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Why Orthodox Jews Should Not Oppose Legalizing Same Sex Marriage

Orthodox Jews who benefit greatly from the freedom to practice their religion should in no way impose their religious beliefs on others.

Death and Fear are at Center of Islamic Society

The main concern of Muslim citizens in any Islamic state is staying safe, alive and away from being accused of doing or saying anything against Islamic teachings.

Censoring Sexual Abuse

If children are old enough to be on the Internet, they should be mature enough to hear the word “sex” or “sexual” in the context of discussing abuse.

The US Press to Keep Britain in the European Union

What we are witnessing is the Obama administration actively interfering in European politics to advance European centralization.

Air Strike in Syria: The Opening Move?

Whatever happens next, last Wednesday's air strikes sends an unmistakable message: That strategic weapons proliferation will not be tolerated, whatever the price.

US, West, Ignoring Pakistan’s Nuclear Threat

With both Pakistan's strongmen and its Islamist forces ready to take anti-Western action, the U.S. and the West must reconsider the amount of attention they pay to Pakistan's nuclear arsenal.

Upper West Siders Forget to Think Jewish

“I am surprised those Zionists are not outside protesting,” says one woman.

The Unknown Soldiers of the Israeli Right

In these days of candidates, spinsters, and strategists, it’s comforting to know that there are people of action, known only to those who must know, swimming against the current of self-interest.

Does Brooklyn College Pass the ‘Shoe on the Other Foot’ Test?

What if the economics department had officially endorsed Mitt Romney during last year's election?

Lies My Pollsters Told Me

Tens of thousand of votes cast by Torah observers ended up supporting leftist and Arab MKs.

Do You Practice ‘Gadolatry’?

Appeals to a gadol and gedolim suggests that there does in fact exist within Judaism an elite class with the final authority over legal, theological, and public policy questions.

The Election About Nothing

Quick. Name all the Israeli parties that did not run in the recent election on a platform focusing on lowering the price of housing and the cost of living. After that, name all the Israeli parties who understand what has produced the rapid increase in housing prices and have a plan for coping with them and lowering them.

Taunting the Lions in the Lions’ Den

CZC is holding a Purim gala honoring Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer at Santa Monica’s Shangri-La Hotel.

Does God Care Who Wins the Super Bowl?

Is it appropriate for players like Tim Tebow to make grand gestures of prayer to a Master of the World Who has His Hands full dealing with much more important things?

Hagel: A Fringe Pick That Should Be Rejected

This nomination is problematic and should be declined. Hagel’s record, at least as it relates to his potential future possible responsibilities, can accurately be described as fringe.

What Happened to Sweden?

Sweden is now a country where orthodox Jews are afraid to wear a skullcap.

Israeli Election Results Put Focus on Domestic Front

Lapid's election success is a reflection of the widespread view among Israelis that external threats do not mean that the country's house should not be put in better order.

Does Russia Have its Eye on Strategic Cyprus?

Russia's strategic geopolitical interests provide an important incentive for Russia to gain a foothold in Cyprus.

Remembering Ron Nachman, the Lonely Man of Faith

When Ron Nachman set out to found the city of Ariel, he was not interested in just another community of tens to hundreds of families to the east of the Green Line.

Confronting Auschwitz and Birkenau

Hope is a vital part of visiting the death camps in Europe.

Morsi’s Anti-Semitism Reveals More About Us Than Him

It’s a story that began with an eagle-eyed Jewish blogger who writes under the pseudonym “Challah Hu Akbar” and progressed all the way to the White House. In the process, it has reignited the debate as to whether Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood president, Mohamed Morsi, is really the pragmatic moderate many believe him to be.

Rush To Judgment

This much we know: as soon as the story broke last month that a former teacher at a well-known Jewish educational institution stood accused of abusing students there decades ago, the teacher’s life changed forever. His employers saw it (he was immediately suspended from his current job), his friends, family and associates would soon learn of it, and anyone who searches the web could now forever find it. His fate was sealed.

A Tree Will Only Be As Strong As Its Roots

As a genetic counselor who advocates for pre-conception genetic testing, I take the roots-to-tree metaphor very seriously. I believe that in order to sustain a healthy community, the roots of the community have the responsibility of relaying just how important genetic testing is.

Obama’s Anti-Zionism

Daniel Pipes: I predicted that 'Israel's troubles will really begin' should Obama win a second term. These have begun; Jerusalem, brace for a rough four years.

Why I am Voting Likud

The Likud has achieved much over the last four years for settlements and the nation, and aside from his silly insistence on the two-state solution, Netanyahu has been a pretty good Prime Minister.

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