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Counterpoint: Christian Zionists Are a Threat

It is both naïve and misleading to deny the serious costs involved in Israel’s unregulated relationship with impassioned evangelical Christians.

Jewish Candles: The Power Of Discernment

And God said, Let there be light; and there was light. God’s first magnificent gesture was to create light. For Jews, light is glory, insight, wisdom, warmth. It is safety and it is hope.

Leaving The December Dilemma Behind

No matter our stage in life, one is seldom comfortable feeling left out. Unfortunately, many American Jews experience exactly that feeling each year as Christmas approaches. The term “December Dilemma” is used to describe the tension many Jews feel sitting on the sidelines, unable to fully enjoy or participate in the distinctly Christian themes and activities occurring all around.

Thomas Friedman and the New Anti-Semitism

Though The New York Times’s Thomas Friedman invariably characterizes himself as a friend of Israel, his Dec. 14 column illustrates the slippery slope along which critics of the Jewish state invariably slide as they attempt to shout down those with whom they disagree.

‘Palestinianism Inventivity’ as a Model For Assumed Nationalism

inventivity is the foundation necessity of Palestinianism.

Point: Are Christian Zionists a Threat to Israel?

I will be happy to cooperate with friends of Israel, regardless of their theology, be they Muslim, Christian, Druze, Buddhist or whatever. The fact that there are some Christians who would like to convert Jews does not at all prove that all Christians embrace that agenda.

Gingrich And The ‘Invented People’

Newt Gingrich is taking a lot of flack for telling a Jewish cable channel that the Palestinians are an “invented people.”

Colonists or Sons of the Land?

The Jewish people have returned to settle the land of their fathers, not as foreigners, but as sons of the land.

Reaction To Ads Expose Troubled U.S. Jewish Psyche

The recent kerfluffle over Israeli government video ads and billboard posters, designed to entice wayward yordim to return home, instead exposed the troubled psyche of American Jews.

About Those Supposedly Offensive Israeli Ads…

Dear American Jews, I wish to apologize in the name of the State of Israel. We have heard our ad campaign encouraging ex-pat Israelis to come home has offended many of you. That was certainly not the intent, and if it did offend, we are sorry.

Thoughts On The ADL’s Anti-Semitism Survey

While it’s said that numbers don’t lie, the truth is they do lie – or, rather, mislead.

Israel’s Mona Lisa Weapon

Meet Israel’s secret weapon against terrorism, code named “Mona Lisa.”

Everything I Dreamed Of In A Husband

My husband’s first yahrzeit is almost here and I am finally ready to write about him. The gaping hole his passing left in my heart is still there, but I have learned to fill it with the sweet memories of our life together.

A “financial war” against Tehran would be the most humane way of avoiding a...

A threat of this magnitude calls not for prevarication, but swift and strong action: every day that passes without massive Western pressure increases the likelihood of a military strike against Iran.

You Just Might Be An ‘Occupier’

Many of us are scratching our heads trying to make sense of the Occupy Wall Street movement and its sundry clones around the world.

We Mourn And They Mourn

The morning of November 8 (11 Cheshvan) was an unusual one for me. I had awakened early in preparation for a flight out of town to deliver a presentation at a teacher in-service program in the New York area. I scrolled through my inbox only to learn that Rabbi Nosson Tzvi Finkel, rosh yeshiva of Mir Jerusalem, had passed away hours before.

Left’s Critique Of Jewish Settlement Doesn’t Stop At Green Line

The standard critique of Israel’s settlement movement from the Zionist left has been to point out that attempting to assert sovereignty over the West Bank could lead to an Arab majority.

Is Israel Still The Country It Once Was?

As military analyst Yaakov Katz wrote recently in The Jerusalem Post, “Something has changed in Israel.” Once, Israel was renowned for daring military operations like the 1972 capture of five Syrian intelligence officers, the 1976 raid on Entebbe and, even as recently as 2007, the air strike on a Syrian nuclear reactor.

A Graduate Of Eiver’s Yeshiva

These are the generations of Yaakov, Yosef being seventeen years old…. Seventeen years old? We are struck by this information. Why would the Torah deem it necessary to inform us about Yosef’s age?

Anti-Semitism On The March In European Politics

Anti-Semitic and other criminal worldviews received greater legitimization in the European Union with the recent inclusion of the Laos (The Popular Orthodox Rally) Party in the Greek government.

The Party is Over

Most Israelis understand that the funding of Israeli organizations by foreign governments is a way to enable these governments to advance their agenda of delegitimizing Israel.

Chayei Sarah with Sheikh Jabari

I don’t expect that all of us present agree on all issues. To the contrary, certainly we don’t. But the Sheikh represents an alternative to the Palestinian Authority

A letter from the Egyptian border

An open letter from an IDF reserve soldier serving on the Egyptian border.

A free people in our land – Hebron

Several years ago, on the anniversary of the liberation of Hebron in 1967, I was interviewed by a journalist who queried me about various problems facing Hebron’s Jewish community. His concluding question/statement was, “Well, I guess you’re not celebrating today?”

The Prime Ministers: I Liked The Book So Much, I Had To Speak With...

I had just finished reading The Prime Ministers (Toby Press) and enjoyed every one of its 700-plus pages. Yahuda Avner’s “fly on the wall” account spans the governments of Levi Eshkol (Six-Day War), Golda Meir (Yom Kippur War), Yitzhak Rabin (Entebbe, Oslo), and Menachem Begin (peace treaty with Sadat, attack on Iraqi nuclear reactor, Lebanon invasion), describing sensitive, frightening and sometimes hilarious events, mostly of the kind you will never read in a newspaper.

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