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What Islamic ‘Sacrifice’ Means To Israel (Part Two of Two)

17 Tevet 5765 – December 29, 2004
Ayatollah Khomeini, in the foreword to his book on Islamic government, offered remarks which are today still taken as the dominant and incontestable orthodoxy in Iran: "The Islamic Movement was afflicted by the Jews from its very beginnings, when they began their hostile activity...."

True Role Models (Part Four)

I remember my first visit to Israel in 1956. I was attending the first American Bnei Akiva Hachshara training program in Israel.

Religious Coercion, Reform Style

The political interference by the rabbis is getting more and more unbearable.

A Brief But Shining Life

17 Tevet 5765 – December 28, 2004
Are we to understand that our prayers were in vain - that the never-ceasing recitals of Psalms of our devoted friends everywhere were for naught?

President Bush And The Little Girl

11 Tevet 5765 – December 22, 2004
Why did Osama bin Laden release a video four days before the recent American election and coincidentally just as Yasir Arafat had already effectively...

Facing Up To Painful Reality

How can any accommodation be reached between the Arabs and Israel when Palestinian Arab terrorists are waging war against Israel with the approval of the vast majority of Arabs, and when there is such a dichotomy between the way the rest of the world deals with terror and the way Israel is expected to "exercise restraint" in its own war against terrorism?

Your Media At Work

The Media Research Center is out with its annual "Best Notable Quotables" awards, a gorgeous display of the media's liberal bias, all-around pomposity and laughable ignorance. For the full list, visit the MRC website (www.mrc.org). The Monitor found the following selection particularly illuminating:

Jews And Guns

But the police did not arrive that night nor did they protect the city from arson and widespread looting. In fact we watched in disbelief as news cameras captured images of police officers standing idly by while looters gleefully committed their crimes.

Sharon’s Embarrassing Herzliya Speech

I paid close attention to last week's Herzliya Conference and helped promote it by interviewing various speakers, including conference founder Uzi Arad, and writing several general articles about the event.

Master Builder: Rav Teitz and the Elizabeth Kehilla

One cannot think of Yiddishkeit in Elizabeth, New Jersey, without at the same time recalling the community's longtime leader, Harav Mordechai Pinchas Teitz, zt"l.

Letters To The Editor

Lyrical EssayWe've come to expect moving and profound insights from Rachel Weiss's pre-holiday front-page essays, and Ms. Weiss certainly didn't disappoint us with "Forever...

What Islamic ‘Sacrifice’ Means To Israel (Part One of Two)

Israel may learn from history. Volume III of Plutarch's "Sayings of Spartain Mothers" reveals the Spartan mother as one who rears her sons for sacrifice on the altar of civic necessity.

True Role Models (Part Three)

It is hard for modern day visitors to Israel to imagine some of the situations that immigrants to Israel found 20 and 30 years ago.

ADL’s Misleading Media Surveys

3 Tevet 5765 – December 15, 2004
The Anti-Defamation League, fresh off its lamentable stint as unwitting public relations apparatus for Mel Gibson, has, yet again, demonstrated a jaw-dropping inability (or perhaps a cynical unwillingness) to differentiate between a newspaper's news coverage and its editorial views.

Kaare Kristiansen: Profile In Courage

From September 13, 1993, through December 10, 1994, 92 people died in 47 separate Palestinian terrorist attacks,

Why Bush Won – A Jewish Perspective

In the most accepting and tolerant country in the history of humanity, the United States of America, they have continued to feel threatened by the persistence of any aspect of traditional culture and loyalties.

Blue America: The Land Of The Easily Offended

It is most unlikely that conservative men or women speak that way - saying, "I am offended" - when they hear liberal speakers.

Time To Protect Jerusalem’s Sanctity: An Open Letter To Mayor Lupoliansk

What did the Maccabees do that was so important that all Jews have been required to honor them, year after year, for thousands of years?

The Assault On Shechita

It was the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving. Downtown offices in Washington had emptied out for the weekend.

Moral People Must Learn How To Hate

'For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven. A time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.' (Ecclesiastes. 3).

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