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An Author With A Knack For Controversy

27 Heshvan 5775 – November 19, 2014
You can’t say “Jewish French,” “Jewish British,” “Jewish Italian.” They are “French Jews,” “British Jews,” and “Italian Jews” – because they’re seen as Jews first and residents or citizens of their countries second.

Driven To The Truth

20 Heshvan 5775 – November 12, 2014
Where did this incredible strength come from? What drove these Jews, who had nearly lost all of their national identity and spiritual connectivity, to risk their lives by standing up against one of the strongest and most fearsome governments of its time?

Confessions Of A Judaica Document Collector

13 Heshvan 5775 – November 5, 2014
This marked the first time I experienced the palpable sense of living, breathing history in my hands. “This is actually for sale?” I asked. “But how do I know it’s real?”
Marvin Schick

The Rabbi Jacob Joseph School And Me

6 Heshvan 5775 – October 29, 2014
To say he was beloved because of the way he loved his students does not sufficiently capture the reality.

Behind The Curtain Of Anti-Israel Rage

29 Tishri 5775 – October 22, 2014
While not all criticism of Israel stemmed from anti-Semitism, Podhoretz contends the level of animosity towards Israel rises exponentially the farther left one moved along the spectrum.

Our Master Teacher

21 Tishri 5775 – October 14, 2014
Does it not seem ironic that just on the day all of Israel is joyously celebrating another year of having concluded the public reading of the entire Pentateuch, we must mournfully and even tearfully commemorate the death of the individual who imparted to us God’s Torah in the first place?

The Official Holiday Of Jewish History

13 Tishri 5775 – October 7, 2014
Of all the Jewish holidays, I would say Sukkos is far and away the least appreciated.

Why We Need To Act Like Angels

8 Tishri 5775 – October 1, 2014
In the recent Gaza war and its aftermath, we saw a totally illogical reaction from the world.

A Positive Verdict This Rosh Hashanah

29 Elul 5774 – September 23, 2014
Rav Shlomo Wolbe states that every member of Klal Yisrael is dependent on the entire nation just as a leaf depends on the tree from which it grows.

Gaza Summer: The World Against Israel

23 Elul 5774 – September 17, 2014
Rather than serving as a deterrent against terrorist attacks, Israel’s military strength and capabilities are instead looked at as an unfair advantage in the asymmetrical war in which it finds itself.

Charles Krauthammer: ‘America Always Comes Back’

16 Elul 5774 – September 10, 2014
You’re not going to change public opinion. The media are so biased you can’t get your story through. But what counts is America.

Visiting Israel 55 Years — And Still Counting

9 Elul 5774 – September 3, 2014
Although I was not a Zionist, like most others I knew in Agudath Israel in which I was active, I was zionistic.

Back To School: Make This Year The Year

2 Elul 5774 – August 27, 2014
While there is no formula that will work for everyone, there are some strategies that if followed carefully and consistently can help our children – and us – gain the most from the upcoming school year.

The Guns Of August And Divine Providence

24 Av 5774 – August 20, 2014
The world wars caused unimaginable anguish for the Jews but God also scripted a great glory for our people.

All The ‘News’ That’s Fit To Castigate Israel

18 Av 5774 – August 13, 2014
Times reporter Anne Barnard reported (7/15) that Israel was to blame (so her Palestinian sources asserted) for its continued “occupation” of Gaza – which, Barnard failed to note, ended nearly a decade ago.

John Bolton: ‘We Must Protect Our Interests And Allies’

11 Av 5774 – August 6, 2014
I understand how two governments can negotiate a ceasefire, but terrorists by definition are not playing by the same rules as you are.

The Painful Path To Destruction

4 Av 5774 – July 30, 2014
For breaking his oath of allegiance, Tzidkiyahu was forced to witness the death of his sons before he himself was blinded and exiled to Babylon.

How The World Turned Against Israel

26 Tammuz 5774 – July 23, 2014
The anti-Israel camp does not need to win America fully to its side. Merely to neutralize it would radically alter the balance of power and put Israel in great jeopardy.

Dark Or Light?

19 Tammuz 5774 – July 16, 2014
Our rabbis told us it’s going to be very difficult before Mashiach comes. Should we fool ourselves?

The Argument Against Zealotry

12 Tammuz 5774 – July 9, 2014
What defines kana’ut these days? Throwing rocks at passing cars on Shabbos? Burning an Israeli flag on Yom Ha’Atzmaut?

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