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Anti-Zionism, Sephardic Style

20 Tevet 5767 – January 10, 2007
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.

Orthodoxy and Practical Pluralism In American Judaism

14 Tevet 5767 – January 3, 2007
Simply put, Orthodoxy is unwilling to implicitly or explicitly renounce its most basic claim - the uniqueness of its truth, and its central focus that Jewish law is binding.

Harry Truman Without Fanfare

6 Tevet 5767 – December 27, 2006
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.

Rethinking Standards in Jewish Education

30 Kislev 5767 – December 20, 2006
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

23 Kislev 5767 – December 13, 2006
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

15 Kislev 5767 – December 6, 2006
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

8 Kislev 5767 – November 29, 2006
Interview with a suicide bomber in training

Jimmy Carter’s Disingenuous Diplomacy

1 Kislev 5767 – November 22, 2006
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

24 Heshvan 5767 – November 15, 2006
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

18 Heshvan 5767 – November 8, 2006
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

10 Heshvan 5767 – November 1, 2006
Its origins are in the medieval Spanish kingdom of Castille, in the early thirteenth century, well before Columbus left for the Americas.

A Voice To Make Men Weep

3 Heshvan 5767 – October 25, 2006
His voice had the strength of a pipe organ and the gentleness of a violin, but most of all it had the power to make men weep.

Frum or Ehrlich?

26 Tishri 5767 – October 18, 2006
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

20 Tishri 5767 – October 11, 2006
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

13 Tishri 5767 – October 4, 2006
Rosen cannot even bring himself to use the names that historians normally use, such as "Bergson Group" or "Bergsonites."

Henry Siegman, Pro-Palestinian Propagandist

6 Tishri 5767 – September 27, 2006
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

28 Elul 5766 – September 20, 2006
The tzaddikim, unsayed by desire to indulge in the pleasures the "island" proffers, stay on board.

Rabbi David Miller: Forgotten Fighter For Orthodoxy

20 Elul 5766 – September 13, 2006
Jewish religious observance suffered a propitious decline in early- and mid-20th century America.

Memo to Doomsayers: Israel Won, Get Over It

14 Elul 5766 – September 6, 2006
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

7 Elul 5766 – August 30, 2006
Today, as in the past, the conduct of Jews who despise their own people spans the full spectrum of political depravity.

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