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The Fur Coats Of Englewood

28 Nisan 5766 – April 26, 2006
Spring is here, and with it the disappearance of that most exotic of species, the winter fur coat.

Tel Aviv University’s Guru Of Capitulation

Americans are familiar with campus characters such as Ward Churchill and Noam Chomsky who misuse their positions in academia to disseminate anti-American hate and propaganda from the university podium, often in the guise of scholarship.

Letters To The Editor

Rush To Judgment? I was disappointed by Dov Hikind's op-ed article on the Boro Park disturbance ("Boro Park's Night of Shame and Disgrace," April...

Preventing Palestine: Can It Still Be Done? (Conclusion)

Israel would be entirely correct that the Declaration of Principles (DOP) was intended to establish an "autonomy," not a state. Further (according to Ambassador Shoval), "Palestinian statehood is contingent on the Palestinians destroying their terrorist infrastructure, of which Hamas itself is an integral part." However, the Palestinians themselves will certainly understand something very helpful to their cause. That is: there are applicable norms supporting statehood that exist outside the narrow legal context of the specific Israeli-Palestinian agreements.

Remembering The Warsaw Ghetto

This week the Jewish world commemorated Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, on the anniversary of the fall of the Warsaw Ghetto.

America, Israel and Tony Judt

After Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer posted an anti-Israel polemic on the website of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government - styled as a "research" paper but containing virtually no original research and riddled with extraordinary scholarly lapses - the response of much of the mainstream media in America was admirable.

The Monitor’s Reading List

22 Nisan 5766 – April 19, 2006
In response to occasional reader inquiries, the Monitor has put together the following list of some worthwhile books on the media, arranged in no particular order. (Though many of the titles are out of print or otherwise hard to come by, most should be available at any decent-sized public library. And thanks to the Internet, even books long out of print are available at surprisingly affordable prices from sites like Amazon and Alibris.)

Free Speech Must Triumph Over Politically Hostile Environments

Only after she had locked her door and drawn the curtains did Ms. Gabriel allow herself to begin to tremble.

Three Faces Of Contemporary Anti-Semitism

It is naked, open, venomous, and violent to the point of being murderous.

Israel Needs To Discard Suicidal Economic System

But even from this distance, there's no doubting there was one issue on which the voters really did send a message: the economy.

The Multimillionaire Who Remained True to Orthodoxy

In 1924 Harry Fischel had occasion to visit the town of Eishishok in Lithuania.

Letters To The Editor

Applauds EditorialI heartily applaud your April 7 editorial - "Warm and Fuzzy 'Halacha'" - that called attention to the growing phenomenon of Jews, including...

Polish Chasidic Student Returns to Poland For Pesach

Mati Pavlack, a rabbinic student studying at Yeshiva University, returned to Poland for Pesach to help the local population prepare and celebrate the holiday.

My Problem With Dogmatic Evolutionists

One plausible explanation for this rigid evolutionary monotheism, though I think an incorrect one, is a fear that the children might come to believe in Creationism.

Symposium: Palestinian Shame, Jewish Guilt

15 Nisan 5766 – April 12, 2006
In its turn, the Palestinian street sees in Hamas, the "liberators" of Gaza, the agents of final victory over Israel and votes them into power.

If Only America Would Let Israel Win

One might expect this agony to follow on a crushing battlefield loss, but since 1945 that has usually not been the case.

The Thorny Issue Of Illegal Immigration

There must be a reliable database for employers to determine who is authorized to work - i.e., a better developed and protected Social Security number, eliminating the multiplicity of documents now allowed and easily falsified.

Gotham’s Very Own Muslim Firebrand

In a tightrope-walking statement, Bloomberg said, "I certainly don't agree" with the imam's view, "but the issue here is not do I agree with him, but does he have a right to say what he wants to say. At the same time, we have an obligation to ensure that city employees do not falsely represent their political statement as the official position of their agency."

Boro Park’s Night Of Shame And Disgrace

Whatever the flashpoint, it is inexcusable for mobs of teens to set bonfires and descend on a police cruiser, breaking windows and threatening officers inside.

A Lesson From Pharaoh

Pharaoh surmised that the way to entrap the Israelites was to play upon their desire for acceptance.

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