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Mazal Tov, Rabbi Mattisyahu Kos

29 Adar 5766 – March 29, 2006
Chag Hasmicha is a celebration honoring newly ordained rabbis.

The True Infrastructure Of Hamas

22 Adar 5766 – March 22, 2006
Since the latest Arab attacks on the streets of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, the fashionably operative counter terrorism strategy in Israel has focused on "smashing the infrastructure of Hamas." With this in mind, the United States will now send at least $100 million of equipment to Israel for advanced bomb detection devices, X-ray systems and robotics devices, as well as for advanced thermal and radar sensors.

The Old Shtetl Lipno

There is evidence of Jewish presence in Lipno as early as the 18th century.

First Iran, Then ‘Palestine’: Israel’s Dual Imperative To Prevent Nuclear War

15 Adar 5766 – March 15, 2006
For the moment, fears of a nuclear war in the Middle East remain focused narrowly and correctly on Iran. In the coming months, before that country is able to deploy a fully operational nuclear capability, Israel will have to preemptively destroy essential parts of the Iranian nuclear infrastructure.

Vishkov

There is no definitive information on when Jews first came to Vishkov, but at the turn of the 20th century, the cemetery was the final resting place of at least four generations.

What If It Should Really Happen? How Nuclear War Could Begin In A Very...

8 Adar 5766 – March 8, 2006
It is exceedingly unlikely, but not entirely inconceivable, that Israel would ever decide to preempt enemy state aggression with a nuclear defensive strike. While circumstances could surely arise where such a defensive strike would be completely rational, it is enormously improbable that Israel would ever permit itself to reach such dire circumstances. To wit, and following Project Daniel, Israel will assuredly not allow Iran to proceed to the stage of an assembled nuclear weapons capacity.

The Old Shtetl Kurzelow

Kurzelow is mentioned first in the 12th century, in a pastoral dispatch of the pope of that time, who fixed in it a new ecclesiastical district.

What If It Should Really Happen? How Nuclear War Could Begin In A Very...

1 Adar 5766 – March 1, 2006
The year 2006 could become a fateful one for Israel and for the entire world. Still struggling to survive in the very worst of international "neighborhoods," the always imperiled Jewish State knows only too well that nuclear war and genocide need not be mutually exclusive.

The Old Shtetl Gostynin

The town of Gostynin was founded in the 13th century. It is located on the Skrwa Lewa River, approximately 60 miles northwest of Warsaw and 14 miles southwest of the city of Plock.

Iranian Nuclearization, ‘Human Shields’ And Israeli Preemption: The View From International Law

25 Shevat 5766 – February 22, 2006
Soon, Israel will have little choice but to preemptively destroy Iran's developing capacity for nuclear weapons and nuclear war. Confronted by a declared enemy state that remains openly genocidal as it forges ahead with illegal nuclearization, Israel will face many tactical difficulties.

The Old Shtetl Ilza (Drildz)

Ilza is a picturesque town in a valley along the Ilzanka River in south-central Poland.

Iranian Power, Israeli Preemption And The Middle East ‘Peace Process’

17 Shevat 5766 – February 15, 2006
In calculating the Iranian threat to national survival, Israeli strategists will have to consider both enemy capabilities and enemy intentions. Yet, because such threat components are never entirely discrete, but rather interdependent, interpenetrating and interactive, these strategists will have to look closely at all pertinent relationships.

The Old Shtetl Ozarów

The village of Ozarów is located in the Kielce region. The Ozarów cemetery dates back almost 400 years and is one of the few remaining Jewish cemeteries in Poland.

New Jewish Institutions In Poland

10 Shevat 5766 – February 8, 2006
The opening of the first full-time Chabad center in Poland, under the direction of Rabbi Shalom Ber and Dina Stambler, was made official at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Shluchim earlier this year.

Spielberg’s ‘Munich’ (Conclusion)

25 Tevet 5766 – January 25, 2006
We who care desperately for Israel and for the Jewish People don't need a propaganda film to make our case. A completely truthful account - as Spielberg has given us - will always be in our interest.

Letters To The Editor

Not Convinced By Plaut I always enjoy Steven Plaut's articles in The Jewish Press and until last week ("Israel's Plague of Conspiracism," front-page essay)...

Spielberg’s ‘Munich’ (Part One of Two Parts)

18 Tevet 5766 – January 18, 2006
Over the years, I have lectured and published widely on Israeli security matters - often with special reference to assassination and international law. Usually, in these matters, I have tried to point out the positive side of assassination, including informed support for Israel's ongoing policy of "targeted killings."

The Foundation For The Preservation Of Jewish Heritage In Poland

After I wrote about the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland last week, many people asked me to report more on this group and the important work they are doing.

Fashioning Israel’s Nuclear Targeting Doctrine

11 Tevet 5766 – January 11, 2006
Public discussions of Israel's nuclear policy almost never delve into core questions of targeting doctrine. Yet, the actual extent to which Israel's security will be affected by its nuclear weapons will depend considerably upon the IDF's codified targets and on the precise extent to which these targets have previously been identified.

The Niggun In Jewish Music

4 Tevet 5766 – January 4, 2006
In honor of Chanukah, a time of joy, I have been delving into the realm of Jewish music.

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