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Lessons from the Schoolyard

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.

UNESCO has a Curious Definition of “History”

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

Feel Frightened and Depressed? Be Happy!

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.

Shidduchim – The View from the Other Side

Is it because of corrupt values and lack of meeting opportunities that we have a shidduch crisis?

Lies, Damned Lies and Rockets

The chances that Gazan mortars and rockets are being withdrawn from service? Not so great.

Don’t Kick the Can of Violence Down the Road

The only thing that can prevent Israel from winning this mini-war and neutering Hamas is outside intervention.

Judea as ‘Cradle of Jewish Civilization’ in The Financial Times

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.

Late Night in the IDF Reserves…in the Rolling Hills of the Shomron.

We saw a car stopped ahead of us, just around the bend, in the pitch black darkness of the night.

The World Is Aghast as 500 Jewish Families Are Promised Homes

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 American Jews?

Detention Camps for US Jews? Sounds farfetched but it did to Japanese-Americans during WW II as well

Just a Thought…

When my cousin Rabbi Kupinsky was beheaded by Arabs this year in Har Nof his killers were celebrated

A Kaliver Example for the Torah World

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?

Twenty-Twenty Hindsight Makes them Lie

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.

Why Carter at Cardozo Evokes Fond Memories

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.

Yesh Din v’Yesh Dayan

One after the other, people associated with the Gush Katif expulsion are going down. What's the connection?

It’s Been 9 Years

9 years ago this week, the Israeli government forced 8,000 Jews from their homes and lives in Gaza.

A Rational but Insufficient Haredi Response

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.

Waiting for Tragic News

Years after the 2nd Intifada, I still listen for ambulance sirens, wondering if it's just...or 2...

Young, Free and on a Travel Spree

I know this is how the religious world works, and I'm part of it, I can't support teenage matrimony

A Soldier’s Mother: The Manipulation of America

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.

Searching for the Past at Tel Shiloh

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.

I’m Not Such a Bad Guy After All!

The novel, Tevye in the Promised Land, won the Israel Ministry of Education Award for Creativity and Jewish Culture.

New Extremist Hechsher Causing Family Fights

I wonder in what way they were being "more machmir" when making grape juice...

‘Moderate’ Malaysia: Sharia Police Hunt Down Christians who Say ‘Allah’

Selangor Perkasa chief Abu Bakar Yahya said it was inappropriate for non-Muslims to use the word.

How Israel Would Become Palestine

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%

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