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Understanding The Religious War Against Israel And America: Barbarism As Sacrifice

How shall we truly understand what happened on the last day of March one year ago, when an Iraqi mob burned, desecrated and hanged four American contractors from a bridge in Fallujah?

Letters To The Editor

Money Better SpentAs people prepare to fulfill the mitzvah of mishloach manot on Purim, may I remind them that the mitzvah involves sending a...

True Role Models (Part Sixteen)

Mordechai and Barbara Goldman came on Aliyah in 1975 from Toronto, Canada. Barbara grew up in Toronto and was active in Bnei Akiva (madricha and rosh snif) and NCSY.

Israeli Yeshiva Programs and Special-Needs Teens

When your child returns next year for Pesach or at the end of the z'man, he will, God willing, come back healthier and in a better frame of mind than when he left.

Shidduch Crisis: The Case For Natural Meeting

Right off the bat, we should ask a simple question: Where is the mountain of evidence that forbids mixed settings?

Can One Be Right Wing And Pragmatic?

Ultimately, diplomatic, political and military decisions must be made based upon rational considerations, not on an assumption (as distinguished from the hope) of divine intervention.

A Father’s Thoughts Of Purim

For the past twenty-five years, an Islamic fundamentalist government intent on spreading Islam throughout the world has ruled old Shushan.

The Palestinianization Of The Academy

Academics and intellectuals must stand up proudly and loudly, and say that Zionism is not racism or colonialism or apartheid, that it is the liberation movement of the oppressed ...persecuted Jewish people.

Beyond A Felafel Republic

As it is, Israel has for years now consistently tempered its military response to Arab depredations in order to avoid American displeasure and censure.

C-Span Falls Over The Edge

C-SPAN often teeters on the brink of self-parody, particularly when the hosts of its morning discussion program, "Washington Journal," stare impassively at the camera while yet another crazed caller recites chapter and verse of the latest conspiracy theories involving the Trilateral Commission or the Bush family's Nazi/Saudi/Zionist/ KGB/CIA ties (choose one or more and don't think twice about any seeming contradictions).

Letters To The Editor

Readers Urged To Reach Out To Jewish Serviceman I recently exchanged a few e-mails with an observant Jewish serviceman in Iraq, 1st Lt. Chaim Spilman....

True Role Models (Part Fifteen)

As Israelis suffer the stress of disengagement and the beginning of the dismemberment of the Jewish homeland, it is still important for American religious Jewish families to come on Aliyah.

Cowardice And Desecration: The Deeper Jewish Meanings Of ‘Disengagement’

Bettelheim, like the Greek poet Homer, understands that the force that does not kill - that does not kill just yet - can turn a human being into stone, into a thing, while it is still alive.

The Very Narrow Bridge Reflections of a Would-be Orthodox Journalist

Having learned these laws at a young age, I avoid lashon hara as a part of my routine.

City Of Miracles

Sixty years after the liberation of Auschwitz, the media all over the world have been full of programs, reports, stories and tributes to the survivors of the Holocaust. Yet how does one pay tribute - a true tribute - to those who perished?

PETA’s Real Agenda

By the way, if PETA's goal were simply to minimize animal suffering wherever possible, there are other activities it could pursue that have nothing to do with shechita.

Compassion Is As Compassion Does

The truth is, everyone pretty much agrees that the system is unsustainable as it's currently constituted.

Generalissimo Bush

Before becoming commander-in-chief, Franklin D. Roosevelt's only military experience was as assistant secretary of the Navy under Woodrow Wilson.

(Madison Square) Garden of Eden

Yes, Torah lives on. Yes, the Lubliner Rav's dream lives on. THEY WERE SINGING AND DANCING IN YESHIVA CHACHMEI LUBLIN!

Don’t Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out, Dan

Dan Rather signed off permanently this week as CBS Evening News anchor and the Monitor thought it only appropriate to review some of the more outlandishly biased statements he tried to pass off over the years as objective news. Media watchdog websites such as MediaResearchCenter.com and RatherBiased.com are repositories for dozens of Rather's most revealing quotes. These are the Monitor's personal favorites:

Letters To The Editor

Hard-Liners Going SoftRe "Conference of Presidents Backs Sharon Plan" (news story, February 21):The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is but one...

True Role Models (Part Fourteen)

Unfortunately, the question as to where to raise your children and where you and they should live is not a hot topic in the American Jewish community.

On ‘Disengagement’ And Disobedience (Second Of Two Parts)

Can the Sharon government protect Israel's citizens? Clearly, "disengagement" will open the door widely to "Palestine." In consequence, once deprived of its remaining strategic depth, Israel will become an irresistibly tempting object for aggression by certain enemy states.

Fox News: Too Fair And Balanced?

The problem with Fox is that it has become just a little too fair and balanced.

Preparing Today’s Student Journalists For Tomorrow’s Journalism

Ours is a pretty significant experiment on several levels, but perhaps mostly in that it utilizes blogs and a group of citizen journalists to cover a national beat

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