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Orthodox Rabbi Teaching Halakha Beyond the Shulkhan Arukh, Judaism Beyond the Commandments

17 Iyyar 5776 – May 25, 2016
"I'm sure that if Maimonides, or Rabbi Yosef Karo lived today, they would say: We never wrote our codifications for a time when the State of Israel would be established."

The French Peace Initiative: From de Gaulle to Haaretz

France knows that the peace initiative is pointless, but it is using it for theatrical value to embarrass Israel's government and curry favor with Arab regimes.

The ADL Turns Anti-Israel

17 Iyyar 5776 – May 24, 2016
The ADL, under its new national director Jonathan Greenblatt, an Obama associate, has been opening doors to anti-Israel groups across the spectrum.

French Political Gymnastics and How to Help the Palestinians

Rather than offering the Palestinians no-cost recognition, the French should demand a few changes first.

Growing Each Day: Can Having a Beard make you a Better Person?

What does growing a beard have to do with spiritual development and being nice to our fellow Jews?

The Myth of the Palestinian Refugees

10 myths concerning the Palestinian refugees.

Why are American Jews and Israel Drifting Apart?

Authentic Judaism requires that Jews respect and draw inspiration from the past, that they live in the present and use their abilities for the benefit of mankind

Hamas Exploits Easing of Gaza Blockade to Smuggle More Weapons

15 Iyyar 5776 – May 23, 2016
Instead of utilizing the extra nautical miles off the coast to the benefit of Gazan fisherman, Hamas squanders the opportunity to improve the Strip's economic situation.

Nothing Left at 100

A veritable "Who's Who" of Israel's most vocal supporters. A radio station from Australia that is literally, the "Thunder from Down Under" when it comes to Israel.

Palestinian Authority Perfects Hypocrisy

In a region which has perfected finger-pointing, the Palestinian Arabs have once again shown their mastery of hypocrisy.

New Israel Fund Accuses Israel Of Torture At The United Nations

15 Iyyar 5776 – May 22, 2016
Several organizations supported by the New Israel Fund filed shadow reports to the UN Committee Against Torture claiming Israel violates the Convention against Torture, to which Israel is a signatory

The New “Indigenous” Right: ‘Hardline or Soft-boiled’

There is a peculiar camp of Jewish activists today who naively believe they can have a Greater-Israel the land and appease the Arabs. They are both foolish and dangerous.

A Visit to the Old and New Hells of Europe Provides a Reminder of...

My visit to Europe made one thing unmistakably clear: if there is any group in the world that needs a safe homeland—a sanctuary from bigotry and hatred—it is the Jewish people

Guck To Gold: Why Bad Things Happen To Good People

A healthy way of dealing with suffering is to immediately ask: “What new opportunities present?” “How will this experience leave me stronger, smarter, more sensitive than before?”

Hypocrisy On The Golan Heights

15 countries illegally occupying other countries' territories have denounced Israel for refusing to surrender the Golan Heights. Hard to know whether to laugh or cry –

The Blue Card: A Time-Limited Mission

13 Iyyar 5776 – May 20, 2016
The Blue Card is the only organization with the sole mission to provide financial assistance to needy survivors.

Bye Bye Bogey

Bogy Ya’alon, trumpeted as the new savior by the Right and settlers, turned out to be (surprise, surprise) a strategic disaster for Israel’s security

Get Refusal: Terrorism By Any Other Name

12 Iyyar 5776 – May 19, 2016
Should a woman, and her supporters, negotiate with a recalcitrant spouse in order to gain her freedom? In essence, should we negotiate with a terrorist?

The Lie Of Academic Free Speech

An unholy alliance formed by "progressive" leftists and "social justice" advocates from Muslim-led pro-Palestinian groups leads a libelous and vituperative campaign to demonize and attack Israel

Meet The New Jew Haters, Same As The Old Jew Haters

Anti-Semitism in our day has been creeping up worldwide much as it did in Nazi Germany – slowly and seemingly linked to other phenomena.

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