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Confessions Of A Republican Rabbi

19 Kislev 5765 – December 1, 2004
Strange, some say, for a Jew. Untraditional. Yet, ironically, it is because of Jewish tradition that I vote the way I do.

Democrat Echo Chamber

One of the websites listed here last week as a Monitor favorite did a sterling job Sunday exposing The New York Times as a journalistic copy machine of Democratic Party talking points.

The Orthodox Union In Israel

For the first time in its history, the Orthodox Union held its annual convention in Israel.

To Repair An Unhinged Heart

Prologue: Oct. 2004. I am sitting at my desk holding a new book in my hands. It has just come from the printer.

The Mystery Of Prague’s Missing Vav

The glistening golden letters around the statue of Jesus have always been a matter of controversy for Prague's Jews.

After Arafat – Distinguishing Power From Weakness In The Middle East

Even now - after Arafat, after thousands of Israeli men, women and children have been systematically dismembered, burned and mutilated by the most barbaric terrorist movement in recent memory - much of the world remains willfully impervious to geopolitical truth.

Letters To The Editor

Right GesturesThe Israeli government has decided to once again make 'good will' gestures by pulling the army back and releasing many terrorists. This has...

Environment Ripe For Political Unity

12 Kislev 5765 – November 24, 2004
While the group never endorses Democratic candidates, this year it declined to endorse President Bush either, because "... over the last four years, the Bush administration has compiled a deliberately anti-environmental, anti-conservation record that will result in lasting damage to public health and to America's natural heritage."

Kerry: Better For Israel And Jews

Over the course of his 19 years in the United States Senate, John Kerry has a 100 percent pro-Israel voting record.

Handwriting Analysis of George W. Bush and John F. Kerry: Making...

The primary characteristic of John F. Kerry is that he wears his dignity on his sleeve as well as his vanity, his patrician bearing and his perceived nobility.

Why This Jewish American Is Voting For George W. Bush

I remember my daughter going to get gas masks for my grandchildren in the recent war because we were afraid Saddam Hussein would do it again.

The Vatican’s Cardinal Sin

Obviously, none of the individuals involved were honored by the pope because of their anti-Semitism, rather despite it.

Let Us Praise, Not Blame

The sage Hillel asked three questions. "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when?"

When Manchester Met Sanz

He spoke with such passion that even without being able to make out the words, one

Onward Christian Voters

By contrast, U.S. evangelicals, many of whom proudly refer to themselves as Christian Zionists, are clearly on the upswing.

Politically Motivated ‘Scoop’?

The New York Times trumpeted a two-column lead story by James Glanz, William Broad and David Sanger, 'Huge Cache of Explosives Vanished From Site in Iraq,' in Monday's edition, a story one week before the election about events that happened at least 18 months ago - one blaming the Bush administration for letting almost 400 tons of powerful explosives disappear under its nose.

How Could You?

The explosion that wrecked our lives on that fateful day destroyed much of my memory of that bloody episode.

The Jewish Vote: Don’t Believe Those Exit Polls

The exit polls got the election results wrong in a very large sample of thousands of voters.

Monitor’s Online Reading List

The Monitor's sort-of-annual listing of recommended websites and blogs is a little different this time. Previous listings were an amalgam of readers' favorites and the Monitor's own choices; this one is purely the Monitor's concoction.

The Inauthenticity Of Our Presidential Politics

Every four years, it seems, we Americans must display infinite forbearance in the face of irrepressible foolishness. Transforming all serious meaning into manipulation and marketing, our presidential election process has now been reduced to an endless barrage of numbing cliches and empty witticisms.

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