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The Middle East Madness Of Mutual Suicide

"There is but one truly serious philosophical problem," says Camus in The Myth of Sisyphus, "and that is suicide." Nowhere is Camus' observation currently more correct than in the darkly reciprocal relationship between Israel and Hamas.

Myszyniec, Ostroleka

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Abe Schwartz of Detroit.

Berg Of Arabia

When Nick Berg, an American entrepreneur who traveled to Iraq in search of business, was savagely murdered two years ago by Islamic militants, his father seemed angrier at George Bush than at the hellish creatures who slowly and painstakingly sawed off his poor son’s head.

Stories of Yeshiva College

While I like to flatter myself in thinking that this article was written in response to mine, it more likely took months of painstaking research and had nothing to do with me.

So Let All Thine Enemies Perish…

The incident might have reminded them of the moment they sawed off Nick Berg's head with a dull blade.

Open Letter To President Bush From The Israeli Left

Dear Mr. President, We, members of Meretz, Israeli Professors for Palestinian Liberation, Peace Now and Tikkun, are horrified. We are simply outraged.

Letters To The Editor

Deja Vu    I once read that a definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting different results. So what...

Natural Meetings

They also discovered that they were not entirely alike in terms of background, personality, and even religious outlook. But after this lengthy, engaging, enjoyable conversation, these differences seemed trivial to both of them.

Olmert Can’t Count On Unconditional U.S. Support

What Abbas did was endorse a so-called peace plan hatched by a committee of members of Hamas and Abbas's Fatah movement currently serving lengthy terms in Israeli prisons for terrorist murders.

When Jews Praised Pius XII

Along with the Vatican's protests, thousands of Jews found refuge in Rome's convents, monasteries, and the Vatican itself.

My Visit To Postville

We told them that we did not represent AgriProcessors but were trying to ascertain how the workers felt about their situations.

Why I Boycotted The Israel Day Parade

For the first time in 16 years, I did not attend the Israel Day Parade.

Letters To The Editor

Peace For Nothing Thank you for the wonderful job you are doing in keeping your readers informed about what's really going on in the...

The Sanhedrin Reestablished (Part III)

The new Sanhedrin first met in Tiberius because it was foretold that it would be renewed there and would be relocated to Jerusalem.

The Pope Comes A Calling

Last week Pope Benedict XVI went to Poland to honor his predecessor, Pope John Paul II.

Hatchet Job On Kosher Meat Company

I was in New York on Thursday, May 25, when a banner front-page headline in that week's Forward caught my eye from the newspaper box on the Manhattan street-corner.

Kissinger In His Own Words

Since returning to private life some three decades ago, Henry Kissinger has doggedly attempted to restore some luster to a rather badly tarnished image. Lionized by the press in the mid-1970’s as “Super K,” the unprecedentedly powerful secretary of state and mighty architect of American foreign policy during the Nixon-Ford era, Kissinger saw his stock fall rapidly in the 1980’s and 90’s as conservatives criticized him for what they saw as his defeatist policy of détente with the Soviet Union and liberals lambasted him for what they viewed as his amoral, Machiavellian sacrifice of American ideals on the altar of pragmatism and realpolitik.

In The Shadow of the Apple Tree

Intellectual communication marks the Gemini trait . . . and the green-colored emerald is the gemstone associated with this month.

Letters To The Editor

Bracelet FoundA multi-strand pearl bracelet was found on Sunday, May 28, on Central Avenue in the Five Towns. If anyone has any information regarding...

Iran Policy Committee On Growing Iranian Nuclear Threat To Israel

The following remarks on Iranian nuclearization were delivered by Professor Louis Rene Beres at the National Press Club, Washington DC, May 10, 2006, on behalf of the Iran Policy Committee. They were televised nationally and internationally, including in Iran where, via the Iranian resistance movement, they were viewed by millions.

The Sanhedrin Reestablished (Part II)

Part I of this article discussed the background and early days of the new Sanhedrin.

The Sanhedrin Reestablished (Part II)

Part I of this article discussed the background and early days of the new Sanhedrin.

Private Restitution Proposal Possible

The issue of restitution for private property owned by Jews in Poland has long been a sore spot for many Jews of Polish origin.

A Living Treasure

In the century and a half since the birth of the rebbetzin famous ancestor, transportation has changed from horse and wagon to jet plane, but Torah life is constant.

Shortchanging Our Children By Teaching Midrashim Literally

The vast majority of children from the current yeshiva system believe all midrashim are part of the literal account of the events that occurred in the Tanach.

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