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Reinstating God In Northern California

15 Nisan 5773 – March 25, 2013
The motto “In God We Trust” is emblazoned on our currency and in courtrooms across America. And yet it seems we’re trusting less and less in God these days. With each passing year, secularists and sophisticated intellectuals manage to kick Him out just a little more from the public square.

Turks Praise Israel’s Apology

13 Nisan 5773 – March 24, 2013
Netanyahu did the right thing in the right manner and with the right words.

Obama’s Call for Protest in Israel

President Obama, perhaps inadvertently, made the case for U.S.-Israel relations grounded in the most fundamental shared values.

Jerusalem Turned Obama into a Preacher of False Hope

Israel inspires in Obama what has fired up almost every US president – a simplistic Christian belief of “turn the other cheek” that reflects total ignorance of the Middle East.

Saloons with Prayer Services

11 Nisan 5773 – March 22, 2013
The Wall Street Journal last month featured a front-page article titled “After These Jewish Prayer Services, Things Come ‘To Life’ at Open Bar,” with the sub-heading, “To Woo Worshippers, Synagogues Compete with Food and Booze.”

Memo to Obama: Mid-East Peace in 1 Hour or your Money Back

Mr. President, this memo is written in a children’s book format for several reasons: 1. To force simplicity and brevity 2. To demonstrate how uncomplicated the...

Christians Recognizing Themselves In A Jewish Mirror

10 Nisan 5773 – March 20, 2013
A popular aphorism had it that “wie es sich Christelt, so Juedelt es sich” – as things go for Christians, so they go for Jews. In 2013, however, the conditions for some 200 million Christians can be read from the pages of Jewish history.

The Most Important Jewish School-Funding You’ve Never Heard Of

The challenge of day school affordability is not just an economic but an existential one; it is about the continuity and vitality of the next generation of Jews. While enrollments are at an all-time high, so are tuition bills.

When An Introductory Essay Becomes An Intellectual Tour De Force

This is essentially a review of an introduction to a book. Not a few readers are no doubt wondering just how much one can say about an introduction, especially an introduction to a machzor of nearly 1,300 pages. The answer: a lot.

Shir HaShirim: The Love Between God And Israel

We have a custom of reciting Shir HaShirim (the Song of Songs) on the Shabbat during Pesach. Many reasons have been offered to explain why.

Explaining Obama’s Fixation with Israel

To understand Obama's visit to Israel, the next four years, and European Union diplomacy, keep this strange and contorted logic in mind

At Any Price

9 Nisan 5773 – March 19, 2013
We cannot and must not allow responsibility for our security to be in the hands of anyone else but ourselves. Not at any time.

What About the Defamation of Pollard?

7 Nisan 5773 – March 18, 2013
The defamation of the Jewish people must be called out and stopped at all times, not only when it is convenient and politically correct to do so.

Of Course Hamas Killed the Baby

6 Nisan 5773 – March 17, 2013
Hamas wants Palestinians civilians, especially babies, to be killed precisely so that they can display the kind of photographs that were shown around the world.

Chavez and the Jews: a Sorry Tale

3 Nisan 5773 – March 13, 2013
Before Chavez came to power there were 30,000 Jews in Venezuela. The community has now dwindled to fewer than 9,000.

The German Women Who Stood Up to the Nazis

In cases where the Nazi regime judged that protest could spark attention from the broader German public, the decision was made for tactical reasons to appease rather than quell with brute force.

Equating Zionist Pioneers With Arab Terrorists

As a teenager growing up in Russia in the late 1800s, Trumpeldor was attracted to Zionism as well as the pacifism and communalism of the philosopher Leo Tolstoy.

Pour the Concrete and Build the Houses

When I visited the Gush Katif Museum in Jerusalem a couple of years ago, it was a brutal reminder of what happens when politicians make decisions that don’t involve their brains.

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.

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