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The Primordial Light of Hanukkah Banishes Today’s Darkness
 
Netanyahu Exploits Elections to Raise Minimum Wage

December 21, 2014 - 2:42 PM
 
Abbas: We Won’t Use Violence – Unless We Will

December 21, 2014 - 1:58 PM
 
Kindertransport Documentary Selected for Permanent Preservation

December 21, 2014 - 1:42 PM
 
Black GOP Leader Prays at the Western Wall for ‘Solomonic Wisdom’

December 21, 2014 - 1:34 PM
 
Police Raid Homes of Anti-Assimilation Volunteers

December 21, 2014 - 12:13 PM
 
Rock-Throwing Terrorists Hit 4-Year-old Boy at Gush Etzion

December 21, 2014 - 11:13 AM
 
Jewish Home Unity Overcomes the ’Yesha Faction’

December 21, 2014 - 10:40 AM
 
ISIS Executes 100 Foreign Volunteers

December 20, 2014 - 9:58 PM
 
Temple Institute Produces Pure Olive Oil for Temple Menorah [video]

December 20, 2014 - 9:48 PM
 
UN Demands Israel Pay Lebanon $850 Million

December 20, 2014 - 9:33 PM
 
MK Elazar Stern Quits Livni’s HaTnua Party

December 20, 2014 - 8:42 PM
 
French Police Kill Islamic Terrorist Inside Police Station

December 20, 2014 - 8:09 PM
 
Red Alert in Kibbutz Nir Yitzchak [video]

December 20, 2014 - 7:49 PM
 
Chemical Attack Hero Describes How He Took Down the Terrorist

December 20, 2014 - 7:17 PM
 
Will the Arabs Form the Third Largest Political Party in Israel?

December 20, 2014 - 6:49 PM
 
Israel Retaliates: Hits Terror Tunnel Cement Factory

December 20, 2014 - 6:13 PM
 
Prosecutor in Ferguson Case: ‘Witnesses Lied Under Oath’

December 19, 2014 - 11:30 PM
 
PA Arabs Clash with IDF Soldiers in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria

December 19, 2014 - 7:49 PM
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Posted on: October 14th, 2009

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St. Louis University is the latest institution of higher learning to demonstrate that free speech on campuses begins and ends according to how well that speech conforms to existing political orthodoxies.

 

Posted on: October 14th, 2009

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One of four Courage in Journalism awards to be presented later this month by Christiane Amanpour and Irshad Manjie, among others, will go to the Israeli journalist Amira Hass, whose unremitting critique of Israel serves as a veritable blood libel against the Jewish people.

 

Posted on: October 14th, 2009

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Ask the average Jew on the street and he’ll tell you: Israel needs America in order to survive. Indeed, this view is so entrenched in the Jewish community that few dare question it. Just as a baby needs his mother and an injured person needs his crutches, it seems obvious to many that Israel needs America.

 

Posted on: October 7th, 2009

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Since creating EndTheMadness seven years ago I have received all manner of correspondence, and it should come as no surprise that for every gratifying e-mail I receive there are plenty more that are disturbing in one way or another. But what if I asked you to guess which e-mails disturb me the most, even momentarily shaking my optimism that there really is hope for our society?

 

Posted on: October 7th, 2009

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On January 20, President Obama’s longtime friend and adviser David Axelrod appeared at the Jewish Community Inaugural Reception and told the crowd he was there to do “a little kvelling.”

 

Posted on: October 7th, 2009

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We call it “Simchas Torah.” It is the culmination of our entire holiday cycle. Pesach and Shavuos, then Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkos all lead up to one enormous day of simcha. Why do we associate simcha with Torah? And why is it the culmination of everything?

 

Posted on: October 7th, 2009

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One of the most remarkable and poignant things about the World Gathering of Jewish Holocaust survivors and their families in Jerusalem in 1981 was a wall plastered with notes from survivors and their children looking for lost family members and friends.

 

Posted on: September 30th, 2009

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There is more than a bit of gallows humor in the following Torah thought, which I’ve heard attributed to several gedolim over the years: Question: Why is it that our children do not ask “Four Questions” on Sukkos? After all, things are far from ordinary – arguably even more so than on Pesach – when we sit down to our first Yom Tov meal outdoors in the sukkah.

 

Posted on: September 30th, 2009

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On the anniversary of the tragic events that took place on September 11, 2001, we remembered the lives lost of friends, family and neighbors. We also renewed our resolve to rebuild, to bring to justice those responsible, and to challenge extremism wherever it exists.

 

Posted on: September 30th, 2009

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The role of a public intellectual in a democracy is not one that is easily understood or described. In our contemporary media culture, where celebrity is measured solely by notoriety rather than the force of a person’s ideas, it is difficult to imagine how someone like Irving Kristol can be properly appreciated.

 

Posted on: September 30th, 2009

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There he goes again. Jimmy Carter, former Jim Crow man, has accused millions of his fellow Americans of engaging in the type of racial politics that marked his political career for years, even up to the eve of the 1980 presidential election, which he has never apologized for or acknowledged.

 

Posted on: September 23rd, 2009

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Richard Goldstone – the primary author of a one-sided United Nations attack on Israeli actions during the Gaza war – has now become a full-fledged member of the international bash-Israel chorus. His name will forever be linked in infamy with such distorters of history and truth as Noam Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein and Jimmy Carter.

 

Posted on: September 23rd, 2009

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The huge “9/12” protest in Washington was the latest expression of discontent over President Obama’s leftward policy thrust. The discord is evident from the Tea Party movement to the chaotic town halls on health care reform.

 

Posted on: September 23rd, 2009

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In the fall of 1988, I began a new chapter in my life. It had been almost a year since I delivered my bar mitzvah speech in my family’s warm suburban synagogue and just a few months after I’d completed eighth grade at the Hebrew Academy of Cleveland – the Jewish day school I had attended since pre-kindergarten.

 

Posted on: September 23rd, 2009

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The UN’s Goldstone Commission report on the Israeli army’s behavior in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead is a mockery of history.

 

Posted on: September 23rd, 2009

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Amid the media firestorm over Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's annual propaganda turn on the world stage addressing the UN General Assembly, let’s not lose sight of the need to get tougher on Iran.

 

Posted on: September 16th, 2009

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If J Street, the new left-wing Israel lobby, wants to be taken seriously by mainstream American Jewry, I suggest it immediately stop the patronizing argument that all those who disagree with the organization are ossified Jewish knuckle-draggers who see an anti-Semite behind every corner.

 

Posted on: September 16th, 2009

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Is J Street a pro-Israel group? The lobbying organization never tires of claiming it is. Yet what pro-Israel group would invite a man to speak at its forthcoming conference who has called for Israel’s destruction, stating that “the establishment by force, violence and terrorism of a Jewish state in Palestine in 1948” was “unjust” and “a crime,” and vowed to “work to overturn the injustice"?

 

Posted on: September 16th, 2009

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Hashem Melech. God is King. That is the theme of Rosh Hashanah. What does it mean for us? We are accustomed to a world in which “the people rule.” That is the theory. One man casts a vote, and it is tabulated along with the rest. The winner theoretically becomes the leader. We have grown […]

 

Posted on: September 16th, 2009

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At the core of man is duality. Some might suggest contradiction. Regardless of how it is characterized, man’s essential duality creates tension in his life. For man is both corporal, like every other being that walks the face of the earth, and he is spiritual, imbued with the dignity and divinity of his Creator.

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