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The Truth About ‘Palestinian Refugees’

17 Av 5764 – August 4, 2004
Try to imagine what the world would be like if Israel had granted the "Palestinian refugees" who fled from Israel in 1948-49 the right to return to Israel.

Why Was The Vilna Gaon Fasting On July 4, 1776?

11 Av 5764 – July 28, 2004
Could it be that the Founding Fathers gave the gift of America to the world on a day that Jews were fasting?

Response To An Angry Bush-Basher

Don't you know," said the lady, "that George Liar Bush and almost all his cabinet members are egotistic, selfish, liars, and disinterested in peace and justice?

‘Song of Peace’ Redux

In the late 1960's, well after the Six Day War, a whine-filled "peace song" titled Shir Hashalom became popular among Israel's teeny-boppers. At the...

Blithe Spirits, Rest In Peace

3 Av 5764 – July 21, 2004
Progressive Jews (both secular and religious) initially refused to focus on the fact that Pearl was beheaded because he was a Jew and an American.

In addition to being an outstanding prosecutor, Charles had a unique ability to link diverse people and create bonds for the benefit of the wider community.

Roots and Wings: How Jerusalem Sustains Us

What an irony: No other people except the Jews has ever made Jerusalem its capital, despite its conquest by many imperial powers, but now clear facts are denied and history is rewritten.

What Price Sharon’s Diplomacy?

Something must have happened to so dramatically shuffle the cards and leave the analysts dumbfounded.

Clear Distinctions Drove Reagan’s Foreign Policy

Mrs. Thatcher told us that Mrs. Gandhi had complained to her that America's attitude toward India was nowhere near as positive as she would have expected it to be toward a fellow democracy.

John Kerry On Israel: Second To Several

25 Tammuz 5764 – July 14, 2004
You don't get a "second to none" rating by simply hanging around with the 80-plus percent crowd.

Dear Settler: Get Lost

Not for nothing am I known as the 'bulldozer.' My ability to outmaneuver the enemy on the field of battle has come in handy in dealing with those I consider the enemies of my ethnic-cleansing plans.

The Rebbe’s Standing Orders

For chassidim, the last ten years have been painful. There is no question that we are orphans.

Mistrial, Israeli-Style

The IDF noted: "It is important to keep in mind the danger posed by the illegal, irresponsible, and dangerous behavior of the ISM group that led to the tragic death and sad results."

Another Day, Another Bus Ride

20 Tammuz 5764 – July 9, 2004
The security guard gets off the bus with a changed demeanor. His face is cold and professional, and he looks sharply at everyone sitting at the stop.

How ‘Halacha’ Evolves

19 Tammuz 5764 – July 7, 2004
It should also be noted that in all these cases the so-called halachic standards are not being determined by the gedolim everyone is supposedly following so faithfully but by the Jewish street.

“How Long Will This Nation Provoke Me…?”

I can almost hear these Divine words reverberating in our ears in Hebron today in response to the "disengagement" plan being accepted as official policy by the Israeli government.

Staying Alert, New York Times-Style

Just imagine the brouhaha if it came out, after such an event, that our government had advance information about a potential attack but hadn't fully publicized it.

Warsaw Ghetto Hero: “Every War With Fascism Is Our Business”

Edelman experienced evil many times in his long and distinguished life; he faced it and fought it bravely.

Arab Anti-Semitism: It’s Getting Personal

12 Tammuz 5764 – June 30, 2004
I later switched neighborhoods and hence corner stores but in a cruel twist of fate it turned out the Jew-Haters owned another store in the vicinity of my new address.

Frum And Frummer

Whereas in the past the Modern Orthodox ignored these warnings and continued to stand proudly in many worlds at once, increasingly they were influenced by their haredi co-religionists and began leaning back toward the right wing.

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