Remembering a Bold, Learned, and Eloquent Defender of the Jewish Faith

Yesterday Rabbi Norman Lamm, a scholar and theologian who served as president of Yeshiva University from 1976 to 2003, died at the age of ninety-two. In 1966, Time magazine published its infamous cover posing the question “Is God dead?” To craft a Jewish response, Commentary magazine posed a series of theological questions to several rabbis of various denominations. Lamm, as one of the respondents, submitted an essay that displays his erudition, intellectual courage, and clarity of thought and expression. On revelation, he writes:

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More about: Halakhah, Judaism, Norman Lamm, Revelation

Hamas Returns to Its Cycle of Extortion

Aug. 13 2020

Last week, Hamas resumed launching explosives attached to balloons and kites into Israel, one of which landed in the southern town of Arad. The IDF responded with airstrikes, and the terrorist group first test-fired a barrage of missile into the Mediterranean and then fired a missile at an Israeli town—provoking further counterstrikes. Why disturb the peace now? Because, writes Yoav Limor, the monthly aid Hamas receives from Qatar is set to expire next month:

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More about: Hamas, Israeli Security, Qatar