Obama's predecessor, George Bush, was able to go beyond funding and weapons and get Israel and the Palestinian Arabs talking without anti-Israel UNSC resolutions or media attacks
Yael (Ivanka) Trump is extraordinarily well-spoken, intelligent, beautiful and successful-a walking Kiddush Hashem. She brings honor and respect to Torah and our way of life in a way unparalleled perhaps since Queen Esther
When you ask your rabbi a question, you don’t expect it to appear in the shul bulletin for others to read. Ivanka and Jared's shaila about attending inaugural balls on Shabbos should be no different.
What an incomparable joy it is, Shabbos eve. Marking the beginning of the Shabbos glories to come, it is rich with anticipation of the praying and learning and pleasures and relaxation ahead.
Who were these Egyptians who, after witnessing six plagues still ignored Moses’s warning? How could Pharoah and his court deny the reality before them?
Longtime State Dept. official Dennis Ross has a "NEW" plan for peace: Israel stops building “in 92% of the West Bank” in exchange for US help in opposing Palestinian efforts to delegitimize Israel
Given the sad state of US diplomacy after 8 years of Obama--the last 4 with Kerry as Sec'y of State-- and with Trump now in office, now is appropriate to review the basics of international diplomacy.
You best know a man by his enemies. Trump’s enemies are Sarsour and her ilk at CAIR, Islamists, terrorists like the Muslim Brotherhood and regimes that support them like Jordan, under King Abdullah
"There is a genuine feeling that Trump taking over the WH is part of a bigger, global movement. Our critics, looking at Trump's candidacy and his speech yesterday, would call it the rise of populism"
We can no longer take the media’s word on anything as gospel; Nor can we immediately side with those claiming the media are lying just because what they are reporting contradicts are own world-view
A parody letter supposedly penned by one of the most reviled envoys to Israel, asking for a job in the pro-Israel Trump administration.
The UN resolution, followed by Kerry’s speech on the peace process, made the PA realize it no longer had to worry about incitement: The good old days when the world blamed ONLY Israel, were back.
Listening to the ear-piercing stridency of those on the political-religious left and those on the political-religious right of American Jewry makes ideology seem more important than practical outcome.
There’s a reason the “two state” proposal attracted the support of so few sitting US presidents: it’s a bad idea. A Palestinian state would pose a lethal danger to Israel and destabilize the region
If the Holocaust is now primarily an instrument to be deployed in politics, rather than a central historical memory with a direct bearing upon politics & ethics, we can expect its further manipulation
The final, dismal scorecard that Obama is turning in today wouldn’t win him a local cookie-baking award from the Girl Scouts of America, never mind a global peace prize.
We cannot take the next generation’s connection to Judaism or the Jewish people for granted. We must redouble our efforts to advocate for a strong Israel and a strong American Jewish community.
United Hatzalah of Israel's heroes--those who rush out at any given moment to save others--are Jews, Arabs, Druze, Bedouins, and Christians. They hold different beliefs and speak different languages.
After suffering a long and brutal history we have finally come home and regained our Kotel. But now Hashem and sees us not respecting one another and like a parent He shakes His head in disbelief
We are entering an era of hope, of reinvigorated liberalism, of responsibility, and of freedom, committed to restoring America to GREATNESS again. Donald Trump has given us reason to hope once again.