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Once Again…

This is the third "round" or is it the fourth? One loses track. What is certain is that Hamas has won each round. If a terror organization survives a confrontation - it is a victory. For a country - especially one as powerful as Israel to agree to a tie is a huge defeat and a bigger shame.

It was Our Turn in Adam

For more than 100 years, the Arabs have killed while the Jews have built and cultivated. And this is precisely what we’ll continue to do.

The Three Boys and the Judge Who Should Have Recused Herself

Based \on her decision, one might conclude that Judge Collyer’s thinking runs along these lines: Settlers are bad and need to be punished. She’s not blaming and punishing the victim, but the victim’s parents. It’s their fault the boys are dead.

Not Just Yeshivish or Chassidish: Many Paths to Seek Hashem

We were born with a soul that presses us to search for Him. How to do that search? Which direction to go?

The Peril of Prejudice: How to be Wrong, even When you’re Right

So let’s get this straight: the owner credits herself with heroism for making herself uncomfortable by asking Huckabee Sanders to leave thereby sparing her employees discomfort by refusing service to someone with whom they disagree.

A Message to the IfNotNow Folk

An open letter to the members of IfNotNow from a sympathetic-yet critical-Rabbi, who made aliya

Lies the Washington Post Told Me

One would think the Washington Post might do a little fact-checking on the op-eds they publish.

President Trump Does It Again

Exciting time in Israel. For a quick overview of the week that was and the week that will be...

Day and Night Intermingled

The sharp transition caused by the observance of Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day) followed in immediate succession by Yom HaAtzmaut is very difficult emotionally, and also deeply profound.

Are Blonde Arabs Still Semites? Do They Have a Right to Live in the...

According to PC, pale white, blond-haired, blue-eyed people are BAD while black folk are GOOD, and people shades in between are rated accordingly. But what do we do if a blond, white Arab girl slaps an olive-skinned or darker Israeli soldier? Which one is right and which one wrong?

The Long, Shorter Path

I propose a new adage based on a recent study: Depression is good for you. No, not that kind of depression. Economic depression – as in the Great Depression.

The Orthodox Union: Reaffirming the Standards

This was a great week for the Orthodox Union (OU). This blog celebrates this fact.

When Pigs have Rings

There is a reason why we say when in Rome, do as the Romans do.  It’s not merely to avoid draconian penalties for what we consider minor offenses.  It’s because good manners dictate that a guest shows respect for his host.

Iran’s Despotic Ayatollah Echoes US Liberal Ideas-That Should Tell You Something

Iran's murderous, dictatorial, Islamist leader Khamenei, posted a tweet using the American left’s rhetoric to attack the US. This should alarm any liberal who has even the tiniest capability for introspection.

Rebbe Santa

This may seem like a strange topic for a Rav of a Shul to talk about; however, since I enjoy sharing all facets of...

A Settler (Me) in Nabi Saleh, the Tamimis, T’ruah and Breaking the Silence

A few times a year I take an extreme left-wing tour in Israel. These tours aim to show why settlers, the IDF, the occupation etc. are all evil. What I didn't appreciate on the tour was being lied to by the Leftist organizations, T’ruah and Breaking the Silence

The Family That Lights Together Stays Together

I still recall every year on the fifth night of Chanukah as I distribute the “Chanukah gelt” to my own children, the happiness and contentment which filled me on that blissful night decades ago when our family burned the midnight Chanukah oil together with love and affection.

The End and the Beginning

The lighting of the Chanukah candles which took place just minutes after the conclusion of his funeral was meaningful in that it represented the rekindling of that exact spiritual light which he infused in this world during his over 100 years of active service to Hashem and His people.

My Son, the Lone Soldier

People ask if I’m worried about my son, a lone soldier in the Israeli army. Most of them don’t understand my answer: "All in all, I think he’s safer than he’s ever been"
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WATCH: VP Mike Pence’s Amazing Speech Destroyed Palestinian Claims

What we have here is nothing short of an ongoing revolutionary change in the relationship between the United State of America and Israel.

“Be Careful What You Wish For”

The story of how a Baal Teshuva ended up in Yerushalayim when he was hoping to learn in Bavel--and gave thanks.

The Aftermath of Abuse

What effect do the proliferation of sex-scandals have on our culture?  As with so many things, there’s good and there’s bad.  The real question is:  which outweighs the other?

The Woman in the Burqa

Recently, while speaking to a group of US college students on their trip to Jerusalem, I wasn't surprised to hear that ALL had felt intimidated because of their faith--shouted down in class, embarrassed for wearing kippot

On Settlements, anti-Semitism, Arab democracy–and more

Ready for a great book? Recommended reading on democracy in the Arab world, the industry of lies against Israel, Zionism, anti-Semitism, settlements, and Haredi army service.

Palestine Solidarity Campaign Smears the Holocaust in anti-Balfour Declaration Protest

Anti-Balfour Declaration rally in London attended by a throng of propagandists and useful idiots.

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