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PM Modi’s Historic Visit Celebrates 2500 Years of Hindu-Jewish Ties

Hindus and Jews have shared a history which goes back 2500 years. The first group of Jewish sailors, came to India as traders in around 562 BCE and settled in India.

Israel’s Wrongheaded Retreat on BDS

If Israel is to fight the BDS movement effectively, anti-Israel activists must be called out as publicly as possible instead of being allowed to pose as objective researchers and should be denied entry to Israel

The Western Wall Controversy: *yawn*

American Jews feel insulted and abandoned by Bibi's "ruling coalition?" because they haven't a clue Bibi had no choice. He can't have his government fall for some American whim which essentially has no impact on egalitarian prayer

What ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ And ‘Hatikvah’ Have In Common

A collection of fun and fascinating facts about the national anthems of the US and of Israel-The Star Spangled Banner and Hatikvah

The Flip Side of the Western Wall Crisis

American Jews are no longer a bastion of support for Israel. And if they still believe they have a familial relationship with Israelis, it increasingly feels like an abusive one

I Am A Muslim, And I Support Trump’s Travel Restrictions

The words, 'Making America Great Again' is more than a slogan to Pres. Trump. The flight ban is the start.

Towards a Haredi Bourgeoisie?

A haredi middle class is rising, one which has dispensable income and is developing wider lifestyle horizons. Perhaps it offers new pathways of navigating modernity for haredi and secular Israeli society.

So Hard To Say Goodbye

I was in New York during the last months of my father’s life. During that time, my father, z”l, stayed with my brother and...

A Visitor From Amerika: A Tragic Parable For July 4

But above all, boasted the new Americans, here was a nation that was governed by law. This law protected all, even a poor Jew who could speak only Yiddish

A Different Take on the Western Wall Controversy

I would have a lot more respect for diaspora Jewish leaders if, in addition to launching a “campaign” over prayer regulations at the Western Wall, they would also launch campaigns against the other issues confronting Israel as well

Terror Payments Go To The Heart Of The Conflict

The Oslo accords failed and there is no peace between Israelis and Palestinians today because the Palestinian leadership never accepted Israel nor rejected terrorism. The Oslo accords were a sham

TRUMP WINS: Supreme Court Tosses Most Injunctions Against Travel Ban

Trump’s travel ban has been vindicated in the main, since the vast majority of those seeking to enter the country have no specific relationship with an American citizen who has standing to sue

Iran Puts the “Miss” in “Missile”

The Iranian missile display really wasn't all that crushing. In fact most of the Iranian ballistic missiles failed to reach their intended targets

Avoiding Obama’s Mistakes in Syria

Under Trump, as opposed to during Obama's tenure, the US will act aggressively to maintain a global prohibition on the use of weapons of mass destruction.

Anti-Semitism, On the Rise: How Can We Stop it?

Conference speaker Charles Small stated the majority of religiously motivated hate crimes in the US target the Jewish community and there has been a rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the New York area

Palestinians: Why Abbas Cannot Stop Funding Terrorists

Considering lavish payments from the PA to Palestinian terrorists in Israeli prison, why should any Palestinian go to university and search for a job when he can make a "decent living" murdering Jews?

Boycotting Gal Gadot. Antisemitic, Discriminatory. BDS in Action

BDS once again shows that it is little more than a Jew hating lynch mob, that everyone with a conscience should refuse to engage with.

The Pernicious Effects of Defining Deviancy Up

Worst of all, however, if jailing and killing activists provoke no more outrage than imposing financial reporting requirements on NGOs, brutal dictatorships have no reason not to go straight to the torturing and killing.

Smartphone…Dumb Me?

I recently switched from a smartphone to a flip phone. I was spending too much time looking at the phone blurring the boundaries between work and personal time, tuning out my family. I became enslaved to my phone. The smarter the phone, the dumber I got.

Israeli Identity and the Future of American Jewry

After decades of ominous demographic statistics, the American Jewish community faces a stark choice about its future. Can Israeli culture offer a way out?

Liberal Denigration Of Republicans Is Nothing New

Liberals have a long history of mercilessly castigating Republican presidents including the popular, and successful Ronald Reagan. But if you want to know about psychopathic-level demonization of a president, consider what George W. Bush endured.

Creation: One And Done Or Sustained Endeavor?

If God had opted not to constantly re-create but to have His creation continue on its own by virtue of the original energy He invested in it, it wouldn't be a dwelling in the full sense of the word. God prefers to remain constantly involved within His world through re-creation.

‘Wonder Woman,’ BIG-Name Concerts Upstage Cultural Boycott of Israel

With big name rock concerts coming this summer--and the future-- to Israel, BDS movement’s cultural boycott of the Jewish state appears to be waning. Thanks Wonder Woman!

Blaming Bibi for Trump’s Embassy U-Turn Hurts Israel

No government will be more pro-Israel than Israel’s own, so if even Netanyahu doesn’t really want Jerusalem to be treated as Israel’s capital, what foreign government would?

Don’t Ask Ivanka to Oppose Religious Freedom

Whether one regards Ivanka as a role model or a false front for a president you consider unfit for office, Jewish groups using her religion or her role as the most influential woman in the WH against her on this issue is unfortunate.

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