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New Collection Of The Rav’s Essays Deepens Religious Understanding

Even if one was never privileged to listen to the Rav’s shiurim in person, reading his lectures, even when some of them have been reconstructed from individual manuscripts, should not be missed.

Jordan Protects A Killer Of Americans – Where’s The Outrage In Washington?

The U.S. gave Jordan $393 million in aid last year. Is that just a blank check? Or is it time, perhaps, to make some of that aid conditional on Jordan surrendering killers of Americans?

Cheshbon Nefesh On The Plight Of Agunot

International Agunah Day is a sort of “rosh hashana la’agunot.” As a Jewish 'New Year' we should perform a “cheshbon nefesh” – an accounting of the soul. What have we done right; where have we erred?

Selective Outrage About anti-Semitism

It is a little ironic, considering the president's initial reluctance to address the issue, Trump has significantly raised awareness about anti-Semitism.

The Left’s Opposition To School Choice

Put another way, will our students henceforth be instructed that they are free to disregard election results?

Margalit The Tzaddikah

A true story of unfathomable pain exceeded only by the greatness of this tzaddikah, a haredi Yemenite orphan girl sent to a leper hospice and befriended by R’ Aryeh Levine (zt”l) the Yerushalmi tzaddik

The Bharara Spectacle

As for Mr. Bharara himself, he is reputed to have designs on running for elective office in New York which has an overwhelmingly liberal, anti-Trump voter base.

David Friedman’s Nomination Clears Important Hurdle

Given the unanimous vote by the Republicans on the committee in support of Mr. Friedman, it’s highly likely that the Republican-controlled Senate will confirm him as well.

Did Donald Trump Just Trigger the Islamic End of Days?

Whether it is the Hadith or the Bible, US troops in Syria in combat positions seem to indicate an important line has been crossed. Is the final battle coming?

Fighting For Israel’s Legal Rights: An interview with ZOA Israel Director Jeff Daube

The Trump administration is waiting to hear our suggestions. They are looking to us to be proactive and speak out about what we would like.

The Bernice Chronicles: Bernice And The Women’s Land Army

It wasn’t every day that a young woman from a traditional Jewish family volunteered for farm labor, but for Bernice, the decision was an easy one.

Hiding Evidence of Its Own Innocence

Within 1 day of the most high-profile civilian casualty incident of the 2009 Gaza war, Israel had exculpatory evidence on its responsibility for that death. Why wait 8 years to make it public?

The Real Hamas: Sorry, Folks!

What Hamas says in Arabic tells the REAL story. In fact, Hamas officials are crystal clear when addressing their people in Arabic. Yet some Western and Israeli analysts disregard this truth.

Stop Calling it the ‘Old Testament’

Depicting the Hebrew Bible as "ferocious" or cruel is not only an act of iniquity toward the text itself, but a hurtful affront to those who cherish its teachings and seek to abide by its commands.

Palestinians: Fake News and “Alternative Facts”

Where is the international community's exposure of the lies fueling Palestinians murdering Jews? Will the international community once again fail to speak the truth about the murder of Jews?

Israel’s Anti-BDS Law Correct and Overdue

Its basis is the alleged illegal occupation of Palestinian-Arabs by Israel and Israeli measures to which they are subject. The problem with this is that it is utterly false and rewrites history.

An Undervalued Notion of Life Beyond Death: Created World Immortality

“Created world immortality” is a transmission of memories and values to future generations and considered somewhat metaphorical. Created world immortality is used in the Torah in the stories of Yosef

GRADING TRUMP: Week 7

Time for the week 7 report card for President Donald Trump. SO how is he doing?

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