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Mahmoud Abbas and the 120 Old Men

The top Israeli advocate for letting the terrorists out of jail is none other than Shimon Peres.

A Jewish Democracy in Eretz Israel, without Panic and Outside the Box

The "Community Democracy" model meets all the criteria of the liberal democratic outlook, but it is based on the Jewish heritage and the Torah.

Buses on Shabbat: What Would Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch Say?

"The Lord conferred statehood upon His people so that they might defend the enforcement of justice and preserve the truth contained in our Law as handed down by transmission."

The ‘Arab Spring’ Culminating in a Bloody ‘Sushi’

With Iran and Hezbollah openly supporting the anti-Sunni side in Syria, the battle lines have been redrawn, this time according to ancient and familiar traditions.

In Defense of MK Rabbi Dov Lipman

The boys who leave yeshiva to go to work are made to feel like they are second class and this makes it difficult for them to remain chareidi.

My Rebbe’s Rebbe

At some point I noticed an arresting picture on his wall and discovered that his maternal grandfather was Rav Dovid Lifshitz.

Power Pick Highlights Obama’s Genocide Problem

The Obama team included many outspoken advocates of U.S. action against the Bashir regime.

New Iran Crisis Looming

Israel, which is more threatened by Iran's nuclear program than is the U.S., has less time to make its up mind on how and when to proceed to avert a threat to its existence.

Alice Walker at 92nd Street Y: Tight Security, Squelched Interview

Police arrived when a confrontation between a screaming protester and a Walker supporter threatened to erupt into physical conflict.

Chukkat: How Far Can our Understanding of Torah Reach?

How can that substance which purifies the contaminated also render impure the uncontaminated priest who prepared it?

Rambam, Yeshiva Exemptions, and Intellectual Dishonesty

Rambam would not support the subsidized yeshiva system currently in place in Israel.

The Data Retention Disaster Heading to the US

Mandatory data retention laws are already in place in certain parts of the world, but Europe has pioneered the practice.

Why Does the NY Times So Hate Missile Defense?

The Russians ginned up media opposition to the NATO missile defense deal, and then used threats of nuclear-armed missile attacks to delay its deployment.

An Open Letter to MK Rabbi Dov Lipman

Reb Dov, I am perplexed. How did you move so far away so rapidly?

In Defense of Rabbi Druckman

Why would you expect the leaders of the Jewish Home to listen to rabbis who didn’t get them elected?

Jordan’s Secular Opposition: Plan B for Jordan

For the first time, the Palestinians engaged fully in the protests, calling for toppling the regime.

KNAIDEL

Yiddish is a strange language that was and is pronounced differently across the geographical and sectarian divide.

On Israel’s President’s Conference

Upon my return from Israel, I praised the country and the people, but many of my Muslim friends were not interested in knowing these details.

Islamic Law’s Foothold in German Legal System

An appeals court in northwestern Germany has decided a contentious divorce case based on Islamic Sharia law.

Some Rapes Should Be Considered Terrorism

When rape is politically-motivated by antisemitism, the punishment for such a crime should be en par with terrorism.

It Was Erdoğan’s Fault

The demonstrations against Erdoğan stem from a sense among his opposition that he has crossed the line in Turkey.

The Palestinian Excuse Machine

John Kerry’s effort to revive the Middle East peace process has posed an interesting challenge to the Palestinians.

Mensch of Steel

With the newest Superman film, “Man of Steel,” set for release next week, it seems only fitting to look back at the two men who created the world’s most famous superhero.

Responding to Abuse: Should We Ask Gedolim?

The welfare of the child requires that every allegation be investigated.

The Left’s Selective Campaign for Universal Service

I favor eliminating the exemption of yeshiva students from military service and, without quibbling about details, I endorse the initiatives designed to end that disgraceful exemption.

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