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Spain’s Escalating Mosque Wars

11 Heshvan 5774 – October 15, 2013
"The rules of the city and the country are mandatory for everyone, and Mollet del Vallès will be uncompromising toward any kind of radicalism or blackmail." — Josep Monràs, Mayor of Mollet del Vallès, Spain

Ovadia Yosef Z”L

10 Heshvan 5774 – October 14, 2013
The Sephardi world had no Reform movement. In Ashkenaz the rabbis were constantly fighting an internal schism.

How I Stopped Fearing the Tea Party Apocalypse and Started to Love It

9 Heshvan 5774 – October 13, 2013
I wish my Democrats were half as brave and principled as the Tea party "crazies."

Government And The Ethical Imperative

7 Heshvan 5774 – October 10, 2013
What the Republican and Tea parties have to recognize is that despite the validity to many of the arguments they make and the principles they support, they are missing the fundamental value that Americans prize over all else: ethics.

Assimilationist Liberals Reap What They’ve Sown

American non-Orthodox Jews are intermarrying their way into post-Jewish oblivion, and they’re doing so as a direct result of having emptied their version of Judaism of all meaning.

Dealing With Abuse And Theft In Jewish Nonprofits

The pressure to live a lifestyle of the rich and famous can be overwhelming. This just serves, of course, to increase the risk of fraud and deceit.

Israel’s Final Warning on Iran

4 Heshvan 5774 – October 8, 2013
Iran might well conclude that the sanctions could disappear in the course of endless rounds of diplomacy.

Not Enough Joy and Meaning

3 Heshvan 5774 – October 7, 2013
Young Jews desperately need to experience both the serious and lighter sides of Judaism.

PLO Praises Terrorist Killer of 9-Year-Old

"The sniper of Palestine was here... He left a signature of [real] men."

Is the British Establishment Legitimizing Apartheid?

3 Heshvan 5774 – October 6, 2013
Permitting the niqab in the British legal and educational systems not only further legitimizes Islamist fundamentalism, but also opens the door for enforced apartheid.

The Undivided Past

30 Tishri 5774 – October 4, 2013
In the West, most Jews that non-Jews encounter are not particularly committed to being Jewish.

After the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Is Hamas in Gaza Next in Line?

Egypt has finally decided to tackle the security threat from the Sinai Peninsula.

Jihad Tourism

Jihad, a holy war against the infidel, is the personal duty of every Muslim, and if he does not wage it, he will die as a religious hypocrite.

J Street and the Decline of American Power

29 Tishri 5774 – October 3, 2013
In this drama, J Street, much like other left-wing groups, is an enthusiastic cheerleader, nothing more.

Rouhani Playing Obama like a Chump

Iran’s real boss, Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was wise to back Rouhani’s play.

Seeing the Shifting Face of American Judaism at Hershey Park

The crowd, though nearly all frum, is nonetheless quite a diverse mix of the entire range of frumkeit, including haredi, chassidic, Modern, and barely.

Israel’s Pivotal Role in the Renaissance of Jewish Life

The presence of a strong Israel gives credence to the Torah’s message that God is not finished with the people of the Covenant.

Good Bye, Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, and Kisses to the Little Gentiles

29 Tishri 5774 – October 2, 2013
A whopping 58% of Jews married between the years 2000 and 2013 have non-Jewish spouses. That's up from 17% in 1970.

Torah & Norman Solomon

The idea that all of the Torah was given to Moses on Sinai is complex, rife with textual, historical, and philosophical problems.

The Professor and the Hot Dog

The rest is commentary.

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