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Relevance: 11% Posted on: December 13, 2013
The rebbe had told Meir and Yehudah to take turns, but that wasn’t working out so well.
Relevance: 11% Posted on: December 10, 2013
A J Street U student was rude and disruptive during a campus event at Brandeis, wrote about the event omitting relevant details, then asked an editor to remove someone else's blog post describing his behavior because it might affect his "future employment."
Relevance: 11% Posted on: August 7, 2013
WASHINGTON – Israeli settler leader Dani Dayan has made it his mission over the years to warn members of Congress, particularly Republicans, of the dangers to Israel should it negotiate with Mahmoud Abbas’s Palestinian Authority.
Relevance: 11% Posted on: November 4, 2009
One of Steven Ari-Z Leiner's fondest childhood memories, he says while taking a break from campaigning, is when on his 13th birthday the late Bobover Rebbe helped him put on his tefillin. The Bobover Rebbe, Rabbi Moshe Feinstein, and Maimonides are some of his heroes. Some of his secular role ...
Relevance: 11% Posted on: May 23, 2012
“The blood-dimmed tide is loosed,” wrote the poet W.B. Yeats, “and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned.” Now, assembled in almost two hundred armed tribal camps politely called nation-states, all peoples – not only the people of Israel – coexist insecurely on a plainly anarchic planet. The core origins ...
Relevance: 11% Posted on: March 28, 2012
The Midrash (Shemot Rabbah 18:12) describes “leil shimurim,” the “night of watching,” the night before the redemption, as one of the glorious nights in Jewish history.
Relevance: 11% Posted on: October 22, 2013
In Russia, Christians are declining by 0.6 percent a year and Muslims are increasing at the same rate, which will have dramatic effects over time
Relevance: 11% Posted on: December 8, 2013
None of us support violence and we found out about the story in the media, just like every one else.
Relevance: 11% Posted on: October 18, 2006
There is no easy answer to the question of ongoing Iranian nuclearization. All options are unappealing, and all will have very substantial costs. For the moment, diplomacy still seems to be the preferred path to crisis remediation, but only because polite conversation and empty threats protect all parties from taking ...
Relevance: 11% Posted on: April 29, 2009
From an existential standpoint, Israel must quickly change its strategic and diplomatic course, or prepare to disappear in increments. More specifically, with a new prime minister in place, Israel will soon need to reassess its presumed faith in the so-called Road Map to Peace in the Middle East.
Relevance: 11% Posted on: January 1, 2013
There is as little chance of the conditions described in the poll being fulfilled as there being a porcine airlift.
Relevance: 11% Posted on: December 20, 2006
Blessed by newly anticipated changes in American foreign policy, certain of Israel's adversaries could soon attempt to bring the Jewish State into the eternal darkness, into fire, into ice. It is therefore essential for Israel's leadership to take immediate steps to ensure that a Baker-Hamilton [Iraq Study Group heads] engendered ...
Relevance: 11% Posted on: March 20, 2013
JERUSALEM – Since he was a kid growing up in the town of Kiryat Tivan, Roy Itzhaki would regularly see them in the street, on their way to work, in coffee houses, as free as anyone else in the village to live their lives.
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The folks at the State's Attorney have dossiers on everyone in government, and they're not afraid to use them.
Relevance: 11% Posted on: January 31, 2007
Jews and justice can never be uttered in the same breath. So it is too for the Jewish State, always the individual Jew in macrocosm. Whether it wishes to acknowledge the existential danger or not, Israel's only hope for survival now lies in a well-reasoned and coherent nuclear strategy for ...
Relevance: 11% Posted on: December 31, 2008
For a Palestinian state to be born, only a gravedigger could wield the forceps. Yet in one form or another, a new state of "Palestine" will likely be carved out of the still-living body of Israel. Supported by both outgoing President Bush and President-elect Obama, this 23rd Arab state would ...
Relevance: 11% Posted on: September 25, 2012
The oldest Jewish settlements arose in Cape Town, Kimberley, Durban, Port Elizabeth, and Burgersdorp. The settlements in Grahamstown and Graaf Reinet have dissolved. There was a (Jewish) community established in Cape Town, which is the oldest is South Africa, while in Johannesburg, which today houses the largest Jewish settlement in ...
