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Simchat Torah: Understanding Its History

The completion of the Torah cycle on Shemini Atzeret, a one-day festival immediately after Sukkot, was potentially problematic, since each holiday demands its own thematically appropriate reading.

Koheles: Guidelines For Living

Over and over Koheles asks what is life worth, what is labor worth, tachas hashemesh, under the sun

The Potential Impact Of BDS On American Jewry

The BDS movement has the potential to do considerably more damage to US Jews than to Jews in Israel

Don’t Count On It

Numbers permeate our culture,not advanced mathematics but snapshot stats that provoke snap judgments

Brought To You By The Arab World…

Another unhappy feature of the Arab world is the prevalence of lies.

Mazal Tov? I Think Not!

Kol Hakavod to The Jewish Press for unapologetically standing up in defense of yahadut and Torah.

The Banners of Jihad

{Originally posted on author's website, FirstOne Through} Jihad is a war that Muslims fight against non-Muslims. It is considered a holy crusade that each Muslim...

RAISING JEWISH CHILDREN AFTER THE SUMMER OF 5774

Losing Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach and the war in Gaza traumatized our People.

Court-Ordered Dating Services and Day Camps for African Infiltrators

Israel's imperious court is comprised of judges who do not live in African-filled neighborhoods.

Yom Kippur Guide for the Perplexed, 2014‏

Yom Kippur is observed on the tenth day of Tishrei - an Acadian word for forgiveness and Genesis.

Palestinians and the “Death Boats” Scandal

To flee Gaza, Palestinian migrants reputedly paid $1000s to Hamas officials and Egyptian smugglers.

Torah Values vs. “LGBT” Agenda

I want to have a wife and children in the natural way. I believe that is Hashem’s plan.

Allies And Adversaries In The Middle East

The coalition the US has assembled to fight ISIS is based on an immediate coincidence of interest.

How Not To Have Too Much Integrity On Yom Kippur

God will accept repentance, even if it is mostly for ulterior motives and likely not to last.

Getting To Know Israel’s Wounded Heroes

if her son remained non-responsive she would place honey on his lips on Rosh Hashanah so that he might realize it was the chag.

Gazans Speak Out: Hamas War Crimes

A., a teacher: "I do not know a single Gazan who is pro-Hamas at the moment, except for those on its payroll."

Pick Your Jihad; Choose Your Infidel

Is the global community clear in its response to these extremist groups?

President Obama: America’s Quixotic President

Like our fabled character, Don Quixote, President Obama has constantly spawned his own reality.

Iran Executing “Iran’s Mandela,” Dissident Hero Ayatollah Boroujerdi

Boroujerdi was informed that "the pressures and tortures will increase until he has been destroyed."

Hamas and Fatah Already Fighting Over Gaza Funds

Fatah: Hamas stole relief aid for Gaza and distributed it amongst its followers in mosques.

A Moral Alternative

Can teenagers seriously be expected to behave properly when they are surrounded by so much suggestive material? Is it fair to expose them (and ourselves) to so much temptation and then tell them, “Just say no”?

Fighting Islamists : Will Modi listen to Obama ?

Washington remains ignorant of the need to dismantle alliances with various Muslim countries.

Stop Denying the Obvious: Islam is a Problem

Defeating IS requires bombing its strongholds and recognizing the violent nature of Islam.

The United Nations Applauds Abbas’ Narrative

Abbas again used the UN to attack Israel, distort history, and undermine prospects for peace.

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