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Exploiting the Tragedy at Pittsburgh for Political Gain

If an armed guard might have made a difference at the Tree of Life Synagogue, imagine how much difference an armed congregation would make.

6 Thoughts On The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting, anti-Semitism, And President Trump

To blame Trump for a terrorist attack on a synagogue is not only inaccurate, it’s partisan hackery at its finest

Tears Were Shed

Because every single day, all around us, anti-Semitism is alive, festering, growing, becoming more deadly, more horrific and more violent. And there are people – too many people – who feed that hatred.

Diaspora Jewry: The End is Near

Before the establishment of Israel, the destiny of millions of Jews was decided by the whims of Christian Europe and the Muslim world. What has changed dramatically is that today there is a powerful Jewish state.

Why is the ICC Prosecutor Interfering in Khan al-Ahmar?

the Khan al-Ahmar situation represents a classical example of 'complementarity' inasmuch as it addresses violations by the residents of the village, of building, planning and zoning requirements. The issue was duly referred to and dealt with by Israel’s courts.

An Arab Country Builds a Wall Too

People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones but as we know, Arabs engage in a great deal of stone throwing

Justice Denied

While she gets to walk the hallways of an Israeli institution in comfort, Jewish students in the United States are intimidated because of the activities that Lara Alqasem was part of and led.

Jordan Deserves a Strong Response

Today, Jordan receives from Israel far more than what the accord stipulates.

Jordan Renews Its Request to Build a Fifth Minaret on the Temple Mount

Jordan has now renewed its request on this matter as part of a growing rivalry with Turkey over exerting an influence on the Old City and the Temple Mount.

Don’t Underestimate G-d

In a letter many years ago, the Lubavitcher Rebbe argued that G-d Himself may have placed dinosaur fossils in the ground.

Jimmy Carter: The Sunday-School Years

Eizenstat’s book allows us to understand how Carter’s own insensitivity to the Jewish historical experience, and his understanding of the Bible, colored his attitude toward matters pertaining to the Middle East.

How Trump Should Handle the Jamal Khashoggi Killing

Saudi leadership has since admitted under pressure that Khashoggi was killed on the premises. In the wake of this crime, Pres. Trump has an opportunity to pressure the Saudi leadership to incorporate journalistic freedom into its program of domestic reform.

General Assembly (GA), Meet Varda Epstein (aka Judean Rose)

Maybe without Israel, American Jewry would long ago have succumbed to its final death throes? Maybe without Israel as American Jewry’s symbol and primary project, that North American Jews would have no reason to remain Jewish or to have Jewish pride? I’m just going to throw that out there for you to think about.

Khashoggi Re-Configures Middle East at a Horrible Cost

The death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi on the premises of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul threatens to upend the fundaments of fault lines across the Middle East.

JFNA 2018 Brings Critical Dialogue to Israel to Bridge Cultural and Political Gaps

Much of American Jewry’s primarily liberal communal leadership has taken vocal odds with policies of Israel’s conservative coalition government relating to key religious issues, the protection of minorities living in Israel and an inability to reach a peace agreement with Palestinians. And many Israelis have taken odds with the progressively divisive tone of American Jewish criticisms.

Kahane and Carlebach: Counterculture and its Rabbis

While their unconventional approaches isolated them, Kahane’s Jewish pride and assertiveness on the one hand, and Carlebach’s warmth and music on the other, were eventually co-opted by more conventional outreach venues

The UN: Trump’s Work Is Not Done

Haley's "comet" at the UN will be sorely missed by all who value democracy and truth

Only A Secular Jew Can Believe Climate Hysteria

Sound familiar? If you’re like me, you noticed similarities between climate change hysteria and Parshas Noach, which we recently read in shul. So what are we to make of the climate change, global destruction hysteria?

Ethics of Animation

Are Disney classics endangering your children?

Dying From Measles In 2018: The Anti-Vaccination Disgrace

“Measles Outbreak in New York City in the Orthodox Jewish Community” was the title of a letter sent last week by the NYC dept. of Health to physicians. This headline is only the latest tragic reaction to numerous preventable outbreaks in recent years in our communities in the U.S., Eretz Yisrael and Europe. Remember, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"

How Much Secular Education Should Chassidic Yeshivas Offer? Is It The Government’s Business?

These boys cannot be expected to go out at age 20, after not receiving basic instruction in English language or reading, and find a job to support their family,

Warmed-over Withdrawal Syndrome

Unilateral Israeli withdrawals will not enhance Israeli security nor improve Israel’s international position and moral standing; and it will rip Israeli society apart. And as the Lebanon and Gaza precedents proved, unilateral Israeli withdrawals only guarantee continuation of the conflict and even its escalation.

Hebron – The Land of the Hebrews

As for the Arabs, they are no more indigenous to "Palestine" than they are to the other countries they invaded - as listed by Bernard Lewis in "What Went Wrong"

Israel Should be Uprooting Gaza’s Jew-hatred

Israel has been reluctant to use massive force against terrorist enemies hiding in civilian urban areas like Gaza and it increasingly focuses more on fighting anti-Israel propaganda than defeating its adversaries in the battle field.

Students Support Canary Mission Fight Against ‘Institutionalized, tolerated anti-Semitism’

“Why do we have to be afraid to publicly expose those who are rabidly anti-Semitic? Have we learned nothing from our tragic past? When we remain silent, we are trampled on,” says Brooke Goldstein, executive director of the Lawfare Project.

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