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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

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 Unpredicted Consequences of the German Elections

Because of the "5% hurdle," Germany's new coalition will tilt be to the left, while voters clearly wanted Germany to turn to the right.

Al Qaeda Quickly Constructing Main Mideast Base in Syria

Jihad will spread outwards to the region, then threaten global security -- possibly with biological and chemical weapons.

Pure Joy – an Art Show

The art show represents its theme, the identity of joy in Judaism.

Iceland to Get its First Mosque

The Muslim Association of Iceland now admits that foreign donors will be paying for the mosque's construction costs.

False Advertising, Jewish Morality and the Tobacco Industry

Big tobacco promotes one of the most addictive and life-threatening substances known to humanity.

Best of Times, Worst of Times

As the Torah teaches, poverty will never be eradicated, nor will our obligation to assist those in need.

What the Syria Crisis Tells Us about the Israel Lobby

Rather than the “Lobby” running the administration, it is the administration that runs the “Lobby.”

Davening–Praying Can Be Good for your Health

The davener stands, sits, stands, bows, straightens up, turns, takes steps backward and forward, sits, stands, sits, stands, bows, and so forth.

Going Home

Before I knew it, we were suddenly busy with shopping, packing, and more shopping. My daughter was going to Israel.

The Only Commonality Is Mass Killing

The suicide bomber's education and attack preparations are diametrically opposed to that of mass killers, as is their socialization.

B”H, BS & BB

A few hours after the murder, the Prime Minister issued a directive to allow Jews back into Beit HaMachpela immediately.

Go East

Muslims of the Far East see the Arab jihadis of the Middle East in much the same way that non-Orthodox Jews view Charedim.

Who Killed Sgt. Tomer Hazan?

Amar had a very good reason to do what he did: it is a well established Israeli government policy that Israel will always negotiate with terrorists.

Keep the Hebron Show Going

People here develop "antennas" which pick up vibrations in the air, and the vibes were definitely there.

Freed Prisoners’ ‘Dignified Life Grant’ Awaiting Abbas’ Approval

PM Hamdallah: "The PA will pay at least 4,000 shekels a month to prisoners released after serving a long prison term, and considers them to be returning soldiers."

Looking at the World with New Eyes

By the time I was 10, my mother and I had hitchhiked for thousands of miles and befriended hundreds of exceptionally strange people.

Two States and the Anti-Zionist Illusion

The professor claims Israel’s collapse will lead to an alliance between secular Palestinians and post-Zionist Jews and others to build a secular democracy.

The Sukkah as our Re-Jew-venator

It all comes down to our state of mind.

The Legacy of the Leo Frank Travesty

The trial was a shock to American Jews, as was Frank's lynching two years later.

The Emergent Mr. Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s startling Sept. 11 op-ed article in The New York Times was sobering evidence that President Obama’s self-created Syrian debacle has fostered the appearance of a sea change in international affairs – a sea change to America’s detriment.

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