Chillul Tefila Bifarhesia, as well as halachicly challenged verbiage and dress, are external manifestations of a critical lack of personal yiras shomayim which has lethal consequences.
Posted on: July 16th, 2008InDepth → Op-Eds
There are two characteristics unique to humans in the universe, separating them from the animal kingdom and perhaps also differentiating them from anything in the higher or trans-natural world.
Posted on: July 2nd, 2008InDepth → Op-Eds
One of the mysteries of Jewish history is why Jews find so little pride in their identities and tradition.
Posted on: June 25th, 2008InDepth → Op-Eds
We've grown used to it: whenever anyone in the media takes note of the antics of Norman Finkelstein, a flood of disinformation is bound to follow.
Posted on: June 12th, 2008InDepth → Op-Eds
The more I hear of Olmert and Sderot, of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism (the former more often than not a cover for the latter), the more I sense the vast and unfortunate divide that separates my years of growing up from the ones I now spend raising my children.
Posted on: May 28th, 2008InDepth → Op-Eds
It's always a revelation when a world-renowned intellectual attacks religion as silly and juvenile only for us to discover that his or her own personal life might have greatly benefited from a commitment to the biblical values that they so casually dismiss.
Posted on: May 21st, 2008InDepth → Op-Eds
I have long believed the world would be much better off if Hollywood airheads would stick to entertainment and never pretend to be intellectuals, spouting off with their "ideas" about politics, diplomacy, etc.
Posted on: May 14th, 2008InDepth → Op-Eds
The other day I met a young Orthodox Jew who approached me in Manhattan to say hello.
Posted on: April 30th, 2008InDepth → Op-Eds
Over the past few years, the term nakba (also spelled naqba) has become the favorite nonsense word of the Anti-Israel Lobby.
Posted on: April 30th, 2008InDepth → Op-Eds
Israel is about to turn 60 and the silence, outside of the Jewish community, is deafening.
Posted on: April 9th, 2008InDepth → Op-Eds
Israel has a dual justice system. While operating within a single overall structure of courts and related legal institutions, two separate justice systems exist in the country: one for leftists and the other for everyone else.
Posted on: March 19th, 2008InDepth → Op-Eds
ITEM: The Jerusalem Post (March 10) vividly recounted the heroism of Capt. David Shapira, a former student at Mercaz HaRav, who, hearing gunfire at the yeshiva during the recent terrorist atrocity, grabbed his weapon, left his nearby home, and ran to the rescue of Jewish children:
Posted on: March 12th, 2008InDepth → Op-Eds
There is a sign hanging in my office that should be standard in the office of every rabbi, communal leader, worker for Klal Yisrael or activist of any sort.
Posted on: March 5th, 2008InDepth → Op-Eds
Back in the fall of 2005 I wrote, in an Internet article responding to one of the early rounds of rocket attacks on Sderot from Gaza following Israel's "disengagement" from the area:
Posted on: February 20th, 2008InDepth → Op-Eds
I met a friend several weeks ago at a hastily called grassroots meeting at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills to discuss Israel's difficult predicament.
Posted on: February 6th, 2008InDepth → Op-Eds
It is time to finally inter a malicious libel against Jews and Judaism that is getting increasing attention in the media, namely, that Judaism will not allow for the breaking of the Sabbath to save a non-Jewish life.
Posted on: January 23rd, 2008InDepth → Op-Eds
Sixty years ago, the Jews of Israel and the world learned one of the harshest lessons in political realism and the ethics of war.
Posted on: January 3rd, 2008InDepth → Op-Eds
It began as just another exercise in political academic wackiness at Hebrew University.
Posted on: December 27th, 2007InDepth → Op-Eds
“A democracy must fight terror with one hand tied behind its back.” So stated Aharon Barak, the former president of Israel’s Supreme Court at a forum I recently attended at the Shasha Center for Strategic Studies at the Mount Scopus campus of Hebrew University. The discussion centered on the potential and real conflict [...]
Posted on: December 12th, 2007InDepth → Op-Eds
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) is a far leftist propaganda group that has just released a report allegedly documenting a skyrocketing rate of "racism" among Israeli Jews against Arabs, in addition to discovering that Israel is a generally oppressive society.
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