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Orthodox Hellenism, 5764

4 Shevat 5764 – January 26, 2004
The period of Chanukah is referred to by our rabbis as Golus Yavan -- the Grecian Exile.

The ‘December Dilemma’ – Bah! Humbug!

3 Shevat 5764 – January 25, 2004
Joseph taught us that you don't succeed in a non-Jewish environment by throwing away your values and mimicking those around you.

Olmert, Demographics And The Right

If there is a myth about Rabin that must be debunked, it is that the Clinton Plan, the Geneva Accord and similar ideas are somehow consistent with his legacy.

New Director Ushers In New Era For Orthodox Caucus

23 Tevet 5764 – January 16, 2004
The Orthodox Caucus seeks to work on situations that exist in the Orthodox community that have not been dealt with adequately - and remedy them.

Israel’s Security Fence Symbolizes Defeat

For those areas that remain adjacent to Israel, minefields and antipersonnel devices are both cheaper and more effective than a fence.

Thanksgiving And Chanukah

Lincoln's words still ring with biblical fervor, yet many Americans turn the joyful solemnity of Thanksgiving into a childish sort of Turkey Day.

Finding Saddam – In More Places Than One

It was some irony that U.S. troops were searching in their sands for the dross of humanity; and mother of all ironies that they, too, like the man in the Midrash, had to sift that dirt ever so carefully to find the goods intact.

Fighting Carter: Memories Of 1980

The biggest punch in the anti-Carter effort was delivered even before the presidential campaign got into full swing.

The Derelict From Tikrit

When Jacob's sons Shimon and Levi butchered all the menfolk of Shechem, their father was terribly concerned that the vengeance would endanger him and his nation among the Canaanites.

Doubts About Doing My IDF Reserve Duty

17 Tevet 5764 – January 10, 2004
I do not want to get shot at. I do not want to chase after terrorists through tunnels and alleyways throughout the Kasbah.

The Contempt Is Mutual

My fingerprints are visible in every facet of daily living, in science and technology and medicine.

We’re Not In Brooklyn Anymore

No longer would I have my choice of dozens of shiurim each week at tens of locations, morning, noon, and evening. If I desired such a class I would have to attend the one that I was going to give.

The Brat With No Hat (With apologies to Dr. Seuss, wherever he may be)

The sun did not shine.It was too wet to play.So they sat in GenevaWith murderers all day.

Palestinians Have Right Aspiration, Wrong Destination

9 Tevet 5764 – January 2, 2004
By returning to my childhood and investing more in toothpaste and less in candy, I could now boast uninterrupted rows of healthy white teeth.

Sharon – There He Goes Again

Recently Sharon engineered the most devious tactic yet to disrupt the peace process. He proposed expelling Arafat from Ramallah.

Who’s Raising Our Children?

2 Tevet 5764 – December 26, 2003
The traditional Jewish model is one in which younger children, at least, are raised and nurtured primarily by their mothers.

A Time To Hate

Earlier this month, two synagogues in Turkey were blasted on a Shabbat morning, at a time when these peaceful and holy places of worship were fully occupied.

British Left Shows Bush Its Ugly Face

Even when the news broke of a double suicide bombing, targeting British interests in Turkey, the majority seemed unable to condemn Islamic violence.

The Sorry Tale Of Soros

If you have a lot of money, people will never say you're crazy. Only poor people are crazy.

Don’t Take Money From An Opinionated Ignoramus

25 Kislev 5764 – December 19, 2003
But as those in attendance soon discovered the problem with honoring such people is that there may be a good reason why they've never dipped into their fat wallets to help poor Jews or to defend the Jewish state: They don't really care very much about us.

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