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It’s Not Just About The Internet… We’re Creating Apathetic Robots

6 Kislev 5773 – November 19, 2012
The Orthodox Jewish world continues to seesaw back and forth about the pros and cons of the Asifa on Technology at Citifield in New York. Debates abound about on the best Internet filters, blocks and technological band-aids to which will surely repair the dangerous environmental influences of the outside world. Let’s ban or block the Internet and suddenly our children will be less distracted, our communities more heimish and our learning and davening more for the sake of Heaven instead of rote blabbering to get it over with.

And Now for Something Completely Different: Accountability and Unity in Israeli Politics

I will also work towards being your “Congressman” in the Knesset, with the level of connection and accountability that Anglos are accustomed to.

No Room for Moderate Palestinians

5 Kislev 5773 – November 18, 2012
Obviously, the Palestinians have been radicalized to a point where they are not ready to hear about any concessions to Israel or tolerate the presence of an Israeli businessman in a Palestinian city.

How Morsi Took Power in Egypt

Morsi's power today unquestionably brings major short-term benefits for himself and the Brotherhood.

We Need To Chill Out About Obama

1 Kislev 5773 – November 14, 2012
● The president of the United States, in the midst of a policy dispute with the Israeli prime minister, glared into the television cameras and angrily declared, “It is not the business of other nations to make American foreign policy.” Barack Obama? No, Ronald Reagan.

On Being Sandy

It was William Shakespeare who posed the question "What's in a name?" These days, if someone calls you "Shakespeare" it probably means he or she thinks you are pretty bright, or at least can write well.

The Campaign That Never Ends

As the dust settles and the fog lifts from this tumultuous year of political campaigning, we are left to wonder how our country will evolve. Will the economy bounce back? Will our schools make progress? And how about U.S. relations with Israel? Will they grow weaker or stronger? Will the administration support an Israeli strike on Iran?

The Conservatives’ Obama Delusion

For most of the past two years, if not the past four, many conservatives and Republicans assumed that Barack Obama could not be reelected. A poor economy, an unpopular liberal agenda shoved down the throat of the country, and a largely uninspiring presidential leadership style combined to create a widespread belief on the right that the 2012 election would be a lay-up for them.

Dealing with Adult who Sexually Abuses Children

There are clear mental dysfunction and depravity that go along with being an adult who sexually abuses children.

On Boycotting Israel

29 Heshvan 5773 – November 13, 2012
There are a lot of Nazi comparisons being thrown around these days. Where might they be most accurately directed?

Jewish Home Primaries Today, Vote for the Anglo

We may be in different parties, but Jeremy Gimpel is representative of the English-speaking community in Israel. His message represents the selfless Zionist commitment of the community in the political sphere. My hope is that all Anglos who are members of the Jewish Home should make sure they turn up at the polling station and support Jeremy Gimpel and help him get into the Knesset.

Where Would Hezbollah Be Without the EU?

28 Heshvan 5773 – November 12, 2012
However bad many Americans think that the Obama administration is on security matters, at least one thing can be said in their favor: they are not Europeans.

The Decline and Fall of the American Empire

27 Heshvan 5773 – November 11, 2012
The notion of the “Reagan Democrat” is one cliché that should be permanently retired.

Abraham’s Legacy Still without Boundaries in Hebron

24 Heshvan 5773 – November 9, 2012
The present Jewish community of Hebron tries to continue walking in the footsteps of our illustrious Forefathers, learning from their deeds, and acting accordingly. Therefore, when Rabbi Shalom Alkobi, then director of the Machpela authority, realized he had an opportunity to seek a blessing from one of our generation’s most righteous people, he did so, without thinking twice.

Islam Overtaking Catholicism as Dominant Religion in France

24 Heshvan 5773 – November 8, 2012
A majority of people in France, according to a new poll, believe that Islam is too influential in French society, and almost half view Muslims as a threat to their national identity. The survey reveals a significant degradation of the image of Islam in France. The findings also show that French voters are growing increasingly uneasy about mass immigration from Muslim countries, which has been encouraged by a generation of political and cultural elites in France dedicated to creating a multicultural society.

The Anonymous Eliezer: A Tribute to Zev Wolfson, Z”L

23 Heshvan 5773 – November 7, 2012
"And the servant said to him…" (Genesis 24:5). The biblical portion of Chayei Sarah comprises two chapters in the Book of Genesis. The first (chapter 23) deals with the death and burial of Sarah and the second (chapter 24) deals with the selection of a suitable wife for Isaac.

A Small Jewish World

Two recent experiences served to drive home the point to me that – with apologies to the popular Disney musical boat ride “It’s a Small World” – it really is a small Jewish world.

So Many ‘Things’: A Personal Account of Hurricane Sandy

There it was, a backyard full of my basement furniture, and bags and bags of waterlogged papers.

The Hurricane They Almost Named ‘Israel’

While Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on East Coast Jewish communities, another storm eleven years ago made serious political waves in the Jewish world.

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