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How Old is Your City?

Old, for someone who is in Jerusalem daily, is not a good measuring factor.

The Art of Building Things

American exceptionalism emerged out of a society which empowered the creative talents of the individual but through the simple virtue of leaving men alone to do their work.

Does Elu V’Elu Mean Tolerating the Intolerable?

This was simply an opportunity to capitalize on something they thought would have universal appeal in the Charedi world.

Will Appeasing Hezbollah Work Better than it Did with Nazi Germany?

Hezbollah has not always been as open about the murderous role it is playing in the Syrian killing fields.

An Epic Ethiopian Aliyah Story

As bad as the situation was in Ethiopia, Asher said that the situation got even worse when the Ethiopian Jews arrived in Sudan.

Yet Another Rabbi Comes Out for Islamic Oppression

Why would it alienate true moderates to discuss the elements of Islam that need reform and the violent and supremacist actions that make that reform necessary?

How to Say ‘Heartbreaker’ in Hebrew

 שׁוֹבֵר לְבָבוֹת, שׁוֹבֶרֶת לְבָבוֹת There are heartbreakers, and there's everybody else. Sometimes there's crossover. The Hebrew term for heartbreaker when referring to a male is...

Let’s Call Them Modern Chasidim

The problem is that Tuna Beigel is a pejorative.

Leaving Israel – a First Impression

My first impression of leaving was tremendous pride - reinforced later when I landed in Rome Airport.

Things to come

We see more and more violent acts ‘explained’ in terms of foreign policy.

Stop the Vilification

No matter how many times Lapid says he does not want to destroy Charedi Judaism, they see him as disingenuous with an ulterior motive to destroy the Charedi way of life.

We’ll Keep the Red Flag Flying Here

Stalin famously told his mother that he was the new Czar, transmuting collectivist revolution into the egotistical authoritarianism of one man. Obama has managed the same trick.

Hezbollah’s Syrian Quagmire?

"[Hezbollah] is no longer that party that defends the Umma [Islamic nation]; instead it plagues the Umma."

Israeli Activist Promotes Women’s Rights in South Sudan

Sexual violence was used as a weapon of war, as is common in East Africa.

Jordan, a Fake Country

The inevitable is starting to happen. There are serious cracks in the Hashemite Kingdom.

how to say “to enjoy” in Hebrew

 לֵהָנוֹת   Every season has its perks. But with the arrival of summer in the northern hemisphere, now's the time that people are really starting to...

How I Lost My Liberal View of Reform Jews and Started to Fear Them

When I began covering the Women of the Wall, the flagship of the Reform insurgency in Israel, my initial take was sympathetic.

NSA Phone Spying Program Foiled Plan to Blow Up NYC Subway

But the assertion raises as many questions as it answers because court testimony indicated the subway plot investigation began with an email.

Antisemitism in the UK, Then and Now

In Birkenhead, near Liverpool, slaughterhouse workers had refused to process any more meat for Jewish consumption until the attacks on British soldiers in Palestine stopped.

Will England Apologize for Rubowitz’s Murder by British Police?

Farran struck him repeatedly on the head with a rock, causing his death.

How to Say ‘Disgusting Abuse of Public Trust’ in French?

Playing the usual black-is-white games, the catalog notes say the people depicted are "those who lost their lives fighting against the occupation.”

Let’s Demand a Moratorium on the Peace Talks

The State of Israel shouldn't beg anyone for peace.

‘Caged Women’ – Never Happened

There's no question that many of the backers of the Women of the Wall see the obliteration of Torah Judaism in public places in Israel as their ultimate goal.

Saturday Night Notes

Now the Obama Administration is allowing history to repeat itself with more humanitarian interventions and smart strikes that overlook the real threat growing on the horizon.

Developments in Syria and Turkey

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