King David

David Petraeus finally answers his own question.
If Judge Merrick Garland is confirmed as a Supreme Court Justice (a big if!), four out of the nine justices would be Jews. That's almost a majority. What explains this extraordinary representation?
The bafflement of those in charge is ancient. It is the frustration that kings have always expressed when confronted with
For some time, scholars have debated whether that kind of complex political activity started in the region during the 10th
Players will control David in his journey to becoming King. He'll be able to run and jump around on a 2D plane, but in a
With the Festival of Sukkot, we mark a transition. The great gift that Judaism holds out to us it to be mindful of the phases of our lives, so that we don't rush through it, thoughtlessly, but we take a moment to step out of the rat race.
Nicodemus's night visit to Jesus is not exactly empathic, but there is an intimacy to the setting. It is a tête-à-tête: Not a Sermon on the Mount, not a raising of Lazarus, but a private conversation between people who have studied God.
During the emotional reunion of Jacob and Joseph, only one of them hugs the other initially. What is the other one doing, and why?
Joseph faces extraordinary temptation as his master's wife attempts to seduce him. His father's image saves him, foreshadowing a later heroic attempt by King David to save his son.
It is becoming increasingly clear that President Obama is unlikely to set foot in the Promised Land. If we ever get there, it will be on someone else's watch.
My son Jacob has been playing the Spice Girls 1996 hit "Wannabe" a lot lately. In a flash, the connection between the song and preparation for Rosh Hashanah came to me a few nights ago.
This is not the first time archaeologists have announced what they believe to be evidence of the figure. In 2008, Israeli
By blessing God 100 times daily, we are connecting in the deepest way. Mindfulness of our actions makes us more aware of the Divine. It also serves to prevail over the forces of negativity, by attaching ourselves more closely with Hashem (God).
While I recognize that the military is a unique institution with its own codes of conduct and ethos, this policy, tacit though it may be, of stigmatizing mental illness has got to end.
How is it that a John Lennon or Marvin Gaye song has everlasting global and sustaining reach when they sing of peace or war? Why is a lyricist/musician more influential than a political pundit?
Martin Luther King's message reminds us that sometimes we cannot complete a dream ourselves; we can only pave the way for others.
This is not the first time archaeological artifacts have been discovered at the Tel Motza site, however, the Jewish Telegraphic
"Will history remember David Petraeus with the same caveat?" asked Jim Denison, a Southern Baptist scholar in Dallas. Bible
My friend offered this gem in a recent blog post: "I am proud to be a citizen of a country that embraces these freedoms, even if they result in trash."