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Some Words About The Deaths in Dallas, St. Paul, And Baton Rouge

3 Tammuz 5776 – July 9, 2016
Though most of the facts are still not out, the news about Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Philando Castile in St Paul, and five dead Cops in Dallas is nothing short of sickening.

An Open Letter to a Self-Hating Jew

2 Tammuz 5776 – July 7, 2016
Paula Stern responds to Gidon Levy's article in Haaretz, where he criticized the soldiers who shot the terrorist near Ariel.

A Soldier’s Mother: There’s Desperate and There’s Stupid

This has never been a life and death struggle for the Palestinians. No one is threatening their lives;

Changing Course in Dealing with Sex Abuse

1 Tammuz 5776 – July 6, 2016
I strongly oppose having rabbis vet suspicions since there will be an inherent, if unintentional, bias favoring an accused abuser, especially if he is otherwise a respected member of the community.

History Repeats Itself

I love the Jewish People. That’s why I write what I write. History repeats itself. What happened in Spain and Germany will, in one way or another, transpire in America, France, and England, too

Abbas Fools the World

European leaders refuse to face the reality that the Palestinians are led by a charlatan and pretend that organizing a peace conference will deliver the ever elusive peace agreement

A Soldier’s Mother: The Marketplace of the Left: Times of Israel Censors a Soldier’s...

"The fact is, I can name no less than five right-wing bloggers who have decided to give TOI a pass rather than put up with any more abuse. "

To Bigotry No Sanction

30 Sivan 5776 – July 5, 2016
US Jews owe a tremendous debt of gratitude - Hakaras HaTov - to America, a country where we enjoy a historically unprecedented level of freedom.

Al Aqsa Worshipers Confused By July 4 Fireworks Not Aimed At People

Numerous worshipers at the contested holy site hesitated before commenting on the American July 4 fireworks tradition, confused by the evident lack of intent to harm others in the celebration.

Hasbara: Why it’s Harder and More Important Than You Think

In Israel, unabashed Zionists are considered at naïve and often extremists. while many among the small % of Israelis who are extremely, even pathologically, critical of the state, sit in key positions

Shiloh Musings: Last week, ended with a hail of bullets, a rocket attack…

Arabs attack Jews in Tel Aviv, Netanya, Sedrot, all over. That's because they don't want any Jews to survive. Yes, that's just like the Nazis.

Aliyahversary, the Second!

My Aliyah continues to be the best decision I've ever made. But with any huge life decision there are peaks and valleys. And this year came with higher peaks and lower valleys than in my first year

The Fourth of ‘Jewlie’ – Who Cares?

29 Sivan 5776 – July 4, 2016
To all you Jews in America enjoy the 4th, but remember, the Torah wants a Jew to praise G-d for having given him the Land of Israel, not for the old US of A.

Memory

There can not be a sharper dichotomy between two societies living side by side: We build, they destroy; We nourish, they poison; We pray for peace, they pray for destruction.

“Yonathan Victory March” for Yoni Netanyahu

A song in honor of hero Yoni Netanyahu on the anniversary of his death. He fell during the Entebbe raid, July 4th 1976

Honoring Commitments

Something has changed about the rabbinate in recent years. Most notably in the area of conversions to Judaism.

A Soldier’s Mother: Days that Break Us

Thursday, they murdered a 13 year old child in her bed; Friday, they murdered a father of ten. Today, we bury him. Tomorrow, we will stand up, in pain, in anger and faith. We will be strong...tomorrow

A Despicable Act by a People in Dire Need of Introspection

27 Sivan 5776 – July 3, 2016
I oppose Jewish settlement building in the West Bank because Israel is allowing the settlements to be used as an excuse by corrupt Palestinian leaders to demonize Israel and to reject peace.

EU’re Out!

I think as British Jews, our fear should be that extremist politicians now have the chance to seize their seats in our house of commons.

US Jerusalem Consulate Avoids My Query

The US Jerusalem Consulate's Facebook page makes no mention of the murder, and subsequent State Department condemnation, of Hallel Yaffa Ariel, who also holds US citizenship

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