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A Window To The East

This pragmatic attitude stands in stark contrast with contemporaneous views in both Europe and the Islamic world.

The Message Of Israel: Always Go Forward

This eternal power of life has kept us going through many generations of trials and tribulations, both in our homeland and in exile.

Commissar, Drop Me Down!

Every time Israel loosens its grip, there follows a deadly act of terror.

Anti-Demographics

Those who argue that it is immoral to occupy another people and suppress their national aspirations fail to understand that in principle this form of liberal egalitarianism sounds nice; in the context of terrorism it is lethal.

On Not Dancing To The Democrats Tune

It brings me no joy to say that Teresa Heinz Kerry is not worthy of being the first lady of the United States of America.

Misreporting The Holocaust

At this point there could be no doubt about the authenticity of the reports of Nazi atrocities against the Jews.

More On Free – And True – Speech

I agree that the best way to oppose free hate speech is with free true speech.

On The Prohibition Of Water: An Appeal to Poskim

There are rabbinic decisors of stature who disagree with this stringent stance, relying on an attested and respected opinion recorded by earlier authorities that the water is permissible if the organisms in question are not discernible.

Uri Avnery, Moral Idiot

In an extraordinary interview published last Friday in Haaretz, Uri Avnery, the grand old man of the Israeli Left, spoke of his deep affection for Yasir Arafat, his great sadness at Arafat's passing, and his belief that Arafat would be recognized as one of history's great men.

Political Potpourri

Sun rises in East, Times endorses Democrat: Most Americans weren't born the last time The New York Times gave its endorsement to a Republican presidential candidate. The year was 1956, the candidate was the incumbent president, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and a weekday copy of the Times cost a nickel.

The Pope’s Disgraceful Tribute To Arafat

From the way world leaders reacted to the death of Yasir Arafat, you could be forgiven if you had mistakenly believed that Mother Theresa had died.

The Social Impact Of Terrorism: A Human-Centered Perspective

A Speech Presented to Purdue University's Homeland Security Institute Published Exclusively In The Jewish Press (Part One)

Letters To The Editor

Jewish Apathy (I)The vehement, sometimes violent, reaction Mr. Ishmael Khaldi experienced in response to his support for Israel ("Israeli Bedouin: American Jewish Apathy Shocks...

Letters To The Editor

Life Of LiesIt was fitting that the terrorist Arafat was the leader of the so-called Palestinian people. Arafat lied his whole life about being...

Israel, Iran And Preemptive Attack Striking First Under International Law

International law is not a suicide pact. As Iranian nuclearization heats up to a point of no return, Israel's leaders will soon have to make vitally important decisions on launching defensive first strikes. Faced with an existentially hostile regime in Tehran, these leaders cannot now be expected to simply sit back and wait for this regime to deploy atomic weapons. Less than half the size of Lake Michigan, Israel's "wiggle room" in strategic survival matters is profoundly limited.

The Case for Secular Studies in Yeshivas

"When I was in the illustrious city of Vilna in the presence of the Rav, the light, the great Gaon, my master and teacher, the light of the eyes of the exile, the renowned pious one (may Hashem protect and save him) Rav Eliyahu, in the month of Teves 5538 [January 1778], I heard from his holy mouth that according to what a person is lacking in knowledge of the "other wisdoms," correspondingly he will be lacking one hundred portions in the wisdom of the Torah, because the Torah and the 'other wisdoms' are inextricably linked together ..."

Letters To The Editor

When Sharon Was SharonSome words from Ariel Sharon's 1995 eulogy for Ofrah Felix, who was murdered by terrorists:"I remember her as a little girl...

Voters 13, Gay Marriage 0. Now What?

If the Supreme Court sides with the states on this matter, it may take a while but I suspect all states will eventually amend their constitutions to reflect traditional values.

Nuking The Blues

The frightening details of the chemical and biological stockpiles he actually developed could fill books.

Sharon’s Unsettling U-Turn

Ariel Sharon's landslide victory over Ehud Barak in February 2001 was widely hailed by the right wing in Israel.

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