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To Provide And To Protect

27 Shevat 5773 – February 6, 2013
I recently purchased a Glock 19. It is my first Glock but second firearm. My first is a slim, black pocket pistol, a Ruger LC9, which we keep in our safe. I practice shooting from time to time and trained for a Concealed Handgun License (CHL) as well.

Judith Butler Comes To Brooklyn College

Since the enemies of Israel neither slumber nor sleep, it should come as no surprise that at the center of the current storm over the acquiescence of Brooklyn College in an academically sponsored campus event designed to expel Israel from the family of nations stands Professor Judith Butler of the University of California.

Beyond Apologies: The British Blood Libel Cartoon

Apologies offered by the British Sunday Times for an anti-Semitic cartoon published on International Holocaust Remembrance Day address only one, albeit major, aspect of this issue.
Rabbi Norman Lamm

Reflections on the Divine Image

What does it mean when we say that man was created in the image of God?

Why Orthodox Jews Should Not Oppose Legalizing Same Sex Marriage

Orthodox Jews who benefit greatly from the freedom to practice their religion should in no way impose their religious beliefs on others.

Death and Fear are at Center of Islamic Society

25 Shevat 5773 – February 5, 2013
The main concern of Muslim citizens in any Islamic state is staying safe, alive and away from being accused of doing or saying anything against Islamic teachings.

Censoring Sexual Abuse

25 Shevat 5773 – February 4, 2013
If children are old enough to be on the Internet, they should be mature enough to hear the word “sex” or “sexual” in the context of discussing abuse.

The US Press to Keep Britain in the European Union

What we are witnessing is the Obama administration actively interfering in European politics to advance European centralization.

Air Strike in Syria: The Opening Move?

Whatever happens next, last Wednesday's air strikes sends an unmistakable message: That strategic weapons proliferation will not be tolerated, whatever the price.

US, West, Ignoring Pakistan’s Nuclear Threat

With both Pakistan's strongmen and its Islamist forces ready to take anti-Western action, the U.S. and the West must reconsider the amount of attention they pay to Pakistan's nuclear arsenal.

Upper West Siders Forget to Think Jewish

24 Shevat 5773 – February 3, 2013
“I am surprised those Zionists are not outside protesting,” says one woman.

The Unknown Soldiers of the Israeli Right

In these days of candidates, spinsters, and strategists, it’s comforting to know that there are people of action, known only to those who must know, swimming against the current of self-interest.

Does Brooklyn College Pass the ‘Shoe on the Other Foot’ Test?

What if the economics department had officially endorsed Mitt Romney during last year's election?

Lies My Pollsters Told Me

21 Shevat 5773 – February 1, 2013
Tens of thousand of votes cast by Torah observers ended up supporting leftist and Arab MKs.

Do You Practice ‘Gadolatry’?

21 Shevat 5773 – January 31, 2013
Appeals to a gadol and gedolim suggests that there does in fact exist within Judaism an elite class with the final authority over legal, theological, and public policy questions.

The Election About Nothing

20 Shevat 5773 – January 30, 2013
Quick. Name all the Israeli parties that did not run in the recent election on a platform focusing on lowering the price of housing and the cost of living. After that, name all the Israeli parties who understand what has produced the rapid increase in housing prices and have a plan for coping with them and lowering them.

Taunting the Lions in the Lions’ Den

CZC is holding a Purim gala honoring Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer at Santa Monica’s Shangri-La Hotel.

Does God Care Who Wins the Super Bowl?

Is it appropriate for players like Tim Tebow to make grand gestures of prayer to a Master of the World Who has His Hands full dealing with much more important things?

Hagel: A Fringe Pick That Should Be Rejected

This nomination is problematic and should be declined. Hagel’s record, at least as it relates to his potential future possible responsibilities, can accurately be described as fringe.

What Happened to Sweden?

Sweden is now a country where orthodox Jews are afraid to wear a skullcap.

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