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On The Bookshelf

The Jewish people is a community of readers held together by a text.

My Semicha – Revoked And Revitalized: Observations From the Other Side of the Pulpit

If a rabbi's learning, growing, and re-evaluating, he's still a practicing rabbi--pulpit or not.

Who Pays?

When a driver recklessly injures others, he, not his insurance, must compensate his victims

Headlines About Israel Reveal Everything

Abbas 'slaps' Obama's VP in the face, and Netanyahu's the one whom Obama finds "Most Disappointing"?

A Failure In America, Reform Sets Sights On Israel

Why is Bibi courting US Reform Jews, the very group that opposes his policies for protecting Israel?

Behind The Mask

Everyone is wearing a mask that hides their true story behind it. What is your story?

Judicial Appointment Highlights Dramatic Changes Among Israeli Haredim

A haredi Jew serving as a judge in Israel breaks stereotypes in 2 directions while bridging the gap

Last-Ditch Effort At A Mideast Legacy

President Obama, resigned to his failure to broker a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, is looking past his time in office and weighing a plan that would preserve at least the principle of a two-state solution for his successor to pursue.

The Iran Nuclear Pact: Worse Than Was Thought

Is “called upon not to” as legally binding as “shall not?”

Parents: International Agunah Day 5776

A get-refuser rules not only over his wife but her parents, siblings, community. In short, her world

A Home For All Seasons

This is a beautiful land. The panoramic hills and valleys, the inimitable white stones, the kedushah embedded in every meter, the spicy melting pot of Jews. It fills the soul in a way nothing else can.

How US Taxpayers Funded the Murder of an Iraq Vet in Israel

Fatah praised Taylor Force's murderer as a "heroic martyr" and will reward his family with US tax $

Two Peoples Divided by a Common Religion

As an American-Israeli, I'm struck by how little Jews understand the other’s cultures and concerns

Will Obama Try to Blackmail Israel?

Obama needs to find a "success" in the Mid-East so cue the "peace process." Israel, expect pressure.

MOBocracy in Academia

The student created a crisis where none existed, specifically targeting a Jewish, pro-Israel prof.

Capitalists Finance Anti-Israel “Leftists”

Isn't it curious that groups identified as "Left" enjoy generous funding from capitalist bodies?

US Media Ignore Tel Aviv Shooter’s Plan to Attack Israeli Kindergartens

Police uncovered the terrorist's plans to "carry out an attack on Tel Aviv kindergarten students."

Rubio and Kasich Gotta Go –Unless They Want Trump To Be Nominee

Rubio or Kasich would make fine Presidents-but neither will be the 2016 GOP nominee

Political Pinatas: Populist Greed Meets Populist Anger

This Presidential Campaign shows a dangerous path of divisiveness waged by both the far-left & right

Taking Trump’s side in the GOP civil war

Trump didn't create the GOP's disconnect with the voters—he illuminated and exploited it.

New York Liberal Paper: “Obama Has Done Enough Damage to Israel Already”

"He (Obama) must not go further down this path of ego, hubris and vengeance"

Palestinian Evangelical Leader: ‘Yep, We’re Anti-Zionists’

Palestinian Evangelical churches are dedicated to the cause of anti-Zionism; as are some 'rabbis'

The Ettinger Report: The Precariousness of Israel’s Narrow Waistline

The width of pre-'67 Israel (8-15 miles) equals the distance between JFK & La Guardia airports in NY

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