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Destruction in Bat Ayin

3 Kislev 5774 – November 6, 2013
Since I made aliyah with my family only about ten weeks ago, I don’t yet have the lexicon to describe what happened this morning.

The Land of Milk from the Happiest Cows

2 Kislev 5774 – November 5, 2013
A typical cow produces 70-80 pounds of milk daily while the Israeli cow makes 100 pounds!

The Rat Race

We are brought into this confusing, fascinating, infuriating world for such a short amount of time, and it’s our mission to accomplish what we can for the several decades we are allotted.

The Oslo Accord Reality Check

The Oslo Accord state of mind, and the new Middle East vision, have been trounced by the Arab Tsunami.

Holocaust Remembrance: New Tool for Antisemitism?

1 Kislev 5774 – November 4, 2013
"It appears that the suffering of the Jews has not transformed their view on how others should be treated." — David Ward, British MP.

Legalizing Pot

29 Heshvan 5774 – November 1, 2013
I strongly believe in legalizing drugs, soft and hard, but I am wary of drugs of any kind.

Britain: ‘A World Capital for Islamic Finance’

27 Heshvan 5774 – October 31, 2013
"I want London to stand alongside Dubai and Kuala Lumpur as one of the great capitals of Islamic finance anywhere in the world." — David Cameron, Prime Minister, Great Britain.

‘Because It Says So in the Tow-raw!’

Mrs. Cohen displayed that simple, unquestioning, adamant adherence to Torah-true Judaism that typifies many of our German-Jewish brethren.

Fatherless and Leaderless

A tribute to Rav Ovadia Yosef on his Shloshim.

Nothing Legitimate about Antisemitic Slur

As frustrating as it may be for Israel’s critics, support for Zionism is baked into the DNA of American politics.

On Turkey with Latkes and Metzitza B’Peh

The Jewish calendar is very slowly getting out of sync with the solar calendar, at a rate of 4 days per 1,000 years.

Is Hanukkah a Minor Holiday?

26 Heshvan 5774 – October 30, 2013
If one has only enough money to afford either a cup of wine for Shabbat kiddush or oil for his Hanukkah lamp, the mitzvah of Hanukkah takes precedence.

Iran’s Terror Entity in Lebanon

26 Heshvan 5774 – October 29, 2013
One out of every ten homes in Lebanon now has a rocket launcher or Hezbollah weapons stored in it, according to Gilad Erdan, Israel's Home Front Defense Minister.

WSJ, Facebook, Intel, Amazed by Israel’s High Tech

24 Heshvan 5774 – October 28, 2013
Straight from the Jerusalem Boardroom #185, October 28, 2013

Pew Jews

Would you take seriously a survey based on 3,475 random telephone calls?

The Genius Fetus

23 Heshvan 5774 – October 27, 2013
Religion and science indicate that when we are born, our hearts and minds are still wide open and we have the innocence to truly engage in transformative learning.

Consent Forms For Metzitzah B’Peh – Empowering Parents Or Interfering In Religious Practice?

In a recent Jewish Press op-ed article (“In Defense of Parental Consent for Metzizah B’Peh,” Oct. 18), the reader was asked to “imagine” (emphasis ours) what the author described as a “commonplace scenario" where parents who are ignorant about MBP have a child die as a result of this procedure.

The Saudi-American Rupture

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.

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