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Krugman’s Lament

For Krugman the move from 1.3 trillion to 1.1 trillion is "down a lot."

As Egypt Nears Civil War, Israel on High Alert

Near the Sinai peninsula, the Israeli Defense Forces continue on high alert, watching every suspicious movement in the sands near the Egyptian border for signs of the next attack.

Failing in Order to Succeed

Robert F. Kennedy echoed the optimistic spirit of youth when he said, "Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly."

Denmark Bans Meatballs to Accommodate Muslims

"The next thing could be that Danish nurses are forced to go under cover as Muslim women..." — Danish People's Party

Henry Shaw & Names

My father was always known as Rosen, but his elder brother Hashy became Shaw.

St. Peter and the Reform Movement

An ugly etrog is still an etrog, but a beautiful lemon is never an etrog.

Did She or Didn’t She?

Why should someone who did convert in an Orthodox ceremony be sending out all the signals that they didn't?

Lighter News from the Peace Front

You never give me your money / You only give me your funny paper / And in the middle of negotiations / You break down. (Lennon/McCartney)

Kosher Slaughter Ban Shows Poland Has a Jewish Problem

Thirty-eight Sejm members representing Tusk’s ruling Civic Platform party joined with the opposition in voting to outlaw ritual slaughter.

Rabbis Denied My Daughter a Jewish Education

I hoped the school would be supportive, and though the teachers were wonderful, the administrators made it clear they did not feel their school was the right place for her.

Never too Early to Get Ahead for 2016

Though Ryan may prefer to stay in the House rather than put himself through the agony of a presidential candidacy,his numbers make his fans salivate about the possibility of his running.

Treat Terrorists like Pirates

Whatever step that needs to be taken in pursuit of the war against terrorists will hence be considered legal.

Farrakhan: Disappointed in Obama

The blame always rests with the enemy -- that would be us, the conservatives.

Continuing the Vision

What is in Eretz Israel that draws so much attention? Water? Mineral deposits? Open spaces? Oil? Gold? Diamonds?

Islam Conquering Higher European Education

Efforts to create a "European Islam" are naïve and misguided, and will "mainstream" an ideology that contradicts the European way of life.

What Would Stalin Say?

Sami Rohr’s impetus for building Jewish community in the former Soviet Union.

The US Government’s Flip-flopping Views on Prisoner Release

My son and I were injured in a suicide bombing in 2002.

Pretenses the West Goes On Pretending

"The occupation of Palestine and Jerusalem is a wound that has sat on the body of the Muslim world for years and needs to be removed," says Iran's new "moderate" President, and the centrifuges keep spinning.

Torture

I suspect the survival of torture for so long owes as much to the Church as to human nature.

This Ain’t Torah

The Rabbi Motti Elon scandal has to do with much more than just a fallen sage or the plague of sexual abuse by the rich and famous.

If He Is Released, I Will No Longer Be Able to Live

With your decision to release the murderer you spit on the graves of my mother and my brother.

Definition of Insanity: Failed Negotiators Trying Yet Again

Like Erekat, Indyk has been a major player in the peace industry since the early 1990s, and he also can point to zero achievements in bringing peace and prosperity to our region.

What Does It Mean to Be Jewish?

Divine affirmation is the foundation of Judaism. Everything else comes after.

Prisoner Release Highlights Erosion of Israel’s Will

In this morally unjust, tactically unwise, strategically harmful, militarily hazardous and life-endangering unilateral concession, we see the erosion of Israeli will.

Why this Christian Supports Israel

The people of Israel love what we Americans love and honor what we Americans honor. Israel is built on the rule of law. Its Declaration of Independence is modeled after ours. We are joined at the heart.

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