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Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

19 Kislev 5775 – December 10, 2014
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The Jewish and Post-Jewish Vote

10 Heshvan 5773 – October 25, 2012
Last Shabbat I sat at a table in my local synagogue while a group of men argued over the election. They weren't arguing over who they should vote for, they were arguing over just how bad Obama was, their voices rising and falling as they named one detail after another. They weren't necessarily Republicans, but they were politically conservative, as my community and as almost all of the traditional Jewish communities in America are.

J’Accuse the U.S. State Department! Again.

29 Adar II 5774 – March 31, 2014
Eight years after our attack, after having sent DoJ reams of material, our file was somehow empty.

Israeli Left Rallies To Defend Disloyalty

12 Heshvan 5771 – October 20, 2010
In recent weeks it has become abundantly clear that there is one pathological way in which Israel differs from all other countries. Israel is the only place on earth where large portions of the country's "intelligentsia" think it obscene and "fascist" to expect people seeking citizenship in their country to express loyalty to it.

Sanders’ Bigoted Appointees Endanger Clinton’s Election

1 Sivan 5776 – June 7, 2016
Proving the absurdity of relativism, Zogby, a major supporter of the BDS movement is a moderate in comparison to West whose anti-Israel rhetoric is obscene

Identity and Loyalty in Islam and the Middle East

9 Nisan 5774 – April 9, 2014
Middle Eastern culture has never developed ways to leave the past behind.

NY Times Completely Misunderstands Hamas

10 Sivan 5774 – June 8, 2014
The NY Times doesn't understand Hamas or the Hezbollah model they are following.

The New Strategic Environment

8 Nisan 5773 – March 19, 2013
If the world does not wake up in time to see the danger, Syria will be only the first domino to fall.

Main Stream Media Failure: Pope did NOT call Mahmoud Abbas an...

28 Iyyar 5775 – May 17, 2015
"...the Pope did the exact opposite of what the media reported: he urged Abbas to change his ways.”

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

13 Tishri 5775 – October 7, 2014
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The Anti-Leftist ‘Grogger’

19 Shevat 5770 – February 3, 2010
For months now, every Friday in Zion has seen screaming and violent leftist rioters attacking Israeli soldiers, engaging in hooliganism, and breaking the law. The thugs are a mixture of foreign pro-terror "anarchists" Israel foolishly lets into the country, joined by some members of Israel's own "Leftists for the Extermination of Israel."

Change Your Seat

24 Adar II 5776 – April 3, 2016
The difference between being polite and being aggressive and rude has less to do with religious beliefs than with idiosyncratic personality quirks.

Myths and Realities of the ‘Shidduch Crisis’

2 Adar 5773 – February 11, 2013
Many singles are not facing a crisis of shidduchim but a crisis of identity, wrestling with existential questions most families simply do not have the time to consider.

Enemies List 2001 (Part II)

20 Tammuz 5761 – July 11, 2001
Last week's listing of Israel's worst media enemies, as determined by readers of the Monitor, generated the kind of pro-and-con response such lists usually do. This week we're featuring some of the nominations that failed to garner enough mentions to make the list, but which are interesting (and in most cases valid) in their own right.

America’s Earliest Jews

20 Adar I 5774 – February 19, 2014
The Newport Touro synagogue was never officially named "Touro" – the community called itself Yeshuat Yisrael. By the mid-19th century, however, the Newport synagogue was recognized, though never formally, as the Touro Synagogue.

Another Morgenthau Challenges A President

7 Av 5775 – July 23, 2015
Morgenthau's speech echoes history, reprising his father's role of speaking truth to power: FDR

More Misreporting By The Times

14 Iyyar 5764 – May 5, 2004
The New York Times never sleeps when it comes to trying to shape the news to fit its all-too-transparent agenda. Reader Tom Furst shared this cogent observation with the Monitor:

Rabbis, Time To Flash Your Badges

25 Av 5770 – August 4, 2010
"Officer, what's your badge number?" I've been asked that question countless times over the last 26 years. Almost always, it followed an unpopular decision. Always, it was accompanied by an unspoken message: "I'm letting you know I will hold you accountable for this decision." And always, I answer that question in a direct, simple way: I give my badge number.

Israel’s Globalized Economy Sets New Records

18 Tevet 5777 – January 16, 2017
Israel, a well-established military and intelligence powerhouse is increasingly integrated into the global economy, emerging as an economic and technological powerhouse

Please, America, Learn from Egypt’s Experience: Avoid Socialism

22 Kislev 5773 – December 6, 2012
It should take just one visit to the Middle East to understand what America is all about.

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