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Letters To The Editor

22 Tevet 5764 – January 16, 2004
Adelson Will Be MissedWith a deep sense of sorrow and loss, I must express my sadness to the family and friends of Professor Howard...

Reform Gellman Puts Orthodox Colleagues To Shame

20 Tevet 5764 – January 14, 2004
As reported in last week's Monitor, a number of prominent politically conservative religious leaders - including several Orthodox rabbis - opposed to legislation promoting gay marriage have aligned themselves with an organization that, according to terrorism expert Steven Emerson, is distinguished by "its ideological support of Islamic terror groups."

Suicide Bombers In Macrocosm: The Intolerable Danger To Israel Of Irrational Nuclear Enemies

"Do you know what it means to find yourselves face to face with a madman?" asks Luigi Pirandello's Henry IV. "Madmen, lucky folk, construct without logic, or rather with a logic that flies like a feather."

Doubts About Doing My IDF Reserve Duty

17 Tevet 5764 – January 10, 2004
I do not want to get shot at. I do not want to chase after terrorists through tunnels and alleyways throughout the Kasbah.

The Contempt Is Mutual

My fingerprints are visible in every facet of daily living, in science and technology and medicine.

We’re Not In Brooklyn Anymore

No longer would I have my choice of dozens of shiurim each week at tens of locations, morning, noon, and evening. If I desired such a class I would have to attend the one that I was going to give.

The Brat With No Hat (With apologies to Dr. Seuss, wherever he may be)

The sun did not shine.It was too wet to play.So they sat in GenevaWith murderers all day.

Letters To The Editor

15 Tevet 5764 – January 9, 2004
Jimmy's 'Final Solution'Your Dec. 5 front page article on Jimmy Carter's speech in Geneva neglected to mention his most chilling sentence.'Had I been elected...

Defending Israel’s Right To Secure Borders

Following the Six Day War, UN Resolution 242 called on Israel to withdraw ''from territories occupied in the recent conflict,'' while affirming Israel's ''right to live in peace within secure and recognized boundaries.''

A Curious Alliance

13 Tevet 5764 – January 7, 2004
Are some conservatives willing to sleep with the devil in order to fight pro-gay legislation? An exclusive report by Evan Gahr on www.JewishWorldReview.com makes the charge that "prominent religious conservatives - Jews, Catholics and Evangelical Christians - are allied with a radical Islamic group to stop gay marriage."

Understanding America’s ‘Holiday Period’

As Americans, we Jews share with our fellow countrymen (more or less) certain portions of the annual "holiday period." Extending from the secular holidays of Thanksgiving to New Years, this span imposes on all the United States the breathless rhythm of a machine. Noisy and relentless, it is a rhythm associated in the popular imagination with enhanced reverence and spirituality, but in reality it produces a decidedly opposite effect.

Palestinians Have Right Aspiration, Wrong Destination

9 Tevet 5764 – January 2, 2004
By returning to my childhood and investing more in toothpaste and less in candy, I could now boast uninterrupted rows of healthy white teeth.

Sharon – There He Goes Again

Recently Sharon engineered the most devious tactic yet to disrupt the peace process. He proposed expelling Arafat from Ramallah.

Letters To The Editor

Remove Settlements NowI agree with those people who say that settlements should be uprooted. I also agree that Arabs and Jews cannot live together...

Ten Years After: The Metamorphosis Of Israel's Left

In a recent opinion piece in the Jerusalem Post, Sarah Honig, one of the paper's bettercolumnists, raised the question of whether Israel's Left should be regarded as stupid orcrazy.

Blaming Israel For Istanbul

7 Tevet 5764 – January 1, 2004
A disturbing media trend blames Israeli policy for the Islamist war on Western civilization. The recent coordinated bombings against British targets in Istanbul, occurring just days after the dual bombings of Istanbul synagogues, make the Islamic terrorist message brutally clear: their targets are the Jewish people and Western democratic civilization.

Funding Evil

Terrorism requires funding. Without actually understanding the complex patterns by which terrorists systematically pay for their nefarious operations and personnel, the War On Terror would fail catastrophically.

Who’s Raising Our Children?

2 Tevet 5764 – December 26, 2003
The traditional Jewish model is one in which younger children, at least, are raised and nurtured primarily by their mothers.

A Time To Hate

Earlier this month, two synagogues in Turkey were blasted on a Shabbat morning, at a time when these peaceful and holy places of worship were fully occupied.

British Left Shows Bush Its Ugly Face

Even when the news broke of a double suicide bombing, targeting British interests in Turkey, the majority seemed unable to condemn Islamic violence.

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