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Modern Golden Calf Arrived and, Thank God, Left Israel

In Moses’ absence, the Israelites melted their earrings and “Out came a golden calf.” Is there an excuse for exalting the FIFA golden Trophy?

The Sky Is Falling

“Orthodox birthrates in just the last few years have been soaring,” said Jewish sociologist Steven M. Cohen. “The sky is falling for the rest of the population.”

China’s Muslims Wage Holy War Cuz They Can’t Get No Respect

"The governance is bad and that's why these idiots do what they do -- make trouble, turn to violence."

I Felt a Bit Dumb and Confused

I have no idea who that tzaddik is, but I sure enjoyed his taste in music.

Guardian’s Cartoon of Powerful Jews Manipulating Western Leaders

You don’t even need to believe that antisemitism is at play to be contemptuous of the extraordinary myopia displayed in the Guardian report.

John Kerry Supported Anti-Israel Extremists in 2009

Kerry expresses his “strong support” for the “humanitarian” delegation and asks that “every courtesy” be given them.

The Warrior’s Tale

Universalism demands that war must answer to universal aims and objectives.

Still Desperately Awaiting Rain

So far, most of this winter, which began a month and a half ago, has been with clear blue skies like in the picture I took last week.

The Silver Lining of Obama’s Weak America

Barack Obama's approach pulls the United States back from its customary adult role and has it join the children.

A Call to End Anti-Chasid Bigotry

People were literally saying that a chasid cannot write so well. It’s impossible they claimed.

9 Children killed by Obama-Backed Jihadis’ Mortars in Damascus

The incidents took place in majority Christian district of the capital.

Mayor Abutbul and the Awkward Issue of Beit Shemesh Child Abuse

In a follow-up interview, Mayor Abutbol said he hadn't understood the term "gays," thinking it meant "pedophiles."

A Microcosm of Achdus

There was mixed seating. You got to sit with your spouse.

Words, Words, Words, Bibi Sure Gives a Good Speech

He should be as firm with the Arabs as he claims to be with the Iranians.

Best Articles About Arafat Polonium Report So Far

The world’s media have leapt to conclusions based on this finding, even though there is ample ambiguity after the passage of so much time.

British Lord Visits Beit Shemesh, Locals Behave

"Over 2.4 billion Christians and over 1.5 billion Muslims, all tracing their inspiration and origins to the rather smaller Jewish people - most of whom seem to be in this room today..."

BMG’s Money Bin

Does anyone out there know where it all goes?

Obama Turns on Israel

Israeli responses have been stark, blunt unlike anything in memory.

Haredi Establishment Smearing Father of Molested Youth

Prominent members of the Lakewood community publicly vilified him - in writing - as a Moser (someone who informs on a fellow Jew to the authorities).

Smuggling Into Gaza By Sea On the Rise

“Naturally, as the process of closing tunnels from Egypt to Gaza becomes more efficient, the smuggling attempts by sea increase.”

Answering the Most Difficult Question About the Agunah Crisis

Ethical and moral laws in the Torah depend on the context. Kindness and virtue largely depend on the subjective expectations of one’s friends and community.

Why IS Ploni Taking Such an Interest In my Child?

Some sexual abusers will devote enormous efforts to preparing a child for abuse, in such a way that the child will least resist, and the perpetrator will be most protected.

‘Swiss Report Concludes Arafat Was Poisoned with Polonium’ (UPDATE)

Polonium was itself not found on Arafat's remains, but lead-210 was, which is assumed to be masking the polonium.

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