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Animals Have No ‘Rights’

10 Shevat 5765 – January 19, 2005
The Torah distinguishes man from the animals explicitly stating that only man was created in the Divine image and that man was given dominion over the animals (Bereshis 1:26.).

That Old-Time Religion

If you're a liberal who can't stomach President Bush's constant references to God; if you clench your fists every time the president refers to America's religious heritage; if you fear the imminent imposition of a Christian theocracy whenever Mr. Bush speaks of how the country has been divinely blessed - if any or all of this describes you more or less to a tee, then you're sure to have conniptions reading this passage from a certain wartime commander-in-chief's Inaugural message:

True Role Models (Part Seven)

One of the unexpected dividends of our coming on aliya 20 and 30 years ago is the practically 0% rate of intermarriage of our grandchildren.

The Un-Greening Of Tu-b’Shvat

Almost everything that most people "know" about Tu-b'Shvat is totally wrong and completely false.

Nazi Roots of Palestinian Nationalism

3 Shevat 5765 – January 12, 2005
The UK was not the only power helping the Mufti in 1936. The USSR-sponsored Communist Party of Palestine also did its part.

Somebody Else’s Agenda

Does that mean Jewish and other religious groups that support charities that are at least partly subsidized by the government have an obligation to oppose tax cuts?

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

It should not pass without notice that the contributions to tsunami relief of fellow Muslim nations, particularly the oil-rich Arab states, were amongst the lowest.

There Can Be No Debate With PETA

Never mind that PETA regularly uses Jewish spokesmen who have to this day refused to repudiate the organization's equation of slaughter of animals to the Holocaust.

A Slight Misunderstanding

Stunned at the sudden outburst, the voice of a very insulted secretary general came across loud and clear.

Burning Issues

Does the right to act symbolically belong to those who garner a larger audience to back their intense arguments?

The Bias Never Sleeps

It seems like such a long time ago that lefty writers were pushing the line that not only is there no liberal bias in the media, but in fact it's conservatives who have a disproportionate influence on the public discourse. Actually, it's been a mere couple of years since liberals tried making that preposterous case, largely as a reaction to former CBS News correspondent Bernard Goldberg's surprise bestseller Bias, an insider's account of how liberal assumptions and prejudices shape the way the mainstream media present the news.

Letters To The Editor

Whatever Happened To Modesty?I do not understand what is going on with klal Yisrael. Every few weeks we hear of a new tumult -...

True Role Models (Part Six)

There seems to be a whole group of people who have little or no knowledge of early aliyah from America, but who insist on making ridiculous statements about us.

The Meaning Of ‘Palestine’ For Israeli Security And Regional Nuclear War

A new state of "Palestine" will very likely be carved out of the still-living body of Israel. Supported by the President of the United States, this 23rd Arab state will quickly try to extend, incrementally, even within the "Green Line" boundaries of Israel itself.

The Return Of Shimon Peres

28 Tevet 5765 – January 8, 2005
The country has never had a public accounting for the utter disaster that was Oslo.

Don’t Blame God For Tsunami Casualties

"I am also Jewish" he unnecessarily informed me, as he tucked into his bacon omelet. I responded politely and he continued: "I used to keep kosher, but after Hitler I could no longer believe in God."

The Paper Clip Project: Lessons From Tennessee

"Paper Clips," a documentary filmed over two years, is the important story of an educational initiative, begun in October 1998, that evolved into something greater and unexpected when a student in the Holocaust course at Whitwell asked the question that we might all ask: "What is six million? I've never seen that before."

Three Ballplayers And Their Armbands

25 Tevet 5765 – January 5, 2005
Remember, Major League Baseball used a different playoff format in the early 1970's: in each of the two leagues the winner of the West Division would meet the winner of the East Division in a best 3 of 5 game series to determine which team would represent its league in the World Series

Liberal Rage

Since 1994, Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby has devoted a column every December to highlighting the year's most egregious examples of liberal hate speech. Jacoby describes 2004 as "another year in which liberals engaged in, and mostly got away with, grotesque slanders and slurs about conservatives - the kind of poisonous rhetoric that should be beyond the pale in a decent society."

Israel’s Single-Issue Party

Some are dumbfounded that Ariel Sharon and the Likud are bringing Labor into the government to form a national unity coalition. Some cannot believe their eyes and ears and noses.

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