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Who By Water

I attempted to look at the words more metaphorically: Who shall be tormented by the fire of ambition … who shall hunger for companionship … who shall thirst for approval … who shall be strangled by insecurity … who shall be plagued by the pressures of conformity. It made more sense to me that way, as it broadened the scope of the potential universe.

This Rosh Hashanah, I Count My Blessings

On September 2, right after reciting Havdalah, I received a call informing me that New York State Assemblyman Mike Simanowitz had died after a battle...

Don’t Make Aliyah Because of a Hurricane

I want Jews to come home because their lives are not complete outside Israel. I want Jews to come home, regardless if they keep Mitzvot or not, because that is where the Jewish family lives… and families stay together.

The Moral Panic of 2017

So, my question to the progressive-left today is, just what the hell do you want?

Kissinger’s Analysis of Mideast is Full of Loopholes

Finally, Kissinger's biggest error, perhaps, is the assumption that the only choice the Middle East has, at least in Syria and Iraq, is between Isis and Iran--the "caliphate" in Raqqa and the "imamate" in Tehran.

9 Challenges Confronting Israel

The government should introduce tougher legislation to prosecute those engaged in sedition, sabotaging the Jewish state and promoting our destruction. The Arab parties in particular, must be countered. They are anti-Zionist

The West Betrays U.S. Heroes Who Prevented Another 9/11

The most important lesson: Our spies and officials involved in the war against Islamic terrorism, like those who prevented another 9/11, now fear not only the wrath of the jihadists, but also the witch hunt of our media and judicial system.

David Myers: Wrong Choice for Center for Jewish History

When a respected and apolitical institution like the New York-based Center for Jewish History (CJH) hires an anti-Israel academic to be its new CEO and president, something has gone terribly wrong.

Problem with High Holiday Sermon

Today, many synagogues are increasingly blurring the line between their activities and politics, rabbis must ponder just how far they want to go in either venting their own opinions or pandering to the prejudices of their audiences.

LEFT WING LOSES IT: Calls Rabbi a KKK Supporter

What Rabbi Ben Packer and Aryeh King are doing, is not only just, but acts as a reminder that the Jewish people have returned home and don’t plan on leaving again.

Germany Redefines Most anti-Semitism Out of Existence

Far-right anti-Semitism is, of course, real. But so are left-wing and Islamic anti-Semitism. And by pretending the latter two don’t exist, the German government has made it impossible to combat those types of anti-Semitism effectively.

Hillel at the Crossroads Part III: NEU Hillel Protests “Fear-Based Tactics”

Hillel International’s view was that the dispute with NEU Hillel was anomalous -- one negative case out of what officials described as “a thousand positive cases” to be found throughout Boston and the rest of the country.

The Disappearing Jews

There are 5.5 million Jews in America today and experts believe that in 20 years, that number will be 2.5 million – a loss of 3,000,000 Jews! The first thing we need to do is figure out a way to cure this epidemic

Abbas at the UN Again: Who Cares?

What difference does it make whether Abbas gives a “moderate” speech at the UN next week? His obstructionism is constant and guaranteed

Where Does Israel Fit in a Jewish Future Without Faith?

the idea that a growing demographic in which Jewish traditions, law and faith is absent can sustain support for Israel is laughable.

An Appreciation Of Life: Preparing For Rosh Hashanah

My near-death experience taught me the hard way that every moment we live on this earth must never be taken for granted. Life is a gift from God and it is up to us to make the most of each day.

Goodbye To The Mystery

A gap year in Israel no longer means a gap in real time communication with your child learning in Israel

Of Homemade Soup And Jewish History

Soup can be much more than Jewish penicillin- 0r it can be an introduction that leads to a shidduch or Jewish political activism. Who knew?

The Fundamental Mitzvah

In view of the current world upheavals – North Korea, storms of epic proportions, etc. – it would be well to strengthen our observance of Ahavas Yisrael and mitzvos between man and man. The Torah guarantees longevity in this world for observing such mitzvos.

ZOA Opposes Tillerson Decision to “Return” Jewish Artifacts to Iraq

The ZOA urges Tillerson and the State Department to immediately reverse their immoral decision, and to return these Iraqi Jewish artifacts to their rightful Jewish owners: Iraqi Jewish families

HURRICANE RELIEF: Welcome Young People from Texas and Florida to Study in Israel

An interesting win-win idea for the displaced Jews of the area of Houston and Florida devastated by the hurricanes.

Teshuvah, Bitachon, And Learning From Hard Knocks

Wherever God places us is for the best, that if we trust in Him and only Him, our lives will have joy, contentment, meaning, and purpose. Our family hopes to finally move to Eretz Yisrael after Sukkos, and I am confident that this year helped prepare me for some yet-to-be-accomplished worthy things.

The Political Renaissance of the Right

The time when the Israeli Right lagged behind the Israeli Left and sufficed with defensive responses and with stating what not to do, is over.

The Palestinians’ “Jewish Problem”

What we are actually witnessing is the never-ending search for excuses on the part of the Palestinian Authority and its president, Mahmoud Abbas, not to engage in peace talks with Israel.

Center For Jewish History CEO Leads Organization That Calls For Sanctions Against Israeli Government...

The viewpoints David Myers espouses are radical and extreme and unfitting for any Jewish leader, regardless of their academic expertise.

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