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Know When To Hold ‘Em, Know When To Fold ‘Em

3 Nisan 5777 – March 29, 2017
It almost seems that President Trump, the highly touted leader and dealmaker extraordinaire, is getting something of a pass despite his not being able to do what had to be done to get the deal through.

The Five Most Important Things About Passover

Our family and friends became contem­porary versions of the twelve tribes joined by kinship, common faith, and mutual hopes and dreams.

Israeli Technology Pulls Water out of Thin Air During AIPAC Conference

1 Nisan 5777 – March 28, 2017
In a showcase of cutting-edge Israeli innovation, famed lawyer and Israel advocate Alan Dershowitz took to the stage at the annual AIPAC Policy Conference and literally pulled water out of thin air.

INTO THE FRAY: Israel- Lost Without a Map?

It is difficult to know what is more disturbing-whether some ministers actually believe in the policy proposals they promote – or whether they don’t—but promote them anyway

Jewish Voice for Peace’s 11 Best Excuses for Inviting a Murderer...

JVP is an anti-Semitic hate group with a most ironic name: It's neither Jewish nor peaceful. JVP invited a convicted Islamic terrorist who assisted in murdering Jews to address and inspire their group

On The Bookshelf

1 Nisan 5777 – March 27, 2017
​I sense more and more people with strong Torah background who are bothered by questions of the mission of the Jew and the Torah's relationship to the larger world.

Knesset Passes Law Ending National Service for Foreign Funded anti-Israel NGOs

Historic piece of legislation that ends national service positions for organizations that receive most of their funding from abroad, passes the Israeli Knesset.

World Shrugs as Hezbollah Prepares Massive Civilian Deaths

Hezbollah knows that civilian killed by Israel are a strategic asset. They reportedly offered reduced-price housing to Shiite families who allowed them to store rocket launchers in their homes

Surveillance of Trump: House Now has First BIG Answer to the...

28 Adar 5777 – March 26, 2017
It’s a new world we’re in today, the world of Big Data. The handling of Big Data has been oozing out beyond the boundaries of the Fourth Amendment for some time now. Trump was a victim of this

Snowed In – Or A Lazy Generation?

As a response to the recent school cancellations for snow days, let schools stay open as often as possible, leave it to the discretion of parents whether it’s too difficult or dangerous to come in?

Which Country is Missing From AP’s Vehicular Terror List?

The failure to acknowledge Palestinian vehicular terror in the same terms as similar terrorist attacks in other countries, feeds the false narrative that excuses or 'justifies' Palestinian actions

Notes From A Journey Through A Divided People

27 Adar 5777 – March 24, 2017
There’s little doubt that Americans are more deeply divided than they’ve been in living memory as traditional left-right debates have stopped being exchanges of ideas and become screaming matches

The Deeper Dimension Of Being Chosen

Accordingly, from time immemorial it was the Divine plan that a segment of human society would become the symbolic emblem of “acceptance” – and the segment God chose is the Jewish people.

It’s All About The Details

Remember that each Jewish home is a mikdash me’at – a mini-sanctuary. Is this not reason enough to turn our attention – and our behavior – to the needs of our homes and our wives?

The Media Splits on Showing “Islamic Terrorism” and its Presence in...

The NY Times ran an article “Deadly Attack Near U.K. Parliament; Car Plows Victims on Westminster Bridge,” which ran over 1700 words. At no time did the article mention the words Muslim or Islamic.

Alan Dershowitz: The Newest Bigotry — An Israel Supporter Must Be...

26 Adar 5777 – March 23, 2017
By suggesting that I opposed the travel ban “because of [my] own bias” toward Israel – and by repeating this throughout the segment – Flannery engaged in the old anti-Semitic trope: Dual-loyalty

The US Human Rights Report Travesty

There’s been a lot of talk lately about Trump’s plan to slash funding for the State Department, so I’d like to offer my own modest proposal in that direction: Kill the State dept’s human rights bureau

Jerusalem: The Place To Raise Families

The "survey says..." Young people want to stay in Jerusalem. Will the government and municpality make that possible?

On Religious Extremism

Non-haredi Israelis are powerless to influence events because our dysfunctional political system pressures secular political parties to succumb to haredi extortion to retain or gain political power

Miles And Miles Of Smiles: An interview with author Gitty Stolik

25 Adar 5777 – March 22, 2017
Humor should not be used to make fun of people. We have to laugh with people, not against them.

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