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A Hasidic Role Model

I would love to see Mrs. Freier become the role model for all Hasidic women – and not just for those like the ones she attended school with.

The Places Obama Will Avoid

When does the 'Unbreakable Bond' become an abusive relationship?

Erdoğan’s Decade

Erdoğan can be seen as the anti-Atatürk, the leader who seeks to undo substantial parts of his predecessor's legacy, especially Atatürk's rejection of Shari'a, or Islamic law.

Aliya: What’s it All About?

A new blog about Aliya and living in the land of Israel.

The Jews who Celebrated Erev St. Patrick’s Day

"An advertising agency was trying to get some business for Moskowitz & Lupowitz, which was a Jewish restaurant."

Most Stupid Pope Headlines of the Week

New pope to bind simplicity with ‘complexity’

Searching for the Past at Tel Shiloh

Recently, archaeologists have been back to Tel Shiloh looking for ancient treasures which will show what life had been like in Biblical times when Jewish pilgrims came to Shiloh to pray.

The Logic of the ‘Winged Pig Conditional’

To a great extent, the whole idea of a two-state solution as presented by President Obama, Shimon Peres, etc. is a winged pig.

Palgrave Macmillan Participates in ‘Israel Apartheid Week’

Publishing house Palgrave Macmillan apologized for appearing to endorse "the Palestinian struggle."

How the British Media Covered Omar Misharawi’s Death

The damage done by the now iconic image of Misharawi clutching his slain child can not be ameliorated by even the clearest retractions.

The ‘Salafists’

Salafists are frequently refered to in relation to Islamist terror. It is a slippery descriptor that is sometimes used in contradictory ways.

Excluding Jews and Others From Juries

As ever, Muslims raise startling new issues and Islam drives the social and legal agenda in the West.

Win Friends and Influence People with Emotional Appeals

People are not influenced by rational argument, but rather by emotion, so make your appeals powerful and emotional.

A View of Observant Judaism by a Non Observant Jew

Most of us know right from wrong and live as though it matters because it does. This is what David Brooks reported.

A Soldier Remembered in His ‘Letters to Talia’

Everything Dov Indig, killed in action during the Yom Kippur War, said about the secular kibbutz movement has happened.

Islamists Planned to Honor Toulouse Terrorist Via Fresh Plot

There's something sadly familiar about political figures looking back at terror attacks that occurred when their rivals were in charge and declaring that it was all handled badly.

The Meaning of European ‘Resolve’ Against Terror

European politics is populated by a multitude of individuals who are hopelessly ambivalent about Islamists.

A Jewish State Can Be Democratic and Moral

In an online op-ed for the New York Times, a philosophy professor presumes that democracy precludes national symbols of any specific national group and on that basis argues that Israel has no right to exist as a Jewish state.

A Short but Fulfilled Life

Even though his prognosis was never good, it was still a shock when it happened.

The ‘Two-State Solution’: Dream or Nightmare?

We keep hearing these fantasies which claim that there's a safe and just way to divide up Judea and Samaria between Jews and Arabs, which is preposterous.

Fredrick Cohn Esq., Have You No Shame?

It was a smart move on the part of the accused, Abdel Hameed Shehadeh, in hiring a Jewish lawyer as only a Jew would have the nerve to make such an outrageous request.

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