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The Tragic Story of Bar Kamtza
The Tragic Story of Bar Kamtza

According to Jewish tradition, God allowed the Second Temple to be destroyed because of…

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The First World War and the Jews
The First World War and the Jews

A great deal has been written about the devastation that resulted from the First World War, which left millions…

The Second Uprising
The Second Uprising

History is a study in cause and effect. Today, on the 9th of Av (Saturday, July 25. Fast observed on Sunday, July 26), the Jewish people mourn…

What’s in the Book: Job
What’s in the Book: Job

While the Book of Job (Iyov in Hebrew) is frequently quoted, it is a book that not many lay-people read. A challenging work philosophically, it is…

Armistice
Armistice

Many people assume that the end of a war implies that a peace treaty has been signed. Actually…

The Month of Av
The Month of Av

Even though the name Av is Babylonian in origin, one cannot help but take note of the…

On Guard
On Guard

The sanctity of life plays an unquestionably major factor in Jewish law. Not everyone, however, is familiar with how strongly Judaism stresses…

The End of the Inquisition
The End of the Inquisition

Although the Spanish Inquisition is most often associated with Jewish history, it is interesting to note that…

Why Vow?
Why Vow?

The framework of Jewish life is set by Jewish law. And, while Jewish law covers almost all aspects of life, there is a…

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