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‘Say It Ain’t So’… But It Was So

Much of childhood is spent in illusion. We grow up imagining things not as they are, but as we wish them to be.

The Chomsky File

Our M.I.T. guru also has assisted anti-Semitic organizations in another quieter way by allowing them to publish or disseminate his books articles and recordings.

Never Again?

Her friend "suddenly lowered his voice and said that the only ones he had trouble with were the Jews." Why? Because of the "conspiracy" and because "Jews only looked out for their own kind."

Nazi Roots of Palestinian Nationalism

The UK was not the only power helping the Mufti in 1936. The USSR-sponsored Communist Party of Palestine also did its part.

Anti-Semitism at Frankfurt Book Fair

Months after the Frankfurt Book Fair was accused of displaying anti-Semitic Arab literature, organizers of the world's most glamorous publishing event are still bitter about the allegations.

Religious Coercion, Reform Style

The political interference by the rabbis is getting more and more unbearable.

Master Builder: Rav Teitz and the Elizabeth Kehilla

One cannot think of Yiddishkeit in Elizabeth, New Jersey, without at the same time recalling the community's longtime leader, Harav Mordechai Pinchas Teitz, zt"l.

The Assault On Shechita

It was the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving. Downtown offices in Washington had emptied out for the weekend.

To Repair An Unhinged Heart

Prologue: Oct. 2004. I am sitting at my desk holding a new book in my hands. It has just come from the printer.

When Manchester Met Sanz

He spoke with such passion that even without being able to make out the words, one

On Not Dancing To The Democrats Tune

It brings me no joy to say that Teresa Heinz Kerry is not worthy of being the first lady of the United States of America.

Misreporting The Holocaust

At this point there could be no doubt about the authenticity of the reports of Nazi atrocities against the Jews.

The Case for Secular Studies in Yeshivas

"When I was in the illustrious city of Vilna in the presence of the Rav, the light, the great Gaon, my master and teacher, the light of the eyes of the exile, the renowned pious one (may Hashem protect and save him) Rav Eliyahu, in the month of Teves 5538 [January 1778], I heard from his holy mouth that according to what a person is lacking in knowledge of the "other wisdoms," correspondingly he will be lacking one hundred portions in the wisdom of the Torah, because the Torah and the 'other wisdoms' are inextricably linked together ..."

George Bush’s America: Moral Beacon in a Dark World

The American people have once again demonstrated that they are the most glorious on earth.

A Non-Nuanced Middle East Peace Plan

In the October 7, 2004 issue of The New York Review of Books, Rob Malley, who was part of the U.S. team at Camp David, reviewed Dennis Ross's book on the peace process (The Missing Peace) and came to a conclusion very different from Ross.

How France Sank The Original Mideast Peace

At the Paris Peace Conference in January 1919, in a flag-bedecked, battle-scarred but victorious Paris, the great top-hatted Allied men of vision and illusion gathered to remake the world and invent the post-Ottoman Middle East.

The Problems With Singles Events – and How to Fix Them

No singles event in history saw half its participants get a date, and certainly not in such a low-pressure fashion.

Israel Kaleidoscope Thoughts From A Solidarity Mission

Want to be awakened from the galut slumber? Want to be rejuvenated spiritually and emotionally?

The Settlers’ Field of Dreams

Another part of Hebron liberated by women is Beit Hadassah the old Jewish hospital in the Avraham Avinu neighborhood.

Forever In Awe

The pattern of repetition is among a handful of criteria that validate the veracity of a dream.

Living With Israel’s Security Wall

Eliminate the hardship the Supreme Court effectively said as much as you can.

Gush Katif Memories

Gush Katif is the name of the set of Jewish settlements at the western end of the Gaza Strip.

President Bush Deserves Our Votes

Why have I endorsed George W. Bush when I don't agree with him on a single domestic issue? Because I believe the issue of international terrorism trumps all other issues.

Ralph Nader’s Curious New Allies

Nader and the Green Party abandoned each other, so he is faced with greater difficulty in obtaining ballot lines than he was in 2000.

Turning Our Backs On Orthodox Education

Our schools will now experience even greater pain, and the phony rhetoric used by Federation to justify its wrongful decision only makes matters worse.

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