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Leprosy: Stringency and Leniency

24 Adar II 5774 – March 25, 2014
The Law is not merely a societal fail-safe, but a sacred and Divine prescription.

A ‘Peace Process’ That’s Past its Shelf Life

Oslo's moment of unchallenged American supremacy and the illusion of unforced global stasis, passed.

Putin’s Iran Threat is Good for Israel

23 Adar II 5774 – March 24, 2014
If Russia stands with Iran, Obama will be forced to stand with Israel or lose the American people to the Republican Party.

Falk’s Departure a Victory for Human Rights (VIDEO)

Palestinian UN delegation tried to fire Richard Falk for Hamas support, froze his report; today is his last day.

Palestinian People’s Message to Kerry: Go Away!

Even if Abbas is forced -- under U.S. Pressure and threats -- to make concessions, the Palestinians will not "relinquish their rights."

Suicide Bomb ‘Survivor’ Beseeches Obama Not to Release Barghouti

22 Adar II 5774 – March 23, 2014
'My son was nearly killed by a suicide bombing Barghouti paid for. Don't release him, Mr. President.'

Torah Study And The Defense Of Israel

19 Adar II 5774 – March 20, 2014
In all of Tanach, Talmud or Jewish history, Jews go out to defend their country together. There is not one time when Jews were exempt from fighting alongside their brothers because they were learning Torah.

King David Drafted Torah Scholars Into His Army

The thoughts of man, even those of the greatest talmid chacham, cannot fathom the thoughts of the Creator, for many of the Torah laws run counter to human logic.

For The Israeli Left, Democracy Is Too Democratic

Hard to imagine, isn’t it, that a political movement supporting economic boycotts of your own country might rain down condemnation on you within your own country.

Social Justice for All – Except Jews

The cynical, and historically and factually inaccurate, view has meant leftists frequently denounce Western democracies as imperialistic, racist, militaristic oppressors.

The Israeli Left Pursues The Treason Vote

In 2012, an initiative was begun in the Knesset led by David Rotem (from the Yisrael Beitenu party), to cut the stipends and pensions paid to convicted murderers and terrorists by 50 percent.

Hillel Responds to ‘Outrageous’ Attack on Israel Guidelines

18 Adar II 5774 – March 19, 2014
Hillel International Board Chair: rabbi who quit made 'false, outrageous' claims about Hillel's Israel Guidelines.

Palestinian Arabs Spurn Peace, But Israel Will be Blamed

17 Adar II 5774 – March 18, 2014
Is there no price to pay by the Palestinian Arabs for intransigence and rejection? Or defeat in war?

Four Things President Obama Should Tell Mahmoud Abbas

Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the SWC hopes President Obama will ask PA leader Mahmoud Abbas 4 important questions.

Is Putin a Friend to the Jews Who Deserves Support?

16 Adar II 5774 – March 17, 2014
On the one hand, Putin has been a friend to Chabad and to Israel. On the other hand, Putin is a brutal dictator.

Behind Our Masks

11 Adar II 5774 – March 13, 2014
I was singing, dancing, jumping and, sweating. Just joy and happiness. One child on my shoulders after another. What happiness! And then, the little boy on my shoulders – he could not have been older than six – began to cry.

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Alcohol on Purim is viewed by many as the drinking equivalent of the Autobahn: no limits, no control.

Purim: A Rejuvenation Of The Torah

Why not tell us that Purim is to be commemorated with reading the megillah, dispensing mishloach manot, giving gifts to the poor, and partaking in a Purim feast?

A Purim Letter To Students – And The Rest Of Us

At the core of traditional Judaism is the belief that our world has a Creator. This Creator knows all that goes on in our world, and remains actively involved in all of its events – no matter how insignificant some of those events might seem.

March: The Moment For Change In Jewish Education Funding

Make no mistake: the potential here is enormous. If all of these budget items are approved, they could be a game changer for Jewish day schools and their budgets.

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