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A Solution to the Iran Threat

What to do? I have an idea.

Why the US Can’t Leave the Middle East

The overhyped Arab Spring has been cancelled in Egypt.

The Cubs Will Win the Series before ObamaCare Enrolls Enough Members

The scary part is that the uninsured are not showing up.

The Obama Purchase

Obama is a self-centered, arrogant, and quite probably megalomaniacal and narcissistic -- and possibly sociopathic -- jerk.

Germany: Greatest Double Robbery in the History of Art?

"I find it shocking they won't list everything they've found." — Lawrence Kaye, Art Lawyer, New York.

Superstition

if you call it “kabbalah” you are guaranteed a whole legion more of suckers.

A Munich Pact All Over Again

In the Middle East, as in Europe of the late 30’s, the drums of war will keep on beating.

Abuja’s Gihon Synagogue Leaders Reflect on Rhode Island Visit

There are some 3,000 members of the Igbo ethnic group practicing Judaism in Nigeria.

Light in Dark Times

Bad things happen, and when they do, the leader must take the strain so that others can sleep easily in their beds.

Financing Mideast Flames on a Burned-Out Budget

Under a sliding scale, carefully articulated in the Law of the Prisoner, the more heinous the act of terrorism, the longer the prison sentence, the higher the salary.

Sending Jewish Assets To Iraq

A plan by the State Department to transfer to Iraq 2,700 ancient artifacts and thousands of records that belonged to the Iraqi Jewish community but were seized by Saddam Hussein in 1984 has ignited an international firestorm.

Teaching Students, Not Subjects

If a teacher thinks his task is merely “to teach” – that it is no great thing to teach, that “anybody can do that” -- he must immediately be set straight.

Destruction in Bat Ayin

Since I made aliyah with my family only about ten weeks ago, I don’t yet have the lexicon to describe what happened this morning.

The Land of Milk from the Happiest Cows

A typical cow produces 70-80 pounds of milk daily while the Israeli cow makes 100 pounds!

The Rat Race

We are brought into this confusing, fascinating, infuriating world for such a short amount of time, and it’s our mission to accomplish what we can for the several decades we are allotted.

The Oslo Accord Reality Check

The Oslo Accord state of mind, and the new Middle East vision, have been trounced by the Arab Tsunami.

Holocaust Remembrance: New Tool for Antisemitism?

"It appears that the suffering of the Jews has not transformed their view on how others should be treated." — David Ward, British MP.

Legalizing Pot

I strongly believe in legalizing drugs, soft and hard, but I am wary of drugs of any kind.

Britain: ‘A World Capital for Islamic Finance’

"I want London to stand alongside Dubai and Kuala Lumpur as one of the great capitals of Islamic finance anywhere in the world." — David Cameron, Prime Minister, Great Britain.

‘Because It Says So in the Tow-raw!’

Mrs. Cohen displayed that simple, unquestioning, adamant adherence to Torah-true Judaism that typifies many of our German-Jewish brethren.

Fatherless and Leaderless

A tribute to Rav Ovadia Yosef on his Shloshim.

Nothing Legitimate about Antisemitic Slur

As frustrating as it may be for Israel’s critics, support for Zionism is baked into the DNA of American politics.

On Turkey with Latkes and Metzitza B’Peh

The Jewish calendar is very slowly getting out of sync with the solar calendar, at a rate of 4 days per 1,000 years.

Is Hanukkah a Minor Holiday?

If one has only enough money to afford either a cup of wine for Shabbat kiddush or oil for his Hanukkah lamp, the mitzvah of Hanukkah takes precedence.

Iran’s Terror Entity in Lebanon

One out of every ten homes in Lebanon now has a rocket launcher or Hezbollah weapons stored in it, according to Gilad Erdan, Israel's Home Front Defense Minister.

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