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Letters to the Editor

11 Kislev 5765 – November 24, 2004
Misguided EndorsementYour endorsement of George W. Bush for a second term is misguided.Have you forgotten that from the beginning of 2001, the administration has...

Letters To The Editor

Best Of Times, Worst Of TimesThis November, American Jews have an extra reason for thanksgiving as we happily participate in numerous celebratory events to...

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.

Jewish Blues: The Unchanging Demographic

5 Kislev 5765 – November 17, 2004
The point is, if you believe only a fool would vote for the Republicans, then how can you trust such a majority to safeguard minority rights?

Lonely, Liberal, And Orthodox

How did we come to embrace rejectionist labels and sound-bite government?

Arafat’s Untimely Death

The argument for releasing Barghouti is that he is a moderate who favors a peaceful solution.

A Window To The East

This pragmatic attitude stands in stark contrast with contemporaneous views in both Europe and the Islamic world.

The Message Of Israel: Always Go Forward

This eternal power of life has kept us going through many generations of trials and tribulations, both in our homeland and in exile.

Commissar, Drop Me Down!

Every time Israel loosens its grip, there follows a deadly act of terror.

Anti-Demographics

Those who argue that it is immoral to occupy another people and suppress their national aspirations fail to understand that in principle this form of liberal egalitarianism sounds nice; in the context of terrorism it is lethal.

On Not Dancing To The Democrats Tune

It brings me no joy to say that Teresa Heinz Kerry is not worthy of being the first lady of the United States of America.

Misreporting The Holocaust

At this point there could be no doubt about the authenticity of the reports of Nazi atrocities against the Jews.

More On Free – And True – Speech

I agree that the best way to oppose free hate speech is with free true speech.

On The Prohibition Of Water: An Appeal to Poskim

There are rabbinic decisors of stature who disagree with this stringent stance, relying on an attested and respected opinion recorded by earlier authorities that the water is permissible if the organisms in question are not discernible.

Uri Avnery, Moral Idiot

In an extraordinary interview published last Friday in Haaretz, Uri Avnery, the grand old man of the Israeli Left, spoke of his deep affection for Yasir Arafat, his great sadness at Arafat's passing, and his belief that Arafat would be recognized as one of history's great men.

Political Potpourri

Sun rises in East, Times endorses Democrat: Most Americans weren't born the last time The New York Times gave its endorsement to a Republican presidential candidate. The year was 1956, the candidate was the incumbent president, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and a weekday copy of the Times cost a nickel.

The Case for Secular Studies in Yeshivas

"When I was in the illustrious city of Vilna in the presence of the Rav, the light, the great Gaon, my master and teacher, the light of the eyes of the exile, the renowned pious one (may Hashem protect and save him) Rav Eliyahu, in the month of Teves 5538 [January 1778], I heard from his holy mouth that according to what a person is lacking in knowledge of the "other wisdoms," correspondingly he will be lacking one hundred portions in the wisdom of the Torah, because the Torah and the 'other wisdoms' are inextricably linked together ..."

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The Pope’s Disgraceful Tribute To Arafat

From the way world leaders reacted to the death of Yasir Arafat, you could be forgiven if you had mistakenly believed that Mother Theresa had died.

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