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The EC Knows, Why Doesn’t the FBI?

24 Adar I 5774 – February 23, 2014
On New Year’s Day 2014 a powerful explosion and fire occurred at 514 Cedar Avenue South, in a predominantly Somali neighborhood of Minneapolis.

John Judis’s Truman Book Backs my Theory

As president, Truman initially opposed the creation of a Jewish state.

Say No to Default Organ Donations: Opt Out Now

Israel wants to automatically grab your organs after death. JoeSettler says, "Opt-out".

The War on Hesder

Hesder produces quality, dedicated combat soldiers and officers - why is it suddenly under attack. JoeSettler explores the reason...

Sandra Korn’s Academic Totalitarianism

21 Adar I 5774 – February 21, 2014
The fact that she chooses a boycott of Israeli universities as an example of a just limitation of academic freedom is a perfect example of the defect in her approach.

Rav Soloveitchik Told Me: When Women Write the Checks, They’ll Get Aliyahs

I believe it is essential for Orthodox Judaism to change and to provide women with full equality, including minyan, aliyahs and ordination.

When Seven Settlements Came to an End

20 Adar I 5774 – February 20, 2014
The entire Templer community of seven settlements across Palestinewas deported.

Orthodoxy and Physical Contact between the Sexes

Halacha forbids physical contact between the sexes.

What’s A Jew? Who’s A Jew?

19 Adar I 5774 – February 19, 2014
Other people and religions also want the benefit of the "local call" to God.

Our State of Police

We've become very good at symptom management and at not thinking about the underlying problem.

Egyptian Christian Family’s Throats Slit in their Home

All four bodies were found bearing several stab wounds and other signs of extreme violence.

What a Difference Five 5 Pounds, Two Plus 2+ Kilo Make

18 Adar I 5774 – February 18, 2014
I finally realized/accepted/admitted that my weight had gone up a bit.

Walking a Mile in Someone Else’s Shoes

Of course the young men in Yeshivos get the same kind of Mussar, but they hardly have any time to act on it.

The Ashes of a People

The smell may be gone, but the air remains poisoned by the hatred.

Saved by MK Danny Danon!

As if there was not enough drama in the re-called contentious Beit Shemesh municipal elections!

Banana syndrome at the URJ

17 Adar I 5774 – February 17, 2014
Israel is an independent sovereign state, and it should not be treated as a banana republic.

Something New that Makes Me Blue: Ruach Halacha

This reduces the halachic process to an entirely ad hoc system.

Jews, Israelis, We’re Failing God’s Qualifying Test

To pass God's test, the Jewish People had to be independent of others and show faith in God.

Will Modern Orthodoxy Survive?

17 Adar I 5774 – February 16, 2014
Yes, Modern Orthodoxy is losing some of its youth to secularism.

Arab Terror Becoming a Shabbat Routine

They know that on Shabbat our defenses are down and we're recharging our spiritual batteries.

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