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The Saudi-American Rupture

22 Heshvan 5774 – October 25, 2013
Mustafa Alani, a Saudi foreign policy analyst, said: "We are learning from our enemies now how to treat the United States.”

Saudi Arabia, the UN and the OIC

21 Heshvan 5774 – October 24, 2013
Saudi Arabia's rejection of a term on the UN Security Council likely reflects its view of itself as helping to establish an alternate international order based on Sharia law.

Understanding God through Self-Exploration

As the Chasidic teaching illustrates, we often seek the guidance of religious leaders and texts to find ourselves.

Havdalah at Ari’s

I had heard singing from across the street several times at the end of Shabbos but hadn't realized the singing was a prelude to Havdalah.

Hashba’ah at the Kotel

There's an eerie silence and tears can be seen running down the faces of young parents and elderly grandparents and siblings of all ages.

Making the ‘Write’ Choice

The two leading candidates for mayor of New York are intelligent, motivated and tenacious, with outsized egos and ambition.

‘Hitler’s Sayings’ Published by PA-Associated Youth Magazine

20 Heshvan 5774 – October 23, 2013
PA Deputy Minister of Education is on the magazine's advisory board.

Turkey: A House Divided

18 Heshvan 5774 – October 21, 2013
The EU Commission's progress report deals with a polarized society and a government that takes repressive measures against citizens who assert their democratic rights.

Britain: Scandal-Plagued Muslim School ‘Dysfunctional’

In a separate but related matter, the Al-Madinah School is being investigated by the government over alleged financial irregularities.

Fatah: ‘All Means of Struggle until Statehood’

16 Heshvan 5774 – October 20, 2013
Fatah about its military wing: "When they strike - they cause pain."

Rabbinic Violence

14 Heshvan 5774 – October 18, 2013
A thousand years ago Rabbeynu Tam, the greatest rabbi of his day, forbade beating men up as a way of compelling a recalcitrant husbands to grant a Get.

Who’s a Pew

Jewish identity has been an issue in the Jewish community at least since the beginning of the Common Era, and perhaps even before.

Why I Confronted George Galloway

13 Heshvan 5774 – October 17, 2013
Galloway refuses to recognise my national and civic identity. He denies my cultural existence.

I’m Nervous about Loshon Hora

I recently heard someone say that it would be hard for a frum Jew to be a good comedian, because most good jokes are putting others down.

Peace Is Still Up to the Palestinians

Netanyahu’s speech was far from the denunciation of the peace process that some of his detractors are depicting.

Where to Find Leadership

12 Heshvan 5774 – October 16, 2013
On certain public policy issues, Orthodox opinion stands in sharp contrast to the views of most American Jews.

In Defense of Parental Consent for ‘Metzitzah B’peh’

Not only does it not infringe on the religious liberties of mohelim, it actually protects the religious liberties of parent.

Israel Puts Everything into Perspective

Even youngsters in Israel, years away from voting age, are knowledgeable about politics and don’t hesitate to discuss their opinions.

Living The Pew

My husband tried to raise the children Jewish. Now grown up, his children eschew all Jewish traditions and values.

Has the American Jewish Left Gone Bonkers or Is It only Rob Eshman?

I knew Abbie Hoffman, and you're nothing like him.

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