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Thoughts On The Jericho Prison Raid

23 Adar 5766 – March 22, 2006
Was the Israeli raid on the Jericho prison last week necessary and justified? Absolutely.

Understanding Jihadist Strategy

It was along this line of thought that the Algerians started their war against civilians - without mercy, without quarter.

Pull The Plug On UNRWA

The only problem is that the humanitarian group that will receive the lion's share of the aid is one of the most thoroughly politicized and terrorist-infiltrated organizations in the world.

An Upside-Down View Of Victims And Victimizers

In these modern times, there are plenty of Jewish leftists who ask how we wronged our enemies and what we can do to further abase ourselves before them.

To Understand The Middle East, Read This Book

People also often ask me why people like President Bush and Condoleezza Rice don't understand the dynamics of the Middle East. My guess is that neither of them has ever read this book.

A Brief And Shining Moment Of Cultural Literacy

Ozick did not say so, but this is similar to what Anne Frank's father, Otto, and the various people who worked on her diary and on the play about her, also did.

The Leader We Pray For

16 Adar 5766 – March 15, 2006
In the pantheon of insults and degradations that Israel and its ambassadors have suffered, this hardly tops the list.

The Persecution Of Israeli Heroes By Israeli Academic Leftists

In the campaign in the UK to organize an academic boycott of Israeli universities, led by the British Association of University Teachers (AUT), it turned out that University of Haifa faculty member Ilan Pappe was the driving force, seeking to create a boycott of his own university. That campaign ultimately fizzled and failed.

A Seder In Saddam’s Palace: Reflections of an Orthodox Soldier Home from Iraq

Due to the nature of the work in which I was engaged, I am unable to provide details of what I did for the army in Iraq.

Shattering The Myth Of Mad Jewish Scientists

While these hoary tales circulate even in respectable Arab and Persian circles, what is overlooked is the role Jews have played in the eradication of some of the most deadly diseases that afflict Jews and non-Jews alike.

Esther And Agunot: Contemporary Lessons From An Ancient Story

The key to solving the dilemma lies, for the most part, with the policies of teachers of Jewish law and the rabbinic courts.

Babies Are No Longer Considered A Blessing

9 Adar 5766 – March 8, 2006
A funny thing happened to me the other day when my wife and I had, thank God, another baby (a boy).

Government’s Obligation To Protect Religious Citizens

It is government's job - and it is my job - to make sure that Orthodox Jews and other religiously observant citizens are not punished because of those choices.

The Crisis Of Meaning In Jewish Education

The parents of these children cannot understand the reasons for their children's lack of interest in Judaism.

Are We Winning The War Against Terror?

The fact that jihadists also opposed modernity, democracy, human rights, and women's rights did not seem to matter to the self-proclaimed arbiters of human rights in the West.

I’m Not Celebrating The Irving Verdict

2 Adar 5766 – March 1, 2006
For over three months I had to silently sit in court in London listening to him say the most horrible things about Jews, people of color and survivors.

‘Bush Lied, You Lied’

The professor is too charitable to the "Bush-Lied-Kids-Died" crowd, whose line of reasoning is not so thoughtful.

Fieldston Follies

The sense of the situation the article gave was one of bewilderment; somehow a mistake had occurred, but it was no one's fault. It could happen anywhere.

Israeli Elections

Unlike the two-party American system, in the coming election Israel will be "blessed" with 31 parties.

Port Deal Shows Need For More Discrimination

As to the president knowing what he's doing: Didn't he say he didn't even know about the considerations that went into this decision - or the decision itself - until he heard about the controversy?

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