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The Jerusalem Passport Case: Where Do We Go From Here?

In a 1936 majority opinion, Supreme Court Justice George Sutherland said that the president is “the sole organ of the federal government in the field of international relations.”

The Bernice Chronicles: The Schwartzes Of Teaneck

Living more than two miles from the only Orthodox shul in Teaneck, the family joined the Conservative Teaneck Jewish Center a few blocks away.

The Girl From Transylvania

"You will never see your land of Israel, your precious Jerusalem, your Carmel, your Galilee. It will never happen. You will never leave Romania."

Challenging The Status Quo

Great leaders like Miriam and like Sarah Schenirer possess the capacity to challenge the status quo that confronts them.

Translating My Father’s Holocaust Memoir

As someone who witnessed horrors in no fewer than seven concentration camps, my father also wanted to publicly address the question of how it was possible that large masses of people, numbering in the millions, could be led to their extermination without a fight.

Anti-Semitism’s Return

In attempting to account for these developments I have reached a set of conclusions about why events are unfolding as they are.

Rethinking Standards in Jewish Education

Honestly, would we imagine ever not paying the custodian on time? Would we expect the custodian to return to work month after month without receiving his salary?

The Numbers Tell The Story: The Myth of Zionist Colonialism

While many Arabs may have fled to escape the draft, others were expelled by force.

The Egg: A Yom Yov Metaphor

What is the relationship between Pesach and Shavuos? Rabbi Naftali Jaeger, rosh yeshiva of Sh’or Yoshuv, relates in the name of the Ishbitzer Rebbe a striking metaphor:

The Bernice Chronicles: The Courtship Of Bernice Cohen

At age 26 and having completed her graduate studies, Bernice returned to the Bronx Y, this time in a paid professional capacity.

Phil Donahue: American Pestilence

The good news is that the ratings for Phil Donahue's new MSNBC talk show are nearly invisible; the bad news is that MSNBC gave this raving anti-American, pro-Palestinian leftist a platform in the first place, reconfiguring its entire nighttime lineup around him and terminating the program hosted by the pro-Israel Alan Keyes in the process.

Reflections Of A Former Bronx Hoopster

In the introduction to their recently published Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame, Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy hyperbolically describe American basketball between the world wars as a “majority-owned subsidiary of New York Jewish culture.”

Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg: Two Brief And Shining Lives

Editor's Note: On Nov. 26, 2008 - the Hebrew date was Cheshvan 29, which this year fell on Monday, Nov. 16 - Islamic terrorists went on a savage killing spree in Mumbai, India, murdering 179 people including Chabad emissaries Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg. The following tribute to the Holtzbergs was written by Rabbi Holtzberg's sister.

Prerequisites For Peace: The Road Map One Year Later

The virulent propaganda that Abbas has espoused (including equating Zionism with Nazism and denying the Holocaust) is now the hallmark of the Arab world and a primary tool in the global campaign to discredit Israel.

Why Americans Support Israel

As Israeli air strikes and naval shells bombarded Gaza last week, the world asked the question that perennially frustrates, confuses and enrages so many people across the planet: Why aren’t the Americans hating on Israel more?

Behind The Left’s Betrayal Of Israel

The main title of my new book, From Ambivalence to Betrayal: The Left, the Jews, and Israel, may raise a few eyebrows. To what “betrayal” am I referring? Surely neither anti-Semitism nor hostility to Israel can be seen as prerogatives of leftism; and if they do exist in some quarters of the Left, is that not an example of “legitimate criticism” of Israel, a country regularly pilloried in international forums as one of the last remaining bastions of Western colonialism?

They Said That?!

The following represents an extensive sampling of what passes for objective reporting and trenchant analysis in today's media culture.

Seeking Unity In The Ranks Of Israel

In every society there is always an internal struggle between individual liberty and collective responsibility. It exists here in the United States, in the form of mandated jury service, for example, and it is at the forefront in Israel where the raging debate regarding mandatory conscription for military service touches on all aspects of societal existence, including religion, economics, and notions of equality.

A Profile In Jewish Courage For D-Day’s 70th Anniversary

Beyond the severe discomfort there was also the danger of getting sunk by enemy submarines prowling the seas.

Jimmy Carter’s Disingenuous Diplomacy

Jimmy Carter's new book - Palestine Peace Not Apartheid - should, by all rights, be headed for the remainder bin. Martin Peretz, editor-in-chief of The New Republic, calls it a "tendentious, dishonest and stupid book."

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