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Zionism’s Greatest Achievement

30 Nisan 5764 – April 21, 2004
In some ways it is a depressing period in Jewish history. The American Jewish Diaspora community, or at least the non-Orthodox bulk therein, is in the process of committing cultural/national/religious suicide.

Lessons From A Bus Bombing

24 Nisan 5764 – April 14, 2004
Sunday morning, February 22, I arrived at work just in time to hear about the bus explosion in Jerusalem. Nervously, I waited for the...

Lunch With Straight-Shooting Richard Perle

I recently attended a luncheon lecture (courtesy of Benadore Associates) at the law offices of Milberg Weiss Bershad Haynes & Lerach LLP. I don't...

Lifted Out Of The Doldrums By Israel’s Younger Generation

I find the news increasingly distressing. A recent headline in the Jerusalem Post's "In Jerusalem" weekend supplement caught both my eye and my mood:...

Zo Hamedina Shelanu – This Is Our Country

"Zo hamedina shelanu," Osnat said to me as I bear hugged her, her sisters, her brother, her mother and her father. "This is our...

The Kulturkampf Of Avraham Poraz

In 1872 Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck launched a campaign to suppress the power of the Catholic Church in Germany. This struggle, subsequently dubbed...

Flatbush Families Make It A Shabbos To Remember For Out-Of-Towners

17 Nisan 5764 – April 7, 2004
Each year on Rosh Hashanah the Leventhals would take on a new mitzvah. They started with lighting candles on Friday night.

The Fine Israeli Art Of Krav Magoo

"Due to recent setbacks," he began, "we must take a radically new approach. For our model, I've chosen a small country that, like us, has had to fight against large and hostile rivals: Israel."

Strength And Reliability: Why I Support George W. Bush

There is a war being waged between Judeo-Christian civilization and Islamic fundamentalist tyranny.

Timely Advice For The Prime Minister

10 Nisan 5764 – March 31, 2004
If this ill-conceived plan is ever carried out it would serve as a most dangerous precedent bordering on committing national suicide.

Israel’s Passive Voice

A bomb on a Jerusalem bus kills eight Israelis. The government is passive. In less than three hours, the street has been cleaned, the bus removed.

Holy City, Holy People

The expression on the uplifted faces of those davening reflected what I suppose is sublime ecstasy, a transcendental and transfixed joy.

Peres, Passion and Polls

While generally informative, polls can be distorted to further a political argument.

The Power Of A Positive Word

3 Nisan 5764 – March 24, 2004
Harriet Beecher Stowe got her anti-slavery message across so well that when President Lincoln was introduced to her he greeted her with So this is the little woman who caused the big war!

Sleeping Better At Night With George W. Bush In The White House

But the most jubilant people here in the Middle East are the vast majority of the Iraqi people themselves.

Joe Lieberman’s Jewish Inreach

The Jew committed to moderate religious observance was the one most likely to have been impacted by the senator's candidacy.

In Ninth Grade And Already Fighting The Liberal Thought Police

When someone says, "That's stupid," the next words spoken are often, "Not as stupid as George Bush."

Peres And The Gaza Transfer: A Scenario of the Imagination

Imagine! Shimon Peres - perennial antagonist of the settlers, self-appointed apologist for Arafat, tireless defender of the Arabs - had suddenly sprouted feathers of a different color.

A Whiff Of Auschwitz: Mel Gibson and the Gospel of Anti-Semitism

25 Adar 5764 – March 17, 2004
After his death, his followers - most of whom were simple fishermen and artisans - lived on in Galilee and Jerusalem.

Don’t Say You Weren’t Warned About Sharon

There is an apparent need on the part of human beings, and certainly Jews, for a hero.

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