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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

CAIR’s Awad: Anti-Terror JASTA Bill Part of “War on Islam”

It might be one of the few things on which Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree: President Obama was wrong Friday when he vetoed the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act."

How the Next President Can Defeat ISIS

The Obama administration has taken a policy of accommodation towards the Baghdad government that has reaped negative consequences, thereby fostering ISIS

Why I Am A Political Conservative

Conservative principals-- limited government, individual responsibility, and traditional morals--are all deeply rooted in Jewish tradition and served as inspiration for the US 'Founding Fathers'

Does The Carnegie Endowment for Peace Support BDS?

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace must take a stance, and clearly and utterly distancing itself from their VP’s statements against Israel, made in support of BDS.

Remembering Joan Davenny While a University Honors Her Killers

The Hamas bombing in Jerusalem which killed four, is remembered by residents of San Francisco because it shattered one of the city’s most prominent Jewish families.

Mrs. Tzipi, MK Livni and the Demonization of Israel

At the same time that MK Livni condemns those who seek to convict her and other Israeli officials while abroad — she does the exact opposite in Israel.

Ethnic Cleansing? What Will Israel’s Prime Minister Think Up Next?

Ethnic Cleansing in Jerusalem by Arabs? How on Earth could Bibi make such a pernicious accusation? Perhaps, because it’s already happened back in 1948 when the Jordanians "purged" the Old City of JEWS

Opioids, Suicide, And Accidental Overdose

People resort to drugs, including alcohol, for a variety of reasons, among them a simplistic or reflexive approach to coping with pain, an attempt to hide anxieties, or for random recreational reasons

High Holiday Blend

Certainly, even someone in a spiritual coma on Rosh Hashanah can be awakened by the sound of the shofar.

We The Jewish People

We Jews are a people of many voices but we are one family, wanting only to live in peace and to be friend and ally to those who accept us and to help make the world a better place.

ZOA Condemns UC Berkeley Course on Dismantling Israel

The course reading materials do not even attempt to present contrary readings and source material from historians and other scholars who do not condemn Zionism.

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