Relevance: 11% Posted on: October 27, 2004
With Pertinent Policy Recommendations For The President of the United States
Relevance: 11% Posted on: June 21, 2006
"There is but one truly serious philosophical problem," says Camus in The Myth of Sisyphus, "and that is suicide." Nowhere is Camus' observation currently more correct than in the darkly reciprocal relationship between Israel and Hamas.
Relevance: 11% Posted on: January 17, 2014
Only in Judaism was God’s self-disclosure not to an individual or a group (the elders) but to an entire nation.
Relevance: 11% Posted on: March 20, 2013
To understand Obama's visit to Israel, the next four years, and European Union diplomacy, keep this strange and contorted logic in mind
Relevance: 11% Posted on: April 27, 2005
The story goes something like this. During World War I, a Jew loses his way along the Austro-Hungarian frontier. Wandering through the woods late at night, he is abruptly stopped in his tracks by the screaming challenge of a nervous border-guard: "Halt, or I'll shoot." The Jew blinks uncomfortably into ...
Relevance: 11% Posted on: June 9, 2010
I am interrupting the sequence of my articles regarding questions posed by widows and widowers. B'Ezrat Hashem, I will continue that discussion in future columns. But for now, I feel compelled to address the tragic events that have once again unfolded in Eretz Yisrael. I would also like to remind ...
Relevance: 11% Posted on: January 4, 2012
Should Israel treat pro-Palestinian news manipulators as if they were serious journalists?
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We who care desperately for Israel and for the Jewish People don't need a propaganda film to make our case. A completely truthful account - as Spielberg has given us - will always be in our interest.
Relevance: 11% Posted on: July 16, 2012
They wrote flippantly: "Securing Israel’s future as a Jewish and democratic state requires diplomatic and political leadership, not legal maneuverings." Legal rights be damned, then?
Relevance: 11% Posted on: March 7, 2013
“But, I can’t reach the light!” Yoni yelled after his father asked him to turn on the hallway light. “Yoni, you can reach the switch. You have done it hundreds of times before. You just need to go brush your teeth and in order to get to the bathroom, you need ...
Relevance: 11% Posted on: November 22, 2006
The leopard isn't the largest of the big cats. It's not feared as a king of beasts. It's not the fastest, like the cheetah. Rather, the leopard is persistent. A solitary hunter, its sharp vision enables it to see what others can't. It dwells alone, stalking its prey in the ...
Relevance: 11% Posted on: May 19, 2013
It seems Russia has decided that the "strong horse" in the Middle East is Iran and the Shiites.
Relevance: 11% Posted on: May 3, 2012
It's Iyar 11, the yahrzeit of Methuselah at the 969 years of age (according to one opinion). I suppose on this day Jewish geezers go down to the park and pass judgment on the pigeons (You call that pecking?). It's also the yahrzeit, in 1884, of Judah Philip Benjamin, the ...
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They Were Only Playing Leapfrog…
Relevance: 11% Posted on: December 5, 2012
WASHINGTON – Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who is widely seen as a leading candidate to replace Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, has garnered plaudits from Jewish communal leaders for her work at the world body.
Relevance: 11% Posted on: December 27, 2012
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War is never far from the minds of prudent Israelis, and prudent operational planning must always look closely at the regional "correlation of forces." Drawn from the military lexicon of the former Soviet Union, this concept is usefully applied as a particular measure of armed forces, from the subunit level ...
Rationality, Irrationality, And Madness Core Enemy Differences For Israeli Nuclear Deterrence (First of Three Parts)
Relevance: 11% Posted on: April 26, 2012
Over the years, in several of my columns in The Jewish Press, I have examined the critical bases of Israeli nuclear deterrence. Recently, in consequence of the growing threat of Iranian nuclearization, increasing attention has been directed toward pertinent issues of enemy rationality. With this in mind, the following three-part ...
Relevance: 11% Posted on: June 6, 2013
With the newest Superman film, “Man of Steel,” set for release next week, it seems only fitting to look back at the two men who created the world’s most famous superhero.
Relevance: 11% Posted on: September 25, 2012
WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney’s less than optimistic take on Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects drew some media attention but not much noise from centrist Jewish groups.
