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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 ...

There was a story on an inside page of the newspaper this morning about 65 miracles. In the rush to work or school, most readers wouldn’t have paid much attention. But there it was, along with a photo of 65 new immigrants to Israel from North America, age 10 months to 83 years, standing in ...

There is a bizarre incident early in the book of Exodus that reveals a fundamental principle about God’s relationship with Israel. Brief, it seems secondary to the bigger story of the Exodus. It is, however, at the very heart of the matter. Importantly, the strange episode draws our attention to events today. It serves as ...

New words, old goal: Jew-hatred, anti-Judaism, anti-Zionism, anti-Israelism, all of it is anti-Semitism. But even more serious: It is literally anti-God!  To say it succinctly and immediately, I encounter a difficulty with the inexactitude of the term anti-Semitism. There are various Semitic peoples that are descendants of Shem, the oldest son of Noah. Yet, this ...