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July 5, 2015 / 18 Tammuz, 5775
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Posted on: March 26th, 2014

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There may not have been much else President Obama could have realistically done, but the headline writers at the Times obviously felt the need to massage a front-page story that took a less than giddy approach to Mr. Obama’s policymaking; how else to explain the story’s headline – “As Sanctions Start, Russia Feels a Sting”?

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Posted on: March 19th, 2014

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Testifying before the House Foreign Relations Committee, Mr. Kerry said: “I think it's a mistake for some people to be raising it again and again as the critical decider of their attitude toward the possibility of a state, and peace, and we’ve obviously made that clear.”

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Posted on: March 19th, 2014

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The Jewish Press supported the “Orthodox Hebrew” standard since it at least purported to provide protection for the entire kashrut-observant community while a non-Orthodox standard would be misleading to the Orthodox. The courts, however, ruled otherwise and invalidated the Orthodox Hebrew standard as the prerequisite for referring to food as kosher.

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Posted on: March 12th, 2014

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There are those who believe all Israelis must share equally in the military defense of Israel while others say Torah study affords at least as much security as military service. In many respects, The Jewish Press has long reflected this dynamic.

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Posted on: March 12th, 2014

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Mr. Obama’s latest “amendment” of the Obamacare law, however, has elevated the arrogation of legislative power to an art form. And he has done so for blatantly political reasons.

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Posted on: March 5th, 2014

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One can almost imagine a shocked Mr. Kerry thinking to himself, “How could he?” Yet not only did Mr. Putin do what he did, China, one of the three major international players along with the U.S. and Russia, agreed with him, not with Mr. Kerry.

 

Posted on: March 5th, 2014

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Ramaz is a venerable Modern Orthodox educational institution whose mission statement contains the explicit commitment to “Ahavat Yisrael, and love and support for the State of Israel.”

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Posted on: February 26th, 2014

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We are not unmindful that generally appropriate governmental initiatives may have some inappropriate aspects in execution.

 

Posted on: February 26th, 2014

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Al Qaeda, despite President Obama’s claims to the contrary, is newly resurgent and no doubt salivating at the prospect of a severely diminished U.S. military capacity.

 

Posted on: February 19th, 2014

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Last month, after the Israeli government published plans for new construction, the State Department promptly repeated its longstanding refrain that the settlements were “illegitimate” and that “It is never helpful to have steps taken that are not conducive to our efforts to move forward on peace.”

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Posted on: February 19th, 2014

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While the thrust of the proposed law is easily understandable, there is a problem as well. The current draft requires claimants to prove malicious intent on the part of the present holder of the property, which some legal authorities say would be extremely difficult.

 

Posted on: February 12th, 2014

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Recent stories in the Israeli media, citing “unnamed sources,” indicate that Mr. Kerry failed to get backing from President Obama to confront Israel over its rejection of his peace proposals

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Posted on: February 12th, 2014

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For us, the key factor is that support in Congress for new sanctions has collapsed in the face of the president’s blandishments.

 

Posted on: February 12th, 2014

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This week Rabbi Hershel Schachter, one of the most prominent roshei yeshiva of Yeshiva University’s Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, not only issued a stinging rebuke of the practice of women wearing tefillin but also the process by which such decisions are made.

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Posted on: February 5th, 2014

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It’s no secret that many in the academic community support boycotts as a means of pressuring and punishing Israel. So it’s understandable that proposed legislation to prohibit use of public funds to promote boycotts – authored by New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and now being considered by the Assembly – has created an uproar. An identical bill was passed last week by the State Senate.

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Posted on: February 5th, 2014

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Speaking at the Munich Security Conference about what he saw as the dangers inherent in the failure of Israeli-Palestinian talks, Mr. Kerry said: “The risks are high for Israel. People are talking about boycott. That will intensify in the case of failure. Do they want a failure that then begs whatever may come in the form of a response from disappointed Palestinians and the Arab community?”

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Posted on: February 5th, 2014

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The brief informed the court that though “the Jewish faith does not prohibit the financing of contraception,” the legal position taken by the administration threatens to curtail religious observances by American Jews inasmuch as Jewish law does not distinguish between and among different forms of business ownership.

Clearly, the Modern Orthodoxy envisioned and informed by the teachings of the great Torah leader Rav Yosef Dov Soloveitchik, zt”l, has been gradually disappearing before our eyes.
 

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

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There is an ever-widening schism among Modern Orthodox Jews.

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Posted on: January 29th, 2014

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The NPI ranks countries in terms of their ability to influence global events. The ranking is based on a statistical comparative analysis of a country’s economy, military, diplomacy, technology, and population.

 

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

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The Times reported that American influence “has ebbed” following Syrian President Assad’s defiance of American demands that he step down and al Qaeda’s significant military successes in Iraq.

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