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Free Speech, True Speech: An Exchange

27 Heshvan 5765 – November 10, 2004
Do you consider the Palestine Solidarity Movement's hate speech against Jews and the Jewish state, and in favor of suicide terrorism, "vile" speech or not?

Israeli Bedouin: American Jewish Apathy Shocks Me

As all Israelis know, Israel has problems like all nations of the world. Still, many students tried to stop me from speaking.

The Morning After: Preliminary Thoughts On An Election Worth Celebrating

Ah, can there be anything so delightful as the sound of liberals whimpering in the morning? Consider:

Fishl’s Marathon

20 Heshvan 5765 – November 3, 2004
While Lebow promoted this populist vision, his shtetl background, his Yiddish, and the religious observance of his youth (which his siblings had not abandoned as he had) were always part of him.

Requiem For A Dream

The sorrowful tune was unmistakable; someone was playing taps in a slow yet steady tune. So sad. So haunting.

Democracy And Censorship On The Western Campus

Could what happened at the University of Pisa happen here? Some might say it already has.

Break Up The Likud

The Likud Party in Israel is in crisis. While presuming to be a "broad tent" for a gamut of political opinion, it increasingly is split along the tectonic lines defined by the Gaza disengagement plan of Ariel Sharon.

The Real Debate

The struggle today in the land of Israel should re-ignite a debate that has existed in the Jewish world for at least 100 years

Going Timeless: Learning to Live Without the ‘Paper of Record’

13 Heshvan 5765 – October 27, 2004
It will probably not surprise his critics that Rush Limbaugh doesn't read the Times; he hasn't "for a couple of years."

Support For Jewish All-Day Education – Retrospect And Prospect

FJE is to be praised for making recommendations to achieve these goals essential for a healthy Jewish education system.

Of Dan We Sing

In commenting on the Dan Rather fiasco last week and the week before that, the Monitor was remiss in not mentioning the revolutionary role played by the Internet - specifically, the army of tenacious webloggers who began exposing Rather almost as soon as his fallacious '60 Minutes' story on George Bush and the Texas Air National Guard aired earlier this month.

Terrorism And Anti-Semitism Are Inseparably Married

It can be inherited -- not genetically, of course, but through the malign impact of a bigoted adult on his or her children and grandchildren.

Letter From Shimon

Dear Mr. Prime Minister:As we continue to prepare the merging of the Likud and the Israeli Labor Party into a national unity coalition that will expel the Jewish settlers from Gaza and turn it over to the PLO, I wanted to share with you some of the wisdom I have accumulated in my years of implementing such programs.

Jews And Ostriches

5 Heshvan 5765 – October 20, 2004
The Jewish knee-jerk propensity to vote Democratic is unrelated to any particular advantage the party offers American Jews in the modern world.

A Brief And Shining Life

Although she was in and out of hospitals and emergency rooms, most of her friends never even knew she had this condition.

Ain’t No Terrorists Here But Us Freedom-Fighters

The word "terrorist" (or "terrorism," or "terror") does not appear in the story even once.

Surrender Without Defeat

The replacement in South Africa of an Afrikaner government has not resulted in a new age of racial equality but rather has led to the imposition of majority tyranny over minority interests.

29 Tishri 5765 – October 13, 2004
A number of "unusual" occurrences took place in the wake of this tragedy that demonstrated both the hashgacha pratis of Hashem's direction of events and the exalted qualities that Moshe Shubert surely possessed.

Guiding The Ship Of State To November And Beyond

Are Bush's policies the right ones for the country and is Bush the man for the job?

The Immorality Of ‘Morality’

If there is "occupation" now, it cannot be over people, even when Israel exercises its right of self-defense by going into Arab towns to destroy terrorists and their network, or when Arabs are restricted at checkpoints. These actions save lives.

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