Israel's air force strike in September did not draw a harsh Syrian response, but the question must be asked: Is Israel capable of deterring its hostile neighbors from launching a missile attack on its territory? After Lebanon, the conventional wisdom in Israel says the answer is no.
While Prime Minister Olmert pushes ahead with preparations for a peace conference, he has succeeded in portraying Defense Minister Barak as the killjoy, who only finds fault with the Palestinians. But everyone seems to understand that a failed summit could lead to renewed intifada.
He is the first Arab to run a government hospital in Israel. But the first time he applied for the job, Dr. Masad Barhoum was deemed unqualified for the post. So was his eventual appointment simply a case of affirmative action?
"The History Boys" portrays a group of clever British provincial 17-year-olds, discussing books and ideas with their teachers before applying to university. Not, you might think, the most promising dramatic material, but in the skillful hands of Alan Bennett, this piece of theater proved to be hugely entertaining.
Anne Pascale uses the milk and butter produced on her husband's family's farm to produce superb, cream-filled chocolate pralines flavored with orange, vanilla, cardamom, coffee, chocolate, tangerine, cinnamon, nut, and more.
Jacob is fleeing the wrath of his brother Esau whose vengeance he fears and the midrash in Genesis Rabba tells us: "It is written, 'And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba.' We can learn from this verse that the departure of a righteous individual from a community creates a major impression.