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‘Moral Authority,’ Jewish Style

2 Adar 5773 – February 11, 2013
I was especially disturbed in the troubling times leading to the Disengagement expulsions when so-called Torah observant rabbis said that a Knesset vote could over-ride the Jewish connection to the Land of Israel.

What a Cup of Soup Means

In what country do people act this way? Stop to deliver soup to a stranger; give a blessing; ask someone to fix your bracelet...or fix someone's bracelet. In Israel.

Is it True that ‘No One Really Frum Has a TV’?

With this comment Rabbi Schneierson wiped out of Orthodoxy most of observant Jewry including many Haredim.

Kippah Clip Ultimate Religious Engineer’s Tool

A secular Israeli industrial design student has taken the joke about a kippah clip being the ultimate tool and made it into a reality.

Innocents Abroad Build Foreign Armies

When will American politicians and military leaders eventually realize that training foreign soldiers does not allies make them?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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