An unusual idiom appears in this week’s Torah portion, Va’Yetzei.
וַיִּשָּׂא יַֽעֲקֹב רַגְלָיו וַיֵּלֶךְ אַרְצָה בְנֵי־קֶֽדֶם
And Jacob lifted his feet and went on to the land of the Easterners (Genesis 29:1).
We mourn once again. Terrorists killed five Israelis – four rabbis and one Druze police officer – in an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue this week.
There they go again. I refer to the United Nations Human Rights Council, which once again is targeting Israel for one-sided, discriminatory treatment.
This year is the 75th anniversary of the Kindertransport, the nine month effort to bring Jewish children from Europe to England, to safety. That humanitarian project began shortly after Kristallnacht, the "Night of Broken Glass."