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The Day My Plane Was Hijacked

Forty-eight years ago my mother said the “Shema Yisrael” as my oldest brother David, then a mere 17 years of age, was led off the plane into total darkness. We thought we’d never see him again.

American Jewry’s Faith Crisis

The sobering situation in the US-Jews are the LEAST religious of the 7 faiths polled--- stands in fascinating contrast to the faith culture in Israel, where the disposition of even many secular Israeli Jews is to hold fast to Judaism's most fundamental tenets

Why Can’t People Stop Talking In Shul?

There is a commonsense understanding — nothing to do with religion — that a mature grownup should not speak in certain settings. There is not a more inconsiderate, unfeeling, and narcissistic form of conduct than sitting in shul and talking idly while others are trying to connect with their davening and hearts.

‘Flatbush Girl’: Leader Or Misleading?

Miles-Shashitsky is running for district leader. If elected, the damage she will do as a more prominent role model to our impressionable youth will increase exponentially. She will also undoubtedly cause many a chillul Hashem as she advances her admittedly ultra-liberal social agenda.

Nike’s Kaepernick Ad Is Ridiculous

Colin Kaepernick started the protest movement back in 2016, when he declared, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color."

The Democratization of Influence

Influence is no longer a function of overriding wealth or coercive power. When the Elites, who have been used to telling regular folks what their values should be, lose their monopoly, they often lash out.

Sacrificing Israel’s Long-term Interests for Short-term Gains

Israel would be foolish not to take advantage of the Trump administration’s apparent desire to close UNRWA, even at the price of war with Hamas.

Fighting the Good Fight in Europe

Israel is a grand historic reunion of people and land, and a just and moral actor in the medieval and violent Arab Middle East! Palestinian fantasies such as the so-called ‘right’ of return only encourage absolutist demands and obstructionism.

Britain’s Burka Blues: “I’d Like to Thank Boris Johnson”

"[T]his is a point that we Muslims seem to be unable to get across to non-Muslims – there is no basis in Islam for the niqab.... That's why Muslim nations are themselves regulating and banning the niqab and burqa..." — Dr. Qanta Ahmed, The Conversation, January 2017.

Jerusalem: Why Palestinian Leaders Say Don’t Vote

Palestinian leaders and their religious clerics do not want to see Arabs live a comfortable life under Israel. They are afraid that the world would see that Arabs can have a good life under Israeli sovereignty.

Back To School: Jewish Students, Be Prepared For Harassment And Hate On Campus

Despite school policies forbidding discrimination based on religion and ethnicity, Jewish students targeted by anti-Israel groups are rarely protected by administrators who are either incapable of distinguishing between political and hate speech, or whose personal views may be affecting their objectivity.

International Law Is Not Yet Ready To Deal With The Threat of Terrorism

The admission that Israel's Supreme Court is knowingly limiting Israel's options in its own war on terror is not made less disturbing by the claim that Israel - as a democracy - gains some kind of moral victory "at the end of the day" by "preserving the rule of law."

Much Ado about Nothing

The new law does not infringe on the basic law of human dignity and liberty, but acts as a second foundation along the basic civil rights law, buttressing the national Jewish character of the state.

Are Settlements an Obstacle to Peace?

Homes don’t get in the way of peace negotiations.

Palestinian Refugees: Trump’s Reality Check

"UNRWA has, instead of resolving the problem, done everything in its power to perpetuate it. Instead of peace and coexistence, it teaches hatred and incitement. Instead of fighting terrorist organizations, it collaborates with them..."

Julia Salazar and the Jews

The issue is not Salazar's Jewishness. It is the antisemitic anti-Zionism embedded within the progressive-left and, thus, also within the Democratic Party.

Is a Historic Decision on UNRWA Imminent?

The US administration is due to decide at the beginning of September whether to stop its funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Such a decision could be as significant as Harry Truman’s decision to recognize the State of Israel just 11 minutes after the Jewish State declared its independence in May 1948.

The Zionist Quran

The Quran itself verifies with detailed explanation that Allah promised the land of the modern State of Israel to the Jewish People. Are Muslims denying the words of Allah or is the Quran a Zionist document?

When Inciting Murder Gets A Pass

Incitement wrapped as a blog.Tut-Tut-Tuttle

Es Kumt Mir

Apparently, in J Street’s view, giving $500 million of American taxpayers’ money each year to the Palestinian Authority-- a corrupt, misogynist, dissident-torturing, terrorism-sponsoring, fascist dictatorship--is the eleventh commandment engraved on the tablets Moses brought down from Sinai.

School Parents Must Be Free To Choose

Americans can no longer rely on our representatives to restore the American public educational system to its former glory or help parents of private school students pay less tuition by seeing some of their tax dollars returned to them in the form of school vouchers. We must act ourselves. But how? How do we force political change?

The Anti-Jewish Jews

Beinart, The Forward and JVP aren’t putting forward bold new ideas. Their Jewish sources are not, as they claim, the prophets of Israel or the Kotzker Rebbe, but the original prototype of the anti-Jewish Jew. Their prophet is the pathological anti-Semite

Why Modesty In The IDF Is Critical

In practice, the boundaries of modesty are rooted in the Torah and the words of the Sages, and their offshoots are found in the customs of Jewish communities.

The European Betrayal of the Iranian People

Europe, which claims to care deeply about human rights and routinely condemns Israel while falsely accusing it of breaching human rights, has chosen to support the Islamo-fascist mullahs against the Iranian people.

The Israel-Hamas Deal: Escape from Oslo

Extricating itself from President Clinton’s December 2000 “peace” parameters is a supreme Israeli interest. Ironically, this goal is being made feasible by the crystallizing deal with Hamas over the Gaza Strip.

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