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Israel’s Anti-Democratic Anti-Racism Law

In 1977 Israel's criminal code was changed. Section 144A was added, making "racism" a crime.

True Role Models (Part Seventeen)

Many Israelis are dreading the march of time as the days of "disengagement" approach.

Letters To The Editor

Summers StormI appreciate The Jewish Press's publication of Ed Koch's op-ed column on the academic lynching of Harvard President Lawrence Summers. The outcry against...

France, Jews And The Absence Of Memory

Truly, there can never be any virtue without memory, and France - it would seem - displays a persistent penchant for forgetting. Now unambiguously aligned with the Arab/Islamic states in global geopolitics, France's staunchly oppositional posture toward Israel is a predictable continuation of official French policy toward the Jews during and immediately after World War II.

Getting The Word Out

An article in the Sunday, March 13, edition of the Times carried a particularly edifying front page piece on a relatively modern phenomenon: video press releases. UNDER BUSH, A NEW AGE OF PREPACKAGED NEWS has taken hold, blared the headline

Purim Bulletin: OU Calls For Immediate Ban On Shul Candymen

"I have 25- 26- 27, even 32-year-olds who are still coming to me each Shabbos for candy," confided Shlomo Roberts, candyman at a large Upper West Side congregation popular with singles in their twenties and thirties.

Memorial Hill Doesn’t Answer

"The Washington museum was created for the purpose of evoking emotional reaction. Yad Vashem is for the stoic and brave. Statesmen do not shed tears."

Mordechai The Jew

He in fact had calculated that period from the wrong time and was off by eleven years.

Vashti Reclaimed; Or, What I Learned From The Former Queen

Although Vashti and Esther never meet, the relationship between them is integral to understanding the events of Megillat Esther. Vashti disappears by the end...

Blissful Laughter… Forever After

When the Shabbos Queen made her graceful exit the Baal Shem Tov directed that his horses be harnessed forthwith.

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.

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...

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?

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).

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.

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....

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?

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