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Open-Ended Orthodoxy

1 Kislev 5774 – November 4, 2013
The question that I always have for those who are not invested in the revelation at Sinai is, why keep these 613 mitzvot?

Obama Should Free Pollard Immediately

1 Kislev 5774 – November 3, 2013
Abdul Khader Helmy, who spied for Egypt, served only four years in prison after passing on information that assisted Iraq with improving the accuracy of their ballistic missiles.

My D’var Torah for Shimon’s Bar Mitzvah

The Dvar Torah I gave yesterday at my grandson Shimon Greenland’s Bar Mitzvah.

Global Ramifications of the Anti-Muslim Brotherhood Campaign in Egypt

Should the crackdown succeed in isolating, weakening, and destroying the Islamists, then others will replicate it elsewhere.

The US Endangering Israeli Security

The mistaken idea that the U.S. is Israel's trusted ally has been proven wrong time and again.

Did my Deceased Mother-in-Law Vote in Beit Shemesh?

28 Heshvan 5774 – November 1, 2013
Absent people make great fake voters.

Timeless Torah values

A competent preacher can make the Torah seem to support any cause he desires.

Reach…Stretch…Ouch

I keep putting myself in the same situation - sure, I can handle this...um...oops, no I can't.

Kislev (and Hanukkah) Approaching

27 Heshvan 5774 – October 31, 2013
I organize Women's Rosh Chodesh Prayers at Shiloh HaKedumah-Tel Shiloh.

I’m a Feminist and the Women of the Wall Don’t Represent Me

The Israeli government was respectful enough to offer Reform Jews their own location at one of the holiest sites in Judaism in order to pray as they please.

Has the State Department Ever Looked at a Map of Jerusalem?

Ramat Shlomo is not even close to the municipal border of Jerusalem. It is an integral part of the city.

The Belated Conscience of Miri Regev

Regev is part of the reason why numerous Israelis have suffered so many aerial acts of attempted murder from that region.

The Capitulation Administration

The ‘test’ Mr. Kerry wants to perform is to weaken sanctions in return for promises and actions that will not materially affect Iran’s progress toward a weapon. That isn’t a test — it’s a capitulation.

‘Jihad against Houthis More Important than Jihad against Jews’

27 Heshvan 5774 – October 30, 2013
The Houthis' logo says "God is Great, Death to America, Death to Israel, Damn the Jews, Power to Islam."

First Bedouin IDF Tank Commander

Although Tabash is the first in his community to graduate as tank commander, he is not the first to serve his country with honor.

Beit Shemesh Demonstrates: We Demand a Re-Vote!

The re-vote campaign has left the station and is right on track!

Zionist Squirrels and Other ‘Squirrelly’ Accusations

Palestinian Authority: “Zionist wild boars attack and rape innocent Palestinian girls.”

Rabbi Avi Weiss Crossing Hard Lines

26 Heshvan 5774 – October 29, 2013
Rabbi Weiss wrote: "Israel as a state should give equal opportunities to the Conservative and Reform movements."

Israel to Contribute to EU’s New Galileo Satellite System

A joint venture between the European Space Agency and the EU Commission, Galileo will be a worldwide network of 30 satellites

Wisdom from a Venice Beach Vagabond

He told me that according to a Muslim poet, children do not truly belong to their parents. Instead, parents are the vessel through which children flow into the world.

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