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Letters To The Editor

25 Nisan 5765 – May 4, 2005
Rabbi Porush's CourageReader Joseph Weidenfeld is highly unfair, and way off base, for insulting Rabbi Menachem Porush (Letters, April 29). Weidenfeld claims Rabbi Porush...

Learning The Wrong Lessons From The Holocaust

The only real lesson that Marc H. Ellis wishes Jews to learn from the Holocaust is that Israelis are behaving like Nazis and that Jews who assist the Palestinian violence in achieving its aims are ethically equivalent to those few Germans who rescued Jews in World War II from the Gestapo.

Bumblebee Nation And Middle East Peace

19 Nisan 5765 – April 27, 2005
They had to travel more than a thousand miles, mostly by foot, before they reached an airport in the Sudan. His parents finally migrated to Israel when he was three.

The Anti-Semitism Of Israeli Media Leftists

Barel is, of course, entitled to his opinion about the Jews of Hebron, but to compare them to followers of renegade Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is simply twisted and hate-filled demagoguery.

Who I Am

"He's further to the right." "Further to the left." "Too modern. "Too frum." What's in my head is vastly less significant than what's on it.

Sleep Well, Mr. Shalom

It's never pleasant to confront the truth, is it? Politicians, especially those in Israel, usually don't bother to respond to the outraged cries of a betrayed citizenry.

A Nation Of Fourth Sons

Living in a secular world where we are a tiny minority swimming in a sea of non-Jewish popular culture, it takes a nonstop conscious effort to ensure that Moriah knows who she is and what that means.

Undressing The Times

The New York Times, still reeling from the Jayson Blair, Rick Bragg and Judith Miller fiascos, was caught - yet again - with its pants down last month, but you may have missed it if you don't read The New York Sun or are oblivious to blogs and the media-transforming reality of the blogosphere.

Letters To The Editor

Inspired By Rabbi WaldmanI was touched beyond words by the self-sacrifice and idealism exhibited by Rabbi Eliezer Waldman in moving his family and his...

Lying About Deir Yassin

April 9 marked the 57th anniversary of events that took place in the Arab village of Deir Yassin in 1948.

On Practicing Realism In An Unreal World: A Jewish Imperative (First...

The story goes something like this. During World War I, a Jew loses his way along the Austro-Hungarian frontier. Wandering through the woods late at night, he is abruptly stopped in his tracks by the screaming challenge of a nervous border-guard: "Halt, or I'll shoot." The Jew blinks uncomfortably into the beam of the searchlight and retorts with obvious annoyance: "What's the matter with you? Are you meshugga (crazy)? Can't you see that this is a flesh-and-blood human being?"

Preventing Bloodshed During Disengagement

12 Nisan 5765 – April 20, 2005
The goal now must be to influence the Israeli government to allow for this option as well as for the option of protecting the religious sites in their original locations, under international law, with eventual access for Jews under the proper security precautions.

To Recline Or Not To Recline: A Woman’s Obligation At The...

It's fascinating to realize that the Ramah was so perturbed by the disconnect between his understanding of correct halachic practice and the reality he witnessed around him that he postulated a highly improbable sociological phenomenon.

Double Talk About Democratization

As irony would have it, democracy is now the biggest threat facing the so-called peace process between the Palestinian Authority and Israel.

Learning From The Master: My Debt To America’s Greatest Judaica Collector

When Abraham Karp was in his early teens growing up in the Bronx, he traveled by subway on shopping trips to the Jewish book dealers on the Lower East Side with his father, Aaron, a furrier who never had much money.

Novak’s Nun

The syndicated columnist Robert Novak, compared with whom Pat Buchanan comes off looking like an honorary member of Hadassah, was in his element this week, essentially accusing Israel of crimes against humanity and relying on a dubious source for his latest bit of anti-Israel invective.

United in Song – Forever Strong

Chaim Mendel readily admitted that there had been many shidduchim proposed.

Letters To The Editor

Helping HandsIt's nice to know there are still some caring people in this world, people who aren't afraid to get involved but are willing...

Israel, ‘Palestine’ And ‘Correlation Of Forces’ In The Middle East

War is never far from the minds of prudent Israelis, and prudent operational planning must always look closely at the regional "correlation of forces." Drawn from the military lexicon of the former Soviet Union, this concept is usefully applied as a particular measure of armed forces, from the subunit level to major formations.

‘The Passion Recut’ – To Fit A New Generation

5 Nisan 5765 – April 13, 2005
According to Gibson, the "flogging" segment was "cut in half" and other gory moments toned down in the new version.

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