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Palestinian Normalization — With Hamas, Not Israel

Why do many Palestinians prefer peace with Hamas? Because they identify with Hamas's dream of destroying Israel and killing Jews. It may be an unpleasant a truth, but that is the bottom line.

The Beauty Of Jewish Unity

After each Yom Tov, we walk away with a renewed connection to our families that carries us over from festival to festival, from year to year, generation to generation.

A Little Clarification, Mr. Rosenstein

He should clarify how far afield from the basic issue of Russian interference the special prosecutor may roam in the course of trying to prove his case.

Expanding Jerusalem: Time To Incentivize Peace Talks

With this in mind, the Greater Jerusalem proposal could be the vehicle to turn things around.

The OU Women’s Initiative

Another goal is the establishment of community learning programs to promote regular contact and exchanges among women in their communities.

The Significance Of The Balfour Declaration

One of the proximate results of the Balfour Declaration was an influx of Jewish immigrants, primarily from Eastern Europe, which only served to exacerbate Arab opposition to the Declaration.

‘Israelis Are Ambitious About Saving Anyone’s Life’: An Interview with Sheba Medical Center Director...

There were hundreds of thousands of people wounded and all of them needed our care. We felt our mission was to restore hope for the people of Haiti.

An Anti-Semitic Caricature of Me Generates No Criticism from Berkeley Hard Left

For these radicals, it is not about what Israel does; it is about what Israel is: the nation state of the Jewish people. To many on the hard left, Israel is an imperialistic, apartheid, genocidal, and colonialist enterprise that must be destroyed.

Uncomfortable vs. Dangerous Free Speech

Politicians and media sources recently argued that only right-wing racist calls to violence should be illegal. Free speech has NOTHING to do with political views and everything to do with safety.

Just What Were The Jews Doing in Then-Palestine Before The Balfour Declaration?

The Balfour Declaration was not addressed to a foreign group, giving them permission to enter the land. On the contrary, it was recognition of what Jews -- who have an indigenous connection to the land -- had already accomplished and would continue to develop.

The Invisible Flag in Judo and Jerusalem

Their essence remained a problem. They would sing no song, carry no flag, and represent no people. In 2017. In the United Arab Emirates Judo competition; On the Jewish Temple Mount in the Jerusalem.

Commemorating the ANZAC Liberation of Beersheba

800 Australian light horsemen attacked Beersheba brandishing bayonets, galloped directly into machine-gun fire, many dismounting and engaging in hand-to-hand combat, surprising the Turks who did not imagine that the Australians would act so brazenly

Wellness In The Orthodox Community – Gymies And The Space

I think Gymies’ success and the opening of the Space has to do with a worldwide trend toward leading a more wholesome life.

The Enemy of My Enemy

Due to the international animus against us, it is time for Israel to overcome inhibitions and intensify efforts to actively seek out alliances, with nondemocratic states or even those whose viewpoints on various issues we strongly oppose.

Who Is Trying to Stall the Greater Jerusalem Bill?

Bibi throwing his coalition issues back at Trump may work in the short-term, but Israel’s need to move forward in annexing municipalities in order to properly administer the Jewish population in and around Jerusalem will not go away

Israel Must Recognize An Independent State of Kurdistan

Israel should pro-actively support the legitimate aspirations of the oppressed minorities – the indigenous peoples – of the Middle East and North Africa, like the Kurds and Berbers, and build alliances with them.

The Iran-Hamas Plan to Destroy Israel

Iran's message to Hamas: If you want us to continue providing you with financial and military aid, you must continue to hold on to your weapons and reject demands to disarm.

Names, Shames, Stereotypes, And Blames

My name. “Harvey” has been getting a bad rap in the media lately, but it doesn’t bother me because I know wiser minds look at the person behind the name rather than the name itself.

An Open Letter to George Washington’s Parish

Perhaps those who believe George Washington makes them feel "unsafe" are ignorant of how his positions on slavery evolved.

Turn That Frown Upside Down

The Orchot Tzaddikim writes that when we do a mitzvah with a smile, it is worth a thousand times more than when we do it without one. So, with an easy and pleasant investment, the reward is immense

Israel’s ‘New Conditions’ Are 20 Years Old — And The PA Already Accepted Them

The only reason Netanyahu is bringing up “new conditions” is because they are in fact "old promises" from agreements two decades old that were never kept by the PA

Beware of the Ultras

For those who identify as observant Jews, as children of Torah, and as students of the sages, it is inexcusably perverse to embrace the tactics of the street in order to defend a lifestyle of spiritual and moral refinement.

A Huge Crowd Of Lonely People

Recently, I came upon research about today’s teenagers – the first generation to have grown up with smartphones – that is really quite alarming.

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