Relevance: 11% Posted on: November 30, 2011
For the past few weeks I’ve been discussing the crises facing our people. I’ve been asked by many of our readers the question that should challenge all of us: What are we to do?
Relevance: 11% Posted on: January 9, 2008
The more things change, the more they remain the same. For anyone who can still think clearly, the Annapolis "Peace Conference" in November was merely the latest hallucinatory rendition of a very troubled sleep. It's not that this carefully scripted assembly actually confirmed a catastrophic outcome for Israel. Rather, ...
Relevance: 11% Posted on: March 6, 2014
The battle over partnership minyans is just the latest scuffle in the war over women’s roles in the Orthodox community.
Relevance: 11% Posted on: October 23, 2013
Sukkot was cold in Ithaca, N.Y. Josh Polevoy and friends wondered if they needed to return after dinner to the sukkah, and the frigid outdoors, to eat the few remaining pieces of deli roll. With a quick search on the web browser of his iPhone, Josh, a senior at Cornell ...
Relevance: 11% Posted on: February 24, 2014
Exclusive: Pamela Geller examines law-enforcement connection to U.S. terror compound.
Relevance: 11% Posted on: April 5, 2012
On the surface, “The Pianist” is “merely” the true tale of a talented Jewish musician, Wladyslaw Szpilman, caught up in the unfathomable depths of Nazi occupation and terror. More profoundly, of course, it is a disturbing visual microcosm of the generic human struggle between good and evil, a titanic contest ...
Relevance: 11% Posted on: December 27, 2013
Specific strategic lessons from the Bar Kokhba rebellion.
Relevance: 11% Posted on: February 2, 2011
Fifty years ago, when I served as the director of Bnei Akiva of New York, I wondered how my relationship with Bnei Akiva would develop. Today, years later, after coming on aliyah to Israel in 1973, I find that I still cherish my Bnei Akiva past and still enjoy the ...
Relevance: 11% Posted on: December 15, 2010
From the beginning, Israel has successfully managed to craft its overriding strategic doctrine apart from any specific U.S. expectations. To be sure, keeping its "bomb in the basement" has been at least partially a response to expressed American wishes. After all, any explicit end to nuclear ambiguity could have proven ...
Relevance: 11% Posted on: May 8, 2013
We are a people whose mandate is Torah observance in all matters - between man and God as well as between man and his fellow man.
Relevance: 11% Posted on: March 23, 2011
My childhood was full of magical, well-known tales about characters like Tevye the Milkman, as well as tales of love and joy and everyday life in the shtetls of Poland, told with warmth and wit by my grandparents.
Relevance: 11% Posted on: July 5, 2012
Finally, after many years of effective disregard, a core irony in the matter of Iranian nuclearization can be acknowledged: For President Ahmadinejad, and also his clerical superiors, any prospect of hastening the Shiite apocalypse – a decidedly “sacred” prospect linked to war with Israel and/or the United States – could ...
Relevance: 11% Posted on: January 1, 2014
There were many gloriously bright pro-Israel lights to celebrate on U.S. campuses in 2013.
Relevance: 11% Posted on: February 18, 2004
Israeli strategist Zeev Maoz, currently a visiting scholar at the University of Michigan, has written a controversial article calling for Israel to disband its nuclear weapons program and to join with Arab states in the region to create a "nuclear-weapons- free-zone."
Relevance: 11% Posted on: May 19, 2013
It took a world war to expose the Nazi lie. Now, 12 years after the media lie that the IDF killed an innocent 12-year-old Gaza boy, it appears he never died. “The Truth will out” wrote Shakespeare.”
Relevance: 11% Posted on: March 22, 2013
One doesn't have to be a Temple Mount loyalist to realize that something not good for the Jews is happening in the world's holiest spot – under Israeli sovereignty.
Relevance: 11% Posted on: September 12, 2012
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However unwittingly, President Obama is now setting the stage for Israel's dismemberment. Almost certainly, his fixed and unwavering commitment to a Palestinian state stems from the purest and most sensible of motives. Surely this principled commitment is drawn from some deeply personal and historic sense of justice and fairness, and ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: October 22, 2008
Last month, millions of Americans opened their Sunday newspapers and found amid the usual pile of coupons and advertising flyers something unusual: a free DVD of a documentary called “Obsession: Radical Islam’s War with the West.”
