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Olmert Can’t Count On Unconditional U.S. Support

12 Sivan 5766 – June 7, 2006
What Abbas did was endorse a so-called peace plan hatched by a committee of members of Hamas and Abbas's Fatah movement currently serving lengthy terms in Israeli prisons for terrorist murders.

When Jews Praised Pius XII

Along with the Vatican's protests, thousands of Jews found refuge in Rome's convents, monasteries, and the Vatican itself.

My Visit To Postville

We told them that we did not represent AgriProcessors but were trying to ascertain how the workers felt about their situations.

Why I Boycotted The Israel Day Parade

For the first time in 16 years, I did not attend the Israel Day Parade.

A Living Treasure

4 Sivan 5766 – May 31, 2006
In the century and a half since the birth of the rebbetzin famous ancestor, transportation has changed from horse and wagon to jet plane, but Torah life is constant.

Shortchanging Our Children By Teaching Midrashim Literally

The vast majority of children from the current yeshiva system believe all midrashim are part of the literal account of the events that occurred in the Tanach.

The Growing U.S. Political Divide On Israel

Noting this reality, I concluded in a 1985 research piece: "Liberals and conservatives support Israel versus the Arabs in similar proportions."

Eminent Domain: A Jewish Issue?

Is this something the Jewish community should be concerned with, or, should we keep our noses out of such matters - at least until it affects one of our homes or businesses?

Presbyterian Terror

Not content with the classic leftist divestment tactic, elements of PCUSA, from the Chicago Middle East Task Force, met with leaders of the terrorist organization Hizbullah in Lebanon.

Education With Strings

26 Iyyar 5766 – May 24, 2006
Our greatest fear is that the subsidies and grants will be handed out to eager and often desperate institutions but that the money will not be used to its maximum benefit.

Arab Genocide And The New York Times

Many nations are reluctant to confront the Arab world in its backing of Sudan, and this has been a major factor in European foot-dragging on the Darfur issue.

Feminists’ Shameful Silence On Islamic Fundamentalism

So one of the world's leading feminists has been offered a safe perch by a conservative think tank. I am not surprised.

Jacob’s Voice

Welcome to Monsey, New York, or as many here wryly refer to the temporary home that remains "in the uttermost West" Ir HaKodesh - the Holy City.

The Apostasy Of The Monsey Fish

A tuna fish caught in the Indian Ocean this week has excited Kenyan Muslims who are flocking here by the hundreds to see a Koranic verse apparently embedded in its scales.

Never Fear Being Hated

19 Iyyar 5766 – May 17, 2006
Mendy, today is your bar mitzvah. As your father, I want to help inspire you on this momentous occasion with words that I hope will stay with you forever.

Respect For All

Though the worship of God and our underlying relationship with Him are implicit in this text, the stress is on our relationship with people.

In The Image Of God

What should our behavior be toward non-Jews? As my rebbe, Rabbi Aaron Soloveichik, zt"l, wrote in his book Logic of the Heart, Logic of the Mind, the concept of kavod habriyos, the dignity of Man, is a halachic imperative that constitutes the basis of human rights, and the basis of all civilized jurisprudence.

Ya’alon: We Need Churchills, Not Chamberlains

Ya'alon believes Israel started to win the war against the PA by methodically cutting down the terrorists and taking the war to them, but then lost many of the gains it had made.

I Give Up On Israel

As a journalist I found that Israel was the only country in the Middle East that respected the free press.

Arab Population Forecasts Are Wrong

13 Iyyar 5766 – May 10, 2006
After rising slightly to a record 41,400 births in 2003, the number of Israeli Arab births fell in 2004 for the first time, back to 40,800.

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