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The Islamist Plague

Many Western commentators have adopted the narrative that al Qaeda and its ilk are the exception to the "religion of peace" -- Islam. However, the...

Pirkei Avot: Midat Sedom

According to the Maharal, Sedomites' inability to perform chesed catalyzed their fall into a pit of immorality.

Student’s Commencement Speech in D.C. Emphasizes Torah Values

Felder said he and his fellow students learned well the teaching of the Rebbe.

NYT Informant Story Ignores Critical Successes

The New York Times article overlooks the necessary importance of intelligence gathering.

Holocaust Denial and Critical Thinking Skills

To investigate Holocaust denial is to enter into a sick world of darkness and brooding fury.

Aggression – the Illegal Use of Force

As the Arabs were the aggressors, in UN SCRs 242 or 338 Israel is not branded an invader/occupier of the Territories.

The Minhag of No Matzah on Pesach

Guest Blogger Robert proves that one must not eat any Matzah on Pesach based on an article in Vosizneias.

Is Iraq Entitled to the ‘Jewish Archive?’

The trove of Jewish treasures was discovered by American troops in Baghdad in 2003.

Iran Draws ‘Red Line’ against US Intervention in Syria

Iran had also threatened Israel specifically if it does anything in Syrian territory, but nothing happened when it did.

Al Aqsa Mosque Collapsing, But only in English

Certainly the Al Aqsa Foundation web page will have this story, right? Well, no, it doesn't.

Looking Yehoshua’s Parents in the Eye

Why can't I face Yehoshua's parents? Because I took the call that came in from a payphone in Europe, during their stopover on the way to Israel.

Tisha B’Av- The Lessons of Jerusalem 5773

Every year, one of the greatest challenges going into Tisha B'Av is the statement of the Gemara Yerusalmi “A generation in which the Temple is not built is considered to be one in which it was destroyed"

One Year Ago Today: Hezbollah Terror Plot Foiled in Cyprus

In March of this year, a Cypriot court sentenced Hossam Yaakoub to four years in prison for involvement in planning a terrorist attack.

Pain and Sacrifice: Yours, Not Mine

In reality, Lipman and his ilk have learned nothing from the destruction of Gush Katif.

Disputed Territories: The Census of 1967

In Gaza, the Egyptian data from 1965 had about 100,000 additional people, or 25% more than the Israelis counted.

Death & Taxes: Welcome to Obamaland

Welcome to Obamaland, where death and taxes is no longer an ironic statement, but a grim reality.

Rav Soloveitchik’s Clear Stand on Homosexuality

What Rav Soloveitchik said in 1974 is truer than ever: normative Judaism is on the defensive in the modern world.

Self-Respect: the Antidote to Foreign Pressure

Blaming foreigners, however hostile they may be, yields only further self-delusion and suffering.

Jews are Indigenous to the Land of Israel

None of these archaeological relics would have existed if there weren’t an ancient Jewish kingdom within the Land of Israel.

IsraAID Combats Gender-Based Violence in South Sudan

The Israeli humanitarian organization IsraAid works with the South Sudanese government to stop the abuse of women.

One Woman’s Journey from Morocco to Israel

Once Moroccans rose up against the French in their struggle for independence, the situation dramatically deteriorated for Moroccan Jews

The Story of Israel’s Independence

This is Judah’s manifest destiny. This is the uncanny persistence of his youth, the anthem of his old.

Open Letter to Roger Waters: Music Is Our Shared Language

One-sided cultural embargos such as those advocated by Mr. Waters are an affront to both Palestinian and Israeli moderates who seek peace.

Two Kinds of Jews: Ashamed and Proud

But what does it mean to be proud of your heritage? Is that ethnocentric? Even supremacist?

The Mystical Meanings of the Anonymous Hacking Attacks

Unbeknownst to the hackers, the 28th of Nissan, in some ways, is the most auspicious time of the year to counter and transform the threats and trials leveled against the Jewish people.

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