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Anatomy Of A Bush Administration Scandal

25 Nisan 5767 – April 13, 2007
Day 1 The New York Times reports that President Bush regularly holds clandestine gatherings among his hand-selected cronies, who devise federal policy in secret, as a sort of “shadow government.” The White House issues a press release explaining that those gatherings are merely cabinet meetings, that every administration has them, and that the cabinet secretaries have all had their nominations confirmed by the Senate.

Teaching Judaism’s Endgame

One of the many crises facing the Jewish people today is the phenomenon of “at-risk” youth. A child who is “at-risk” is generally defined as one who rebels against authority figures, demonstrates antipathy toward Jewish rituals, performs poorly in yeshiva, and is experimenting with delinquent or self-destructive behavior.

Too Many Rabbis?

25 Nisan 5767 – April 12, 2007
Before the arrival of the masses, houses of study, synagogues, and ritual baths were constructed; kosher food was made available, as were other key components to Jewish life.

Difficult Questions In Polish-Jewish Dialogue

Whenever I meet people, and they find out I write about Jewish life in Poland, invariably they have questions.

‘The Horror…The Horror’: Facing Nuclear War In The Middle East (Conclusion)

'Faced with imminent and existential attacks, Israel − properly taking its cue from The National Security Strategy of the United States of America − could decide to preempt enemy aggression with conventional forces.

Letters To The Editor

Don't Give Up Golan   I hope Joseph Farah's article on the Golan ("Whose Golan Heights?" op-ed, March 30) is widely read. The myth of...

Lying About Discrimination With Statistics

Mark Twain once said there are three sorts of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Liberal Or Biblical Christians?

18 Nisan 5767 – April 6, 2007
The ancient Prophets foresaw that as we approached the Messianic era mankind would begin to reject falsehood and turn to the Jewish people for leadership and teaching. Both Isaiah and Zechariah describe many peoples (amim rabbim) turning to the God of Israel in Jerusalem.

That Infamous Jewish Press Headline

17 Nisan 5767 – April 5, 2007
The Monitor’s rumination last week on unjustified criticism directed against The Jewish Press brought a note from a longtime reader who raised the now infamous “Israel Wins” headline that appeared on the front page of The Jewish Press during the first week of the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Hidden Lights Aglow

15 Nisan 5767 – April 2, 2007
He turned to the rav to express sincere regret for his needless suffering and to request the honor of a private audience.

Sigmund Rolat And Wayne Zuckerman Honored At YU Museum

The exhibit "And I Still See Their Faces," at the Yeshiva University Museum in the Jewish History Center in N.Y., was the site of a gala reception honoring two of Polish Jewry's greatest friends, Mr. Sigmund Rolat and Wayne Zuckerman.

‘The Horror… The Horror’: Facing Nuclear War In The Middle East (Part I)

"The horror, the horror," mumbles the Marlon Brando character in the film, Apocalypse Now. How thin, he reflects, is the veneer of our planetary civilization. How entirely inadequate, he understands, are the unsteady fences that protect us from humankind's most ruinous inclinations.

Letters To The Editor

Hurray For Hagee (I)    I had tears in my eyes as I read Pastor John Hagee's speech to AIPAC (front-page essay, March 30). Why...

Still Slaves After All These Centuries

Pesach is here, and we Jews seem no further removed today from the slave mentality we suffered from thousands of years ago.

Why Is This Night Different?

When you’re the rabbi of Pratt Institute, America’s most prestigious art school, and you want to gain some street-credibility with your students (and faculty!) it helps to have a secret identity as a comic book aficionado.

Memo to Bin Laden and Ahmadinejad: Israel Lives!

10 Nisan 5767 – March 28, 2007
Where is Israel? Where are those who are scattered throughout the Diaspora?

What A Surprise! Diplomatic Sanctions Won’t Work For Iran

One would think, certainly by now, that foolish optimism about Iran should have been swept completely away. One would now assume, with altogether good reason, that Iran has absolutely no intention of abandoning its nuclear program, and that it does not display markedly genocidal stripes only for Islamic public consumption.

The Saudi Plan For Israel’s Destruction

Is peace breaking out in the Middle East?

Letters To The Editor

Note to Readers: A letter appeared in last week's issue purporting to be from a "Rabbi Rick Probstein." We have since learned that the...

Bush Wages Unsung Battle Against Global Anti-Semitism

President Bush has played an unsung role in combating worldwide anti-Semitism and in seeking to stem the surge of anger that has swept the world in the last decade.

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