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The Ability In Disability

Although I may not speak as clearly as other social workers, my clients understand me better than them. And that’s because I understand them.

G.I. Bernie

Recently I had the opportunity to spend some times with Bernard (Bernie) Walz and get a glimpse of his war experiences.

A Small Giant… Esther Bluthal

She was a very small woman physically, but she was a giant in Mitzvot and chesed.

An Interview with Ayelet Shaked, Secular Candidate for HaBayit HaYehudi

The co-founder and former chairman of the MyIsrael (Yisrael Sheli) national movement, the recipient of the 2012 Abramowitz Israeli Prize for Media Criticism and a close associate of Naftali Bennett – the two worked together in the office of Benjamin Netanyahu prior to the 2009 elections – Shaked is raising some eyebrows due to the fact that she, unlike Bennett, is a secular candidate for HaBayit Hayehudi -a traditionally religious party.

Trump: Other Candidates ‘All Talk, No Action’ On Israel

“The only [candidate] that’s going to give real support to Israel is me,” said the 69-year-old Trump.

‘I Will Be Reliable In Supporting Israel’: An Interview with Councilman Erik Dilan

New York City Councilman Erik Dilan (D-Brooklyn) is a candidate in New York’s 7th Congressional District in the June 26 Democratic primary.

‘I Thought We Were Elected To Actually Do Things’: An Interview with NYS Assemblymember...

The bills I’m proud to have sponsored are less controversial, more responsive to yeshiva and parochial school parents, and were gaining traction in the Assembly until the negative campaign began...

Infiltrating Mea Shearim, Hearing Voices, And Spying On Egypt: An Interview with Israeli Historian...

Rabinovich is the author of several popular books on Israel’s wars, including The Battle for Jerusalem, The Yom Kippur War, and The Boats of Cherbourg.

Vilna: A Mother City in Israel (Part I)

He held no public office. Indeed, he rarely left his room. Yet the Vilna Gaon, remains one of modern Jewry's most influential figures.

Dr. Seuss: An Adult Perspective

It occurred to me that there could be wisdom in a Dr. Seuss book.

Broadcasting Torah: An Interview With Israeli Journalist Sivan Rahav-Meir

People want to know about their Jewish identity. And I don’t think you can have a Jewish democratic state without Judaism. It won’t work.

Reaching The Top

Commenting on the public’s growing acceptance of challenged individuals, Dr. Hahn says, “Little by little, things are changing.

New Book Highlights IDF’s Unsung Heroes

Due to Israel's small size, almost every soldier in the IDF returns home on a weekly or biweekly basis, enjoying the comfort and company of family. Approximately 5,000 soldiers, however, do not enjoy this benefit. These soldiers - labeled "lone soldiers" by the army - either come from dysfunctional homes (20 percent) or are volunteers from abroad (80 percent). In a recently published book, Lone Soldiers: Israel's Defenders from Around the World, veteran Jerusalem Post reporter Herb Keinon profiles 14 of these lone soldiers, who come from such diverse countries as Morocco, Australia, and India. He recently spoke with The Jewish Press.

When Terror Victims Fall Through The Cracks

The Second Intifada may have ended seven years ago, but countless Israelis injured during that harrowing period, and in the years since, continue to suffer.

A Moment Of Divine Clarity

Women are going to bring Moshiach. There are things I have to do. Times are changing and I must do it!

Historic Judaic Event At Sotheby’s

When walking into the main exhibit space at New York's Sotheby's Auction House, one expects to see beautiful rare items for sale. There have been famous auctions of important historic documents, works of art and antiques. Often the exhibit hall has become a sort of museum, with people viewing the sale items while knowing there is no possibility of buying them.

‘Netanyahu Lacks The Ability To Lead’: An Interview With MK Michael Ben Ari

A recent study by the nationalist organization Mattot Arim ranked Dr. Michael Ben Ari of National Union number two in terms of Knesset members "most loyal to the right-wing's agenda in the Knesset term that just ended." (The Likud's Danny Danon finished first.)

The U.S. Army’s Secret WWII Weapon: German Jews – An Interview with Author Bruce...

You want the prisoner to think, "These guys already know a lot about our forces, so what harm is there in me telling them a little bit more?"

Spreading Joy Despite The Pain

We're powered by a mixture of inner joy and adrenaline and the audience is able to tap into these positive feelings.

Around The Shabbos Table

Our father's deep attachment to His Creator and his dedication to his fellow Jew made our childhood a powerful education.

Fairly And With Respect

Noach Dear has worn many hats during his nearly 30 years of public service. The hat he currently dons is that of a jurist, as he presides over a courtroom in Downtown Brooklyn, which handles all of the consumer debt cases in the borough. Each and every day, in Judge Dear's modest courtroom, a real-life drama unfolds as hardworking people, struggling to make ends meet, step up to the bench in a desperate effort to deal with mounting piles of debt they have scant hope of repaying. While these litigants may not be seeking millions of dollars or trying to avoid a stiff prison term, they are facing a frightening situation in which their families' financial futures are hanging in the balance.

Rav Meir Tzvi Schuster Changed the Future of the Jewish People

Reb Meir's life's directive was simply to serve G-d, to be an Eved Hashem. Ahavas Hashem, love of G-d, and Ahavas Yisroel, love for his fellow Jews, were central to this goal.

On The Bookshelf

Aside from my own 485-page tome on the subject, Red Army, I think Jamie Glazov did an excellent job at framing things in United in Hate: The Left's Romance with Tyranny and Terror.

On The Bookshelf

Blogs are history. They still exist, but they are largely irrelevant

‘Orthodox Society Is Constantly Rewriting The Past’: An Interview with Professor Marc Shapiro

In his day, Rav Kook was the greatest writer of haskamot and pretty much everyone in the Lithuanian Torah world wanted his approbation.

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