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Harry Truman Without Fanfare

Three individuals, two Jews and a gentile, played crucial roles in keeping Truman from caving to the anti-Zionist forces in his administration.

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?

From Light To Shining Light

Perhaps my gratitude for the chance to bond so intimately with precious souls of a different generation stemmed from having been cheated (by the Nazi vermin) of the privilege of knowing my own grandparents.

Hooked On American Jewish History

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

Face to Face With My Potential Killer

Interview with a suicide bomber in training

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."

Shame of the Yankees – America’s Worst Anti-Jewish Action

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

Tearing Off Labels

Integrating the advances in the world around us without compromising halacha is part and parcel of Judaism, not something that needs to be noted with an additional adjective such as "modern."

The Harriet Tubman of Syrian Jewry

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

Frum or Ehrlich?

The American Orthodox Jewish community of today is drastically different from the community that existed in America 75 years ago.

Leftists For A Second Holocaust

In his visit to Lebanon earlier this year, Noam Chomsky justified Hizbullah's military arsenal as a "deterrent to potential aggression."

Whitewashing FDR on the Holocaust

Rosen cannot even bring himself to use the names that historians normally use, such as "Bergson Group" or "Bergsonites."

Henry Siegman, Pro-Palestinian Propagandist

The Middle East, after all, is a volatile region, and accurate predictions are not always so easy. But there is no such excuse for Siegman's all too common errors of fact.

Riding the Waves of Teshuvah

The tzaddikim, unsayed by desire to indulge in the pleasures the "island" proffers, stay on board.

Rabbi David Miller: Forgotten Fighter For Orthodoxy

Jewish religious observance suffered a propitious decline in early- and mid-20th century America.

Memo to Doomsayers: Israel Won, Get Over It

For years, Nasrallah mocked Israeli society as a "spider's web," intricate, elaborate, but weak and easily swept away. Now it was Nasrallah's turn to be swept away.

Jews Who Hate The Jewish State

Today, as in the past, the conduct of Jews who despise their own people spans the full spectrum of political depravity.

Visiting Israel At War

Back in April, Rabbi Wolpe gave a sermon whose title took one aback: "Can Israel Survive?"

The Slifkin Torah-Science Controversy: An Admittedly Biased Insider’s Perspective

On the advice of his halachic authority, Rabbi Slifkin refused to recant his books until he would be able to meet with the rabbis condemning the books.

An American Hero of the Holocaust

Harry chose to enter the diplomatic service and in 1936 was posted as a U.S. vice consul in Marseille, France. There he would soon come face to face with the plight of Hitler's Jewish victims.

An American in the IDF

These stories instilled in Matthew a certain character - tough, brash - but not a sense of mission. Not a drive to fight for Israel.

Remembering My Friend Yuval Ne’eman

One day in the summer of 1981, when I was still living in Brooklyn, I received a call from Dassie Marcus, a fervent supporter of Israel, the settlement movement, and Gush Emunim.

The View from Haifa September 10th Syndrome

"All you do all day is threaten that there will be Katyusha rockets landing in Ashkelon.

The Emergence, Role, and Closing of Edah

We began with a website and publications to provide a clear picture of Modern Orthodox ideology.

Survivor: A Meditation on Remembering the Shoah

Back then, our parents and grandparents marched in freezing snow for hours in uniforms and plastic slippers - and survived.

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