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I’m Nervous about Loshon Hora

I recently heard someone say that it would be hard for a frum Jew to be a good comedian, because most good jokes are putting others down.

Peace Is Still Up to the Palestinians

Netanyahu’s speech was far from the denunciation of the peace process that some of his detractors are depicting.

Where to Find Leadership

On certain public policy issues, Orthodox opinion stands in sharp contrast to the views of most American Jews.

In Defense of Parental Consent for ‘Metzitzah B’peh’

Not only does it not infringe on the religious liberties of mohelim, it actually protects the religious liberties of parent.

Israel Puts Everything into Perspective

Even youngsters in Israel, years away from voting age, are knowledgeable about politics and don’t hesitate to discuss their opinions.

Living The Pew

My husband tried to raise the children Jewish. Now grown up, his children eschew all Jewish traditions and values.

The ‘Demographic Time Bomb’ Debunked Again

One can expect an intensification of the steadily rising Jewish share of the total population of the Land of Israel.

PA TV: Murderer of Two Is ‘Great, Shining Female Fighter’

PA TV stressed that it considers as "heroes" 3 terrorists who are serving a total of 166 life sentences for planning suicide bombings.

Spain’s Escalating Mosque Wars

"The rules of the city and the country are mandatory for everyone, and Mollet del Vallès will be uncompromising toward any kind of radicalism or blackmail." — Josep Monràs, Mayor of Mollet del Vallès, Spain

Ovadia Yosef Z”L

The Sephardi world had no Reform movement. In Ashkenaz the rabbis were constantly fighting an internal schism.

How I Stopped Fearing the Tea Party Apocalypse and Started to Love It

I wish my Democrats were half as brave and principled as the Tea party "crazies."

Government And The Ethical Imperative

What the Republican and Tea parties have to recognize is that despite the validity to many of the arguments they make and the principles they support, they are missing the fundamental value that Americans prize over all else: ethics.

Assimilationist Liberals Reap What They’ve Sown

American non-Orthodox Jews are intermarrying their way into post-Jewish oblivion, and they’re doing so as a direct result of having emptied their version of Judaism of all meaning.

Dealing With Abuse And Theft In Jewish Nonprofits

The pressure to live a lifestyle of the rich and famous can be overwhelming. This just serves, of course, to increase the risk of fraud and deceit.

Israel’s Final Warning on Iran

Iran might well conclude that the sanctions could disappear in the course of endless rounds of diplomacy.

Not Enough Joy and Meaning

Young Jews desperately need to experience both the serious and lighter sides of Judaism.

PLO Praises Terrorist Killer of 9-Year-Old

"The sniper of Palestine was here... He left a signature of [real] men."

Is the British Establishment Legitimizing Apartheid?

Permitting the niqab in the British legal and educational systems not only further legitimizes Islamist fundamentalism, but also opens the door for enforced apartheid.

The Undivided Past

In the West, most Jews that non-Jews encounter are not particularly committed to being Jewish.

After the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Is Hamas in Gaza Next in Line?

Egypt has finally decided to tackle the security threat from the Sinai Peninsula.

Jihad Tourism

Jihad, a holy war against the infidel, is the personal duty of every Muslim, and if he does not wage it, he will die as a religious hypocrite.

J Street and the Decline of American Power

In this drama, J Street, much like other left-wing groups, is an enthusiastic cheerleader, nothing more.

Rouhani Playing Obama like a Chump

Iran’s real boss, Supreme Leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was wise to back Rouhani’s play.

Seeing the Shifting Face of American Judaism at Hershey Park

The crowd, though nearly all frum, is nonetheless quite a diverse mix of the entire range of frumkeit, including haredi, chassidic, Modern, and barely.

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