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The Atrocity of Ignorance and Fanaticism

8 Tishri 5773 – September 23, 2012
Recent anti-Christian acts are due to a culture of hatred of the goy (non-Jew) that permeates certain circles.

New Israeli TV series Challenges Thinking on Europe’s Muslims

Allah Islam, an extraordinary four-part television series currently unfolding on Israel's Channel 10 deals in a unique and extremely effective way with the mutual interaction of European society and Islamic immigrants.

Goodbye World, I’m Off to the Mountains!

Rabbi Kook’s advice is to set out correcting the transgressions of the past which are within the person’s reach to correct. This will set into motion a snowball of t’shuva whose inner force will lead him to correct matters more and more difficult, until he succeeds in redressing all wrongs.

Focus on Israeli humanitarianism: Eye from Zion

Eye from Zion, established in 2007 by Israeli businessman Nati Marcus, is a humanitarian organization dedicated to giving the gift of sight to poor people in developing countries.

Egyptian President Giving Chutzpah a Bad Name, Lecturing the US on Respect

Instead of stressing his friendship and loyalty to a country which, despite its own economic woes is generously helping to feed his 80 million plus citizens, Morsi is actually lecturing the United States, saying it needs to "fundamentally change its approach to the Arab world, showing greater respect for its values and helping build a Palestinian state, if it hoped to overcome decades of pent-up anger." For the record, since 1979, an annual contribution which totals, give or take, $30 billion has yielded the United States "decades of pent-up anger."

The Arab Street Says ‘Don’t Bomb Iran!’ But Who Cares

6 Tishri 5773 – September 21, 2012
Israel, of all nations, can’t let the Arab street set policy for it.

More Naivete from Obama: Embassy Attacks Arose from ‘Natural’ Protests

Imagine Jews launched massive protests for every anti-Semitic youtube video.

A World Untouched by Civilization

The way of Meah Shearim is the way of the Mafia. Not civilization.

The Graveyard of Neoconservatism

Democracy only works when the character of the people is better than the character of their government. It works very badly when the character of the people is actually worse and the existing system serves much the same purpose as bars in a tiger cage do. The neo-conservatives were unprepared to grapple with such troubling notions.

Iranian Woman Strikes a Few Blows (and Kicks) For Freedom

Reported: Iran Cleric Pummeled by ‘Badly Covered’ Woman After Warning ... An Iranian cleric said he was beaten by a woman in the northern province of Semnan...

Madonna and Kabbalah Don’t Mix

The more you learn Torah, the more t’shuva you will be inspired to do — and the more t’shuva you do, the more Torah you are able to learn.

Media Using Gaffe Charge to Drown Out Romney’s Truth

5 Tishri 5773 – September 20, 2012
The media are still doing their best to pretend that a gaffe is a mistake, when they are actually using it to mean the telling of inconvenient truths. Obama's reign of error is a constellation of inconvenient truths, economic, security and legal, that cannot be discussed in public. The telling of these inconvenient truths has been met with cries of racism, no matter how little they have to do with race. Now they are being met with cries of "Gaffe, Gaffe," when Romney brings them up.

There’s Still Something Wrong with this Picture

Charedi schools like Darkei Sarah now realize that the Charedi family can no longer survive on the kinds of menial jobs women can get without a decent education.

Jihadists Make No Secret of Their Ambitions in Sydney

The mainstream Australian media are reporting with astonishment on the sight of elementary school children being pushed front and center by radical adults to embody the lust for Islamist jihad and to advocate the killing of unbelievers.

The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob

Whatever is meant to happen, will happen. The best thing we can do is simply have faith.

It’s A ‘Deir Yassin’ in Syria

Assad is really in trouble now: At least 10 Palestinian refugees were killed Wednesday in the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, activists posting to a Facebook...

Rocket Ship of T’shuva

Sudden t’shuva is different. It seems to come about all at once with superhuman energy and willpower.

Saturday’s Chicago Bar Car Bomb Latest in Ongoing Muslim Attacks on American Targets

4 Tishri 5773 – September 19, 2012
Thinking that he had loaded a car bomb into the Jeep Cherokee that he was driving, he parked it outside a bar in downtown Chicago and walked away into an alley after doing everything he thought necessary for it to detonate. Safely distant, he then pressed the trigger mechanism in the presence of the agent, intending an explosion and deaths to follow. He was then arrested. Unknown to him, the bomb was inert and was designed not to explode. A preliminary hearing is set for Monday at a U.S. courthouse in Chicago.

For Victims of Abuse – A Warm Embrace

In part the altered lives victims of abuse and molestation live are a result of the abuse itself. But it is in part also because of the unfortunate negative reaction to the victims by their own community.

U’netanneh Tokef – the Hymn of Israel

Unetanneh Tokef is part of our Israeli heritage. It was written here in the Land of Israel, by Israeli poets, for Israelis.

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