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Letters To The Editor

19 Iyyar 5763 – May 21, 2003
Put Weasels To WorkI loath the French as much as a person lawfully can, but I think we should let them have a part...

Mordechai The Jew

13 Adar II 5765 – March 23, 2005
He in fact had calculated that period from the wrong time and was off by eleven years.

‘Almost A Conspiracy In The Media To Delegitimize Israel’: An Interview with Maverick Publisher...

29 Tishri 5775 – October 22, 2014
I think Seth Lipsky is amazing, but it just drives home the point that newspapers have a lot of moving parts.

Joe Lieberman Far More Skeptical than Jeffrey Goldberg of Obama on Israel

8 Sivan 5775 – May 25, 2015
The contrast between a Dem pretending to love Israel & a Dem who truly loves Israel is CRYSTAL CLEAR

One A.M. – One Week Later

25 Av 5767 – August 8, 2007
In last week’s Jewish Press, an op-ed column of mine – “It’s One A.M. Do You Know Where Your Children Are? – described the “scene” in and around the pool hall in Monticello, New York, where hundreds of unsupervised teenage boys and girls were hanging out, drinking, and using drugs. I noted that some of the kids in the pool hall said they and their friends rent bungalows in non-Jewish colonies or motel rooms throughout the Catskills where they regularly party from Thursday night until Monday morning – including Shabbos.

The French Peace Initiative: From de Gaulle to Haaretz

17 Iyyar 5776 – May 25, 2016
France knows that the peace initiative is pointless, but it is using it for theatrical value to embarrass Israel's government and curry favor with Arab regimes.

When Jews Look At Barack Obama, How Many See Jimmy Carter?

26 Elul 5772 – September 12, 2012
President Obama may be enjoying a slight, if likely temporary, bounce in the polls this week. But one of the surveys showing him with a lead in a tight race over Mitt Romney also provides a breakdown of the data that confirms predictions that he is losing up to a quarter of the Jewish votes he got in 2008.

The War That Made Yom Yerushalayim Possible

18 Sivan 5770 – May 30, 2010
On the eve of the Six-Day War, Israel stood alone. The events of June 1967 came just a decade after the 1956 Sinai Campaign waged by Israel, France and Great Britain to protect international passage through the Suez Canal.

Can You Yell ‘God’ in a Crowded Cemetery?

12 Shevat 5774 – January 13, 2014
Our gemora teaches that a man is not judged for things he said or did in his time of stress.

Khaled Abu Toameh: How Journalists Allowed the Palestinian Authority to Fool Them

17 Iyyar 5772 – May 9, 2012
If the Western journalists and donors continue to ignore the reality on the ground, the West Bank could soon fall into the hands of gangsters and armed clans, as has been the case in Jenin -- among the main reasons the Palestinian Authority collapsed in the Gaza Strip in 2007, speeding the rise of Hamas to power.

Can Obama Admit His Iran Diplomacy Failed?

5 Elul 5772 – August 22, 2012
White House spokesman Jay Carney recently reiterated the administration’s mantra about Iran, saying there was still “time and space” for a diplomatic solution to be found to resolve the impasse over its nuclear threat.

Who Is Setting the West Bank on Fire?

4 Kislev 5775 – November 25, 2014
Unrest in YESHA and J'm helps Abbas and Abdullah defuse anger, gain politically and appear moderates

‘Losing Zuckerberg’ and Reform Judaism’s Opportunity

12 Tammuz 5772 – July 2, 2012
Had Mark Zuckerberg been told that the Jewish people have a mission to rebuild a Jewish state, and that his creative talents are needed, he may have harnessed his mind in that direction. Had he been offered an opportunity to take part in the most exciting project of the Jewish people in two-thousand years, he probably would have taken it.

Jews In Law Enforcement

5 Tishri 5776 – September 17, 2015
While Cuomo maintains that Schumer got it right, the implication is that New York’s junior United States Senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, got it wrong.

Taking The Anxiety Out Of Growing Older: An Interview with Author Dr. Eva Mor

30 Kislev 5770 – December 16, 2009
In her much needed recently published book, Making the Golden Years Golden (AuthorHouse) Dr. Eva Mor offers strategies and resource information to help make one's senior years safe, secure and enjoyable. "If you prepare ahead of time there's no reason you can't have a good and rich retirement," said Dr. Mor.

INTO THE FRAY: Two-Statism Gone Mad -Touting a Giant South Lebanon on Fringes of...

10 Tevet 5777 – January 8, 2017
As their vision of two-states descends into irrelevance, 'two-staters' wax increasingly desperate and delusional, and their policy proposals, increasingly unhinged and unethical.

Dark Or Light?

19 Tammuz 5774 – July 16, 2014
Our rabbis told us it’s going to be very difficult before Mashiach comes. Should we fool ourselves?

The Land of Milk from the Happiest Cows

2 Kislev 5774 – November 5, 2013
A typical cow produces 70-80 pounds of milk daily while the Israeli cow makes 100 pounds!

Quick Takes

1 Iyyar 5777 – April 26, 2017

What’s In A Name? Everything!

29 Shevat 5771 – February 2, 2011
I once asked my parents why they had named me Chana Malka, and they responded: "We didn't, the rabbis named you." For the longest time, I chose to be content with that answer, but then again, for the longest time I chose to be content with my assumed religious identity, and never felt the need to examine either subject too closely. I am the daughter of two loving parents, a non-Jewish mother and a Jewish father.

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