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Obama’s Betrayal

25 Kislev 5777 – December 25, 2016
This is a moment when those who have been in denial about the harm the president has done to the U.S.-Israel alliance should admit their mistake.

What Is Hidden Is Never Lost: Rapa-Dreidels, Portugal, And The Marranos

25 Kislev 5777 – December 24, 2016
Dreidels are my talisman, my touchstone. They reassure me in the most innocent and delightful way that our miracles will continue. And so, wherever I am, anywhere on the globe, I look for dreidels.

More Biased Media Coverage Of Palestinian Terror

23 Kislev 5777 – December 23, 2016
If a paper holds a pro-Palestinian agenda, they cease reporting the news, rather they promote an agenda. The NY Times and Washington Post are both guilty of this.

‘Safe Spaces’ For – Almost – Everyone

AMCHA reports nearly 100 more incidents of anti-Semitism in college settings during the first 6 months of 2016 compared to the first 6 months of 2015. Not surprisingly this has hardly been publicized.

The Foolish Coming War On David Friedman

22 Kislev 5777 – December 22, 2016
What horrifies opponents of Friedman isn’t his opinion of JStreet but he opposes the two-state solution, supports Israel’s settlements, and believes in moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem

Am I The ‘Funniest Person in the World’?

21 Kislev 5777 – December 21, 2016
I decided to take my audience to somewhere they’d never been before, to my world, the world of authentic Judaism and love of Israel. That’s why I performed with my Yarmulke and not a hat

Does the Jewish communities of YESHA Impede a Peaceful Resolution of Palestinian Arab Conflict?

The Arabs precipitate a conflict, make explicit demands of the victor and threaten another Intifada unless Israel complies with their ultimatums, yet they have NEVER been criticized for intransigence

Shocking: The New Ambassador to Israel

19 Kislev 5777 – December 19, 2016
David Friedman, President-elect Trump's choice for ambassador to Israel, is completely unlike his predecessors. And that's what drives the critics of Israel crazy.

The New York Times And Me

19 Kislev 5777 – December 18, 2016
For the NY Times, as for so many on the “progressive” left, the problem with Trump wasn't Trump but the Republican Party itself.

Can We Learn From Laban? Our Galut In The Secular World

16 Kislev 5777 – December 16, 2016
Is there anything we can learn from Laban? The very thought of it seems absurd! Yet, for many in our community, there are lessons – important lessons – that we can learn from him.

‘Occupation’ Myth Exposed Again

I've got news for the world: Israel doesn't 'ocupy' the Palestinians. With one of the world's largest per-capita security forces, the Palestinian Authority are the ones who "occupy" the Palestinians.

Unforgettable: My Mother, Irene Klass, And My Husband, Dr. Ivan Mauer

A loving memorial to two great pillars of the venerable The Jewish Press

Lessons From Australia

15 Kislev 5777 – December 15, 2016
I was recently approached by someone who asked me why childhood sexual abuse in our communities is such a hot topic right now. My response was that it’s about time.

So Progressive: anti-Israel Activists Find Common Ground with the Alt-Right

14 Kislev 5777 – December 14, 2016
The alt-left’s eagerness to embrace the alt-right’s fantasy of Israel shows how alike both fringes are: the alt-right wants a white state without Jews, the alt-left wants a world without a Jewish state.

Pro-Koran Reform Rabbi Yoffie Says Torah Causes Terrorism

14 Kislev 5777 – December 13, 2016
"If a single yeshiva student is implicated in terrorist activities, the yeshiva must be closed" said Mr. Yoffie. Does he also propose closing mosques whose members commit terrorism? Somehow I doubt it

Disorder in the Court

Overturning government decisions on the basis of its own radically expansive interpretation of human rights is not the only tool through which the court has usurped political power

Truths for Trump

13 Kislev 5777 – December 12, 2016
Trumpian truth-telling about Iran, Syria & the Palestinians can improve the strategic environment, gut Palestinian strategy of delegitimizing Israel, and improve the tone of American foreign policy

It’s Hard to Avoid the Word “Terror”

A senior journalist told me they refrain from using the term “terrorism” because it can mean “lots of things to lots of people.” I don’t understand how “terrorism” can mean that many different things

How the Trump Administration Can Stop IRS Abuse of Political Groups

12 Kislev 5777 – December 11, 2016
The Obama administration's discrimination against political viewpoints the Democrats disapprove of is a clear, even astonishing, violation of the First Amendment

How Trump Can Blaze a New Trail in the Middle East

Mr. Trump, you have said you want to apply your unique negotiations skills to the Israel-Palestinian dispute. Suggestion number one: Move the United States embassy to Jerusalem where it belongs

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