We need more than ever to commit ourselves to the sacred task of igniting the ner tamid and becoming an eternal light of goodness and hope.
Life is a tremendous gift; we must not waste our time being angry.
Today, more than 30 years later, I wonder what my grandfather would have said about South Africa charging Israel with genocide at the International Court of Justice.
I imagined all of the ways that Iran would be different if, next year, the regime ended, a referendum was passed and the country tasted freedom again for the first time in nearly 50 years
The fundamental differences in our identities are deeply embedded in cultural values, taught to children from generation to generation.
By every standard of measurement, the assumptions we made and the strategies we employed do not appear to have been effective in this battle to defeat hate.
According to recent public opinion polls taken by the Israel Democracy Institute, the Israeli people do not seem to be in an especially conciliatory mood.
If Israel is going to rid itself of Hamas once and for all, it will have to make it quick.
Hamas the military force will never be the same after this Israeli campaign. But Hamas the movement, Hamas the idea, will surely survive.