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Government’s Obligation To Protect Religious Citizens

9 Adar 5766 – March 8, 2006
It is government's job - and it is my job - to make sure that Orthodox Jews and other religiously observant citizens are not punished because of those choices.

The Crisis Of Meaning In Jewish Education

The parents of these children cannot understand the reasons for their children's lack of interest in Judaism.

Are We Winning The War Against Terror?

The fact that jihadists also opposed modernity, democracy, human rights, and women's rights did not seem to matter to the self-proclaimed arbiters of human rights in the West.

Letters To The Editor

Seidenfeld Yahrzeit This Shabbos marks the first yahrzeit for the four Seidenfeld children of Teaneck who perished in a fire. Philyss Seidenfeld, the mother...

What If It Should Really Happen? How Nuclear War Could Begin In A Very...

It is exceedingly unlikely, but not entirely inconceivable, that Israel would ever decide to preempt enemy state aggression with a nuclear defensive strike. While circumstances could surely arise where such a defensive strike would be completely rational, it is enormously improbable that Israel would ever permit itself to reach such dire circumstances. To wit, and following Project Daniel, Israel will assuredly not allow Iran to proceed to the stage of an assembled nuclear weapons capacity.

The Old Shtetl Kurzelow

Kurzelow is mentioned first in the 12th century, in a pastoral dispatch of the pope of that time, who fixed in it a new ecclesiastical district.

Obsessed With Jews

He’s the columnist who complained that “Hitler died in 1945, but anti-Hitler hysteria is still going strong”; cautioned against “the excessive moral prestige Jews have in the media and the public square”; whined about “Jews deciding the standards, setting the criteria of humanity”; and observed, in chilling if artful prose, that because Jews “set themselves up as the arbiter, there is, if you’ll pardon the expression, a certain ‘kill the umpire’ impulse.”

I’m Not Celebrating The Irving Verdict

2 Adar 5766 – March 1, 2006
For over three months I had to silently sit in court in London listening to him say the most horrible things about Jews, people of color and survivors.

‘Bush Lied, You Lied’

The professor is too charitable to the "Bush-Lied-Kids-Died" crowd, whose line of reasoning is not so thoughtful.

Reporter’s Notebook: Who Is Ehud Olmert?

With elections less than a month away, many in Israel are concerned and even frightened over the likelihood that Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will be elected prime minister in his own right.

Fieldston Follies

The sense of the situation the article gave was one of bewilderment; somehow a mistake had occurred, but it was no one's fault. It could happen anywhere.

Israeli Elections

Unlike the two-party American system, in the coming election Israel will be "blessed" with 31 parties.

Port Deal Shows Need For More Discrimination

As to the president knowing what he's doing: Didn't he say he didn't even know about the considerations that went into this decision - or the decision itself - until he heard about the controversy?

Letters To The Editor

Bad IdeaI've always been a Bush supporter, but the administration's plan to give our ports over to a UAE company is unconscionable. The Coast...

What If It Should Really Happen? How Nuclear War Could Begin In A Very...

The year 2006 could become a fateful one for Israel and for the entire world. Still struggling to survive in the very worst of international "neighborhoods," the always imperiled Jewish State knows only too well that nuclear war and genocide need not be mutually exclusive.

The Old Shtetl Gostynin

The town of Gostynin was founded in the 13th century. It is located on the Skrwa Lewa River, approximately 60 miles northwest of Warsaw and 14 miles southwest of the city of Plock.

All The News That’s Fit For Pinch

Yes, another piece on The New York Times – and those who don’t understand why the Times warrants constant scrutiny probably have no business reading a media column in the first place.

Cry, The Beloved Country

25 Shevat 5766 – February 22, 2006
The more we appease them, the weaker we are perceived to be.

The Coming Battle Over Government Aid

Such scruples tend to break down whenever it is possible to get some federal money for what is thought to be a good cause.

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