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Terri Schiavo: Lessons From The Farm

26 Adar II 5765 – April 6, 2005
The kids not only come to love the animals but, mainly, they learn a tremendous lesson in responsibility.

The Race For City Hall: Queens Republicans Wonder Whether Mayor Mike’s Worth The Effort

Unlike some of the older Republican groups in this town, the Rockawayites are an amalgam of many viewpoints and had hoped to use this diversity to good political effect.

Holocaust Deniers Should Not Go Unchallenged

Addressing a few dozen people, Irving focused on his legal battle with Lipstadt, describing in detail how she and her lawyers had, in effect, destroyed his reputation and ruined his career.

Lead Us By Teaching

Whether in the home or in governmental actions or ordinary social relationships, obedience can be achieved through teaching or example.

The Pope’s Mixed Legacy

The foremost memory of John Paul II will be for his heart. When I conjure up an image of the pope, it is invariably in connection with some gesture of warmth and loving kindness to a child, to a widow, to the poor.

Controversy At Columbia: A View From Inside The Institution

19 Adar II 5765 – March 30, 2005
A very few of the very many Jewish professors at Columbia have been moved to oppose the systematic anti-Israel bias that pervades Columbia's teaching and to argue for the inadequacy of the "settlement" that appears to be in the offing.

Avoda Zara 2005

Such is the inevitability when "activists" become so wrapped up in a cause that political ideology and sloganeering subsume their very identity.

Lest The Philistine Daughter Rejoice

The collapse of Israel's alleged democracy continues in dizzying fashion.

Solidarity Mission To Gush Katif/Aza

A week before I departed on a solidarity mission with my mother to Gush Katif with new York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, I was sitting in a restaurant in Brooklyn and told an Israeli waitress where I was going.

Israel’s Anti-Democratic Anti-Racism Law

In 1977 Israel's criminal code was changed. Section 144A was added, making "racism" a crime.

Getting The Word Out

13 Adar II 5765 – March 23, 2005
An article in the Sunday, March 13, edition of the Times carried a particularly edifying front page piece on a relatively modern phenomenon: video press releases. UNDER BUSH, A NEW AGE OF PREPACKAGED NEWS has taken hold, blared the headline

Purim Bulletin: OU Calls For Immediate Ban On Shul Candymen

"I have 25- 26- 27, even 32-year-olds who are still coming to me each Shabbos for candy," confided Shlomo Roberts, candyman at a large Upper West Side congregation popular with singles in their twenties and thirties.

Memorial Hill Doesn’t Answer

"The Washington museum was created for the purpose of evoking emotional reaction. Yad Vashem is for the stoic and brave. Statesmen do not shed tears."

Mordechai The Jew

He in fact had calculated that period from the wrong time and was off by eleven years.

Vashti Reclaimed; Or, What I Learned From The Former Queen

Although Vashti and Esther never meet, the relationship between them is integral to understanding the events of Megillat Esther. Vashti disappears by the end...

Shidduch Crisis: The Case For Natural Meeting

6 Adar II 5765 – March 16, 2005
Right off the bat, we should ask a simple question: Where is the mountain of evidence that forbids mixed settings?

Can One Be Right Wing And Pragmatic?

Ultimately, diplomatic, political and military decisions must be made based upon rational considerations, not on an assumption (as distinguished from the hope) of divine intervention.

A Father’s Thoughts Of Purim

For the past twenty-five years, an Islamic fundamentalist government intent on spreading Islam throughout the world has ruled old Shushan.

The Palestinianization Of The Academy

Academics and intellectuals must stand up proudly and loudly, and say that Zionism is not racism or colonialism or apartheid, that it is the liberation movement of the oppressed ...persecuted Jewish people.

Beyond A Felafel Republic

As it is, Israel has for years now consistently tempered its military response to Arab depredations in order to avoid American displeasure and censure.

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