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Commissar, Drop Me Down!

Every time Israel loosens its grip, there follows a deadly act of terror.

Anti-Demographics

Those who argue that it is immoral to occupy another people and suppress their national aspirations fail to understand that in principle this form of liberal egalitarianism sounds nice; in the context of terrorism it is lethal.

More On Free – And True – Speech

I agree that the best way to oppose free hate speech is with free true speech.

On The Prohibition Of Water: An Appeal to Poskim

There are rabbinic decisors of stature who disagree with this stringent stance, relying on an attested and respected opinion recorded by earlier authorities that the water is permissible if the organisms in question are not discernible.

The Pope’s Disgraceful Tribute To Arafat

From the way world leaders reacted to the death of Yasir Arafat, you could be forgiven if you had mistakenly believed that Mother Theresa had died.

Voters 13, Gay Marriage 0. Now What?

If the Supreme Court sides with the states on this matter, it may take a while but I suspect all states will eventually amend their constitutions to reflect traditional values.

Nuking The Blues

The frightening details of the chemical and biological stockpiles he actually developed could fill books.

Sharon’s Unsettling U-Turn

Ariel Sharon's landslide victory over Ehud Barak in February 2001 was widely hailed by the right wing in Israel.

Self-Congratulatory Stupor: Celebrating 350 Years Of Jewish Life Shouldn’t Mean Ignoring Real Problems

Three-and-half centuries isn't much in terms of a people whose history can be traced about 3,000 years further back than the arrival of those 23 Jews in North America.

Biggest Scandal Since Watergate

Clinton's perjury was simply a liar doing what he did best, in front of the American people and America's elected officials.

The 3 Percent Who Would Not Say

The proof of the "unadmitted 3 percent" theory can be seen from looking at the late afternoon numbers in the Ohio and Florida exit polls.

Arafat’s Remains On The Temple Mount? Unthinkable

Secular Jews never thought a confrontation over the Temple site was worth it. Religious Jews felt that the sheer sacredness of the place rendered it off-limits.

What Will Happen To My Promise?

We returned home. People came and people went. But you, Daddy, you never came back.

The Problem’s Not Just Arafat

Just because Arafat will be gone, it doesn't mean the problems will be gone.

Making My Peace With Yizkor

How can you not be moved by an absolutely silent congregation of orphans listening intently to the chazan chanting,

True Speech Versus Free Speech

America prides itself on extending its civil rights, including that of free speech to racist groups and to their hate speech.

Bitter Tuesday

We would represent a mature adult section of society. Sneakers and socks flowing biblical garments and youngsters holding banners were unacceptable.

John Kerry’s Iraq Quandary

On September 6, 2002, John Kerry in an op-ed in The New York Times stated that 'I refuse ever to accept the notion that...

Free Speech, True Speech: An Exchange

Do you consider the Palestine Solidarity Movement's hate speech against Jews and the Jewish state, and in favor of suicide terrorism, "vile" speech or not?

Israeli Bedouin: American Jewish Apathy Shocks Me

As all Israelis know, Israel has problems like all nations of the world. Still, many students tried to stop me from speaking.

The Morning After: Preliminary Thoughts On An Election Worth Celebrating

Ah, can there be anything so delightful as the sound of liberals whimpering in the morning? Consider:

Fishl’s Marathon

While Lebow promoted this populist vision, his shtetl background, his Yiddish, and the religious observance of his youth (which his siblings had not abandoned as he had) were always part of him.

Requiem For A Dream

The sorrowful tune was unmistakable; someone was playing taps in a slow yet steady tune. So sad. So haunting.

Democracy And Censorship On The Western Campus

Could what happened at the University of Pisa happen here? Some might say it already has.

Break Up The Likud

The Likud Party in Israel is in crisis. While presuming to be a "broad tent" for a gamut of political opinion, it increasingly is split along the tectonic lines defined by the Gaza disengagement plan of Ariel Sharon.

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