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How Far Will Gershonides Go to Avoid Mystical Interpretations?

16 Kislev 5774 – November 19, 2013
In short, he says the whole thing was a prophetic vision, a dream. There was no physical battle.

Fully Absorbed, Coming Through to the Other Side

I speak to Esther Aaron about the Aliyah process, revisit Rachel and her daughter Dena, still struggling with the matriculation exams, and pass on some general information.

Over Killing the Left

Not only did Jonathan Rosenblum criticize Rabbi Lopatin, he criticized the British Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis for accepting an invitation to Limmud.

Lost in Targum?

15 Kislev 5774 – November 18, 2013
Chief Rabbi Lau the Younger is not going to be big on reinterpreting traditional Jewish sources to meet contemporary problems.

10 Years after Aliyah: a Reflection

12 Kislev 5774 – November 15, 2013
At least 6-8 of my close friends left Israel over the course of the last seven years.

Israel Child Abuse Between Zero and 48.5%

The conclusion of the report is that the overall incidence of child abuse is dramatically more than the official reports which reach the social services and police.

Modern Golden Calf Arrived and, Thank God, Left Israel

12 Kislev 5774 – November 14, 2013
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

11 Kislev 5774 – November 13, 2013
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

10 Kislev 5774 – November 12, 2013
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."

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