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The Rule of Law Would Be a Good Idea

The Supreme Court of Israel and the Supreme Court of the United States are like the Guardian Council of Iran. They are super-legislative bodies of purported scholars, in ceremonial black robes, imaginatively applying ancient doctrines while “conscious of the present needs and the issues of the day.”

How the IDF Is Training for War in Gaza

Military drills simulate what the Israel Defense Forces will face in a new kind of ground combat in Gaza – a kind that will inevitably involve civilians amid general chaos.

The Vishnitzer Rebbe, Rabbi Mordechai Hager, Zt”l

Rabbi Hager was the leader of thousands of chassidim and, at the time of his death, is believed to have been the oldest chassidic rebbe in the world.

Rabbi Ralph Pelcovitz, Zt”l

Rabbi Pelcovits was a formidable talmid chacham, widely recognized as one of the preeminent pulpit rabbis of the last half of the 20th century with unsurpassed oratorical skills.

Last Week’s Mideast Summit

The messages seem clear. For one thing, the U.S., the major Arab states, and some European ones are fast moving away from the notion that the PA is part of the solution to the Israeli-Palestinian controversy.

A Great Awakening?

In fact, we have not heard of any criticism of Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic remarks from any Women’s March leader.

Are Jews Overreacting To Poland’s Holocaust Law? – An Exclusive Interview With Rabbi Michael...

There is a growing number on the right that doesn’t like to talk about the bad things Poles did in the past.

Perfect Heroes

We would start our morning roll call in Hannah Szenes Hall, hold afternoon activities in Haviva Reik House, and finish off the day with an evening campfire outside Enzo Sereni Cabin.

The Secrets of Happiness (or unhappiness) Revealed

Israel just misses making the top 10, but still ranks an impressive No. 11 out of 156 nations rated on the annual World Happiness Report, a testament to its internal spirit.

Why Does Ronald Lauder Want Israel to be Only Nine Miles Wide?

Nine miles wide. It would take an Arab-tank column a matter of minutes to cut Israel in two.

Zionist ‘Nachas’

The existence of a Jewish army, like the state it defends and protects, is a Divine gift

For Israel, Failure is not an Option

Israel is ranked as the world’s eleventh most happy nation. It is also one of the most powerful and innovative countries in the world. When you know the Israeli People you know why

European Officials: Apologists for Arab-Islamic Repression, Terrorism

How is it possible that the world's highest Catholic authority does not feel any urgency to denounce the avalanche of anti-Semitism and hate coming from the Islamic authorities, but sent Iran a letter of support?

Azerbaijan ‘Pioneered’ Israeli Ties with Muslim World

Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to the United States Elin Suleymanov discusses Jerusalem, Iran and its strong ties with Israel

INTO THE FRAY: AIPAC & the Progressives’ “Uncompelling” Case

In pursuit of bipartisanship AIPAC should strive to persuade “progressives”, not pander to them”; to convert them, not co-opt them. Convince them not conform to their agenda.

Reframing the Middle Eastern and Palestinian Refugee Crises

There are two Middle Eastern refugee crises currently vying for resources and attention: Syria but in fact extends from Libya to Afghanistan and the Palestinian and has supposedly been going on since 1948. The former is legitimate.

Stephen Hawking and a Great Man’s Imperfections

Stephen Hawking’s death is the loss of a great man, but a man with great flaws.

Make the Iraqi Jewish Archive a gateway between Arabs and Jews

For Jews and non-Jews around the world, these materials could serve as a testament to good relations shared in the past and serve as an entry point in exploring how ties can become vibrant once again.

Two Pinocchio’s for Bibi

WaPo made an unequivocally intellectually honest attempt to examine the issue of Palestinian terror funding and Netanyahu was inaccurate.

Reborn Israel Has Settled the “Jewish Question”

Modern-day anti-Semites channel their Jew-hatred into the more politically correct avenue of so-called anti-Zionism. By conflating Zionism with racism and alleged human rights abuses, they attempt to delegitimize the very existence of the state of Israel.

Admor of Vizhnitz-Monsey ztz”l: The Elder of the Admorim

Rav Aviner's eulogy for the Admor of Viznitz-Monsey.

Jewish Groups Weigh in on Pompeo for Secretary of State

Contrasting Mike Pompeo with Rex Tillerson, who reportedly opposed U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Jews Have Also Been Holding Onto Their Keys

For Jews, keys have been no less a symbol of the desire to return home - in our case our indigenous, ancestral home where we have been living for over 3,000 years. We have returned home.

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