Tag: Egypt

What Makes God Laugh

  Balak(Numbers 22:2-25:9) There is an old saying that what makes God laugh is seeing our plans for the future.[1] However, if Tanakh is our guide, what makes God laugh is human delusions of grandeur. From the vantage point of…

ABC’s of the Omer

The significance, customs and mechanics of counting the Omer. by Rabbi Shraga Simmons ABC’s of the OmerABC’s of the Omer The significance, customs and mechanics of counting the Omer. by Rabbi Shraga Simmons What is the Omer? In the days…

The Passover time machine

Passover is not just a time of remembering, it’s a time of re-experiencing. by Rabbi Gidon Rothstein Early in the Passover Seder, we point at the matzah and say “this is the bread of our affliction.” It is the poor…

Coptic Christian bishop: I forgive ISIS

By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor CNN)—Even by ISIS’ brutal standards, the video is horrific. Twenty-one Coptic Christians beheaded on a beach in Libya. Christians across the world expressed horror and outrage at the mass killing, with Pope Francis calling…

Lessons from the Yom Kippur War

Posted By Daniel Greenfield Forty years ago, Israel experienced the most devastating war in its modern history. Israel not only suffered its worst casualties during the Yom Kippur War, but actually came close to being destroyed with Defense Minister Moshe…