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24 Elul 5774 – September 18, 2014
18 Av 5774 – August 14, 2014
19 Tammuz 5774 – July 17, 2014

Presenting Arafat’s Dead Sea Tonic

16 Iyyar 5774 – May 15, 2014
An Israeli company should make “Arafat's Dead Sea Tonic” with this warning: “may cause severe vomiting or even death.”

Smile, Ehud – You’re Convicted!

17 Nisan 5774 – April 17, 2014
“The bigger they are the harder they fall” describes what God had in mind for Olmert.

From Egypt I Called to my Son Jonathan

20 Adar I 5774 – February 20, 2014
I hollered over and over again, waving a clinched fist toward the heavens.

‘Arik Charbi’ – Arik Is My Sword

15 Shevat 5774 – January 15, 2014
This past Shabbos, as we read the weekly Torah portion of Bishalach, my son suddenly said to me, “Dad, I have a feeling Sharon is going to pass away today, because we just read his name in Az Yashir [the Song of the Sea] where it says ‘arik charbi.’ ”

Twisting Truth for the Sake of Peace

17 Tevet 5774 – December 20, 2013
God decided to cast Truth down to earth and went on to create the world.

The Power of Giving

11 Kislev 5774 – November 14, 2013
As I put on my tefillin, I knew we needed a miracle.

Israel Will Stand Alone

13 Heshvan 5774 – October 17, 2013
To me, the biggest joke of it all was the gleeful announcement by Rabin that “We are no longer an am livadad yishkone, a nation that dwells alone!”

For Better or for Worse

14 Tishri 5774 – September 18, 2013
Hashem simply goes beyond the letter of the law in His love for us.

Israel: Headed For Disaster?

9 Elul 5773 – August 14, 2013
I just celebrated the 29th anniversary of my aliyah to Israel. I have experienced two intifadas, the disastrous results of the Oslo agreements, the assassination of a prime minister, and the tragic expulsion of thousands of our citizens from their beautiful homes in Gush Katif.

Survival Olympics

11 Av 5773 – July 17, 2013
What were you thinking on Tisha B’Av, the saddest day of the year? The day when we mourn the destruction of our two Temples; our expulsion from Spain, England and France; the Crusades, the Holocaust; our two thousand years of wandering the earth?

‘Everything Is Great!’

13 Tammuz 5773 – June 20, 2013
In recent years, the way people greet each other in Israel has changed. For as long as I can remember the greeting was always, “mah shlomcha,” which is equivalent to “How are you?” The Israeli answer was generally, “B’seder, Baruch Hashem,” equivalent to “I’m OK, thank God.”

Mommy, My Tallis Disappeared

14 Sivan 5773 – May 22, 2013
My mother, the eldest daughter of Reb Yaakov Kamenetsky, zt”l, was niftar last month at the age of 92. She took her last breath in her home in Efrat, Israel, next door to the shul that was my father’s for 24 years before his passing in 2007.

Heshy Frank’s Holocaust Story

8 Iyyar 5773 – April 17, 2013
I want to share a Holocaust story as told to me by Heshy Frank, owner of Quality Carpet and my radio sponsor for the past 32 years.

Why A Bread Blessing On The festival Of Matzahs?

3 Nisan 5773 – March 13, 2013
For days and weeks before Pesach, we meticulously clean our homes, making sure that not a crumb of bread might, God forbid, be found when we begin the festival of matzahs.

Rabin’s Guide To Coalition Formation

5 Adar 5773 – February 14, 2013
The post-election coalition negotiations are underway and it may take several weeks for the country to finally have a new government, with Prime Minister Netanyahu once again at its helm.

When Bibi Did Teshuvah

13 Shevat 5773 – January 23, 2013
I’m writing this on the day before Israelis vote for our Knesset, but one thing I can presume is that unless a cow is seen jumping over our ten-day-old new moon, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be asked by Israel’s president, Shimon Peres, to form the next government.

Israel Is Forever

28 Tevet 5773 – January 9, 2013
My most recent column elicited a fascinating response from an American woman. Before I share that letter and my reply, I will briefly reiterate the substance of that Dec. 28 column, which was titled “My Reasons to Be Jolly.”

My Reasons To Be Jolly

14 Tevet 5773 – December 26, 2012
I’m wrapping up my trip to the U.S., a visit that for the first time in many years happened to coincide with Christmas.

Does God Want A Center-Right Israeli Government?

29 Kislev 5773 – December 12, 2012
I write this column with my bags packed. I’m lighting four candles in Israel and my fifth I will light Wednesday evening at about 9 p.m. in the lobby of the Avenue Plaza Hotel in Boro Park. I’ll have my guitar in hand, and everyone is invited.

Operation Pillar Of Defense Becomes A Cloudy Pillar

16 Kislev 5773 – November 29, 2012
As I write this, Defense Minister Ehud Barak has just announced, during a televised press conference, his decision not to run in the coming elections and to leave politics.

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