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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.

Israel’s Flag Flew High Inside ‘My Name Is Rachel Corrie’

The show (previously performed off-Broadway in NY) was, basically, 90 minutes of emotional blackmail played out in edited scenes from the young Rachel's diaries. The audience occasionally laughed at her. Did I mention it was DULL?

My Name is Rachel ‘X’

May the memories of all the holy 'Rachels' be a blessing for Jewish people the world over and combat the lies portrayed in the play based on a diary of a brain-washed activist named 'rachel'

An Open Letter To NFL Players Disrespecting America

To the players of the NFL: We fans should be ashamed for putting our admiration of your physical skills before what is morally right. But now you have gone too far. You have insulted our flag and all it represents

Disbelief

Aren’t there all types of danger to which we are exposing ourselves? Maybe; and indeed, as the last few days have shown, our lives are precarious to say the least and indeed, sometimes tragedy strikes and as we mentioned, we cannot understand why.

Rock & Roll Zionism

As much as I enjoyed listening to Springsteen while in a US college, I'm glad my sons, and the generations that follow them, will spend their formative years in a far more consequential pursuit--serving the Jewish people and Israel

Bereaved Families Tell UN Secretary General: Stop Funding NGOs that Defend Terrorists in Court

The letter, coinciding with UN Secretary Guterres’ current visit to Israel, emands that the UN cease funding Israeli organizations that defend terrorists and their families in Israel’s Supreme Court.

On The Intermarriage Wars

Empathy and caring must be part and parcel of the encounter with inter-faith couples. However, that cannot come at the expense of the integrity of the Torah or of the Future of the Jewish People. Sometimes, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Recalling the Hassidic Rebbe who Pioneered Aliya

To those who belittle what hassidim contribute to Israeli society, take a look back at the history books and remember that it was a hassidic rebbe who pioneered mass aliya.

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