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Not a Peep from the Pope

What’s truly infuriating and disappointing about the UNESCO vote is the deafening silence of significant Christian figures. specifically the leader of the Catholic world.

GOPers Will Regret Backing Clinton

The likeliest scenario remains, Clinton taking the White House and Republicans retaining a truncated majority in the House.

The US Must Support a Safe Haven for Persecuted Mideast Christians

While the US State Dept brought thousands of Muslim refugees into the US, the plight of Christians had been disregarded, Of 10000 Syrian refugees permitted into the US, only 56 were Christian

Will Detroit’s Historic Holocaust Museum Stay True To Its Mission?

Too many Holocaust memorials have lost their original identity and transitioned to an institution which devotes itself to both Holocaust and genocide, or simply to global genocide

B’Tselem Does The Bidding Of Repressive Regimes At The UN

There is nothing B’Tselem would like more than a binding Security Council resolution that imposes unfavorable terms on Israel, satisfying B’Tselem’s political vision.

The Politically Foolish American Jews Get it Wrong – Again

Trump has flaws, no doubt, but the vicious campaign against him is so disgusting that I can't stand it, and the mainstream Jewish community is as stupid as ever.

UNESCO, Uman, and the Final War on Jerusalem

By rejecting Jewish ties to the Temple Mount, UNESCO, as a world body, opened the first shot in the world’s war against Jerusalem, as prophesized ago millennia ago

Jews: Beware Post-Election Anti-Semitism

Trump may be losing America's support, but some of his more ardent followers are already blaming the Jews.

Do Israelis Fear Trump?

When it comes to Israel, we know the majority of American Jews are not one-issue voters. But the assumption is that Israelis view American elections solely through the prism of their own security

The Most Interesting Jews of 5777

“Interesting” in my book means profound, provocative and positive. Here's my top 20 list of this year's "Interesting Jews"

When Is A Leader Really A Leader?

ALL God-fearing people have a religious obligation to consider a leader's most important qualification to be trustworthiness, in all realms of life.

Sukkot For Our Time

The heart of Sukkot is to know that life is full of risk and yet to affirm it, to sense the full insecurity of the human situation and yet to rejoice in it. Chag Sameach!

Ten Questions About Israel For The Presidential Candidates

Have you noticed that Israel has barely been mentioned in the current presidential campaign? Here are ten questions that I think the candidates need to address.

Arthur Federman: Beloved Friend, Trusted Adviser

It is the end of an era with Arthur’s passing and with him, the last of the old guard of The Jewish Press.

Securing a Future for Religious Minorities in the Middle East

What is worrying is that measures to protect the Yazidis from future brutalities have been set back by the Iraqi parliament decision.

Clubbing us with the ‘Peres Legacy’

Obama plans to dish out tough love to Israel while citing Peres as cover; brandishing Peres’ peace bequest as a battering ram

Economic Accounting of the Soul

In these days, there is a need for an economic accounting of the soul, to weigh the balance-sheet of our personal and national economic condition, our soul and our nation's.

The Death of Outrage Revisited

That many who condemned the impact of the death of outrage regarding Clinton are now willing to rationalize Trump’s egregious behavior makes their hypocrisy even worse than their liberal counterparts.

Azerbaijan And Israel: Blueprint For Positive Jewish-Muslim Relations

The friendship between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the State of Israel stands in sharp contrast to the geopolitical and sectarian tensions that plague so much of the world.

The Hourglass

The one thing we realize we cannot control is time. We cannot make time move more slowly. But we can change its composition and create a different kind of time.

Why the World Cried for Shimon Peres

“The world loved Shimon Peres because they thought he was the best chance they had at getting rid of or weakening the Jewish presence in Israel. And they are truly sad because that hope just died.”

Shimon Peres’ Final Rosh Hashana Gift to the World

The sight of all these world leaders flocking to Jerusalem – sovereign capital of the Jewish people, makes Peres’ funeral an incredible Kiddush shem Shamayim, sanctification of God’s name.

Lessons from 5776, Optimism for 5777

Israel discovered some important secrets in 5776, but some serious challenges face her in 5777.

Getting Uncomfortable: The Jewish Search For Meaning On Campus

I met with the “devout atheist” several more times. One day he asked me the mother of all theological questions: “Why do you believe the Torah is true?” A satisfied smile stretched across my face.

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