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The REAL Illegal Settlements

7 Kislev 5777 – December 7, 2016
The EU and others pay for constructing illegal Palestinian settlements while demanding Israel halt building new homes for Jewish families in Jerusalem neighborhoods or existing West Bank settlements

An Open Letter to Secretary of State John Kerry

7 Kislev 5777 – December 6, 2016
Dear Mr Kerry, saying that the majority of violence is where the settlements are is like saying most traffic accidents take place on roads. Your logic is classic victim-blaming.

“And Yaakov Left…” A Year Since Rav Yaakov Litman and His Son Were Mudered

A year has passed since the Litman's were murdered, and in that year I have begun to understand in a different way what our sages meant when a tzaddik is alive even in their death.

Brooklyn College Needs To Shed Its Image As A Hotbed Of Anti-Zionism

4 Kislev 5777 – December 4, 2016
We are losing the battle of social media that allows today's youth to be educated with lies and deception. Organizations must highlight Israel’s peace efforts and the resistance of the Palestinians

My Lucky Day

The 3 concepts of learning to accept help, setting up cues for positive habits, and always seeing the good have enabled my friend’s mother to succeed in childrearing and in her post-childrearing life

Sue the Universe!

"Lawfare" at its finest: The Palestinian Authority intends to sue the British government because of the Balfour Declaration

The Cynic No Longer Whispers

2 Kislev 5777 – December 2, 2016
Cynicism is insidious; sly; cunning. hard to silence, It is so obviously wrong on all levels- the personal, the communal, the religious, paralyzing even the most logical and appropriate response

Rescuing My Home And Neighborhood From The Haifa Fires

1 Kislev 5777 – December 1, 2016
We couldn’t sleep that night, thinking of all emergency personnel still involved in the battle for our beautiful city of Haifa, of the fire that refused to be put out, of our neighbors who all

An Obama Post-Presidency and Israel

If Obama chooses to use his post-presidency to pursue his vendetta against Netanyahu and to push for pressure on Israel, he could be almost as much a problem for Israel out of office as he was in it

10 Reasons Left-Wingers Cut Trump Voters From Their Lives

29 Heshvan 5777 – November 30, 2016
Many Clinton voters have ceased communicating with friends, and even family members, who voted for Trump. It is so common that The NY Times published a front-page article on the subject

Faking the News

The outrage with the media is because many believe false news stories attacking Clinton cost her the election. Israel has long been the victim of fake news stories. Where has all this outrage been?

ZOA Urges Hadassah and Conservative Judaism Movement: End Your Campaign Against Stephen Bannon

29 Heshvan 5777 – November 29, 2016
If leading friends of Israel and Israeli leaders all say that Mr. Bannon is not anti-Semitic, why are the Conservative movement and Hadassah committed to spreading lies about him?

Obama Plans to Rule America Outside the White House

Obama is not a conventional politician. He’s an organizer and a campaigner at the vanguard of a radical movement that seeks to control traditional institutions, but doesn’t feel bound by them.

Beware the Pyromaniacs

Radical activists are threatening to burn down the edifice of Israel-Diaspora relations.

Israel On Fire: Where’s the Coverage?

28 Heshvan 5777 – November 28, 2016
Reuters' bureau chief in Israel tweeted a sensationalist Palestinian claim that the fires were set by Jewish settlers trying "to destroy as much as possible of the Palestinian agricultural land."

Why I Support Steve Bannon and Breitbart

26 Heshvan 5777 – November 27, 2016
Bannon is the target of a political ideology in desperation mode, which has been excusing antisemitism for over a decade and euphemistically referring to the murder of Jews in Israel as “resistance.”

When Jewish Boxers Were Symbolic Warriors Against Anti-Semitism

Between 1910 to 1941 there were 628 professional Jewish boxers in the United States. Many of them, including the greatest, Barney Ross, were raised in Orthodox homes

My Problem With Stephen Bannon

24 Heshvan 5777 – November 25, 2016
Many of the world's illiberal and authoritarian states will become our friends and trading partners and our newfound tolerance of their norms will eventually come into conflict with preserving our own

Our Anti-Semitism Ambassador’s Curious Silence Over Attacks On Jewish Holy Sites

24 Heshvan 5777 – November 24, 2016
For some reason, the US government's special envoy for combating Anti-Semitism does not seem to exhibit a sense of urgency in his response to Palestinian desecrations of Jewish holy sites.

You Didn’t Know I was A Trump Voter, Did You?

How did Trump win? Because I and many like me never felt comfortable admitting publicly we were voting for Trump. At work and play Democrats assumed everyone around them was in lockstep agreement.

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