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There Can Be No Debate With PETA

3 Shevat 5765 – January 12, 2005
Never mind that PETA regularly uses Jewish spokesmen who have to this day refused to repudiate the organization's equation of slaughter of animals to the Holocaust.

A Slight Misunderstanding

Stunned at the sudden outburst, the voice of a very insulted secretary general came across loud and clear.

Burning Issues

Does the right to act symbolically belong to those who garner a larger audience to back their intense arguments?

The Return Of Shimon Peres

28 Tevet 5765 – January 8, 2005
The country has never had a public accounting for the utter disaster that was Oslo.

Don’t Blame God For Tsunami Casualties

"I am also Jewish" he unnecessarily informed me, as he tucked into his bacon omelet. I responded politely and he continued: "I used to keep kosher, but after Hitler I could no longer believe in God."

The Paper Clip Project: Lessons From Tennessee

"Paper Clips," a documentary filmed over two years, is the important story of an educational initiative, begun in October 1998, that evolved into something greater and unexpected when a student in the Holocaust course at Whitwell asked the question that we might all ask: "What is six million? I've never seen that before."

Three Ballplayers And Their Armbands

25 Tevet 5765 – January 5, 2005
Remember, Major League Baseball used a different playoff format in the early 1970's: in each of the two leagues the winner of the West Division would meet the winner of the East Division in a best 3 of 5 game series to determine which team would represent its league in the World Series

Israel’s Single-Issue Party

Some are dumbfounded that Ariel Sharon and the Likud are bringing Labor into the government to form a national unity coalition. Some cannot believe their eyes and ears and noses.

Repentant Terrorist Should Be Linchpin Of Israeli Hasbara

18 Tevet 5765 – December 29, 2004
Walid was born a Muslim in Beit Sahour outside of Bethlehem. His grandfather was the Muslim mukhtar (chieftain) and a friend of the Nazi ally, Haj-Amin Al-Husseini, grand mufti of Jerusalem and a friend of Adolf Hitler.

Time In A Bottle: RIETS, Circa 1928

The earliest issue that the YU Library has is from 1935-36. The other issues from the Twenties and early Thirties may well be lost. Still, from these issues one can get insight into the thoughts of the students.

Setting The Record Straight On Kosher Slaughter

Any slaughterhouse, whether kosher or non-kosher, is by definition a disconcerting, blood-filled and gruesome place. Torah law, however, is most insistent about not inflicting needless pain on animals and in emphasizing humane treatment of all living creatures.

A Brief But Shining Life

17 Tevet 5765 – December 28, 2004
Are we to understand that our prayers were in vain - that the never-ceasing recitals of Psalms of our devoted friends everywhere were for naught?

President Bush And The Little Girl

11 Tevet 5765 – December 22, 2004
Why did Osama bin Laden release a video four days before the recent American election and coincidentally just as Yasir Arafat had already effectively...

Facing Up To Painful Reality

How can any accommodation be reached between the Arabs and Israel when Palestinian Arab terrorists are waging war against Israel with the approval of the vast majority of Arabs, and when there is such a dichotomy between the way the rest of the world deals with terror and the way Israel is expected to "exercise restraint" in its own war against terrorism?

Jews And Guns

But the police did not arrive that night nor did they protect the city from arson and widespread looting. In fact we watched in disbelief as news cameras captured images of police officers standing idly by while looters gleefully committed their crimes.

Sharon’s Embarrassing Herzliya Speech

I paid close attention to last week's Herzliya Conference and helped promote it by interviewing various speakers, including conference founder Uzi Arad, and writing several general articles about the event.

Kaare Kristiansen: Profile In Courage

3 Tevet 5765 – December 15, 2004
From September 13, 1993, through December 10, 1994, 92 people died in 47 separate Palestinian terrorist attacks,

Why Bush Won – A Jewish Perspective

In the most accepting and tolerant country in the history of humanity, the United States of America, they have continued to feel threatened by the persistence of any aspect of traditional culture and loyalties.

Blue America: The Land Of The Easily Offended

It is most unlikely that conservative men or women speak that way - saying, "I am offended" - when they hear liberal speakers.

Time To Protect Jerusalem’s Sanctity: An Open Letter To Mayor Lupoliansk

What did the Maccabees do that was so important that all Jews have been required to honor them, year after year, for thousands of years?

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