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I am in Pain

We questioned if they are still considered Kedoshim, we questioned how we should respond; however, no one questioned the possibility that the Bris was fabricated and false!

Yeshivas Are Not The Problem, Chassidic Yeshivas Are

The logic behind the Felder amendment goes something like this: Students studying Talmud for many hours a day learn to think critically by means of a rabbinic version of the Socratic method and therefore don’t need to spend much time studying math, science, history, and other secular subjects.

6 Thoughts On The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting, anti-Semitism, And President Trump

To blame Trump for a terrorist attack on a synagogue is not only inaccurate, it’s partisan hackery at its finest

Devastating: The Impact of non-Jewish Jews

American Jews and their leaders, except for the Orthodox, have distanced themselves from their Jewish identity.

The Oslo Disaster – 25 Years Later

The 25th anniversary of the disastrous Oslo Accords falls between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur – a most fitting time to reflect on its legacy.

Lauder’s NY Times Op-Ed Misrepresents World Jewry

Ronald Lauder’s position is stale, irrelevant, and not reflective of today’s reality.

No Womb to Maneuver

The LGBTQ community’s claim that they are being “prevented” from becoming parents is simply untrue.

Animal Rights Group (PETA) REFUSES to Condemn Hamas for Burning Animals

While People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has no problem comparing meat-eaters to Nazis in their “Holocaust in your plate” campaign, it refuses to condemn Hamas for burning animals and using them as weapons of war.

Yes, Judaism Is Pro-Life

Rational discussion of the halakha of abortions> Judaism IS pro-life, despite what some may claim.

The Real Story Behind the Jahalin Bedouin in Khan al Ahmar

The community’s traditional culture and clan-based lifestyle will be fully protected and insulated from outside influences in a location only four miles away that provides electricity, running water, a government-built school and many other basic modern “conveniences.”

The Wise Men of Chelm Would Feel at Home with Israel’s Response to Gazan...

Baruch Marzel mocks Israel's responses to Gazan terror, and provides two "complicated" solutions of his own.

Why Does Ronald Lauder Want Israel to be Only Nine Miles Wide?

Nine miles wide. It would take an Arab-tank column a matter of minutes to cut Israel in two.

Two Pinocchio’s for Bibi

WaPo made an unequivocally intellectually honest attempt to examine the issue of Palestinian terror funding and Netanyahu was inaccurate.

Israel Moves to Annexation as the Ultimate Solution

Without fanfare or public announcements, the Israeli government has been quietly using laws available to them to create a de facto change on the ground within communities beyond the “green line.”

Let Abbas Know: The Eternal Capital of “Palestine” Isn’t Jerusalem, It’s Damascus

There was never a sovereign country called "Palestine" matching the maps that Abbas and Fatah like to parade around.

ZOA: If Reports About Trump Administration’s “Peace Deal” are True, It’s a Disaster

The reported plan amounts to Israel giving up tangible land and sovereignty in return for empty promises, and entails the establishment of a terror regime in Israel’s heartland. Worse, as previously demonstrated, there is no way such a state could be demilitarized. No sovereign state has previously either agreed to, or been successfully compelled to, demilitarize; nor could this be enforced.

The OU, Open Orthodoxy, And Communal Decision-Making

No organization (i.e.the OU) can excommunicate anyone. It does not, however, mean that our communities lack organizing principles. Those principles operate based on individual choice. People effectively expel synagogues not compliant with mainstream halacha.

Trump Admin Thwarts Irish Effort to Boycott Israel, Criminalize Trade

The Irish boycott bill was supported and pushed along by activists associated with the BDS movement, which has been dubbed a virulently anti-Semitic global campaign to economically isolate the Jewish state.

How Many Poles Does It Take to Leave an Anti-Semitic Comment?

We've spent the past few days deleting a lot of horribly anti-Semitic comments written by Polish commenters.

Can the OU Expel Synagogues From Orthodoxy?

Let's say the OU were to expel a synagogue, or 4, what practical difference would it make?

Defining ‘Occupied’ and the Semantic Battle for Peace

Using the term “occupied territories” or “West Bank" (favored by US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman) is part of a high-stakes battle to determine the outcome of the debate about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The Iran Protests — and The New York Times

The Iranian people rose up against their oppressive government in June 2009. Now we are again seeing that this regime rules by brute force, is widely despised.

Reform Jediism, Not, It Is

Liel Leibovitz misunderstands The Last Jedi. It is not about a community that abandons its religion for an ephemeral universalist creed, but one that seeks out its ancient religion and returns to it.

An Anti-Semitic Caricature of Me Generates No Criticism from Berkeley Hard Left

For these radicals, it is not about what Israel does; it is about what Israel is: the nation state of the Jewish people. To many on the hard left, Israel is an imperialistic, apartheid, genocidal, and colonialist enterprise that must be destroyed.

Liberal Jews and that Inconvenient Israeli Consensus

While liberal consensus deems Netanyahu a problem, do they ask WHY he was elected prime minister 4 times. The answer is simple: There exists a broad consensus within Israeli society contradicting the assumptions held by most American Jews

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