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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.

Israel: United and Divided–as One

The major issue the nation of Israel faces today is the wide gap that exists between institutionalized religious bodies and their influence on individual citizens in Israel. 

It’s Not Worth The Risk

Every Jew has his own letter in the Torah. As a person grows and develops, that letter grows and develops too, changing the whole dynamic of the Torah, which becomes a 600,000-word developing document

Instinctive Liberalism And Halachic Conservatism

Orthodoxy should celebrate the instinctive liberalism of non-Orthodox Jews as a profound religious fulfillment of their human and Jewish nature without endorsing the policies of American liberalism

The Sounds Of The Shofar

The sounds of the shofar bring us back to our encounter with our Creator and with ourselves. And they are the sounds that remind us of our holiness and our spiritual goals.

There Are No Palestinian Lands

Some on the left have become confused, absorbing the false Arab narrative about "Palestinian lands," though never in history has there existed either a Palestinian people or an Arab Palestinian state

The Palestinians’ Unsporting and Illegal ‘Football War’ Against Israel

FIFA’s recognition of teams has never been understood as taking any position on the status of the territory where the team plays

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