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An American in the IDF

9 Av 5766 – August 2, 2006
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

1 Av 5766 – July 26, 2006
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

23 Tammuz 5766 – July 19, 2006
"All you do all day is threaten that there will be Katyusha rockets landing in Ashkelon.

The Emergence, Role, and Closing of Edah

17 Tammuz 5766 – July 12, 2006
We began with a website and publications to provide a clear picture of Modern Orthodox ideology.

Survivor: A Meditation on Remembering the Shoah

9 Tammuz 5766 – July 4, 2006
Back then, our parents and grandparents marched in freezing snow for hours in uniforms and plastic slippers - and survived.


2 Tammuz 5766 – June 28, 2006
For most of my life, I lived a Clark Kent existence: that of a Jew residing in Manchester, England, intent on blending into the modern, secular world.

Forty Years Later: The New New American Orthodoxy

26 Sivan 5766 – June 21, 2006
There would be Orthodox insiders cautioning, "Be quiet, don't make trouble. We have friends at Federation and we will make a deal."

Stories of Yeshiva College

19 Sivan 5766 – June 14, 2006
While I like to flatter myself in thinking that this article was written in response to mine, it more likely took months of painstaking research and had nothing to do with me.

Hatchet Job On Kosher Meat Company

11 Sivan 5766 – June 7, 2006
I was in New York on Thursday, May 25, when a banner front-page headline in that week's Forward caught my eye from the newspaper box on the Manhattan street-corner.

In The Shadow of the Apple Tree

5 Sivan 5766 – May 31, 2006
Intellectual communication marks the Gemini trait . . . and the green-colored emerald is the gemstone associated with this month.

How a Holocaust Happens

6 Iyyar 5766 – May 3, 2006
Unchecked, the 2000 intifada against the Jews inevitably went global.

America, Israel and Tony Judt

28 Nisan 5766 – April 26, 2006
After Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer posted an anti-Israel polemic on the website of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government - styled as a "research" paper but containing virtually no original research and riddled with extraordinary scholarly lapses - the response of much of the mainstream media in America was admirable.

The Multimillionaire Who Remained True to Orthodoxy

21 Nisan 5766 – April 19, 2006
In 1924 Harry Fischel had occasion to visit the town of Eishishok in Lithuania.

Symposium: Palestinian Shame, Jewish Guilt

15 Nisan 5766 – April 12, 2006
In its turn, the Palestinian street sees in Hamas, the "liberators" of Gaza, the agents of final victory over Israel and votes them into power.

The Election Everyone Lost

7 Nisan 5766 – April 5, 2006
The Israeli election played out in the shadow of the Hamas victory and the creation of an armed Hamas-led fascist state and terrorist army positioned in the suburbs of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

He Who Destroys a Single Jewish Life…

1 Nisan 5766 – March 29, 2006
The "if in doubt throw it out" attitude that used to be applied to food products is now being applied to Jewish children.

Court-Sanctioned Bigotry Against Our Children

22 Adar 5766 – March 22, 2006
Of course, there are those who say this is a perfectly reasonable system. After all, you don't have to send your children to a religious school.

The War for Peace and Democracy

15 Adar 5766 – March 15, 2006
Over the past four years, other free nations have risen in the broader Middle East. Across that region, the political dialogue has been transformed - and politicians, scholars, students, and men and women from every walk of life are talking about freedom, equal rights, and accountable institutions of government.

Purim: Agony and Ecstasy

9 Adar 5766 – March 9, 2006
Paradoxically, Baruch Mordechai's physique was at odds with his state of mind. He was of tall and powerful build.

Reporter’s Notebook: Who Is Ehud Olmert?

2 Adar 5766 – March 1, 2006
With elections less than a month away, many in Israel are concerned and even frightened over the likelihood that Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will be elected prime minister in his own right.

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