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Steve Rothman (L) debates Bill Pascrell (R).
 

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: An Open Letter to Congressmen Steve Rothman and Bill Pascrell

Posted on: May 30th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

Americans are sick and tired of rancorous, scorched-earth politics, which has given Congress a nine percent approval rating. Let’s show America that politics is an honorable profession, a noble calling, filled with people who put values, country, and integrity first. Let’s start winning people back to the political theater by demonstrating that politics are inspiring rather than depressing, ennobling rather than corrupting, and harmonious rather than rancorous.

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King Abdullah of Jordan
 

Muslim Brotherhood Plotting To Take Over Jordan?

Posted on: May 30th, 2012

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Today, most of the anti-regime demonstrations throughout the kingdom are being initiated and led by Muslim Brotherhood supporters whose goal is to turn Jordan into an Islamic republic. Many Arabs feel that President Barack Obama's endorsement of the Muslim Brotherhood has emboldened the Islamists and increased their appetite to drive moderate and secular rulers out of the Arab world.

 

Beyond Belief

Posted on: May 24th, 2012

InDepthColumnsDov Shurin

Here we are again – Shavuos, the yom tov commemorating the giving of the Torah, God’s greatest gift to mankind. If someone were to say to me, “It’s unbelievable that Hashem gave us His amazing Torah,” I would respond, “That’s the wrong way to put it. ‘Unbelievable’ means ‘not to be believed.’ The correct expression is, ‘It’s beyond belief’ – meaning more than belief. Hashem loves His charming nation beyond words.”

Beres-Louis-Rene
 

Israeli Security, Enemy Rationality, And Coming Global Chaos (Second of Two Parts)

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

InDepthColumnsLouis Rene Beres

“The blood-dimmed tide is loosed,” wrote the poet W.B. Yeats, “and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned.” Now, assembled in almost two hundred armed tribal camps politely called nation-states, all peoples – not only the people of Israel – coexist insecurely on a plainly anarchic planet. The core origins of this anarchy lie in the Peace of Westphalia (1648), which put a codified end to the Thirty Years War.

Feiglin-Moshe
 

Political Party Or Empty Shell?

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

InDepthColumnsMoshe Feiglin

Is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s politically “brilliant move” just the opening shot? Will his next move be an attempt to inject the Kadima Knesset members into the Likud? Or is the prime minister planning another Sharon-style bombshell, such as enticing Likud MKs to join him, Kadima and Ehud Barak’s party in forming a new balloon party?

Gilor-Dov
 

An American Odyssey (Part 10)

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

InDepthColumnsFocus on Israel/Dov Gilor

San Francisco is a lovely city and we enjoyed its many tourist venues. The famous Lombard Street, known as “The Crookedest Street in the World,” was beautiful, with its floral decorations. We shopped at Pier 39, and we bought matching San Francisco jackets. We really needed them since it was cold in San Francisco. Barbara added to her magnet collection, which contains magnets from dozens of countries around the world that we have toured. She’d never been in a store that sold thousands of magnets and she just loved looking at all the magnets on the walls.

Fatah and Hamas officials meet in Egypt for reconciliation talks
 

Fatah and Hamas Can Only Agree on Deceiving Their People

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

In many ways, the status quo seems convenient for Fatah and Hamas. Fatah has a mini-state in the West Bank and is benefiting from hundreds of millions of dollars that are poured by international donors on Salam Fayyad's government. Hamas, for its part, is happy that it has exclusive control over the entire Gaza Strip, which has been turned into an independent Islamic emirate.

Cory Booker
 

Why Cory Booker’s Message of Social Civility Resonates

Posted on: May 22nd, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

Few people I have met have been more committed to social unity and bringing people together than Cory Booker. Which other African-American Christian Rhodes scholar would have agreed to become President of an orthodox Jewish student organization that was run by a Hassidic Rabbi?

Protests against former Libyan dictator Muamar Gaddafi
 

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: The Lockerbie Bombing Hall of Shame

Posted on: May 21st, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

It was when Congressman Steve Rothman defended the rights of Former Libyan dictator Muammar Kaddafi’s personal envoy to live peacefully and tax-free next to me that I first thought of running against him. What was Rothman's purpose in defending the right of an envoy of a terror-sponsoring government to live in our midst?

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Teaching The Arab Narrative

Posted on: May 17th, 2012

InDepthColumnsKeeping Jerusalem

How does a state keep its capital city united? A strange question, and one that is clearly not an issue in most of the world. But in Israel, whose capital is the most coveted and contested city in the world, the problem is an acute one.

Family in nature
 

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Time Magazine on Attachment Parenting

Posted on: May 17th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

Time magazine's cover story about attachment parenting garnered a great deal of attention. Clearly, the shock value of showing an attractive young mother breast-feeding a child nearly four years of age was enough to excite worldwide conversation. The story inside focused on a controversial theory…

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Freund-Michael
 

Stop Funding Tel Aviv University

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

InDepthColumnsFundamentally Freund/Michael Freund

One of Israel’s leading universities seems to have lost its way. In a move that is as incomprehensible as it is shameful, Tel Aviv University (TAU) agreed to allow a student group to hold a ceremony commemorating “Nakba Day,” when Palestinians bemoan the establishment of the state of Israel.

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Feiglin-Moshe
 

The New Challenge

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

InDepthColumnsMoshe Feiglin

Two weeks ago, in my weekly column on the NRG website, I wrote, “Nobody really understands why Israel is going to early elections.” So when I heard that the election merry-go-round had been cancelled, I was pleased.

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Beres-Louis-Rene
 

Israeli Security, Enemy Rationality, And Coming Global Chaos (First of Two Parts)

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

InDepthColumnsLouis Rene Beres

In the past few years, on these pages of The Jewish Press, I have written several times about critical strategic implications of “chaos” and also of “irrationality” and “madness.” Still, I have never written about the fusion or juxtaposition of these seemingly distinct issues. However, because there are increasingly obvious and important potential interactions between them (military strategists would call such interactions “synergies,” or sometimes “force-multipliers”), I shall now examine these utterly core security matters with a view toward acknowledging their possible ways of coming together.

Klein-Aaron
 

Quick Takes: News You May Have Missed

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAaron Klein

Money For Occupy’s DC Office Coming From Union Linked To Obama A labor union with strong ties to President Obama is paying for Occupy’s Washington DC office space inside a think-tank that is also heavily tied to the White House. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU ) is forking over $4,000 per month for three […]

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad heads a cabinet meeting in Ramallah
 

Khaled Abu Toameh: The Main Goal of the Palestinian Government

Posted on: May 16th, 2012

InDepthAnalysis

At a time when many Western governments, the World Bank, and various international organizations are continuing to heap praise on the Palestinian Authority for implementing reforms, the deputy speaker of the Palestinian parliament, Hasan Khreishah, announced that financial and administrative corruption was now more widespread than ever.

Participants in a gay pride parade in Jerusalem
 

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: What If Government Recognized Civil Unions, Left Marriage to Religion?

Posted on: May 14th, 2012

InDepthColumnsAmerica's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach

What business does the government have entering a church, synagogue, or mosque to legitimize or define the spiritual nature of a person's marriage? We are supposed to have separation of church and state in America. Far from harming religion, this change would encourage non-religious people to entertain the concept of how religion can enhance and enrich one’s life, and be an invitation to engage in further religious learning, traditions, communities, and beliefs.

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