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Jewperheroes!

2 Tammuz 5766 – June 28, 2006
For most of my life, I lived a Clark Kent existence: that of a Jew residing in Manchester, England, intent on blending into the modern, secular world.

Forty Years Later: The New New American Orthodoxy

26 Sivan 5766 – June 21, 2006
There would be Orthodox insiders cautioning, "Be quiet, don't make trouble. We have friends at Federation and we will make a deal."

Not Your Typical Summer Reading List

Not exactly light beach reads, the following books on American presidents deal with Mideast issues in an extended and intelligent manner. These are not necessarily the best all-around biographies or studies of the individual presidents listed (though some rank right up there), but the strongest in terms of exploring presidential attitudes and policies toward Israel.

Evolution, The Age Of The Universe, And Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan

The wonderful thing about science is that it has at its core no underlying belief system

The Man Who Blew The Whistle

This is a difficult piece of history whose examination requires us to discard the godlike image of FDR that has been burnished by his idolaters.

The Evil That We Face

But what if Zarqawi had survived and escaped and the others in the house had not?

Israel’s Out-Of-Control Judiciary

It is unclear whose criticism the judges want to be protected from.

Letters To The Editor

Unbalanced Media    Thank you to Nathan Lewin for the work he is doing to support and defend AgriProcessors ("Hatchet Job on Kosher Meat Company,"...

The Middle East Madness Of Mutual Suicide

"There is but one truly serious philosophical problem," says Camus in The Myth of Sisyphus, "and that is suicide." Nowhere is Camus' observation currently more correct than in the darkly reciprocal relationship between Israel and Hamas.

Myszyniec, Ostroleka

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Abe Schwartz of Detroit.

Berg Of Arabia

19 Sivan 5766 – June 14, 2006
When Nick Berg, an American entrepreneur who traveled to Iraq in search of business, was savagely murdered two years ago by Islamic militants, his father seemed angrier at George Bush than at the hellish creatures who slowly and painstakingly sawed off his poor son’s head.

Stories of Yeshiva College

While I like to flatter myself in thinking that this article was written in response to mine, it more likely took months of painstaking research and had nothing to do with me.

So Let All Thine Enemies Perish…

The incident might have reminded them of the moment they sawed off Nick Berg's head with a dull blade.

Open Letter To President Bush From The Israeli Left

Dear Mr. President, We, members of Meretz, Israeli Professors for Palestinian Liberation, Peace Now and Tikkun, are horrified. We are simply outraged.

Letters To The Editor

Deja Vu    I once read that a definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting different results. So what...

Natural Meetings

12 Sivan 5766 – June 7, 2006
They also discovered that they were not entirely alike in terms of background, personality, and even religious outlook. But after this lengthy, engaging, enjoyable conversation, these differences seemed trivial to both of them.

Olmert Can’t Count On Unconditional U.S. Support

What Abbas did was endorse a so-called peace plan hatched by a committee of members of Hamas and Abbas's Fatah movement currently serving lengthy terms in Israeli prisons for terrorist murders.

When Jews Praised Pius XII

Along with the Vatican's protests, thousands of Jews found refuge in Rome's convents, monasteries, and the Vatican itself.

My Visit To Postville

We told them that we did not represent AgriProcessors but were trying to ascertain how the workers felt about their situations.

Why I Boycotted The Israel Day Parade

For the first time in 16 years, I did not attend the Israel Day Parade.

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