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Light in the Darkness

27 Kislev 5766 – December 28, 2005
He had wanted to sit up and convey to Washington his firm belief that they would be triumphant despite their formidable straits.

Discerning Reality

20 Kislev 5766 – December 21, 2005
Will Sharon continue the policy of ethnically cleansing the Land of Israel of Jews and transfer 95 percent of Judea and Samaria to our enemies - even before he begins negotiating Jerusalem, the immigration of foreign Arabs to the Land of Israel and Israel's security arrangements with anyone?

A Forgotten Champion of American Orthodoxy

21 Heshvan 5766 – November 23, 2005
Rabbi Dr. Bernard Drachman (1861 - 1945)

The Case Against College – But For a College Education

16 Tishri 5766 – October 19, 2005
A number of weeks ago I received an email from someone asking me to consider writing an article about yeshiva high school students and college education.

The Disengagement Deal

3 Elul 5765 – September 7, 2005
On the eve of the unilateral Gaza withdrawal, Ariel Sharon explained his action to the Israeli newspaper Yediot Aharonot:

Nixon: The ‘Anti-Semite’ Who Saved Israel

27 Tammuz 5765 – August 3, 2005
If judged only by what is heard on his White House tapes, Richard Nixon, who resigned the presidency 31 years ago this week, appears to have been a man obsessed with Jews, stewing in negative feelings, never hesitating to use the crudest of slurs.

The World’s Jew

8 Tammuz 5765 – July 15, 2005
Christian social workers come to visit. They say: "Stand firm, this is your home, stand up for your rights".

Is This Simcha Really a Simcha?

8 Sivan 5765 – June 15, 2005
You glance through your mail, and there it is - an invitation to a simcha. It could be a chasuna ora Bar Mitzvah.

Six Days Remembered

23 Iyyar 5765 – June 1, 2005
U.S. President Lyndon Johnson affirms that it is illegal to blockade Israeli shipping in an international waterway, but diplomatic efforts fail to compel Egypt to reopen the waterway.

The Oslo Syndrome: Delusions of a People Under Siege

9 Iyyar 5765 – May 18, 2005
This was the rhetorical stance of the Peace Movement from 1977 to 1992, when Likud either dominated or was an equal partner in Israeli governments, and the position won more and more adherents from the ranks of Labor's constituency.

A Tribe Apart: Jews of the American South

2 Iyyar 5765 – May 11, 2005
They are not the Jews of bagels and lox brunches with the Sunday New York Times.

Monument To Life

25 Nisan 5765 – May 4, 2005
In a macabre sort of way, this photo is an old friend. Having seen it so many times before, I am "comfortable" with the imagery.

Bumblebee Nation And Middle East Peace

19 Nisan 5765 – April 27, 2005
They had to travel more than a thousand miles, mostly by foot, before they reached an airport in the Sudan. His parents finally migrated to Israel when he was three.

United in Song – Forever Strong

11 Nisan 5765 – April 20, 2005
Chaim Mendel readily admitted that there had been many shidduchim proposed.

The ‘Dhimmis’ Among Us: Judaism’s Lower Class

4 Nisan 5765 – April 13, 2005
This is a damning verdict against the Jewish people. We sing the praises of repentance, yet brutally punish those who undertake the holy challenge.

The Vanishing Jewish Baseball Player

26 Adar II 5765 – April 6, 2005
Whatever happened to Jewish baseball players? Not that they're an extinct species - several Jews are currently playing in the major leagues or working their way through the minors - but Jewish baseball fans will tell you the present-day crop is relatively unaccomplished and unknown.

Prayers For the Czar – But Not For Israeli Soldiers

19 Adar II 5765 – March 30, 2005
Who stands guard at the Kotel, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, fifty-two weeks a year, if not the Jewish soldier, the messenger of the All-Merciful?

Blissful Laughter… Forever After

12 Adar II 5765 – March 23, 2005
When the Shabbos Queen made her graceful exit the Baal Shem Tov directed that his horses be harnessed forthwith.

Israeli Yeshiva Programs and Special-Needs Teens

6 Adar II 5765 – March 16, 2005
When your child returns next year for Pesach or at the end of the z'man, he will, God willing, come back healthier and in a better frame of mind than when he left.

The Very Narrow Bridge Reflections of a Would-be Orthodox Journalist

29 Adar I 5765 – March 9, 2005
Having learned these laws at a young age, I avoid lashon hara as a part of my routine.

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