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China’s Peace Plan: Outrageously One-Sided

The Chinese proposal gives nothing to Israel except a vague "right to exist" — which of course is in not question regarding any other nation. Indeed, it could have been dictated by Mahmoud Abbas.

If Rebbe Nachman were Alive Today

When you are sick, do you go to the doctor, or the student of the doctor? So why go to Uman where Rebbe Nachman is buried, when you could go to the cities in Israel where his teachers are buried?

Useful Idiocy Not a Valid Legal Defense, Israeli Court Rules

Not only could Rachel Corrie have prevented her own death, but Corrie was used by the anti-Israel International Solidarity Movement.

Shimon Peres

Peres has always been a Zionist and does not believe that there is an irreconcilable conflict between the Jewishness of the state and democracy, nor that one should be sacrificed for the other

He Was A Great Rabbi, A Soldier & He Liberated Jerusalem!

I spent the holiest day of the year in the holiest place in the world.

Khaybar, Khaybar ya Yahud

The series is explicitly intended to demonize the Jews as an alien race hostile to Muslims and the welfare of the world.

Our Cognitive Enemies

The opposition to the Nation-State Law is couched in the most inflammatory language possible, including epithets like “racist” and “apartheid.” This is nonsense and is part of a larger campaign to paint the Likud government as made up of right-wing extremists.

The Democratic Party vs. Barack Obama

With Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party already has an Anti-Obama in waiting.

Righteous Gentiles Honored in Warsaw, But Poland’s Record Remains Abysmal

Unfortunately, as highly as Jews praise the sacrifices made by brave Poles, it is difficult to overlook Poland's abysmal record in caring for its Jewish citizens.

Can a ‘Lefty’ Rabbi Save Yeshivat Chovevei Torah?

Rabbi Asher Lopatin, who will succeed Rabbi Avi Weiss as head of YCT, is most definitely on the left side of the Orthodox spectrum. Nevertheless he can keep YCT from sliding too far to the left and cross the line of Orthodoxy. YCT founder Rabbi Avi Weiss candidly admitted that he has parted ways with his Rebbe on the approach to these issues. And he has incorporated it into the philosophy of his Yeshiva.

When Good People Cheat

Somehow, even though it should be obvious to them that the U.S. is different, they have retained the mindset that it’s OK to cheat “the Goyim” - if they can get away with it. And that is what causes the kind of Chilul HaShem that is happening here. And when the criminal is someone who is otherwise a good person, the Chilul HaShem is even greater.

The Heroes of T’shuva

The true champions of life are not the basketball players, not the Hollywood stars, not even the Prime Ministers and Presidents. The real heroes are the masters of t’shuva.

Fully Absorbed, Coming Through to the Other Side

I speak to Esther Aaron about the Aliyah process, revisit Rachel and her daughter Dena, still struggling with the matriculation exams, and pass on some general information.

Rav Aharon Lichtenstein, ZTL – a Torah U’Mada Giant

He was a Torah giant, uniquely exemplifying the Hashkafa of Torah U’Mada (Torah & worldly knowledge)

Two Old Men

As the men danced around below us, I had a lot of time to notice the people who were there - many are friends and neighbors of mine; children and grandchildren of people I know. The rabbi that is so loved in this community; a woman who regularly collects food for needy people. This one has a child who is ill; a boy with Down Syndrome who is so loved and cherished. This family has more boys than I can count; this one just had a daughter who got married. She's a grandmother now. Her son just got engaged. That one there is married to her over there. And on and on - a community of people.

Will ‘Jesus’s Wife’ Parchment Alter Christianity?

Probably not, but it's fun to consider "that man" coupled with what logically must have been known as "that woman."

Motives…

Pashkevil: "Come out today and battle the Zionist Amalek and all the traitors in Nahal Haredi..."

The Death of an American Mule

Our system is an ungainly hybrid of capitalism and socialism that began when socialism was inserted as a humanizing fallback position for capitalism. Capitalism riding on socialism was meant to be more moral than the naked variety. But lately capitalism has turned into the horse and socialism into the rider, and we have just enough capitalism to pay for all the socialism.

Shiloh Musings: Amateur POTUS, Blame Primaries System

The US Government is being run by total amateurs to the political system. I expect more anarchy and chaos until whoever wins the 2020 Elections takes charge.

Obama For Sale

While his website pitches branded bangles, running shorts, baby bibs, golf divots, blankets and a "Michelle 2012" gold pin, the real action is happening where the big men and women are being pitched more tangible benefits of another four years from a guy who spent 5 billion dollars a day. An administration which in its first term compelled every American to buy health insurance as a penalty for breathing has a lot to offer its crony capitalist billionaires.

On Settlements, anti-Semitism, Arab democracy–and more

Ready for a great book? Recommended reading on democracy in the Arab world, the industry of lies against Israel, Zionism, anti-Semitism, settlements, and Haredi army service.

I’ll Never Forget My Panic When My Kids Didn’t Get Home on Time

A safe uneventful trip was not something I or my children could take for granted.

Hamas Propaganda is Terror Art

With an enemy like this, with its warped logic, there is no common language.

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