Israel’s situation is as follows: We aren’t afraid of our enemies, but we hold back because we are afraid of our allies-we don’t want to make them mad.
The word "historic" to refer to pre-1967 could easily be used to claim that any Jewish presence in the Old City is a violation of the 1948-1967 status when Jordan ensured the Old City was Jew-free
Simply put, to the initiate, the pain that comes with t’shuva is scary. The baal t’shuva is the man of courage. He is the true hero. He is the one prepared to set out on the greatest journey in life.
Is it because of corrupt values and lack of meeting opportunities that we have a shidduch crisis?
The chances that Gazan mortars and rockets are being withdrawn from service? Not so great.
The only thing that can prevent Israel from winning this mini-war and neutering Hamas is outside intervention.
A writer in the Financial Times said Judea and Samaria was the cradle of Jewish civilization, even as he lamented the slow death of the two-state solution.
We saw a car stopped ahead of us, just around the bend, in the pitch black darkness of the night.
The AP has apparently caught the Israeli government red handed on the eve of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit to the Jewish state.
Detention Camps for US Jews? Sounds farfetched but it did to Japanese-Americans during WW II as well
When my cousin Rabbi Kupinsky was beheaded by Arabs this year in Har Nof his killers were celebrated
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if instead of Hashkafic politics we could all be interested teaching Torah L’shma to anyone, anywhere without any Hashkafic pre-conditions?
If you are thinking of voting for Kadima and Shaul Mofaz, if you are thinking of voting for Likud and Bibi Netanyahu - take a look at this news report.
I am a proud graduate of the Cardozo School of Law, and I support the right of the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution to bestow the International Advocate for Peace Award upon former US president Jimmy Carter. And I do not agree with the so-called “Coalition of Concerned Cardozo Alumni” who asked Cardozo Alumni to “to condition any continued support of Cardozo, be it financial or otherwise, on the cancellation of this event” (although I respect their efforts). Student protest is the way to go.
One after the other, people associated with the Gush Katif expulsion are going down. What's the connection?
9 years ago this week, the Israeli government forced 8,000 Jews from their homes and lives in Gaza.
Rav Lopiansky tries to actually answer some of the questions I have publicly asked about the current Charedi opposition to drafting Charedim into the army.
Years after the 2nd Intifada, I still listen for ambulance sirens, wondering if it's just...or 2...
I know this is how the religious world works, and I'm part of it, I can't support teenage matrimony
What bothers me most at this point, is two things. The first is that America is being manipulated. The second is that, in part, it is crossing red lines to do this.
Recently, archaeologists have been back to Tel Shiloh looking for ancient treasures which will show what life had been like in Biblical times when Jewish pilgrims came to Shiloh to pray.
The novel, Tevye in the Promised Land, won the Israel Ministry of Education Award for Creativity and Jewish Culture.
I wonder in what way they were being "more machmir" when making grape juice...
Selangor Perkasa chief Abu Bakar Yahya said it was inappropriate for non-Muslims to use the word.
If Israel annexes the West Bank, the Jewish majority in Israel would be reduced immediately from 75% to about 57%, and the Arab minority in Israel would nearly double from 21% to about 40%