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 and Hizballah Won’t Give Up Their Radical Goals for Economic Benefits

June 18 2021

In his first interview after leaving office, the former head of the Mossad, Yossi Cohen, admitted that he had erred in believing that Israel could come to some sort of accord with Hamas. In his own words:

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More about: Gaza Strip, Hamas, Hizballah, Iran, Mossad