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For the Miracles, Thank You

Our Sages teach that when Chanukah comes around, we are to thank Hashem, not only for the miracles that He performed for us in...

The Biggest Menorah in the World

We become a “light to the nations” precisely when we are living together in Eretz Yisrael.

Potifar’s Wife is in Your Home Too: The Dangers of the Internet

Recognizing the terrible danger of unsupervised Internet viewing has extra significance now, at the time of Hanukah.

Hellenism is Alive and Well in America

The modern day Hellenists are the Jews of the Diaspora who have the ability to move to Israel, but prefer to identify with a foreign country and foreign culture.

Palestinians, Progressives, Peace Now, Must Unite to Ban Chanukah

“It wasn’t the Greeks whom the Israelis conquered. They were Palestine refugees from Syria."

It’s All Happening at the Central Bus Station

Emunah, the very heart of the Torah, teaches us what God and the Nation of Israel are all about.

Confessions of a Brain Surgeon

While my writing may be blunt and painful to some, I don’t blame the Jews in the Diaspora for their misunderstanding of what the Torah is really all about.

New Diaspora Religion: Bagelism

Pure Judaism? Without the Land of Israel? Sorry, but that isn’t Judaism. It’s a new religion.

A Black Day for American Jews

Diaspora Jewry should examine their role in Israel's failures to combat Palestinian moves at the UN.

Don’t Let Santa Fool You

Just so the jolly little elves and white-bearded Santas don’t fool you, it pays to recall the truth about Christianity.

Don’t Feel Bad! We Didn’t Lose the War!

Hamas's celebrations of victory are based on fantasy and lies, and their joy won’t last when we hit them ten times as hard the next time.

Of Course I Celebrate Thanksgiving

For a Jew, everyday is Thanksgiving!

Letters to My Son in Gaza: Jihad Must Be Destroyed!

Dear Son, Do not be confused. Know who the enemy is. With all the meaningless talk of peace agreements and cease fires, the satanic enemy...

Dear Abba: They Won’t Send Us in

We learned in Lebanon that we can’t defeat the enemy with our Air Force alone. What’s the point of a truce that will last for three weeks until Hamas fires more rockets at Israel?

I Love the Smell of Missiles in the Morning

Some people like the smell of napalm in the morning, but I love the smell of missiles.

No Ceasefire, My Son, Finish the Job!

This past year, the government of Syria has slaughtered 50,000 truly innocent civilians. Does the world give a damn? No.

Letter to Our Son After Shabbat

So know that I am with you. So is your mother. The whole Shabbat, she waited for the moment she could turn on the radio to learn what was happening.

Hiroshima on My Mind

These “civilians” are not “innocent.”

Letter to Our Son in Gaza

What do you say to your son as he waits on the outskirts of Gaza? This is the message that I sent him.

We Are Seeing Moshiach in Action!

The “Amud HaAnan” Operation which Tzahal has now undertaken is intended to protect our beleaguered citizens in the south. But it is much more than that.

I Love Tel Aviv

Strolling around Tel Aviv and seeing how the words of our Prophets have come to pass in our generation, is as much of a spiritual experience as spending a day in the holy city of Tzfat.

More Beautiful than Everest

Last week, I drove with my wife toward the coastline to do a little seaside touring. As we were driving there, she mentioned that someone in her family was going for a vacation to Austria. “Austria?” I blurted, nearly losing control of the wheel. “Why would any Jew in Israel want to go to Austria?”

Over Here, my Rain Is Happy!

Before Shabbat, the Heavens opened with a symphony of thunder and lightning, and the great blessing of rain washed over the Land of Israel in answer to our prayers. Like I do every year with the very first rain, I hurried outside and danced in joy, laughing happily as the raindrops splashed on my face.

Don’t Tell My Wife!

We spent Shabbat in Ashkelon, visiting my wife’s parents. On Motzei Shabbat, my wife stayed in Ashkelon (in the red glare of the rockets fired from Gaza) so that she could take her mother for a medical treatment in the morning. I drove back to Yerushalayim with my children. Along the way, we passed a stretch of fertile farmland. The heavenly rains that had fallen during Shabbat seemed to have awakened the earth, and the pungent aroma of fresh cow manure wafted into the car. My younger boys started gagging and making jokes, the way children do about such things.

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