It is naked, open, venomous, and violent to the point of being murderous.
But even from this distance, there's no doubting there was one issue on which the voters really did send a message: the economy.
One plausible explanation for this rigid evolutionary monotheism, though I think an incorrect one, is a fear that the children might come to believe in Creationism.
One might expect this agony to follow on a crushing battlefield loss, but since 1945 that has usually not been the case.
There must be a reliable database for employers to determine who is authorized to work - i.e., a better developed and protected Social Security number, eliminating the multiplicity of documents now allowed and easily falsified.
In a tightrope-walking statement, Bloomberg said, "I certainly don't agree" with the imam's view, "but the issue here is not do I agree with him, but does he have a right to say what he wants to say. At the same time, we have an obligation to ensure that city employees do not falsely represent their political statement as the official position of their agency."
Whatever the flashpoint, it is inexcusable for mobs of teens to set bonfires and descend on a police cruiser, breaking windows and threatening officers inside.
Pharaoh surmised that the way to entrap the Israelites was to play upon their desire for acceptance.
Having survived the Knesset elections with all of the uncertainty that all elections provide for the so-called winners and losers, perhaps it is time to take a cursory look at the democratic process of elections from a perspective of Jewish history.
Perhaps he does have the right to say anything he pleases as a citizen; perhaps his loss of this right might also endanger us all.
"This is one of the most embarrassing lies to have emerged from Camp David," says Barak.
Since its founding more than 100 years ago, RIETS has ordained more than 2,700 rabbis.
When I was a boy of about eight, I remember feeling helpless to bring my fighting parents closer together, and then seeing a vision of myself, running from home to home, rescuing those who could still be saved.
Was the Israeli raid on the Jericho prison last week necessary and justified? Absolutely.
It was along this line of thought that the Algerians started their war against civilians - without mercy, without quarter.
The only problem is that the humanitarian group that will receive the lion's share of the aid is one of the most thoroughly politicized and terrorist-infiltrated organizations in the world.
In these modern times, there are plenty of Jewish leftists who ask how we wronged our enemies and what we can do to further abase ourselves before them.
People also often ask me why people like President Bush and Condoleezza Rice don't understand the dynamics of the Middle East. My guess is that neither of them has ever read this book.
Ozick did not say so, but this is similar to what Anne Frank's father, Otto, and the various people who worked on her diary and on the play about her, also did.
In the pantheon of insults and degradations that Israel and its ambassadors have suffered, this hardly tops the list.
In the campaign in the UK to organize an academic boycott of Israeli universities, led by the British Association of University Teachers (AUT), it turned out that University of Haifa faculty member Ilan Pappe was the driving force, seeking to create a boycott of his own university. That campaign ultimately fizzled and failed.
Due to the nature of the work in which I was engaged, I am unable to provide details of what I did for the army in Iraq.
While these hoary tales circulate even in respectable Arab and Persian circles, what is overlooked is the role Jews have played in the eradication of some of the most deadly diseases that afflict Jews and non-Jews alike.
The key to solving the dilemma lies, for the most part, with the policies of teachers of Jewish law and the rabbinic courts.
A funny thing happened to me the other day when my wife and I had, thank God, another baby (a boy).