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Samantha Power with Paul Wolfowitz and Dr. Mustafa ef. Cerić President of the World Bosniak Congress.

Power Pick Highlights Obama’s Genocide Problem

5 Tammuz 5773 – June 13, 2013
The Obama team included many outspoken advocates of U.S. action against the Bashir regime.
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano

New Iran Crisis Looming

5 Tammuz 5773 – June 12, 2013
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

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.
A red heifer is sacrificed, burnt and its ashes, mixed with water, are sprinkled on Jews who contracted the impurity of a dead person.

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?
If defending the land of Israel is considered a "milkhemet mitzvah," then everyone is obligated to serve, even, to use the Mishna's idiom, "a groom from his room and a bride from her wedding canopy."

Rambam, Yeshiva Exemptions, and Intellectual Dishonesty

4 Tammuz 5773 – June 11, 2013
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.
An artist's rendering of the Arrow missile defense system.

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.
MK Rabbi Dov Lipman with friends.

An Open Letter to MK Rabbi Dov Lipman

Reb Dov, I am perplexed. How did you move so far away so rapidly?
Rabbi Chaim Druckman with a friend.

In Defense of Rabbi Druckman

3 Tammuz 5773 – June 10, 2013
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.
Spelling Bee champ Arvind V. Mahankali with a knaidel.

KNAIDEL

2 Tammuz 5773 – June 9, 2013
Yiddish is a strange language that was and is pronounced differently across the geographical and sectarian divide.
The President's Conference in Jerusalem.

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

29 Sivan 5773 – June 7, 2013
When rape is politically-motivated by antisemitism, the punishment for such a crime should be en par with terrorism.
Erdoğan's raucous style of speaking, the dismissive way he treats his political opposition, his attention to religious trappings and his activist foreign policy in the Middle East arouses concerns among his opposition that he is trying to restore the Ottoman Empire and become a modern-day sultan.

It Was Erdoğan’s Fault

The demonstrations against Erdoğan stem from a sense among his opposition that he has crossed the line in Turkey.
Secretary of State John Kerry (L) seen with PA President Mahmoud Abbas.

The Palestinian Excuse Machine

28 Sivan 5773 – June 6, 2013
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.
Religious Jewish soldiers attending an IDF swearing-in ceremony.

God’s Army

27 Sivan 5773 – June 5, 2013
Don’t think that secular Israelis are not just as divided as anyone else.

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