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Am Yisrael Chai

25 Shevat 5766 – February 22, 2006
I felt that if I did nothing else for the rest of my life, if I sat in bed eating bonbons day after day - that I could do so with a total sense of fulfillment.

Iranian Nuclearization, ‘Human Shields’ And Israeli Preemption: The View From International Law

Soon, Israel will have little choice but to preemptively destroy Iran's developing capacity for nuclear weapons and nuclear war. Confronted by a declared enemy state that remains openly genocidal as it forges ahead with illegal nuclearization, Israel will face many tactical difficulties.

The Old Shtetl Ilza (Drildz)

Ilza is a picturesque town in a valley along the Ilzanka River in south-central Poland.

Islamists Deface Their Glorious Heritage

When I was in fourth grade I was bullied mercilessly by a boy in class.

Letters To The Editor

Lost Gemaras Recently a Port Authority chaplain (who is also a chaplain at UMDNJ, my place of business) handed me two travel-size Gemaras he...

An Intolerant Creed

18 Shevat 5766 – February 15, 2006
The ancients believed that the earth was the center of the cosmos. We believe that we are.

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

11 Shevat 5766 – February 8, 2006
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.

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