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Hate Uncensored

Today's skinheads of the Left are not confined to the streets; they also enjoy an active media presence.

The Islamization Of The Greens

When Salzman told people she had been secretly expelled from the Green Party's National Women's Caucus and removed from their listserv group, no one responded.

What The Times Ignores

Readers with long memories are asked to indulge the Monitor's use, for the second time in three years, of a quote about The New York Times from the noted essayist and author Renata Adler. In the introduction to her book Canaries in the Mineshaft (St. Martin's Press, 2001), Adler, herself a Timeswoman many years ago, dismisses the "paper of record" in typically acerbic fashion, encapsulating in a handful of words everything that's gone wrong on West 43rd Street.

Iranian Power, Israeli Preemption And The Middle East ‘Peace Process’

In calculating the Iranian threat to national survival, Israeli strategists will have to consider both enemy capabilities and enemy intentions. Yet, because such threat components are never entirely discrete, but rather interdependent, interpenetrating and interactive, these strategists will have to look closely at all pertinent relationships.

The Old Shtetl Ozarów

The village of Ozarów is located in the Kielce region. The Ozarów cemetery dates back almost 400 years and is one of the few remaining Jewish cemeteries in Poland.

Letters To The Editor

Learning From HistoryIn the 1930's a madman ascended the world stage with a public declaration of his intentions. The world stood by and watched...

Shidduchim Myths & Misconceptions

To the best of my knowledge a census has yet to be taken, but common belief is that quality Jewish men are an endangered species, while the pick of women has never been better.

Milestone Year For UK Jews

Although, as has been well-documented, recent years have seen a rise in anti-Semitism in the UK, we who reside here, members of both the older and younger generations, are apt to reflect upon the fact that we are privileged to live in a malchus shel chesed.

Letters To The Editor

Severing Our RootsJews of all political persuasions joyously celebrate Tu b'Shvat with beautiful fruits grown on trees planted and nurtured by the residents/settlers of...

New Jewish Institutions In Poland

The opening of the first full-time Chabad center in Poland, under the direction of Rabbi Shalom Ber and Dina Stambler, was made official at the International Conference of Chabad-Lubavitch Shluchim earlier this year.

Web Favorites, Expanded & Updated

It’s time again for the Monitor’s latest listing of worthwhile websites and blogs. (As always, there is no particular order to the list; names appearing toward the top are not necessarily more valuable than those closer to the bottom.)

Black Hat, Gray Hat, No Hat: Reflections on Orthodox Factionalism

Parents may push for a different type of shidduch from the one preferred by their son or daughter.

B’damayech Chayee: In Your Blood Live

How can any leadership accept a situation where Jewish citizens need to constantly run for cover into shelters?

A Jihadist At Brandeis?

The knee-jerk response from much of the Jewish world has been outrage at the ZOA.

Seeing Through Hamas’s Fig Leaf

The Bush administration has promised Israel that it will not recognize any Palestinian government in which Hamas participates.

The New York Times Does Hamas

The Times editors hint at another rationale for continued engagement and financing of the Palestinians; an expectation that having to govern could well oblige Hamas to moderate its terror.

AIPAC Case Should Be Wake-Up Call To American Jews

It is unclear why the FBI decided to go after AIPAC officials.

Learning Anew From The Rav

A Jew who participates in the suffering of his nation and its fate, but does not join in its destiny, which is expressed in a life of Torah and mitzvot, destroys the essence of Judaism and injures his own uniqueness.

Orthodox and Israeli: When the Two Don’t Mix

Aaron Klein is Jerusalem bureau chief for WorldNetDaily, co-host of ABC Radio's national John Bachelor Show, and he appears throughout the week on other U.S. radio programs.

Retail Kings

They can't quite take credit for inventing them, but Jews had a long, colorful, and mostly profitable involvement with the great retail emporiums - the large scale specialty and department stores that came, literally and figuratively, to dominate the landscape of 20th century America.

Spielberg’s ‘Munich’ (Conclusion)

We who care desperately for Israel and for the Jewish People don't need a propaganda film to make our case. A completely truthful account - as Spielberg has given us - will always be in our interest.

Letters To The Editor

Not Convinced By Plaut I always enjoy Steven Plaut's articles in The Jewish Press and until last week ("Israel's Plague of Conspiracism," front-page essay)...

Caveat Emptor – Beware of Grave Robbers

It is not uncommon for Observant Jews to want to be buried in Eretz Yisroel.

The Schwarzschild Award

The winner of the Monitor’s second annual Henry Schwarzschild Award for most offensive comments by a Jew in the public spotlight goes to Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League. The prize, which last year went to Israeli uber-leftist Uri Avnery, is awarded to the person who, in the Monitor’s considered opinion, by his or her statements displays a contempt for the Jewish people, a disregard for historical truth, a desire to sup at the table of Israel=s enemies, or who otherwise plays into the hands of the enemies of Jews and Israel.

Spielberg’s ‘Munich’ (Part One of Two Parts)

Over the years, I have lectured and published widely on Israeli security matters - often with special reference to assassination and international law. Usually, in these matters, I have tried to point out the positive side of assassination, including informed support for Israel's ongoing policy of "targeted killings."

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