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For These We Weep

22 Av 5773 – July 29, 2013
I have been searching for the answer to this question...who did they kill...those 104 we are about to release? I know of a mother...

Israeli Democracy, Where Are You?

"Only the Likud can do it." That is why I don't vote Likud.

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.

Israeli Terror Victims Oppose Releasing Terrorists for Negotiations

22 Av 5773 – July 28, 2013
Most Israeli terror victims oppose releasing convicted Palestinian terrorists, viewing it as a fruitless attempt to save lives.

Bibi’s Begging, and We Don’t Know Why

Bibi wants to release terrorists, and is surprised by the push-back against the deal. Neither side understands the other.

Passing Worries on the Edge of a Double Homicide

18 Av 5773 – July 25, 2013
It was clear, even in the first minutes, that it was not a terror attack...

Imam Urging Syrian Jihad Admitted in UK, while Geller Is Barred

When Al Arifi calls for jihad in Syria, he is calling for blood and murder.

‘Peace at Any Cost’ Is not Peace

The folks at Haaretz needed a poll showing that the public supports a peace agreement but they had a problem.

The Invisible Israelis

"The victims of his crime were not even notified of his appeal… Where was IDF Central Command head General Nitzan Alon when all this happened?"

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פְּעִילוּת  listen and repeat Some of us like grammar, and some of us don't. The word verb excites some of us, while daunting others or making...

Debunking the ‘Age Gap Theory’…Again

18 Av 5773 – July 24, 2013
How manipulating shadchanim and even offering financial "incentives" to marry men off to older women is ethically sound or halachically permissible has yet to be explained.

The People Are Looking for Answers

A rabbi who writes controversial things becomes international news.

Why Bibi Wants a Referendum

He who gets to write the questions, wins the referendum.

Fashion in the Town of Chelm

Have you never bought the wrong clothing just because it was on sale?

EU Boycott Will Harm Palestinians

The EU Boycott of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria is expected to adversely affect Palestinians.

So Long Detroit

17 Av 5773 – July 23, 2013
The only real things keeping American cities from going bankrupt are inertia and some fancy cultural footwork.

Can You Cry ‘Heresy’ in a Crowded Beit Midrash?

Why does a opinion in the Talmud say the last verses in Devarim were not written by Moses? Was it the easiest solution to a very obvious problem?

The Peace Treaty Fairy Tale

Everyone in the streets and the windows said, "Oh, how fine are the Emperor's new clothes! Don't they fit him to perfection?

Better Late than Never

מוּטָב מְאֻחָר מֵאֲשֶׁר לְעוֹלָם לֹא  listen and repeat Yesterday my great-uncle had his בַּר מִצְוָה ( listen and repeat) - Bar Mitzvah. Yes, my great uncle. He's 82....

Record Number of Children Arriving on Aliyah Today

Get out the lollipops: Nefesh B’Nefesh reports today’s El Al Flight LY 3004 has more children aboard than any previous group flight.

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