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Posted on: October 10th, 2007

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"If this president does not get us out of Iraq, when I am president, I will," pledged Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in a televised Democratic debate broadcast nationally and around the world.

 

Posted on: September 25th, 2007

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Throughout history there have been gentiles who decided the only way for them to come close to God was to convert to Judaism.

 

Posted on: August 29th, 2007

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I suppose I should begin by explaining why I bothered to read the book The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins (Bantam, 2006).

 

Posted on: August 22nd, 2007

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On August 27, 1929, The New York Times ran the following front-page banner:8 AMERICANS LISTED IN 70 HEBRON DEADAttack on Rabbinical College was Savage – 18 Killed in Banker’s HouseWOMEN AND CHILDREN SLAINThe headline referred to an unprovoked massacre perpetrated by Arabs on innocent Jews on August 24. Many of those killed that Shabbos were […]

 

Posted on: July 25th, 2007

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Not long ago posters appeared in a number of synagogues in Brooklyn banning a recently published book that, according to the posters, contained misleading halachic rulings.

 

Posted on: June 27th, 2007

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Mention the names Leo Gottlieb, Sid Hertzberg, Ossie Schectman, Ralph Kaplowitz, Nat Milotzok and Hank Rosenstein, and the image that probably comes to mind is that of the board of directors of a Florida retirement village rather than half the roster of the 1946-47 New York Knickerbockers basketball team.

 

Posted on: June 27th, 2007

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After their military defeat by regular forces, the occupied population produced terrorists who engaged in bombings, sniping, poisonings, and other attacks on occupation forces and on the civilian population.

 

Posted on: June 20th, 2007

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Who was the one person most responsible for perpetuating traditional Judaism in 19th century America? The indisputable answer: Isaac Leeser.

 

Posted on: May 9th, 2007

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It is one of the great ironies of the 21st century that anti-Zionists and anti-Semites on both the Left and the Right, have returned to racialist arguments against Jews that most of us thought had died out after World War II.

 

Posted on: May 2nd, 2007

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The powerful ox of Taurus symbolizes the month of Iyar. The bull's characteristic of stubbornness features positively when it manifests itself as uncompromising loyalty.

 

Posted on: April 25th, 2007

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Rabbi Pinchas M. Teitz, who eventually became rav of Elizabeth, New Jersey, visited America from 1933-1935.

 

Posted on: February 28th, 2007

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It isn't fair," whined the donkey to the ox.

 

Posted on: February 7th, 2007

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One of the factors that hindered the proper early development of Judaism in America was a lack of qualified religious functionaries.

 

Posted on: January 10th, 2007

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There is a widespread perception in Israel that Sephardic Jews are more sensible than the rest of us. Sephardim, or "Oriental Jews" as they are commonly if mistakenly called (strictly speaking, the two terms are not interchangeable), tend to shy away from the various manifestations of non-moderation that afflict Ashkenazi or "Western" Jews.

 

Posted on: December 27th, 2006

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Harry Truman, who died 34 years ago this week, has long been considered a hero in the struggle for a Jewish state. The truth is somewhat more complicated.

 

Posted on: December 6th, 2006

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One of the most well-kept secrets in Flatbush is the Yosef Goldman Collection of American Jewish Books and Manuscripts.

 

Posted on: November 29th, 2006

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Interview with a suicide bomber in training

 

Posted on: November 22nd, 2006

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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."

 

Posted on: November 15th, 2006

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This year, the second day of Chanukah will coincide with the 144th anniversary of the worst official act of anti-Semitism in American history.

 

Posted on: November 1st, 2006

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Its origins are in the medieval Spanish kingdom of Castille, in the early thirteenth century, well before Columbus left for the Americas.

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