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Haggadah Aims To Make Rav Soloveitchik ‘Come Alive’

Among the many posthumous additions to Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik's literary legacy, one book always seemed conspicuously absent: a Soloveitchik Haggadah in English.

V’nahafoch Hu…

“When Adar enters, joy is increased.” What happens when tragedy strikes in the month of Adar?

March 31 and Dona Gracia

March 31 is not a day that particularly stands out in Jewish memory at first glance, but it is actually a day of some significance.

Jordan’s Secular Opposition: Plan B for Jordan

For the first time, the Palestinians engaged fully in the protests, calling for toppling the regime.

Aleppo Brings Hizbullah Back Into The Frame

If Hizbullah comes out of the Syrian war with its prestige strengthened and its threat level boosted, there’s every reason to fear the next target will be Israel.

INTO THE FRAY: Amona-A strategic defeat for Zionism

The impending destruction of Amona reflect failure of political will and ideo-intellectual bankruptcy of the elected government rather than the inevitable culmination of a legal battle.

LA Jewish Journal is FUND-amentally Wrong on New Israel Fund

Many in the media impart bias in place of truth; convey personal prejudice over objective facts.

An American in the IDF

These stories instilled in Matthew a certain character - tough, brash - but not a sense of mission. Not a drive to fight for Israel.

Does New Neighborhood Negate PA Contiguity?

International opinion has it that the new planned Israeli neighborhood between Jerusalem and Maaleh Adumim will prevent the creation of a contiguous Palestinian state. Unfortunately, though, that is not true.

It All Comes Down To How Liberal You Are

The common wisdom is that CNN's Rick Sanchez was fired because he made anti-Semitic remarks. That's an understandable assumption, but it's also untrue. Sanchez was fired because he attacked a celebrity more liberal and more popular than he is. That he did it with racial overtones made it easy for CNN to pull the plug on him. But his real crime was that he had become an embarrassment, from a liberal perspective, and that's the only perspective in the media that counts.

Every Picture Tells a Story: Arab Injuries over Jewish Deaths

If the NY Times lives up to its motto "All the News That's Fit to Print," it does so hypocritically.

The Jewish Exception to Free Speech on Campus

Jewish college students face a climate of intimidation on several California campuses, and campuses around the country

The National Security Council’s New Pro-Hamas Israel Advisor

Kris Bauman not only equates Islamic terrorism and Israeli self-defense against terrorism, but at one point he actually equates Jews living in territory claimed by the terrorists with Islamic terrorism

Empowering Their Way Across the Kinneret

“This event is about empowering young special needs adults in Israel to live a more fulfilling life”

Israel Police Help Special Children Run The Marathon

Although it's emotionally difficult to see the suffering, helping out makes me happy.

Space, Time and The Middle East “Peace Process”

Without getting lost in the immensely dense intricacies of quantum theory and the theories of relativity, we already know that modern physics has witnessed revolutionary breakthroughs in the rational understanding of space and time. Normally, however, these imaginative breakthroughs - which have produced entirely new "paradigms" or scientific models of the physical universe, still remain distant from analytic considerations of international relations and international law.

The Real ‘Obstacle to Peace’

It is striking to see that within the EU there is but one country courageous enough to stand with Israel: the Czech Republic.

Netanyahu, Tell the World the Truth!

No matter what the Israeli government decides to do, it has no Religious Legitimacy in Judaism. No Israeli leader or government has the moral, historical, or spiritual right to take away parts of the Promised Land from the Jewish People and give it to others.

A Personal Brush With Israel-Hatred

It wasn't only their words; it was the hatred in their eyes.

The Western Left Abandons the Arab Left

The left has sided with the reactionaries and against their comrades in other countries because they hate their own countries’ systems more.

Open Orthodoxy Is Openly Unorthodox

Open Orthodoxy is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, appealing to unknowing Jewish communities that seek a meaningful and genuine Orthodox religious experience.

Jerusalem: Build, Baby, Build!

Israel this week took an important step toward strengthening Jerusalem and preventing any chance of its future division. Despite increasingly strident objections from the U.S., Europe and the Palestinians, the Jewish state is moving forward with plans to expand the capital’s Jewish population.

Success Is Not Always Seen

Building character and developing self control are challenges that are not seen, but therein lies real success.

Our Bored President

Obama is bored and so are we.

Presidential Politics And Jewish Priorities

Two decades ago, Jimmy Carter was closing out a stunningly unimpressive four years in the White House. His approval ratings were lower than Richard Nixon’s had been on the eve of his resignation, and even American Jews, that most doggedly loyal constituent group of the Democratic Party, were not immune to the disaffection with Carter suffusing the nation.

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