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The Mess They Leave Behind

7 Tishri 5774 – September 10, 2013
I hope these Breslover Chasidim got what they wanted out of this visit… and that it was worth the Chilul HaShem it ended up making.

Mr. Perlman and the Ice Cream Cone

I recall the shock and pain of seeing my ruined ice cream on the street.

Forget Syria, Target Iran

By all accounts, the mullahs in Tehran are getting ever closer to the point where they at will can order nuclear bombs to be made and readied for use.

Countdown: 40 Years Since the 1973 Yom Kippur War

The war took place almost half a century ago. That must really sound like "ancient history" to many people.

Shooting the Syrian Elephant

The Republican Party is what it is because it lacks that sense of moral conviction. It takes positions for convenience.

Of Yoatzot and Shtenders

Some have argued that the advent of Yoatzot is a slippery slope towards the ordination of female rabbis.

How to Say ‘Introvert’ and ‘Extrovert’ in Hebrew

6 Tishri 5774 – September 9, 2013
אָדָם מֻפְנָם, אָדָם מֻחְצָן  listen and repeat Some of us are naturally quiet, while others can be heard from a kilometer away. Introverts tend to...

Living on the Edge of War

What right does Assad have to shoot missiles at Israel if Obama strikes his country?

Raise the Banner in 5774

When a Jew is shot to death in Eretz Yisrael and the murderer plea bargains to a twelve-year sentence, Israel’s banner is low.

Marine Corps Drops Charges in Urination Case

5 Tishri 5774 – September 8, 2013
The Marine Corp withdrew the charges because senior commanders had interfered in the case to get a guilty verdict.

The Jews’ Fate in Post-Morsi Egypt

For Egypt’s tiny Jewish community, improvements remain scarce since Morsi's demise.

The Morning After… If Obama Bombs Syria

29 Elul 5773 – September 4, 2013
If the opposition gets into power and has nerve gas, they'd use it, too.

Mideast Expert: Little Likelihood of Syrian Attack on Israel

Dr. Mordechai Kedar assesses the prospects of a Syrian attack in light of the U.S. president’s recent statements.

Zionist Big Bang Theory at the Guardian

29 Elul 5773 – September 3, 2013
Such framing of events in the Middle East represents more than mere hostility to Israel.

Abuse in New Square

This kid gets a medal for coming forward.

Peter Beinart’s Cocoon

The restrictions Beinart condemns today came because of Palestinian terror, not the other way around.

How to Say ‘Looking Ahead’ in Hebrew

עִם מַבָּט קָדִימָה  listen and repeat While the close of a year is a time to look back, the start of a new one is a...

Low-Intensity Conflict Report #83 August 2013

This is a partial report based on the intelligence we received from the field.

We’re Turning Japanese Now

Japan the country and the society are still peering into the abyss.

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