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Broadcasting Torah: An Interview With Israeli Journalist Sivan Rahav-Meir

People want to know about their Jewish identity. And I don’t think you can have a Jewish democratic state without Judaism. It won’t work.

Talmud: How a 1500-Year-Old Subject Teaches Critical 21st Century Thinking Skills

When learning Talmud, history and geography suddenly come alive as generations unite and converse in one classroom.

The Centenary Of Allenby’s Entering Jerusalem

Brooks predicted that Jerusalem would be liberated in 1917, an idea that intrigued Allenby, who began to view his own role in Eretz Yisrael in prophetic terms.

France Submits to Terrorism, Muslim Anti-Semitism

"Muslim believers know very well what is happening. Only a minority is violent. But as a whole, they do not ignore that their birthrate is such that one day, everything here will be theirs". — Luc Ravel, Archbishop of Strasbourg.

A Jewish Life Outside of Israel – on Matters Diaspora

Diaspora Jewry assumes that they and Israel can happily cohabitate on the same planet. There is no reason on earth to believe this. The Diaspora is a result of the dispersal and existed because Israel didn't - and now Israel does.

Victimized Again: The Jews of Arab States and the June 1967 War

Few know that the June 1967 War finalized the demise of Jews historic communities throughout the Arab world. It is time the international community ensures these refugees are fully compensated for their suffering and stolen property.

AMP Convention Sees Opportunities in U.S. Elections

There is a belief that a better organized Palestinian movement can dramatically change American policy in next year's elections. Polling indicates younger liberals are increasingly more supportive of the Palestinian cause than of Israel,

Mennonites and BDS: A Lawsuit Amid a Legacy

The Mennonite Church USA has abandoned its spiritual underpinnings and jumped from its religious exemption into the realm of political and racial bias.

Is Bibi Losing His Grip on His Government?

With a rising Jewish Home and UTJ on the religious right and a revamped Labor under Avi Gabbai who is religiously traditional as well as a centrist when it comes to security and “settlements,” Likud is finally beginning to worry that Bibi has lost his touch and thus his grip.

Tapping Women’s Creative Potential

We want to bring Jewish female artists and audiences together.

Palestinian Double-Dealing Won’t Work Forever

By refusing to engage in direct talks and by turning instead to third parties in the hope of cornering Israel into submission, the PLO manifests inordinate duplicity vis-à-vis Israel. It disqualifies itself entirely from the trust of the Jewish state.

Palestinians vs. Trump: The Battle Begins

Take note: These warning shots from the PA may be translated into yet another intifada against Israel under the fabricated pretext that the US and Israelis, with the help of some Arab countries, seek to strip the Palestinians of their rights.

Anatomy of a Smear

What Tzipi Hotovely said is absolutely true. It is not her but what she stands for that irritates those engaged in smearing her, like Rick Jacobs , head of the Reform movement. She is a constant reminder of what they too could have if only they would return to the honest study of Torah and the true observance of mitzvot

How Ten Dem (Dumb) Members of Congress Encourage the Use of Child Terrorists

Now ten members of the "progressive caucus" of the Democratic Party are trying to give these terrorist leaders another reason for using even younger terrorists to kill even more innocent Israeli civilians.

Israel is not a Tzedakah Box

Why did we make aliya? We didn’t run away from the bad… we ran towards the good! My wife and I believed that when the Jewish Nation calls, the Jewish individual responds! After 27 years I can honestly say that our only regret is that we didn’t move earlier.

He Gave Peace a Chance

The greatest impediment to peace is often the will to make peace.  Like it or not, we have to share our world with others who see the world differently, who have their own desires and dreams, who believe themselves justified in demands that contradict our own.

INTO THE FRAY: But for the Grace of God: Iran in Syria & the...

Only by resisting territorial concessions on the Golan Israel prevented deployment of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRG) on the fringes of the Galilee; only by resisting territorial concessions in the “West Bank” can Israel prevent the IRG from deploying on the fringes of Greater Tel Aviv.

Adjective Or Noun?

Don’t expect Jews in show biz to stand up, loud and proud, for their people. It ain't gonna happen, not these days. All that fame and fortune is just far too seductive--ask Larry David.

Time For A Peace Process Paradigm Change

The only two things that seem certain about Pres. Trump's Middle East soon-to-be revealed peace plan are it is likely to be acceptable to Saudi Arabia--and that it will have zero chance of success.

The Red Cross Destroys the Laws of War

The laws of war were never meant to be a suicide pact; they do not require countries to let their own civilians be slaughtered in order to avoid harming enemy civilians. But in the ICRC’s version, they do.

Tzitzis: In Or Out?

In general, Judaism values the private and the discrete – the “thin still voice” – over the public and the overt. Wearing one’s tzitzis tucked into one’s pants is a sign of modesty, not embarrassment

Jerusalem: A Personal Tribute

A tribute to Jerusalem, the Holy City, from a man, though born in exile, who always regarded himself as, in Agnon's words, "one who was born in Jerusalem.”

The Blueprint And All Its Components

In any event, regardless of what is reported in the media, the world is not becoming more depraved. All the spiritual advances mankind has already made will not recede.

Blackmailing Israel

Unable to achieve their objectives through dialogue, negotiations, and good will – without an appreciation of Israel’s distinctiveness and differences – leaders of liberal/progressive Jewish organizations are turning their communities against Israel.

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