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The Real Debate

19 Heshvan 5765 – November 3, 2004
The struggle today in the land of Israel should re-ignite a debate that has existed in the Jewish world for at least 100 years

An Apocalyptic Future? Israel And Middle East Nuclear War (First Of...

Apocalypse, of course, was pretty much a Jewish invention (at least if you ignore ancient Persia and the Zoroastrians), and there is certainly an apocalyptic element in Chicago's own Saul Bellow.

Letters To The Editor

Dej? VuThe story of the abandonment of the Jews during the Holocaust, retold in Marvin Kalb's marvelous front-page essay ("Misreporting the Holocaust," Oct. 22),...

Going Timeless: Learning to Live Without the ‘Paper of Record’

13 Heshvan 5765 – October 27, 2004
It will probably not surprise his critics that Rush Limbaugh doesn't read the Times; he hasn't "for a couple of years."

Support For Jewish All-Day Education – Retrospect And Prospect

FJE is to be praised for making recommendations to achieve these goals essential for a healthy Jewish education system.

Of Dan We Sing

In commenting on the Dan Rather fiasco last week and the week before that, the Monitor was remiss in not mentioning the revolutionary role played by the Internet - specifically, the army of tenacious webloggers who began exposing Rather almost as soon as his fallacious '60 Minutes' story on George Bush and the Texas Air National Guard aired earlier this month.

Terrorism And Anti-Semitism Are Inseparably Married

It can be inherited -- not genetically, of course, but through the malign impact of a bigoted adult on his or her children and grandchildren.

Letter From Shimon

Dear Mr. Prime Minister:As we continue to prepare the merging of the Likud and the Israeli Labor Party into a national unity coalition that will expel the Jewish settlers from Gaza and turn it over to the PLO, I wanted to share with you some of the wisdom I have accumulated in my years of implementing such programs.

Israel Kaleidoscope Thoughts From A Solidarity Mission

Want to be awakened from the galut slumber? Want to be rejuvenated spiritually and emotionally?

Letters To The Editor

Selective And DeceptiveI thought your readers would be interested in the following letter that I sent to The New York Times.Ed KochNew York, NYTo...

Daffy Dan’s Predictable Downfall

5 Heshvan 5765 – October 20, 2004
The most shocking thing about the scandal now swirling around Dan Rather and CBS News is that - after decades of embarrassing incidents, both on air and off, and a mountain of statements betraying a pronounced political bias (his colleague Andy Rooney has called him "transparently liberal") - Rather was still in a position to so damage his network's reputation.

The Settlers’ Field of Dreams

Another part of Hebron liberated by women is Beit Hadassah the old Jewish hospital in the Avraham Avinu neighborhood.

Jews And Ostriches

The Jewish knee-jerk propensity to vote Democratic is unrelated to any particular advantage the party offers American Jews in the modern world.

A Brief And Shining Life

Although she was in and out of hospitals and emergency rooms, most of her friends never even knew she had this condition.

Ain’t No Terrorists Here But Us Freedom-Fighters

The word "terrorist" (or "terrorism," or "terror") does not appear in the story even once.

Surrender Without Defeat

The replacement in South Africa of an Afrikaner government has not resulted in a new age of racial equality but rather has led to the imposition of majority tyranny over minority interests.

Letters To The Editor

Rather Lame ApologyIt's ironic that Dan Rather's mea culpa concerning the forged memos has come amidst the aseret yemei teshuva. But when one considers...

Prosecute Saddam For Crime Of Aggression Against Israel

One of the most elementary principles of law is known as Nullum Crimen Sine Poena: "No crime without a punishment." Stemming from at least three separate passages of the Torah (Exod. 21:22-25; Lev. 24:17-21; Deut. 19:19-21), the Lex Talionis or "law of exact retaliation" was absolutely integral to the Nuremberg Trial and judgment.

29 Tishri 5765 – October 13, 2004
A number of "unusual" occurrences took place in the wake of this tragedy that demonstrated both the hashgacha pratis of Hashem's direction of events and the exalted qualities that Moshe Shubert surely possessed.

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