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Lincoln As West Bank Settler

The Israeli left, along with most of the world's pseudo-intellectual classes, has suddenly discovered Abraham Lincoln, thanks to Steven Spielberg’s much-praised movie.

Rabbi Menachem Froman: Not What You Thought

Remembering a great man whose love for his fellow human beings knew neither religious nor political bounds, and was happily reciprocated by all.

Courage? The State Department?

If the U.S. is truly serious about honoring moderate Muslims, why is it not honoring those people who stick their necks out in stating their love for America and peace with Israel?

A New Muslim Vision: Rebuilding Solomon’s Temple Together

To cast believers out is a heinous and cruel policy, an offense not only to men, but to Islam.

Obama Limiting US-Israel Security Cooperation?

US-Israel security relations have undergone a subtle, negative change in the past four years.

What if They Mean What They Say?

When Mein Kampf was published, many people thought it was just words. They were wrong.

Lincoln as a Bleeding Heart Peacenik?

Honest Abe used exactly the same blockade tactic against the Confederacy over which the Israeli Left is now sobbing its eyes out.

Holder Won’t Prosecute Palestinian Killers of 54 U.S. Civilians

While the U.S. touts the capture of Bin Laden-s son in law, it is doing nothing to capture the killer of U.S. civilians living in Amman, Jordan.

Europe Rolls Over for Hizbollah Blackmail

Why does Europe so fear labeling Hizbollah a terrorist organization?

Remembering Rabbi Dr. David Hartman

The Jewish world last month lost a master melamed with the passing of Rabbi Dr. David Hartman. I lost a trusted teacher and guide. Fortunate was I for the opportunity to study at his feet and be invited into his inner circle.

When Unity Reigned In A Diverse Orthodox Community

In 2007 my parents decided it was time to downsize and sell their home of more than thirty years. To help them pack up and move into their new apartment, I returned to Cleveland to offer my assistance.

A Holocaust Pageant that Was too ‘Political’ for FDR

Shattering the wall of silence surrounding the Holocaust was the first crucial step in the process of mobilizing the American public against the slaughter.

The Changing Middle East as Seen from AIPAC 2013

What this year’s AIPAC confab proves is that there is considerable mileage in the values Israel shares not just with the U.S. but with other western states like Canada.

Texting, Chatting, and that Thing We Used to Call a Relationship

As new tech gadgets evolve and old ones slowly fade away, good manners never go out of style.

When AIPAC Went AWOL

The age of Obama and Hagel needs the robust AIPAC of old.

A Hard Reckoning for Assad

Understanding that Iran has interests around the world which go beyond preserving his autocratic regime should be a hard reckoning for Bashar Assad, who has been loyal to the Mullahs and their agenda.

Arrow 3 and US-Israel Defense Cooperation

Once it becomes operational, the Arrow 3 will form another layer of defense over millions of Israelis.

A New Pan-Turkish Union with Israel and the Arabs as Equals

Imagine a union among the countries of the Middle East, the Caucasus and North Africa.

Seventy Years Later, White Rose Anti-Nazi Resistance Still Resonates

Sophie Scholl, her brother Hans and the student group White Rose protested Nazi atrocities, including the murder of Jews. In 1943, the Scholl siblings and their comrade Christoph Probst were caught, tried in a show trial and beheaded.

Protecting Religious Freedom

While I was tempted to support grants that might provide some relief to a number of shuls, I was not willing to trade that potential short-term benefit for the likelihood of real long-term harm to religious freedom protections.

Eating Disorders Can Strike Anyone. Now What Do We About It?

When people learn I suffered from an eating disorder they often are shocked for two reasons: How could such a vibrant, friendly, nice Jewish girl have had an eating disorder? And if I did, how am I able to talk about it so casually?

Respect for Rabbis in the Political Sphere

This is Torah. This is its rightful place in all our lives, both private and public.

Pink Anti-Semitism is Still Anti-Semitism

A 'pinkwashing' conference - focused on how Israel allegedly uses its protection of gay rights to cover up its treatment of Arabs - is being sponsored by the Gay and Lesbian Studies Center at CUNY's Graduate Center this April.

Egypt’s Islamists Obsessed not Only With Power, but Sex too

Far from being the guardians of modesty and public morality, the Islamists are the worst offenders of sexual deviance and inappropriate public behavior.

Philadelphia’s Burqa Crisis

Government workers need to surmount their timidity and apply normal procedures even to those wearing full-body covers.

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