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Israel After Sharon

11 Tevet 5766 – January 11, 2006
There can be no room for doubt. The need to conduct a military strike against Iran's nuclear program increases with each passing day.

Israel Needs A Non-Jewish Prime Minister

4 Tevet 5766 – January 4, 2006
While serving as rabbi at Oxford University, I befriended a young African-American Rhodes scholar by the name of Cory Booker who became like a brother to me.

Gibson’s Scourge Becomes Spielberg’s Shill

"This is not a documentary, and nobody's pretending it is," Foxman responded in a line straight out of the film's public-relations playbook.

Calling The Left’s Bluff On Iran

Were the U.S. to actually propose taking military action against Iran, the Left would be up in arms (figuratively speaking, of course).

Building A Better Marriage: Two Modest Proposals

The most important reason to sign a prenup is that such agreements will not succeed in wiping out the plague of aginut until and unless they become standard practice.

Israel, Jews, And The Press: A Nonconforming View

27 Kislev 5766 – December 28, 2005
With today's media, taking sides instead of reporting is usual.

When The U.S. Government Spied On American Jews

"What the FBI apparently didn't realize was that Rifkin was a refugee from the Russians, not an agent of the Russians," says Jack Yampolsky, a retired Philadelphia accountant whose parents, Louis and Betty, were leaders of the Bergson group's local chapter.

Not Such ‘Stars Of David’: An Interview With Author Abigail Pogrebin

I was interested in Jewish identity in whatever form it took.

Dems, Media Treat Bush Like The Enemy

We are at war. There is a balance to be struck between protecting the security of the country and the personal privacy of individuals.

Leftists, Muslims, And The Race Card

What was Rotberg's crime? First, he did not demonize Israel. Second, he did not choose a "neutral" position, somewhere between Hamas's and that of the settlers ejected from Gaza.

Joe Lieberman’s Finest Hour

21 Kislev 5766 – December 21, 2005
As such Lieberman is an icon not just of American Jewish achievement but as a "martyr" of what many bitter Democratic partisans still claim was a "stolen election."

Back To The Future

Archeologists in Poland have just discovered an amazing document, uncovered from beneath rubble left over in what was once the Warsaw Ghetto:

Drawing Strength From Two Powerful Truth-Tellers

Calls for Israel's destruction are nothing new in the Middle East, but Bolton refused to ignore the repeated calls in recent weeks by the Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, something which he says has "drawn almost no attention" at the UN.

In Their Days And Ours: Preserving The Chanukah

In Islamic countries over the centuries, Jews choose to live humiliated as an underclass of dhimmi, often persecuted - but they willingly accepted their predicament rather than submit to conversion.

A Mid-War History Lesson: Bush 2005/Churchill 1942

1 Kislev 5766 – December 1, 2005
He acknowledged that the training of Iraqi security forces "is an enormous task, and it always hasn't gone smoothly."

The Real Dividing Line

10 Iyyar 5765 – May 18, 2005
One of us is a Christian pastor, the other is an Orthodox Jewish rabbi. Yet for all these differences, something recently united us. And it was not that we're both bald or that we both have beards!

Rethinking The Dangerous Gaza Withdrawal

As outgoing Israeli Chief of Staff General Moshe Ya'alon has predicted, "Immediately after the disengagement we can expect a burst of terrorism...all the signs point to it."

Making ‘Hatikvah’ Part Of Our Synagogue Service

Different minhagim have already been established and I leave it to each community to follow the lead and guidance of its teachers.

Old Right And New Left: United When It Comes To Jews

They've moved so far around the political circle they've met on the other side, spouting identical positions on such issues as Iraq, the broader War on Terror, and, most particularly, the Jewish state of Israel.

A Time To Remember, A Time To Relate

These weeks between Pesach and Shavuot provide an unusual window of opportunity for children to learn about their grandparents' and great grandparents' heritage.

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