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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.

The Rabbi Prince of Safed

21 Adar I 5765 – March 2, 2005
There is an old Swazi legend about a beautiful maiden who fell in love with a handsome warrior.

Best of Both Worlds: The Novels of Rab Haim Sabato

15 Adar I 5765 – February 23, 2005
I had always attributed the appeal of Tehillim to their universality: every person can find in them what he or she wants.

Homeward Bound

8 Adar I 5765 – February 16, 2005
So many of us make excuses for not doing the things we know we should do, citing hardships or inconveniences, real or imagined.

Accepting A Challenge

30 Shevat 5765 – February 9, 2005
In "The Case for Secular Studies in Yeshivas" (front-page essay, Nov. 19, 2004) I outlined my thoughts about problems yeshivas are having with general studies and suggested changes.

‘Say It Ain’t So’… But It Was So

23 Shevat 5765 – February 2, 2005
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

17 Shevat 5765 – January 26, 2005
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?

10 Shevat 5765 – January 19, 2005
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

3 Shevat 5765 – January 12, 2005
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

24 Tevet 5765 – January 5, 2005
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.

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