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Celebrity Airheads and the Terrorists Who Love Them

6 Tammuz 5768 – July 9, 2008
"Hi, I'm Richard Gere and I'm speaking for the entire world.

A Decade of Media Monitoring

29 Sivan 5768 – July 2, 2008
When I agreed to take over the Media Monitor column (the first with my byline ran 10 years ago this week), both it and I were relatively recent additions to the paper.

Failed Experiment: New York’s Only Chief Rabbi

23 Iyyar 5768 – May 28, 2008
Rabbi Jacob Juspha, better known as Rabbi Jacob Joseph, was born into a very poor family in Kroz, Lithuania in 1840.

Understanding Christian Zionism

20 Iyyar 5768 – May 24, 2008
The ten Booms are highly relevant today because they demonstrate the sincerity and depth of the evangelical commitment to the Jewish people.

A Decade At-Risk

13 Iyyar 5768 – May 17, 2008
If history has taught us anything, it's that Orthodox Jews are hardly impervious to the lures of outside influence.

Nicholas Berg: In the Sacred Place Where He Stands

6 Iyyar 5768 – May 10, 2008
In college, he embarked on bodybuilding to the point where he became, in the words of one friend, a "solid slab of muscle" who "could not flex his arm without ripping his shirt."

The Generation That Transformed Jewish History

2 Iyyar 5768 – May 7, 2008
The establishment of the State of Israel sixty years ago, on 5 Iyar 5708 (May 14, 1948), was by no means inevitable.

Anti-Semitism’s Return

24 Nisan 5768 – April 28, 2008
In attempting to account for these developments I have reached a set of conclusions about why events are unfolding as they are.

In the Clutches of the Inquisition

4 Nisan 5768 – April 9, 2008
During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the Catholic Church did its utmost to root out any vestige of Jewish religious observance among New Christians.

Sports and the Orthodox Jewish Fan

23 Shevat 5768 – January 30, 2008
On Sunday night, many observant Jews will be among the hundreds of millions of people watching the Jets fan's nightmare as the Giants play the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.

Rabbi Schepschel Schaffer: Early Years of an Orthodox Activist

18 Tevet 5768 – December 27, 2007
During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a number of rabbis did their utmost to establish and maintain Orthodox Judaism in America.

‘Sun, Stand Still’

3 Tevet 5768 – December 12, 2007
An interview with the man who led Israel's 1981 attack on Iraq's nuclear reactor

The Values That Make Judaism Unique

19 Heshvan 5768 – October 31, 2007
Two weeks ago I debated Michael Steinhardt, the renowned philanthropist and self-declared atheist, and Prof. Noah Feldman, arguably America's foremost thirty-something legal mind, on the subject of whether or not Jews are different based on their values.

Lies of the Anti-Lobby Lobby

12 Heshvan 5768 – October 24, 2007
There is a nefarious lobby that controls American policy and subordinates American interests to its own narrow interests.

Terrorists and U.S. Presidential Politics

28 Tishri 5768 – October 10, 2007
"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.

From Quaker to Shaker to Orthodox Jew

13 Tishri 5768 – September 25, 2007
Throughout history there have been gentiles who decided the only way for them to come close to God was to convert to Judaism.

Heavenly Grace: Seizing the Moment

29 Elul 5767 – September 11, 2007
The instant the Lelover Tzaddik reentered the bais hamedrash, the Chozeh of Lublin seized the moment to launch into a fervent recitation of Lamnatzayach.

Atheist Chic

15 Elul 5767 – August 29, 2007
I suppose I should begin by explaining why I bothered to read the book The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins (Bantam, 2006).

American Victims of the 1929 Hebron Massacre

8 Elul 5767 – August 22, 2007
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...

Harry Potter’s Fabulous Jewish Monsters

18 Av 5767 – August 1, 2007
While the book was of great interest to those struggling with conflicts between Torah and science, and aroused considerable controversy in some quarters, it turned out that those most passionate about the book were of a different group: Harry Potter readers.

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