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Adultery and Marriage: a Jewish Approach to Monogamy

16 Elul 5773 – August 21, 2013
Promiscuity may be necessary among some species for survival, but that does not mean that these creatures like it.

Tossing a Jewish Lasso over Wyoming’s Wild West

15 Elul 5773 – August 20, 2013
The rabbi, in his early 30s, hails from Miami, Fla., and Raizy, in her late 20s, grew up in Israel. What’s it like to live in the least populated state in the nation?

Spain’s New ‘Fornicators’

The imam had threatened to burn down the woman's house because, according to him, she is an "infidel" as she works outside of the home, drives an automobile and has non-Muslim friends.

Temptations, Tests, and the Search for Spiritual Courage

Temptations are ways of teaching people about G-d and the incredible human capacity for compassion and spiritual depth.

Krugman’s Lament

14 Elul 5773 – August 19, 2013
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

13 Elul 5773 – August 18, 2013
"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?

11 Elul 5773 – August 16, 2013
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

9 Elul 5773 – August 15, 2013
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

9 Elul 5773 – August 14, 2013
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

8 Elul 5773 – August 13, 2013
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.

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