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For David and Manya in Amona: Jews Must Speak Out

The permits for building Amona issued 20 years ago were challenged by agencies of the New Israel Fund, not because the NIF wants justice for the Arabs but because they want Jews out of YESHA

A Soldier’s Father and His Smartphone

My son the soldier, in silhouette, sitting alone in his uniform on top of a mountain, wrapped in his tefillin, reading from a siddur, the sun rising in the distance, bursting forth into the sky-NACHAS

Amona

Shabbat in Amona? Beyond your dreams! You can see Jordan, the Dead Sea and villages. Early morning, the Arab call to prayer, a church bell, flocks of sheep. No machinery sounds, few cars-- peace

Are You Completely Nuts? Three Answers to Aliyah Questions

For everyone who doubted whether or not making aliyah it was worth it, know that there is nothing to inspire personal growth like waking up each morning as a Jew in the Land of The Jewish People.

The New “Ctl-Alt-Del” Movement

I want to start a new movement. It’s called control-alt-delete…who’s in? It started as a joke but momentum is growing. Are you in?

SHLOMO CARLEBACH’S SONG words and music by Ben Reuven

A musical tribute to the internationally famed Jewish troubador, Shlomo Carlebach by famed Jerusalem troubador words and music by Ben Reuven

Dear Mr. President

Mr. President, you were elected legitimately and democratically and though I was deeply offended and alarmed by your rhetoric, I respect and therefore, as an American citizen, you are now my President

V’Shavu Vanim: The Comins Come Home

On Shabbat when they learned I just made aliya, I was given the third Aliyah, then the shul sang "V'Shavu Vanim" It was unexpected and extremely moving, validating the years of planning and hard work

“A House Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand”

Despite all, the ideals of the Founding Fathers and a moral electorate live on in those individuals seeking to strive for a better world through personal freedom based on biblical roots.

A Final Plea to Never-Trumpers

Nevertheless, even as late as Election Day itself, I wish to address those conservatives and Republicans who have declared themselves Never-Trumpers.

The Left That Cried Wolf

After years of ranting about nonexistent threats to democracy like the Shaked proposal, the Israeli Left has destroyed their credibility.

The Coming War Maybe the Last

No one imagined a world where both Russia and China would reemerge as serious challengers to the West’s financial and geopolitical control, yet this is precisely what has happened.

An Open Letter to the Pope

As the leader of the world's Catholics, I implore you to make a public statement condemning the UNESCO vote denying the historical connection between the Temple Mount, the Western Wall and Judaism

No False Alarms

The Jewish Press Online welcomes columnist Jacob Freedman, M.D., and his family to Israel and wish them a safe and "uneventful" aliya.

Palestinian University Built Just a Few Feet From the Temple Mount

Al Quds University, the Palestinian University in “East” Jerusalem, opened a branch moments from the Temple Mount, site of the two destroyed Jewish Temples and holiest site to Jews around the world

HEADING in the Wrong Direction

Yes, indeed the permanent, knee-jerk reaction is to tell WOMEN to make a change that may help bring about a refuah for someone sick or for some other ill that plagues a community.

Dead Arabs Don’t Matter to the World — Unless Israel Killed Them

International journalists and international "human rights" bodies --dragging their halos around-- customarily overlook Arab victims whose sufferings have nothing to do with Israel.

The Rip in the Shirt: Saying Goodbye to My Mother-in-Law

A moving love letter to a departed mother-in-law, from a devoted son-in-law, Rav Zev Shandalov.

That Awkward Moment when the MSNBC Anchor Tweets Something anti-Semitic

Hayes conflates that Hasid's "Jewishness" with his representing the Jewish State-which he does not. Does that give Hayes license to boycott the State of Israel because one Jewish dude ticked him off?

Richard Lakin and the Baha Alyan Leadership Course

I steeled myself because I knew the family leaned to the left politically.But from start to finish, the victim's son, Micah, spoke straight. I agreed with everything he said-politically and otherwise

Despite Possible Diversion of Charitable Funds to Hamas, Guardian Writer Slams Israel.

If something bad happens to Jews or the Jewish state there are some, inexplicably, in British media or politics who cannot pass up the opportunity use it as a stick to beat Israel or Jews

Stop Skirting the Issue: Pants vs. Skirts

In the minds of parents who make a war out of pants vs skirts, they are “fighting” a noble cause but many times they have lost their daughter—both in religion and in terms of their relationship.

Announcing My Candidacy for the PA Municipal Elections

I Rav Zev Shandalov, observant Jew and proud Zionist, using the Zoabi model, wish to take a bold step: I hereby announce my candidacy for the upcoming PA Municipal Elections.

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