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Anatomy of a Missionary: “Language” & Associations- Part I

27 Av 5776 – August 31, 2016
Today, missionary groups operating in Israel are ambitious, clever, and well-organized, and they are aided by religious Jews (for reasons of naiveté, ambition, etc.) who unlocked many doors for them.

Does the Times Want Middle East Peace?

26 Av 5776 – August 30, 2016
Since 1967, Arab reconciliation with Israel has been frustrated by Palestinian rejectionism, a luxury Cairo and Riyadh can no longer afford because of the nuclear deal and rise of Islamist terrorism

Jewish Settlements are Legal

25 Av 5776 – August 29, 2016
Rostow, co-author of the November 22, 1967 UN Security Council Resolution 242, resolved that under international law: “Jews have the same right to settle in the West Bank as they have in Haifa.”

WANTED: Rabbis with Knives between Their Teeth

Real religious leaders should not be “honored,” “valued,” or “well respected.

Respectful Dialogue, Nuanced Views: New Visions for Peace in the Holy Land

Controversial and compelling. the discussion touched on essential issues concerning the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, RESPECTFULLY.

Why The Obsession With Jews?

25 Av 5776 – August 28, 2016
Jews constitute an insignificant portion of the world’s population, 0.2% Considering the minuscule number. why is there such disproportionate coverage of Jews and Israel?

Let’s Talk Responsibly About Suicide

Drug abuse can be cured, the toll of an overdose reversed. But suicide is irrevocable.

INTO THE FRAY: “Mowing the Lawn” Won’t Cut it—

By avoiding confrontations in which Israel can win, Israeli governments risk backing the country into a confrontation which it cannot win.

Who Am EYE?: Self-Perception In Our Relationships

When one can truly appreciate his uniqueness, he will be able to ascribe value to himself and to others, laying the groundwork for healthier and more fulfilling relationships.

Sport And The Jewish Question

22 Av 5776 – August 26, 2016
Scottish Police threatened to arrest anyone waving Palestinian flags during the Hapoel Be’er Sheva/Glasgow Celtic. match. There were not a few flags – there were hundreds. And the police did nothing

Peace With Egypt? Not Really

True peace with Israel’s enemies is not a territorial issue. It's deeper than that. If we fail to connect to our identity, they will continue to see us as a foreign entity in the Land. Justifiably so.

Who’s The Stranger?

The admonition not to mistreat gerim in this week's parsha is not limited to converts. Anyone in any social situation can feel like a ger, it’s just the inevitability of social dynamics

Israel is not a matter of Bipartisan Consensus

The chasm between how the parties view Israel is clear: Democrats, at best, see moral equivalence between Israel and the PA; Republicans see Israel as a close and valued ally under unprecedented attack

The Devil is in the Details

22 Av 5776 – August 25, 2016
Rabbi Riskin was surprised to learn that a peace plan he supported would make him a Palestinian citizen and thoroughly endanger the existence of the state of Israel.

Are Jews who Refuse to Renounce Israel Being Excluded from “Progressive” Groups?

Applying "intersectionality"—a pseudo-academic theory asserting all social justice movements are inexorably linked, anti-Israel activists have made opposition to Israel and support for BDS a litmus test

A Prudent Approach To Following The News

21 Av 5776 – August 24, 2016
Again, this story has dominated the news for days and is doubtlessly known to a wide audience. Yet, for all its potentially serious import, it has still to be fully explored.

Frank Seddio For Kings County (Brooklyn) Democratic County Leader

He and his family have been key to the remarkable renaissance the borough has enjoyed in recent years.

The Pollard Saga Continues

In any event, Mr. Pollard seems unable to persuade federal judges to override the dictates of our prosecutorial bureaucracy and cut him some slack.

Crown Heights Pogrom, 25 Years Later

Notwithstanding the media spin at the time, led by The New York Times, there were no two sides to the violence.

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