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The Truth Will Set You Free

They used the same litany against the government heard repeatedly from the right, vilifying Zionism in all its forms from its inception to this day.

I Love All Jews

That’s right. I love Jews. All of them. I love good Jews and I love bad Jews. I love fat Jews and I love...

How to REALLY End the Occupation

The fundamental issue and biggest problem is that the Israeli government tacitly accepts the idea that Judea and Samaria are occupied territories – in other words, land that belongs to somebody else

Nahal Brigade’s Grueling March up Mt. Masada

The sun has risen over Masada, the temperature is rising after a cool night, and five hundred faces are painted in camouflage colors.

Our Cheap Blood in Israel

Two accomplices in last year’s murder of Lior Farhi Hy"d received sentences of eight months each.

Thanksgiving

So, each year, most years, we made a Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family. When we moved to Israel, we made a few dinners with American friends, but for the most part, the tradition fell away.

Chofetz Chaim – Join the Army and Go on Aliyah!

In spite of the fact that the Chofetz Chaim was vehemently opposed to the non-religious spirit of the secular Zionists, he encouraged the aliyah of God-fearing Jews. He saw the surge of mass aliyah from Russia as “the footsteps of the Mashiach,” and the beginning of the ingathering of the exiles which precedes the Mashiach’s coming.

A Blessed Land, Wet or Dry

There are things we do not understand - so many things, but I believe God answers every prayer that is sent to Him.

Rav Soloveitchik’s Clear Stand on Homosexuality

What Rav Soloveitchik said in 1974 is truer than ever: normative Judaism is on the defensive in the modern world.

Is Feminism Compatible with Orthodoxy?

In Judaism men and women are given specific roles. Each has their own area of responsibility for fulfilling God’s will.

Shiloh Musings: Nastiest US Presidential Elections Ever!

Neither of the candidates have displayed the talents, personality and character that the USA needs in their president right now.

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.

Weberman’s Sentence: Justice Has Been Served

No one should see Weberman's 103 year sentence as excessively harsh. Instead they should see this as a victory for the abused.

Erdoğan’s Decade

Erdoğan can be seen as the anti-Atatürk, the leader who seeks to undo substantial parts of his predecessor's legacy, especially Atatürk's rejection of Shari'a, or Islamic law.

Outlaw Marriage for All!

People, we are being hoodwinked. No matter what the government says, the government does not define marriage, nor can it.

Emes Ve-Emunah: I Want, I Want, Want…

Is the Judaism commitment by young women in her community so shallow they'd leave if disappointed?!

A History of the Palestinian People – From Ancient Times to the Modern Era

Assaf A. Voll has written one of the most comprehensive books on the history of the Palestinian People.

The UN: That Explains It, They’re All Drunk!

A US diplomat proposed that UN negotiating rooms be 'inebriation-free zones.'

Societal Abandonment of the Bible as a Moral Guide

Who individuals are attracted to is none of our business and shouldn’t influence our encounters with them, but that is different than the normalization of gay sex.

Israel Voted Today: I Chose ‘Power for Israel’

Someone asked me if Israelis were forced to vote or they had a choice...we so have a choice and we choose to vote.

Paying for Peace

Why should Israel be paying-with land and concessions-for things it should be getting as a matter of course?

Bibi’s Begging, and We Don’t Know Why

Bibi wants to release terrorists, and is surprised by the push-back against the deal. Neither side understands the other.

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