mirrors the divide within American Jewry to swing left or to carve out a middle lane.
It is incredible that one world leader is convinced he is the only one to solve all world problems and is the best one to decide how matters have to be solved. In Antwerp, on Friday, Dr. Itamar Shachar shall lead a conference with Inès Abdel Razek and Mahmoud AbuRahma looking at the present situation in the trials to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
As we have become accustomed to the 45th president of America, he has pulled up the sheet and pulled Nethanyanu in his cart to create a plan with popular Israeli measures without taking into account the Palestinians in the talks for planning the state of Israel.
All should know that the discrimination and displacement inside Israel's 1948 borders are connected to its rule in those Occupied Territories. This system of violence deprives all Palestinians of civil, political, and economic rights.
In the 1930s and 40s many stood at the side and did nothing even when they thought something was wrong. Others might have been silent but were taking action, hiding Jehudiem with the danger for their own life.
On Thursday the 23rd of January 2020 a dedication ceremony for a memorial took part at Jerusalem's Sachar Park in honour of the casualties the Siege of Leningrad. After the attendance of the 5th World Holocaust Forum Russian President Vladimir Putin, PM Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin, Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon, the Russian foreign minister, mayor [...]
Video screening of the live broadcast of the 5th World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem on January 23, 2020
Marking the 75th birthday of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and death camp it is good to demand that active steps shall be made to make sure the horrors of the Holocaust shall not be repeated and future crimes against humanity shall be prevented by states reacting in the right way in time.
Tonight the eight days of extra dedication to haElohim started with the commemoration of the victory of the few whose desire for freedom to practice their religion impelled them to battle against great odds and which we should take as an example not to be afraid to show our faith to others..