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There Are No ‘Alternative Facts’

In Parshat Mishpatim we encounter the famous phrase, "na’aseh v’nishma." Na’aseh talks to the fulfillment of mitzvot. Doing. Nishma refers to “hearing” or learning.

Israel Does Not Cause Anti-Semitism

The current Lord Balfour' claims Israel's at fault and the cause of increasing anti-Semitism and has declared his unwillingness to participate in the Centenary Celebration of the Balfour Declaration,

Trump: Palestinians Must Earn a Two State Solution

Trump may be telling the Palestinians that if they want a state they have to show up at the negotiating table and bargain for it. No one is going to hand it to them on a silver platter

Obamaleaks: Suspicious Haaretz “Scoop” About Netanyahu blocking “Regional Peace Plan”

Selective leaks by former Obama officials which were meant to make Netanyahu look bad don’t hold up to scrutiny.

How UNRWA Keeps Remaking Itself: Defining, Re-Defining and Re-Re-Defining Who Is a Palestinian Refugee

Who qualifies to be considered a Palestine Refugee is a mercurial problem. Over the years, the.UNRWA has defined -- and redefined -- who qualifies as a Palestine Refugee multiple times.

The OU and Women Rabbis: Look Again!

How do we expand leadership roles and titles that the OU and its Rabbinical Panel recommend while developing and continuing a halakhic conversation about the exact parameters of those roles and titles?

France’s Relentless Hostility to the Jewish State

France today is among the main enemies of Israel -- maybe its main enemy -- in the Western world. France's disregard of threats faced by Israel is more than simple willful blindness. It is complicity.

Mocking Jared

In yet another example of slanted journalism, the NY Times has published an article on Jared Kushner that violates the basic journalistic standard of not exhibiting media bias by editorializing

American Colleges With Ties To Terrorist-Loving Al Quds

Why do 5 prominent US universities continue to have professional relationships with Al Quds University, a school which honors and glorifies terrorists thereby encouraging acts of terrorism?

On Rabbis And Immigration

My zaide, a rabbi who escaped death by misdirecting his "neighbors," would never accept the liberal view that all people are inherently good and would be sweet as sugar if only welcomed into our homes

The National Prayer Breakfast: Some Takeaways For The Orthodox Community

What happens when frum Jews show technical compliance with Torah law but more exuberance and passion for material things? Or when they speak the language of rejection, racism, or extreme isolationism?

Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Can’t Lose

Why is it foolish to compare oneself to another? Because life is the most difficult exam an many people fail because they try to copy others, not realizing that everyone had a different question paper

Obama in His Own Words: ‘Everybody Says How Cool I Am’

The essence of Obama’s rhetorical style as POTUS: feinting towards common ground while pushing opponents away; dramatic; exasperated; an impression of boldness where there was none; utterly insincere

“It’s Not Immoral for One Human to Own Another Human”

Georgetown' Prof. Jonathan Brown's problem is obvious: If Mohammed allowed slavery, it can't be wrong. Ditto for rape. He has to find a way to justify an Islamic practice by attacking OUR value system

Trump Welcomes Netanyahu

Trump must reassure Netanyahu that he will apply pressure -- perhaps through our Sunni allies -- on the Palestinian Authority, and not only on Israel, as the Obama Administration did.

Trojan Horses in Women’s Movement

Does Linda Sarsour really think that people have gone so mad that they will give up the civil liberties that their ancestors earned through the centuries, merely for interest-free loans?

A New Iranian Threat Against the U.S.

Iranian threats suggest that, in the wake of the JCPA, Iran may have grown so bold as to consider directly attacking US facilities rather than maintaining plausible deniability by doing so by proxy.

Are Trump and Israel on the Same Page?

Israeli ministers, including our PM, should not seek to push a mercurial Trump to the point where he becomes exasperated. Everything suggests Israel will have greater support than under G. W. Bush

TV’s ‘Homeland’: Alternative Facts About Settlements

Dear 'HOMELAND,' Disagreement with Israel’s policies--including its settlement policies--is absolutely legit; Subjecting Israel to slander broadcasted to your audience is not. Get your facts STRAIGHT!

Move The Israeli Embassy To Jerusalem Now

Doubt is being cast on Pres. Trump’s intention to follow through on his promise to move the US embassy to Jerusalem. He would be wise to act on his pledge and move the embassy, for four reasons.

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