Relevance: 10% Posted on: December 30, 2013
White racists invented the idea that accomplished black Americans are not Africans but "Moors."
Relevance: 10% Posted on: January 12, 2011
I like this book. Very much. Terrorist Cop will be of interest to all Americans and Israelis who remain deeply concerned (as they should) about our continuing vulnerability to Jihadist terror attacks. It will be of even greater interest, moreover, to readers of The Jewish Press. After all, the author, ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: July 25, 2012
Mitt Romney’s planned trip to Britain, Poland and Israel beginning at the end of this week has shifted the presidential campaign debate for now from jobs, the economy and the candidates’ past to how they would deal with an increasingly fluid world.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: September 2, 2012
Following Naftali Bennett's reported statement that he won't allow three-fourths of the National Union party to run with the Jewish Home, American-born candidates for the Jewish Home party’s Knesset list Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel say they would rather see a merger of the two National Religious parties even if ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: November 17, 2004
A Speech Presented to Purdue University's Homeland Security Institute Published Exclusively In The Jewish Press (Part One)
Relevance: 10% Posted on: February 15, 2012
First in Parshat Yitro there were the Asseret Hadibrot (the Ten Utterances, or general principles). Now in Parshat Mishpatim come the details.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: March 18, 2009
Iran may be a state like no other. Founded upon the particular Islamic promise of conquering death - a promise bestowing ultimate power upon those who "submit" - it may ultimately do whatever it must to divert death in other directions. As an object for this existentially critical diversion, ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: November 25, 2012
Voting got off to a sluggish start with technical difficulties.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: January 30, 2013
The revelation at Mount Sinai – the central episode not only of parshat Yitro, but of Judaism as a whole – was unique in the religious history of mankind.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: January 26, 2011
The announcement by Senator Joe Lieberman that he will not run for reelection when his current term is up in 2012 triggered the Monitor's memories of the highlight of Lieberman's political career: Al Gore's selecting him in August 2000 to be his vice-presidential running mate.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: February 29, 2012
On the menu this morning: A Yiddishe Robbery … The Birds, The Bees, And The Jews … Latter Day This … Albert Brooks? Try Albert Speer! … and Human Rights Watch Guy Gets Watched Back. We're weird, we're borderline freaky, we're Jewish – get used to it. Or don't, we ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: September 20, 2012
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The following article appears exactly as it was written by Professor Beres 21 years ago. It is especially important to reconsider at this moment when U.S. President Barack Obama, still-embracing the so-called Road Map, pushes Israel to accept a Palestinian state via the five-part Mitchell Plan.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: May 24, 2006
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been reluctant to authorize "necessary" anti-terror operations in Judea and Samaria for fear military action there would hamper his planned withdrawal from the area, security officials charged.They said large-scale anti-terror operations could highlight major terror threats in Samaria and generate criticism of Olmert's withdrawal ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: July 9, 2008
“Et achai anochi mevakeish” (“I seek my brethren”) was the theme of our whirlwind four-day visit to Buenos Aires in June. There are about 250,000 Jews in that country -- one of the largest Jewish communities after the United States and Israel -- almost all of them concentrated in Buenos ...
