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Posted on: November 21st, 2012InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
For the most part, we Jews have always accepted the obligation to ward off disaster as best we can. For the most part, we generally understand that all humans have free will. Saadia Gaon included freedom of will among the most central teachings of Judaism, and Maimonides affirmed that all human beings must stand alone in the world “to know what is good and what is evil, with none to prevent him from either doing good or evil.”
Posted on: November 20th, 2012InDepth → Columns → Daniel Greenfield
Israel is a sideline in a regional struggle by fractured populations who are divided by ethnicity and religion, language and natural resources, to unite into a single commonality.
Posted on: November 20th, 2012InDepth → Columns → Khaled Abu Toameh
Scenes of jubilation over the rocket attacks on Israel were also reported in several Palestinian cities in the West Bank, including Ramallah, the center of Palestinian "pragmatism and moderation."
Posted on: November 19th, 2012InDepth → Columns → Daniel Greenfield
Once upon a time it was the objective of the military to win wars. Now the objective of the military is to avoid incidents.
Posted on: November 19th, 2012InDepth → Columns → America's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach
So long as we obsess over abortion, gay marriage, and contraception to the exclusion of any other values, we cannot fix our problems.
Posted on: November 18th, 2012InDepth → Columns → Daniel Pipes
If Hamas knows it cannot defeat the Israel Defense Forces and will get a bloody nose for its efforts, it obviously has motives other than victory in mind.
Posted on: November 18th, 2012InDepth → Columns → Khaled Abu Toameh
Obviously, the Palestinians have been radicalized to a point where they are not ready to hear about any concessions to Israel or tolerate the presence of an Israeli businessman in a Palestinian city.
Posted on: November 18th, 2012InDepth → Columns → Daniel Greenfield
Not long after Qatar's leader paid a visit to Hamas, this latest war began.
Posted on: November 14th, 2012InDepth → Columns → Dov Shurin
On the Shabbat when we read the portion of Chayei Sarah, Chevron residents are joined by thousands of people from all over Israel and around the world in celebrating Father Abraham’s purchase of the Cave of Machpelah and its surrounding fields as a burial place for Sarah Imeinu.
Posted on: November 14th, 2012InDepth → Columns → Louis Rene Beres
Israel, with an understandable desperation, still seeks to discover some discernible correctness and reassuring clarity in the theatre of world politics. However, the polite diplomatic meanings with which it is pressed to "make peace" remain squalid and elusive. Ominously, these meanings continue to seethe menacingly.
Posted on: November 14th, 2012InDepth → Columns → Moshe Feiglin
It is morning and my car glides down the mountains of the Shomron into the smog of greater Tel Aviv. Another crazy day of running in the primaries is about to begin. My cell phone rings. A young, determined voice is on the other end.
Posted on: November 14th, 2012InDepth → Columns → Daniel Greenfield
The key to winning the game is in the numbers. Demographics.
Posted on: November 14th, 2012InDepth → Columns → America's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach
If only my city were to treat me with the same courtesy they accorded Kaddafi.
Posted on: November 13th, 2012InDepth → Columns → Daniel Greenfield
Are we going to be Hamiltonians, Jeffersonians or Jacksonians? The question is what do we want?
Posted on: November 11th, 2012InDepth → Columns → Daniel Greenfield
Come right in and step right up. See the bright lights and the oddities of nature. Inside folks, for the low price of twenty-two trillion dollars, you can see Binders of Women, Team Big Bird and entire reams of green windmills and fields full of bayonets and horses. Here lies become the truth and everything is full of sugar. And the highlight of the show with be Barack, the Exotic Prince from the Wilds of Indonesia and Kenya, with a special appearance by Oprah and a hologram of JFK. Here in the Carnival of Fools, the party never stops and no one ever has to pay the bill.
Posted on: November 11th, 2012InDepth → Columns → America's Rabbi / Shmuley Boteach
Petraeus seems to have resigned over marital infidelity. And if so, did he have to leave his position? Why, because he displayed personal weakness? But this was a public, as opposed to a private, position. And years of counseling unfaithful husbands and wives has taught me that private failings do not necessarily indicate public faithlessness.
Posted on: November 8th, 2012InDepth → Columns → Daniel Greenfield
Now that we have lost the election of 2012, where our champion, a third-rate imitation of Ronald Reagan, without either his charm or his principles, who believed in absolutely nothing except being the best salesman he could be; let's pause to reflect on all the things we lost out on through his defeat. When we lose something, a relationship or a job, the grief comes from what we thought we had and what we imagined it was, not from what it truly was. Perspective means getting a true sense of what we had and what we never had to begin with. So let's look at what we might have had with President Mitt Romney.
Posted on: November 7th, 2012InDepth → Columns → Moshe Feiglin
The ritual of rockets that periodically pummel Israel’s southern communities includes numerous media interviews with the important people. The journalists attempt to extract from anybody who thinks he is somebody some piece of a resolution for this crazy situation that is unparalleled anywhere in the world.
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