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The Rule Of Law And Other Troubles

For all of those waiting to see Olmert forced out of office, I suggest that you don't hold your breath.

Reflections On Israel’s Independence Day

"For 2000 years Jews would have gladly exchanged the horrors of exile for the current State of Israel.

Irena Sendler, 1910-2008

Last week Irena Sendler, a true heroine, passed away.

Pray For Us

Having recently celebrated Israel Independence Day, I wonder why so many Jews refuse to pray for the State of Israel and for our Jewish sons and daughters who serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

Pharaoh Lives

"If you do not let my people go," says Moses to Pharaoh, "all of Egypt will be filled with frogs."

Shamir’s Blunder

Nobody really expected Israel to react to the Katyusha rockets launched from southern Lebanon that hit the northern Israeli town of Shelomi (on the morning of Jan. 8, 2008).

Barack Obama And The Middle East ‘Cycle Of Violence’

Senator Barak Obama has displayed basic intelligence and understanding on many complex policy issues, and his "debate promises" in support of Israel were forthright and plausibly meaningful.

Yom HaShoah In Poland

Last week's front page of The Jewish Press showed Crown Prince of England, Prince Charles, affixing a mezuzah to the door of a new Jewish center in Krakow, along with Rabbi Gluck, the Chief Rabbi Of Galicia and Rabbi Schudrich, the Chief Rabbi Of Poland.

A Hug For A Betrayed Brother (Conclusion)

Esther Pollard doesn't live in a luxury apartment. For years, Esther rented a tiny room in a cheap motel close to the prison to be near her husband.

Redeeming America’s Soul… Not By Presidential Elections

Every four years America looks to a new president as a source of real hope. And every four years the code word of each yelling aspirant is "change."

They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories Of A Jewish Childhood Before The Holocaust

Most memoirs written by former Jewish citizens of Poland talk in detail of the Shoah, such as the book I wrote about last week, The Zoo Keeper's Wife.

A Hug For A Betrayed Brother (Part I)

My U.S. lecture tour was very successful. But a great surprise awaited me back in Israel.

When The Ship Of State Comes Apart: On Israel, Horatian Metaphor And The Post-...

Horace was born in 65 BCE, and died in 8 BCE. His ode (I, 14) on the "Ship of State" pertains to ancient Rome, but it might just as well refer to Israel after "Palestine".

Po-Lin

Every year there seems to be a new bestseller with a Holocaust theme that reveals a new story of heroism in the most horrible of times.

The Golan Heights Peace Plan

Is there a solution for the military crisis plaguing Israel's south?

Can Israel Slay Clocks? Understanding Chronology Of War And Terror In The Middle...

Protecting Israel from terrorism is, at least in part, an intellectual task. Let us, therefore, now think very deliberately about terrorism.

Sixty-Five Years Since The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising

In what has been one of the major memorial events in Poland commemorating WWII, Warsaw saw a gathering of world leaders this week at the 65th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Despair vs. Hope

Leaders with the Oslo mentality who have led Israel until now really do not have solutions to Israel's problems.

Can Israel Slay Clocks? Understanding Chronology Of War And Terror In The Middle East...

Over the years, regular readers of my column in The Jewish Press may have noticed a continuing regard for the concept of time.

Museum Of The History Of Polish Jews Goes To Washington

On March 13 representatives of The Museum Of The History Of Polish Jews addressed the Helsinki Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe regarding the importance and aims of its institution.

Likud Salute To Mercaz HaRav Heroes

Rabbi Yitzchak Dadon is a Jew who has not been confused by misplaced love theories.

After Yeshiva Mercaz HaRav Kook: Understanding The Horribly Human Face Of Arab Terror

Pain can sometimes be sanitized by language, but it can never be truly anesthetized.

Purim In Warsaw

Purim is major event throughout Poland. Many marginal Jews bring their whole families to the synagogue for the festive reading of the Megillah.

How Israel Can Be Normal

Since the founding of the state, the goal of Israel's leaders has been to make Israel a normal state like all other states.

Still Facing Existential Threats: Nuclear War And Genocide In The Middle East (Part Two)

Facing imminent existential attacks, Israel could decide to preempt enemy aggression with conventional forces.

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