Chaim Nachman Bialik

A Page From The Song Of Songs

On this, the Shabbos of the Song of Songs, take a look "A Page From The Song of Songs" by Sholom Aleichem. It is sometimes painted as a "children's story" but in reality it is the first of four stories -- taking place on a Pesach, a Shavuous, and a Pesach and Shevuous many years later -- culminating in an excrutiating romantic misunderstanding between two young adults that can break the hearts of old men and women long past their childhoods.

“A Rabbi Walks Into a Bank . . . ”

Special to the Jewish Week
03/19/2010

 A witty man was once asked: “A doctor and a banker — which one is more important in the eyes of the Lord?”

Literary lights Alter Druyanov, Y.H. Ravnitzky, Simon Dubnow, Mendele Mocher-Seforim and Chaim Nachman Bialik

THE SIX WONDERS OF ZION

04/01/2008
Associate Editor

It’s fine that Israel is so well
represented on Nasdaq and sends ophthalmologists to Africa, but if there were no State of Israel the whiz kids of Silicon Wadi would be in Silicon Valley, the ophthalmologists would be flying in from elsewhere, and no one would be the sorrier. Nevertheless, each of us carries around a more private set of observations and benefits that could have only come out of Zion, and Zion alone. Here’s one list of six, and it could easily be 60 for every candle on the cake.

1: Sitting On Top Of The World

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