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The Meaning of Jewish Existence

1 Elul 5764 – August 18, 2004
The Torah is teaching us that if you wish to understand who the Jew is, you must seek the perspective of the non-Jew.

Project Daniel: The Existential Threat To Israel (Part Seven)

My previous column in the Project Daniel series dealt with Israel's survival problem in a world of increasing chaos and anarchy. Recalling apt images of the Irish poet Yeats, of a world wherein "the blood-dimmed tide is loosed," and where "the ceremony of innocence is drowned," we must now quickly acknowledge that certain current threats to Israel are profoundly existential.

Letters to the Editor

Return To Cafe HillelAfter sitting shiva for my brother, Dr. David Applebaum, my family and I returned twice to the very spot where he...

Political Pulpit-Phobia

25 Av 5764 – August 11, 2004
The critics of the Bush effort were right that nonprofits and religious groups ought not to pretend to non-partisanship on their tax forms while endorsing candidates.

Saving Lives More Important Than Arab Inconvenience

There is a reason that Israel is building the security fence, maintaining check points, setting up road blocks, and striking at weapons factories. The reason is that Israel is at war.

Liberal Smarts – Or Lack Thereof?

How is it possible that during a military conflict catalyzed by the most violent attack against America since Pearl Harbor there could be such unparalleled denigration of a sitting U.S. president among academics?

Bush-Basher Nadler To UN: Help!

New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler is one of 13 Congressional Democrats now on record as believing that the United Nations - cesspool of corruption and hypocrisy, comfort station for thugs and dictators of every ideological stripe, breeding ground for anti-U.S. and anti-Israel sentiment - is better qualified than American officials to oversee the upcoming U.S. presidential election.

Caveat Emptor: What Journalists Really Think

But study after study shows that Rather, Jennings and Brokaw are wrong: the newsrooms of major media outlets are not filled with non-ideological 'common sense moderates,' nor do they reflect a diverse range of ideological viewpoints.

Project Daniel: Israel’s Survival Amidst Growing Worldwide Anarchy (Part Six)

In the concluding paragraphs of our Project Daniel Final Report, Israel's Strategic Future, we identify a number of critical policy issues that need substantial further study. The first of these issues is described as "the growing anarchy in world affairs." What does it mean to live amidst such anarchy? What are the expected implications for secure and predictable international relations?

My Heart Unhinged

I've been a screenwriter in Hollywood for over twenty years. But the focus of my life is my family: my radiant wife, Karen, whom I have been in love with since I was ten years old, and my two daughters, who, thankfully, look like Karen.

There You Go Again, Jimmy Carter

18 Av 5764 – August 4, 2004
The adulation of suicide bombers and wild celebrations in Palestinian streets at the deliberate slaughter of innocents, so foreign to western sensibilities, can only be explained by such massive indoctrination.

Still Learning From Florida’s “Jihad U”

In my role as counsel to the American Democracy Project, a federal 527 issue advocacy group, I was charged with testing whether Castor's claim of effective leadership matched the facts.

Flash: Noah To Appear Before Genesis 7:11 Commission

Some critics claim that Noah is appearing before the Commission solely to boost sales of his newly released book, "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head."

Brando’s Branding

The death of the legendary actor Marlon Brando brings to mind an incident that tarred his reputation for years afterward and that serves to illustrate how certain Jewish organizations and their self-serving "spokesmen" risk trivializing the entire issue of anti-Semitism.

Rav Avigdor Miller: The Later Years

From 1946 to 1975 Rav Miller was the rav of the Young Israel of Rugby in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn. In 1975 the shul relocated to Ocean Parkway near Avenue R and was subsequently called Bais Yisroel Torah Center. Rav Miller served as the rav there until his passing in 2001.

Project Daniel: Israel’s Policy Of Nuclear Ambiguity (Part Five)

My prior column dealt with some of the precise ways in which a nuclear war might actually begin between Israel and its enemies. From the standpoint of preventing such a war, it is essential that Israel now protect itself with suitable policies of preemption, defense and deterrence.

The Truth About ‘Palestinian Refugees’

Try to imagine what the world would be like if Israel had granted the "Palestinian refugees" who fled from Israel in 1948-49 the right to return to Israel.

Why Was The Vilna Gaon Fasting On July 4, 1776?

11 Av 5764 – July 28, 2004
Could it be that the Founding Fathers gave the gift of America to the world on a day that Jews were fasting?

Response To An Angry Bush-Basher

Don't you know," said the lady, "that George Liar Bush and almost all his cabinet members are egotistic, selfish, liars, and disinterested in peace and justice?

The Other Refugees

In fact, during Islam's golden age Jews were restricted as to their choice of occupation, mode of dress, forms of worship, even access to specific parts of some cities.

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