Hashivah


People rely on the news media in order to be informed about local and world events. That’s clear enough. It is a fundamental tenet of journalism that news be presented objectively. So far the theory. The reality is much different. Much of news reporting today is agenda-driven opinion that conceals facts that conflict with the ...

As Abraham raised the knife to slaughter his son Isaac upon the altar, an angel of the LORD called out to Abraham and said: “Do not stretch out your hand against the lad nor do anything to him, for now I know that you are a God-fearing man, since you have not withheld your son, ...

On New Year’s Day 2016, my son Ariel and a friend were in Tel Aviv to do some shopping along the famed Dizengoff Street before heading home to Jerusalem. Two hours later at the same spot, Nashat Milhem, 28, pulled out a gun and started shooting at shoppers. Survivors of the attack remarked that the ...

The mildest incident–mild because there was no loss of life–was in October, when Joseph’s ancient tomb in Nablus (the biblical Shechem), was torched by Palestinian-Arab rioters. But there has been heart-rending loss of life in other cases. Four rabbis were among those murdered in recent weeks. Two terrorists fired guns into an ambushed car, killing ...

In the 1970s, I spoke across Canada and the United States especially about eschatology (endtime themes). In that connection, I analyzed chapters 38 and 39 of the prophet Ezekiel in detail. These deal with the attack of Gog of Magog and several of its allies from the north against the “land that is brought back ...

Egyptian citizen Haisam Hassanein was the Tel Aviv University International Students Master’s Degree Program valedictorian for 2015. Following are his unexpected remarks from the graduation ceremony on August 17, condensed for space. Ed. Egyptian citizen Haisam Hassanein was the Tel Aviv University International Students Master’s Degree Program valedictorian for 2015 Good evening. It is my ...