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One Big Election – And the Curious Anti-Trump Crusade

Do the American people want to undo what our president has achieved?

Do You Still Doubt That “Fake News” Is Real?

In my 60 years on this planet and the many elections that I have observed, I have never seen such acrimony, hate, distortion, vilification of the other side, and bald-faced lying for political gain as in this season--And that includes the 2016 election, bad as it was.

Yeshivas Are Not The Problem, Chassidic Yeshivas Are

The logic behind the Felder amendment goes something like this: Students studying Talmud for many hours a day learn to think critically by means of a rabbinic version of the Socratic method and therefore don’t need to spend much time studying math, science, history, and other secular subjects.

NY Times STUNNING Admission About Why Leftists Often Refuse To Call Out anti-Semitism

The Times admits that the Left has routinely ignored anti-Semitism in the city thanks to its inability to formulate a narrative blaming the Right

Did Rav Moshe Always Want Us To Vote?

Aside from the practical wisdom of this strategy, imagine the Kiddush Hashem if tens of thousands of Jews wrote in a common protest candidate name (e.g., "Mr. Morality") on their ballots.

Yitzhak Rabin’s Forgotten Moments

While Trump has sworn to protect Americans, beefing-up America’s defense posture and pursuing an “America First” agenda; Rabin helped establish a Palestinian beachhead on the Israeli body politic, a terrorist mini-state in our midst, that has led to thousands of deaths.

Returning to Synagogue: How do we Speak to our Children about Pittsburgh?

It can be more difficult for some than others, based upon how the brain processes stress, as well as previous exposures to traumatic incidents. Here are some suggestions on how to help.

What’s Bothering the UN and Europe? Jews Defending Themselves

The UN and EU, who completely ignored terrorist arson, missiles and general destruction aimed at Israel for the past eight months, have now suddenly woken up. The prospect of Jews defending themselves is more than they can bear.

Charles Darwin Was Not A Scientist

Darwin assumed there were no limits to biological variation and that, given enough time, a fish could eventually evolve into a human being.

Bereishis And Science – No Conflict!

We do not need to question whether radioactive decay or the speed of light remained constant throughout history. We do not need to extrapolate from an idea broached by the Rambam that was rejected by others.

Dial Down The Political Rhetoric

The shocking tragedy on Shabbos indicates that perhaps the passionate arguments on all sides have gone as far as they ought to – and beyond. It is time to “know our place,” to simmer down, and to recognize that our political disputants are not evil and that any hint of violence is totally out of bounds since insane monsters out there will take such talk as an excuse to carry out nefarious deeds.

Exploiting the Tragedy at Pittsburgh for Political Gain

If an armed guard might have made a difference at the Tree of Life Synagogue, imagine how much difference an armed congregation would make.

6 Thoughts On The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting, anti-Semitism, And President Trump

To blame Trump for a terrorist attack on a synagogue is not only inaccurate, it’s partisan hackery at its finest

Tears Were Shed

Because every single day, all around us, anti-Semitism is alive, festering, growing, becoming more deadly, more horrific and more violent. And there are people – too many people – who feed that hatred.

Diaspora Jewry: The End is Near

Before the establishment of Israel, the destiny of millions of Jews was decided by the whims of Christian Europe and the Muslim world. What has changed dramatically is that today there is a powerful Jewish state.

Why is the ICC Prosecutor Interfering in Khan al-Ahmar?

the Khan al-Ahmar situation represents a classical example of 'complementarity' inasmuch as it addresses violations by the residents of the village, of building, planning and zoning requirements. The issue was duly referred to and dealt with by Israel’s courts.

An Arab Country Builds a Wall Too

People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones but as we know, Arabs engage in a great deal of stone throwing

Justice Denied

While she gets to walk the hallways of an Israeli institution in comfort, Jewish students in the United States are intimidated because of the activities that Lara Alqasem was part of and led.

Jordan Deserves a Strong Response

Today, Jordan receives from Israel far more than what the accord stipulates.

Jordan Renews Its Request to Build a Fifth Minaret on the Temple Mount

Jordan has now renewed its request on this matter as part of a growing rivalry with Turkey over exerting an influence on the Old City and the Temple Mount.

Don’t Underestimate G-d

In a letter many years ago, the Lubavitcher Rebbe argued that G-d Himself may have placed dinosaur fossils in the ground.

Jimmy Carter: The Sunday-School Years

Eizenstat’s book allows us to understand how Carter’s own insensitivity to the Jewish historical experience, and his understanding of the Bible, colored his attitude toward matters pertaining to the Middle East.

How Trump Should Handle the Jamal Khashoggi Killing

Saudi leadership has since admitted under pressure that Khashoggi was killed on the premises. In the wake of this crime, Pres. Trump has an opportunity to pressure the Saudi leadership to incorporate journalistic freedom into its program of domestic reform.

General Assembly (GA), Meet Varda Epstein (aka Judean Rose)

Maybe without Israel, American Jewry would long ago have succumbed to its final death throes? Maybe without Israel as American Jewry’s symbol and primary project, that North American Jews would have no reason to remain Jewish or to have Jewish pride? I’m just going to throw that out there for you to think about.

Khashoggi Re-Configures Middle East at a Horrible Cost

The death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on the premises of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul threatens to upend the fundaments of fault lines across the Middle East.

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