Deceptions Of A “Nuclear Weapons-Free World” : Why President Obama’s Good Intentions Could Bring Genocidal War To Israel (Part III)
Relevance: 10% Posted on: August 5, 2009
Preemption Options We have seen that, among other purposes, Israel needs nuclear weapons to undertake and/or to support various forms of conventional preemption. In making its preemption decisions, Israel must determine whether such essential defensive strikes, known jurisprudentially as expressions of anticipatory self-defense, would be cost-effective. This would depend ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: March 19, 2013
Obama's visit is costly and complicated, and will have objectives that the President thinks are important, like Israeli withdrawals.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: May 29, 2013
Bordering Israel, Syria, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, Jordan is sometimes overlooked by the media and policy experts because of its peace treaty with Israel, its alliance with the United States, and its relatively liberal socio-economic system.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: December 10, 2008
President-elect Barack Obama is considering appointing his top Mideast adviser, Daniel Kurtzer, as U.S. envoy to the Middle East, a senior Israeli diplomatic source told Israel's Haaretz newspaper. Officials in Jerusalem previously told this column Kurtzer was likely to become Obama's envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian issue. Kurtzer, a former U.S. ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: December 19, 2012
Those who view American-Israel relations through a dualistic “are you pro-Israel or anti-Israel” lens must be confused. In one week, the United States stands virtually alone with Israel against the Palestinians’ upgrade of their status at the United Nations, then immediately condemns Israel’s settlement expansion.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: December 12, 2013
l-Quds University, like Mahmoud Abbas, glorifies the mass murderer known as Abu Jihad, as well as other terrorists. But in a report, Brandeis faculty tell their administration not to pay any attention to that terrorism behind the curtain.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: September 27, 2006
The Jewish High Holy Days began last Friday evening with two days of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and will end next week with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Jewish wisdom teaches that what God thinks of us is far more important than what we think of God. ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: November 3, 2004
Apocalypse, of course, was pretty much a Jewish invention (at least if you ignore ancient Persia and the Zoroastrians), and there is certainly an apocalyptic element in Chicago's own Saul Bellow.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: June 26, 2013
JERUSALEM – Israel’s cyber weapons will eventually replace the pre-emptive strike role played by the Israel Air Force in the 1967 Six-Day War, according to Israel Defense Forces Brig. Gen. (res.) Yair Cohen, former commander of Israel’s much-vaunted signal intelligence corps Unit 8200.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: March 12, 2012
Can there be successful athletes among the settlers in Judea and Samaria? Recent achievements show that the answer is yes! A very small geographic area has produced four international champions.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: September 20, 2006
Many in the chattering classes in the United States recently devoted their energy to the controversy about ABC's television film "The Path to 9/11." Partisanship seems to dominate virtually every discussion these days. So it was no surprise that, just as Republicans have sought to minimize the lack of attention paid ...
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Who's in, who's not in the 19th Knesset.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: June 27, 2007
Youth is the key to a Jewish community. Sure, there are snowbird synagogues, but bocce ball and bingo aren't going to attract young couples.
Relevance: 10% Posted on: December 8, 2011
Something serious is going on here…regarding Jewish women. Sotheby’s current auction of Judaica is a concise offering of 106 items that provides a tantalizing glimpse into Jewish art and image making over the last 500 years.
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Interview with a suicide bomber in training
Relevance: 10% Posted on: May 16, 2007
In the winter of 1943, a decision made by a few idealistic and brave pioneers impacted the very future of Israel. In Kfar Pines, members of the religious Zionist youth movement Bnei Akiva mulled over a recommendation by the Jewish Agency that they resettle Kfar Etzion, an abandoned kibbutz located ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: April 28, 2011
Do you ever get the feeling you're really living in a television program? For 2011 America, the rerun we are collectively forced to act in is "That '70s Show."
Relevance: 10% Posted on: April 2, 2008
For a generation after World War II, particularly given revelations of the Holocaust, most American Protestant denominations embraced a more tolerant attitude toward Jews. Since the 1980’s, however, there has been a marked shift, evident in the anti-Israel positions adopted by more liberal denominations like the United Methodist Church (UMC); ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: October 24, 2012
The American presidency came to an end on October 15, 1992 during a Town Hall debate between President George H.W, Bush, Ross Perot and Bill Clinton. The stage seemed more like a place for Phil Donahue to strut around, biting his lips and dragging out tawdry tales for audience applause ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: June 18, 2012
Who on those panels has any connection whatsoever to me, to my shul, to our children? What does any of those folks know about the explosion of Torah learning in Israel, about our packed houses of worship, about our proliferation of loan societies, about our irrepressible demographics?
Relevance: 10% Posted on: November 21, 2007
"It is in the thick of a calamity," we learn from Albert Camus' The Plague, "that one gets hardened to the truth, in other words, to silence." Now that Iranian nuclearization is reaching the point of no return, noisy declarations from Tehran are apt to become less shrill. Reciprocally, in ...
Relevance: 10% Posted on: January 26, 2011
International law is not a suicide pact. This particular sentence should be very familiar to this column's readers. Every state facing plainly existential harms always has the right to defend itself beforebeing attacked. In the increasingly urgent matter of Israel and Iran, a subject on which I have been commenting ...