Of course I understand that Aliyah, the move to Israel is sometimes more difficult for others as it was for me, but to call it The "Ultimate Sacrifice" puts a value on living outside of Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel over living here that has no place in Judaism or reality.
Sick with uncertainty, it was not long before I discovered that an IAF F16 had been shot down. What I had heard was the plane slamming into the ground some 18 kilometers (11 miles) from my home.
Progressive Orthodoxy can afford to retreat. Not because they have won, as they think but because they have lost even if they don’t realize it yet. If they insist on maintaining this new innovation of 'women rabbis; they will eventually write themselves out of Orthodoxy
The treatment of the suspects in the arson murder of three members of the Dawabshe family in the Arab town of Duma is deeply disturbing. To put a not-too-fine point on it, the suspects probably did not commit the crime, were arrested for political reasons, and were tortured to obtain confessions. This in the State of Israel in the 21st century.
Reflections on the 1991 Scud attacks, inspired by events this past Shabbat in Israel's north
The biggest and most damaging error made by Israel was the massive sacrifice offered in the Oslo Accords, allowing the dying, irrelevant PLO to come back to life, and to insert its cancerous cells into her body.
ezbullah’s claim of defending Lebanon against Israel and their other claim of liberating Palestine are both bogus, simply excuses to allow them to dominate Lebanon with the support of Iran. So stop being a puppet, and be a leader!
I'm reminded of the INS Hanit that Hezbollah nearly sunk in 2006, because their missile-defense system was not activated.
This was a great week for the Orthodox Union (OU). This blog celebrates this fact.
The problem is that if the world doesn’t learn from the experiences of the Jewish Nation, They will have to learn for themselves. Maybe when it is the bodies of their friends, their loved ones, When the horror knocks on their door, Maybe then they will begin to count.
My birth on the Arab side of the Israel-Arab conflict was not my choice, but my moral stand is my choice, and my choice is Israel.
There is a reason why we say when in Rome, do as the Romans do. It’s not merely to avoid draconian penalties for what we consider minor offenses. It’s because good manners dictate that a guest shows respect for his host.
The law is stupid, and probably impossible to enforce fairly. You can’t legislate history. What happened, happened. It’s important to know what and how so perhaps it will be possible to keep it from happening again.
Reflections from the well-known blogger on her inspiration to being Torah observant and how it is reminiscent of Yitro.
Trading the "Gold City" of Jerusalem for the famed "White City" Tel Aviv,,,And the story continues
Rebranding is how anti-Semitism became anti-Zionism. But the product has always been the same: Hating Jews
The uniqueness of the Holocaust is that the Jews were targeted for extermination for their genetic content. The Nazis saw the Jewish people as a species. Their goal was that there would be no more Jews in the world, ever. The thoroughness with which they approached this task was remarkable. Nobody else got that treatment.
if Reem's restaurant was instead "Ariel Sharon's Joint and Whiskey Bar" and featured a worshipful mural of Baruch Goldstein the people of Oakland would have arisen as one and shut that place down in a New York Minute with the full support of city government. HYPOCRITES!
Except for the righteous gentiles among them, the Poles were perhaps the most eager participants of all nationalities in helping Nazis send Jews to the death camps of any other country.
Israel, smaller than New Jersey and with a population of 8 million, is not the address to solve the problems of the continent of Africa’s 1.2 billion people and should not be accepting the migrants
"Though I may disagree with some of the things Rabbi Riskin has done of late, when he’s right, he’s right. And when it comes to whether Israel should remain an Orthodox state, I couldn't agree more that it should."
“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” "They say there is a land.” That Land is the Jewish homeland, Israel
"In every generation..." An overview of this generation's gallery of Left-leaning rogues, looking to hurt the Jewish people and Israel.
The Palestinian problem with Christian Zionism is far deeper than a disagreement over "justice." It is doctrinal. Israel's very existence is a challenge to their entire belief system, which values hate for Israel and Jewish nationalism above the words of the Bible.
Most nominees and wannabes for the White House sound as pro-Israel as Donald Trump did while campaigning, but once elected their tunes change but Trump has kept his word