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Why I Voted For Obama (And Why I’m Not Worried About The Next Four...

22 Heshvan 5769 – November 19, 2008
At first glance, it’s not surprising that I voted for Barack Obama for president this election. I’m a New Yorker and a Jew, and so any pollster would have predicted my choice.

Obama’s – And America’s – Journey

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus believed that reality is ever in flux. “You cannot step into the same river twice,” he taught, emphasizing that the only constant is change.

The Lingering Intoxication

No doubt there were some well-meaning consumers of news who labored under the naïve illusion that the mainstream media would become just a wee bit more objective in its coverage of Barack Obama once their anointed one won the White House.

On Quashing Anti-Government Dissent In West Bank Communities: Perspectives Of National Law, International Law...

In recent months, Israel's Minister of Defense Ehud Barak, has issued several administrative expulsion orders.

Why Should I Suffer?

There is a great scene in "Fiddler On The Roof" where a donor gives a beggar one kopek. "Why only one kopek?" asks the beggar. "I had a bad week," replies the donor. "If you had a bad week," responds the beggar, "why should I have to suffer?"

Kristallnacht In Poland

Recently the world commemorated the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the event that most consider the start of the Shoah.

Kristallnacht In Poland

Recently the world commemorated the 70th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the event that most consider the start of the Shoah.

Social Justice Fetishism

Liberal Jews have invented the myth that Judaism is a synonym for the pursuit of "social justice."

The Cousins Bielski

In September I attended a special screening of the movie "Defiance" at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Manhattan. The film attempts to depict the formation of the Bielski partisans and some of their early exploits in the dense forests of Belorussia during the Holocaust.

Deafening Sounds Of Shattered Glass

15 Heshvan 5769 – November 12, 2008
The assassination of the third secretary of the German Embassy in Paris, Ernst Vom Rath, by 17-year-old Herschel Grynszpan in early November 1938 was unquestionably a crime. Under normal circumstances, young Herschel would have been arraigned in a court of law.

Made In America

Well, it's finally over – and about time, too. After two years of seemingly endless campaigning and eight of partisan bickering and recriminations, the country appears to have turned a historic corner.

The Debate That Needed To Happen

Over the next few years, the Jewish community will face serious challenges. Throughout this presidential election, we always understood that whoever was elected president would shape how our country deals with these challenges.

Obama: Hysteria And Reality

The Monitor supported John McCain in the presidential campaign just concluded, and given the opportunity would do so again. Having said that, anyone who wasn't profoundly moved by Barack Obama’s victory rally and speech last week has to be either emotionally dead or devoid of any appreciation of just how historic a moment it was.

Protecting Jewish Cemeteries In Poland And Around The World

Last week I wrote about the discovery of human remains beyond the fence of a Jewish cemetery in Bilgoraj, Poland, showing that the boundaries of the cemetery went beyond the supposed size of the protected site.

Protecting Jewish Cemeteries In Poland And Around The World

Last week I wrote about the discovery of human remains beyond the fence of a Jewish cemetery in Bilgoraj, Poland, showing that the boundaries of the cemetery went beyond the supposed size of the protected site.

A Transcendent American Moment

November 4, 11 p.m., Times Square - Taxis horns are honking, young people are jumping. Barack Obama has just been declared president-elect of the United States.

Einstein’s Secret Spark

Albert Einstein's letter on God, in which he described the Bible as "pretty childish," sold not long ago for more than $400,000.

Avner Gold Picks Up Where He Left Off 20 Years Ago

Rabbi Yaakov Yosef Reinman is a man of multiple faces.

Was Bush Wrong About Everything?

8 Heshvan 5769 – November 5, 2008
Has there ever been a lamer duck than George W. Bush? How he went from winning a clear majority of the 2004 popular vote to his current dismal showing is a topic that will fascinate future historians.

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