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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.

God’s Army

Don’t think that secular Israelis are not just as divided as anyone else.

A State of Chaos

A society where anarcho-tyranny exists is a society without fundamental justice.

Church of Scotland Shreds Bible, Canonizes Palestinian ‘Scripture’

Anyone with a grain of theological education knows that the original Scripture of the Early Church was exclusively the Scripture of the Jews.

Good Riddance, Mr. Standley

Jabari minces no words: "You hold up the Bible and say that God gave you this land. I hold up the Koran and say that Allah gave us this land."

Turkey’s Secular Backlash and the Rising Price of Liquor

Alcohol consumption fell by a third from 2003 to 2008.

The War on Terror is Over: Now What?

Unfortunately for the president's strategy, the savage enemy treats his professed "humility" as groveling -- an invitation to double down on aggression.

Britain’s Islamic Future

In the 2011 Census, Christianity was still the largest religious group in England and Wales with 33.2 million people (59% of the population).

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