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Why ‘This Night’ is Still Different

16 Nisan 5777 – April 12, 2017
The attempt by the UN, the Arabs and the EU to deprive the Jewish people of our history, marks the greatest threat to Jewish survival — more dangerous than Iranian nuclear weapons or Hezbollah rockets

INTO THE FRAY: The Horrors at Hand

14 Nisan 5777 – April 10, 2017
Just as Hezbollah or ISIS/A-Qaeda affiliates may well have deployed on the Golan had Israel withdrawn; so too Hamas/other Jihadi groups may deploy on the highlands of Judea-Samaria if Israel withdraws

Matza’s Mixed Message: Are We Victors or Victims?

We have great difficulty accepting our role as Victor, rather than Victim. We apologize for how well our country functions, for our victories, and for our stubborn refusal to roll over and die.

The Spice Of Life

God showcased open miracles in our liberation from Mitzrayim and what followed thereafter in order to embed a piercing belief in our souls that opened the gates to a later appreciation of ALL miracles.

Does a Terrorist Fit in a Big Jewish Tent?

13 Nisan 5777 – April 9, 2017
JVP's goal is not to change Israel’s policies or its borders, but to undermine support for its right to exist as the one Jewish state on the planet, and to demonize its supporters.

Raising My Son Black And Jewish In Rural America

Raising my son Menny for 4 years now has been an extraordinary blessing and incredible experience. He’s black and wears his yarmulke proudly. Our Jewish community and fellow Montanans embrace him unconditionally--He’s not that “black boy” and I’m not that “adoptive father”; they just see us as a family.

Here in United Jerusalem’s Jubilee Year

This year in Jerusalem is the 50th anniversary of the city's reunification; Next Year in Jerusalem for the world's Jews

The Liberty Index

Israel’s lawmakers built a biometric database that no other free country dares propose to its citizens. It is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist and will become a severe security problem when hacked

Passover Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

Some history, some fun facts, some Halacha and... Next Year in Jerusalem

Why Is J Street Calling Israel an ‘Occupier’?

Tarring Israel with the “occupier” label also gives its violent enemies grounds upon which to portray terrorism as resistance to occupation

A Simple Task, A Menial Task? A Mitzvah

11 Nisan 5777 – April 7, 2017
Oh, to live a life of study and prayer…Oh, how un-Jewish. Parshat Tzav opens with a discussion of 2 mitzvot that, instruct the kohanim to, basically, “take out the trash.”

Blaming ‘Outsiders’ For Our Problems Only Makes Things Worse

Available data indicates more individuals than ever are opting out of religious observance. It’s not that they don’t want to belong – they want to belong to something that has more meaning for them

Know Thine Enemy

In an era when Israel has become the new symbol of Jews and Judaism, Israel bashing has replaced Jew bashing. Instead of burning the Torah and other Jewish texts, Israeli flags are now put to the torch

Rebranding The Palestinians

Whoever is running PR for the Palestinians really understands branding. How else to explain why the word “occupation” applies to them exclusively? In the end, branding won’t get them anywhere.

The FORWARD Smears WH Aide Gorka with Spliced Video and Falsehoods

11 Nisan 5777 – April 6, 2017
The Forward is smearing Dr. Gorka as anti-Semitic, using a Hungarian TV interview video spliced to delete Gorka’s denunciation of anti-Semitic parties and the fact his party was not involved with them

Quick Takes

10 Nisan 5777 – April 5, 2017

‘The Target Audience For Our Books Is Any Observant Jew’: An interview with Koren...

We’re a halachic publisher. But in our hashkafa, Zionism is important, the state of Israel is important, and engaging the world is important.

Anti-Israel Voices at AIPAC’s Conference

AIPAC is a bipartisan organization. That means it has to have leading Democrats like Pelosi over. It’s the figures whom AIPAC chose to invite that are truly troubling--several anti-Israel 'luminaries'

Believe It Or Not Department: Students Encouraged To Justify The Final Solution

What leaps out is that students are presented with a neutral framework in which no distinction is drawn between approving and disapproving of the Final Solution.

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