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What We Can Learn from Kit Kat

26 Shevat 5774 – January 26, 2014
The religious world needs to fight back constructively.

No More Lies, Sec. Kerry, There Is No ‘Existential Threat to Israel’

No danger of the Jews becoming a minority in the combined area of Judea, Samaria and the pre-1967 Israel.

Am I Jewish Enough? Depends which Government Ministry You’re Asking

23 Shevat 5774 – January 24, 2014
Kafkaesque states make for Kafkaesque dilemmas.

We’re ‘Freiers’ and Proud of It

Having made aliyah from Canada last August, I’m one of the newest Israelis, but this week, I’m also one of the proudest.

Yaalon’s Unwelcome Peace Process Truths

23 Shevat 5774 – January 23, 2014
No matter how wrong Israel’s leaders may think their American counterparts are, little good comes from public spats.

Countering Illegal Boycotts of Israel

Boycotts were instituted immediately after the 1948 establishment of Israel in hopes of starving it.

Was Walt Disney Really an Antisemite?

Meryl Streep condemned Disney for associating with extremists while doing the very same thing.

More Binds than Divides Us

The first month of 2014 has brought an intense high and a profound low.

The Case for Teaching Digital Citizenship

The degree of connectivity we have with each other is unparalleled.

There’s No Ban on Women’s Tefillin, Ban on Stupidity Still Holding

22 Shevat 5774 – January 22, 2014
Ban on Jewish antisemitism in serious trouble…

Torah Study Anticipated Amazon’s Anticipatory Shipping Headlines

It would make sense that an article about anticipation was itself anticipated!

Drip Drip Drippin’ on Heaven’s Door

Emunah - coping with a child's cancer.

My Jewish Life So Far

Pirkei Avot teaches: 'who is wise? One who learns from all people.'

Q&A: Playing ‘Hard to Get’

20 Shevat 5774 – January 21, 2014
When a person plays hard to get, the dynamic of the foundation that they are creating is that of acquisition.

Worshiping at the Altar of Peace

The post WW II era ushered in many new forms of idolatry, but none compares to the Idolatry of Peace.

Beyond Christie’s Bridgegate: Ignoring the Sharia Elephant in the Room

19 Shevat 5774 – January 20, 2014
Muslims & political influence in New Jersey.

Seventeen Years after Israel Gave Hebron to Arafat

Seventeen years ago today, the ‘Hebron Accords were implemented.

Religious Women Should Consider the Draft – They Aren’t So Fragile

19 Shevat 5774 – January 19, 2014
Despite what some rabbis would tell you, there is no halachic law against women serving in the army.

What Is and Isn’t Wrong with Prayer

There is a dichotomy between personal, private prayer and public communal prayer.

Remembering Aaron Swartz One Year Later

I’d like to share my own recent account of what I think it means to be an "open source idealist."

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