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Israel’s Resilient Decency Despite Extreme Terrorism

16 Tishri 5777 – October 18, 2016
In 2015, Israelis suffered about 10 terrorist attacks every day. Adjusted for population size, the violence would equate to a staggering 150,160 attacks in a year in the US (roughly 411 per day)

The Most Interesting Jews of 5777

“Interesting” in my book means profound, provocative and positive. Here's my top 20 list of this year's "Interesting Jews"

Did Morocco Help Win Six Day War?

Israel largely has Morocco to thank for its victory over its Arab enemies in the 1967 Six Day War, according to revelations by a former Israeli military intelligence chief.

Al Jazeera (Qatar) Evicts Jews and Judaism from Jerusalem; Time to Return the Favor

It is well past time to boycott Al Jazeera and its social media site AJ+. Distorting history is just part of the problem. Incitement must have consequences.

On The Bookshelf

15 Tishri 5777 – October 16, 2016
I believe the whole range og 19th century Russian literature affected me deeply.

The Language Of Oslo

As opposed to other politicians, Netanyahu understands the real debate is not over the 1967 borders; not even over the 1948 Partition Plan borders. The real debate is over the Balfour Declaration

When Is A Leader Really A Leader?

ALL God-fearing people have a religious obligation to consider a leader's most important qualification to be trustworthiness, in all realms of life.

A Clear Choice

12 Tishri 5777 – October 14, 2016
Like everything else about Trump, his foibles seem outsized. They are not, merely tolerated by blind devotion; they augment the urgency of his message.

Sukkot For Our Time

The heart of Sukkot is to know that life is full of risk and yet to affirm it, to sense the full insecurity of the human situation and yet to rejoice in it. Chag Sameach!

INTO THE FRAY- Obama:The Blame Bibi Bears

Despite the talk of the unprecedentedly close intelligence and military cooperation between Israel and the US, a case could be made that the Obama administration is—intentionally or otherwise—laying the foundations for Israel’s demise.

Ten Questions About Israel For The Presidential Candidates

Have you noticed that Israel has barely been mentioned in the current presidential campaign? Here are ten questions that I think the candidates need to address.

Arthur Federman: Beloved Friend, Trusted Adviser

It is the end of an era with Arthur’s passing and with him, the last of the old guard of The Jewish Press.

Letters To The Editor

12 Tishri 5777 – October 13, 2016
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Vichna Kaplan: America’s Bais Yaakov Pioneer: An Interview with Rebbetzin Danielle Leibowitz

There were all kinds – litvish, chassidish, the daughters of roshei yeshiva and girls who weren’t even shomer Shabbos. Rebbetzin Kaplan took them all in

The Art Of Sukkot

Many of our greatest artists have produced striking graphic works on these subjects; what follows is a selection of original artwork from my Sukkot collection.

Kenneth Thompson, RIP

Our condolences to his wife, Lu-Shawn, children Kenny and Kennedy, and the entire family.

A Trump Tape And More Clinton E-mails

While we, too, cringed at his remarks, we nevertheless find the Clinton position to be somewhat curious.

Standing Together

Whenever Ari speaks he makes it a habit to explain that he is not there to simply collect money, but his goal is to create a personal connection between the soldiers and the people around the world.

Ulysses S. Grant and the Jews: A Fascinating Study in Repentance, Resistance and Overcoming...

The transformation of Ulysses Grant the Civil War General and US President. He went from an anti-Semite to perhaps the greatest presidential friend of the Jews.

Jordan’s King Abdullah: Threatening the World

The world must sense the coming storm in Jordan and recognize that Jordan’s king is damaging his country thereby posing a threat to the region in order to buy himself more time on the throne,

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