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Liberals And Conservatives Are Unhappy For Different Reasons

Unhappy Americans on the right blame the problems inherent to life, and they blame themselves. Unhappy Americans on the left blame America.

It’s Not Too Many Guns, It’s Too Few Prayers

“Guns didn’t suddenly decide to visit mayhem on schools. Guns can’t decide.” But people can. And it’s the people who have changed. It is not guns that kill. It’s the minds of children and adults deprived of Godliness that kill.

Prayer: The Priestly Or The Prophetic?

The sedrah of Tetzaveh, in which the name of Moses is missing and the focus is on Aaron, reminds us that our heritage derives from both. Moses is a man of history, of epoch-making events.

Paul Robeson And The Soviet Purge Of Russian Jews

More than 40 years after his death, Robeson retains his status as an American cultural and political icon, but he also leaves behind a sad legacy as a hero who betrayed his Jewish friends.

My Beloved Land

The entire world is like a body or a vessel, and Israel is the soul that makes the body run.

Obama’s Empowerment Of Iran Coming Home To Roost

One of the IAF planes returning from the attack was shot down by Syria after the IAF had destroyed many Syrian anti-aircraft batteries in the area.

The Russian Indictments

Not to put too fine a point on it, it appears that the Russian indictments are empty gestures.

The Rav On Purim And The Megillah

Megillat Esther is the sole book of Tanach in which God’s name is not mentioned. This too can only be understood as an irony which confirms His pervasive, but hidden, presence.

Tio Benny

My uncles took cover on the bimah, and cries of "Mazel Tov" pierced the air.

Academic And Social Skill Insights #1

It breaks my heart to see my once happy and confident daughter depressed and isolated from her peers.

How To Make A Collaborative Purim

I underestimated how eager my children would be to buy real costumes.

Poverty

When the Almighty saw the man’s struggles, He took pity on him and told Eliyahu Hanavi to give him four zuzim (coins).

Dom Bruno Of Belgium: The Heroic Priest Who Saved 400 Jewish Lives

Dom Bruno was clearly a courageous man, risking his own life to save four hundred Jewish lives, most of them children.

On The Bookshelf

Some of the most famous and important works of literature contain passages and themes that are immodest in nature. May a G-d-fearing Jew read these works for the good they contain, or must he forgo reading them entirely?

Remembering Esterka

Polish history and popular legend credits a beautiful Jewish girl named Esther, or Esterka, with the turn of Jewish fortunes in Poland.

Beyond The Curtain

So long as we are alive, we have the ability to strive for higher and greater levels.

The Rubashkin Saga – X

While we rejoice at the recent release of Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin from prison, the series continues this month and beyond.

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