The recent conviction of an unlicensed therapist in one of our communities has led to serious soul searching on the part of some and confusion for many others. The most strident argument of his supporters is that he was convicted without proof; that the accuser made up the story to get back at her community and directed her anger at this amateur counselor.
Moshko, the Holocaust-survivor-turned-legendary-builder-of-Gush-Etzion, once asked why Rabbi Moshe Levinger was shoving his way into Hevron and Kiryat Arba. “Here we work in consensus with...
Like one of those telenovelas that are so popular on Latin American television stations, the slow yet inexorable deterioration of Venezuela’s president, Hugo Chavez, has been soaked in drama and cloying sentimentality.
There is a widespread misconception that the Middle East conflict is complicated. In fact, it is really rather simple. Indeed, one can basically summarize and explain the entire conflict in the context of the words "occupation" or "occupied territories" and people’s beliefs about the effects of such "occupation."
The Al Jazeera television network has become a dominant force in Middle East communications as well as an expanding influence elsewhere, but up until now it has had trouble breaking through in the United States with a little watched English channel that is not widely available.
The time is well overdue to respond to IRGC atrocities with the language of force that Iranian leaders only understand.
The burden is now on Senator Hagel to persuade the Senate, the American people, and the leaders of Iran that he is fully supportive of the President's commitment to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
Iraqi Jews had been genuine citizens for thousands of years -- even before Muslims and Christians.
A Palestinian state would not only fail to bring peace and stability to the region, but would increase the tension and instability to the region.
Let me clarify these misconceptions about Islam so that there is no excuse for warmongers and those who wish to shed oceans of blood.
I am writing these reflections on the Newtown, Connecticut massacre for The Jewish Press on December 20. Most likely, by the time these words have been published, we will have more information and greater insight and understanding as to what went wrong on that tragic day. Nevertheless, for the sake of my own catharsis, and hopefully for the benefit of the readers of this publication, I share my own humble perspective.
Is the man who ends a fight just as guilty as the one who started it? Is the man who kills a killer just as immoral as the killer himself?
The big question, of course, is where does the Jewish Home get its new votes?
Israelis know that neither Fatah in the West Bank nor Hamas in Gaza will ever recognize Israel’s legitimacy no matter where its borders are drawn
Over the past few months the Jewish community in the New York metropolitan area has suffered great trauma and intense tragedy.
Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics has released its population data for 2012, the year that just ended. As usual, the trends are favorable. The total Israeli population rose to just under eight million, while the Jewish population for the first time rose to just over six million.
“In that case, what makes you better than the terrorists?” I often hear this question. It usually comes up after someone suggests that Israel ruthlessly defeat its enemies instead of maintaining its current wishy-washy approach of hiding behind security walls, wearing the enemy down, and offering land in an effort to advance peace.
The EU has yet to appreciate the reality that the conflict continues because of the refusal of the Palestinians to accept the right of the State of Israel to exist.
U.S. influence is markedly less than we – or our enemies – think it is, or ever thought it was.
What Obama means by 'saving' the Middle Class is turning them into welfare clients.
Freed of the military's oversight only in mid-2011, Erdoğan could win enough dictatorial power for him (or a successor) to achieve his dream and fully implement the Shari'a.
Israel is redefining its concept of military victory in a Middle East dominated by terrorist organizations turned quasi-state actors. Once, decisive, unmistakable victories, accompanied by...
This is nothing new: Netanyahu, following his election in 1996, divided Hebron and signed the Wye Accords.
The leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood top the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of top ten anti-Semites of the year.
Hundreds of interest-free banks and credit unions, including Islamic banks, were largely unharmed by the current global crisis.