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In Hebrew: ‘Spectacular’

1 Adar 5773 – February 11, 2013
A daily dose of Hebrew.
Shas leader Aryeh Deri outside a Jerusalem Court room.

Shas’s Attacks on the Jewish Home and Religious Equality

1 Adar 5773 – February 10, 2013
Torah will probably flourish more with Shas out of the government and hopefully the Chief Rabbinate will revert back to a Rabbinate for all of Israel.
Artist Mike Horton holds up his hand-made ketubah which he made as a gift for British Prince William and his fiancee.

The Ketubah as a Prenup

If the Ketubah would be taken seriously, as an enforceable legal document then there would be fewer agunot, "chained" women awaiting Jewish divorce from their husbands.
Kurdish rebels in Turkey.

Turkey’s Selective Terrorism Outrage

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized Europe for failing to combat terrorists. Of course we wasn't referring to Hezbollah.

Achdus with Chabad

Despite Chabad’s success in spreading Torah, they are not really integrated with the rest of Orthodoxy.
MK Moshe Feiglin visited the LGBT center in Tel Aviv.

Moshe Feiglin Walks Into a Gay Bar…

All Feiglin really should say is that the gay community should do whatever it wants, raise its own money, and stop trying to legislate laws which cost money and force unwilling people to pay for something they don’t believe in.
Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon (R) Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman.

Danny Ayalon Shows his True Colors

Ayalon's new position on the Palestinian statehood doesn't quite match his prior criticism of the Palestinian's bid for statehood at the UN.

Too Many Religious Officers and a Constitution

When a drafter of Israel's Constitution says there is a problem because too many IDF commanders are religious, we need to worry about what kind of Constitution he is drafting.
The offensive "purity" sign carried by a group Beitar Jerusalem fans.

Opportunities to Earn Thousands from Writing in Israel

28 Shevat 5773 – February 8, 2013
Some Israelis have turned phrases into whole chunks of cash—so why can't you?

Obama, The Party Crasher

28 Shevat 5773 – February 7, 2013
The timing of Obama's announcement, that he is davka now accepting the long-standing invitation to visit Israel is worse than rude.

Why a Burka is Not Modest Enough

I am surprised that burkas aren’t standard apparel for the woman in the street.
A volley of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip was intercepted by the Iron Dome system.

Why Some Israelis Welcome Rocket Attacks

As citizens of Israel these ‘Palestinians’ enjoy the highest standard of living of any Arabs in the Middle East, as well as more personal and political freedom.
An Israeli soldier standing next to a launcher, part of the "Iron Dome" missile defense system.

Israeli Arabs Stone IDF Troops Manning Iron Dome System

The question is, why would Israeli Arabs hurl curses, harass and stone IDF soldiers -- when the anti-rocket system protects them as well?

Oscar Who?

27 Shevat 5773 – February 6, 2013
My friends, if you want to save your souls, don’t watch the Oscars. If you want to be a holy Jew, you have to work on it.

Reality Check Needed in Israel

Israel needs to become more confident in the justice of its cause.

Big Media’s Big Love On #MyJihad (Video)

CAIR's #MyJihad campaign and the media's coverage of it bears no connection to reality at all, or to the 270 million victims of jihadi wars, land appropriations and enslavement.

US Policy on Israel is Stuck in the 1970s

Now that the U.S. is closer to energy independence, importing less oil now than at any time since 1987, the Saudis do not have anywhere near the leverage that they had in 1973.

Is Consent for Metzitza B’Peh Really about Banning Circumcision?

Metzizah b'peh is not even required by many Orthododx poskim. In fact it is actually discouraged by some.

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