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Bush Critics Face More Unpleasant Surprises

5 Adar I 5763 – February 7, 2003
While the very idea of a Palestinian state was once enough to bring Israel's American friends to the barricades and create enormous pressure on Washington, that is no longer the case.

The Wisest Men of Chelm: A Fable For Our Time

In the back country south of Warsaw, there
stood a small shtetl, a little Jewish village,
named Chelm. Renowned across the Pale, the
villagers of Chelm were famous for their sharp
wits, their inventive brains, and their capacity
for resolving difficult problems.

Odds And Ends

3 Adar I 5763 – February 5, 2003
Tell Us Again About Liberal Patriotism - The date: Dec. 27. The setting: Neal Cavuto's Fox News program. Liberal commentator Ellen Ratner was chatting with Brenda Buttner, who was sitting in for Cavuto. The gist of the conversation, until Ratner briefly took off her mask of civility, was that President Bush appears almost impossible to beat in 2004.

You Give Us 22 Minutes, We Give You Political Propaganda: Sister Camille, WINS And...

28 Shevat 5763 – January 30, 2003
A state of their own, for a people who overwhelmingly approve of, and educate their children to become, suicide bombers.

Would A President Lieberman Be Good For The Jews?

Basically, what happened was that while everyone thought Lieberman would make Al Gore and the Clintonite Democrats kosher, it was Gore and the Dems who were making Lieberman non-kosher.

No Holds Barred: A Frank Conversation With Steven Plaut

Erudite and outspoken, Steven Plaut is a frequent contributor to The Jewish Press whose essays, many of which have appeared in this front-page space, always generate enthusiastic reader feedback.

Media Morons, Take A Bow

26 Shevat 5763 – January 29, 2003
The Media Research Center is out with its annual "Best Notable Quotables" list of what it calls "the year's worst reporting." Here are just a few examples of the liberal bias and stupidity that come pouring out of the mouths and word processors of media types on a daily basis. (Visit www.mrc.org for the complete list.)

Sharon Waves Red Flag Of Statehood At Palestinian Bulls

21 Shevat 5763 – January 23, 2003
Singer goes to great lengths trying to whitewash Sharon, stating that "When he agrees that eventually there will or must be a Palestinian state, he is dealing with the government's responsibility to decide what to say now."

Let My Children Live: An Open Letter To Leonard Fein

I resent the fact that the murderer Arafat is continuously placed on a pedestal created by your falsely named organization as you continue to vilify my own flesh and blood.

Librarians Against Israel

But the al-Safi resolution should be neither obscured nor forgotten by the American people, because its passage exposes so much that is wrong and vicious about the American Library Association.

The Rise Of Tikkun Olam Paganism

I have long had a pet peeve about the vulgar misuse and distortion of the Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam (repair of the world) by assimilationist Jewish liberals in the United States and elsewhere.

Bush, Jews And Democrats (Part XIV)

19 Shevat 5763 – January 22, 2003
Here we are fourteen weeks into our series on Jewish voting habits, and the Monitor admits to having no single satisfactory answer to why Jews are still, after all these years, in such utter thrall to the Democratic party.

A Walker In The City Ponders How We’ve Changed

14 Shevat 5763 – January 17, 2003
I am old enough to recall December 7, 1941 - the day that will live in infamy, when Japan stabbed us in the back.

The Eternal Nazi: Watching A Holocaust Film In Germany

The Pianist is a testament to the indefatigable spirit of life that refuses to go gentle into the night.

Should Jews Be Vegetarians?

G-d's first dietary regime was strictly vegetarian (actually vegan - no animal products at all) (Genesis 1:29).

Free Speech For Me But Not For Thee

Consider a country in which the minister of
justice prepares an official ''speech code'' that
delineates the boundaries of permissible
speech, and where violators may be sent to
prison.

Bush, Jews And Democrats (Part XIII)

12 Shevat 5763 – January 15, 2003
Before concluding our series on Jewish voting habits in next week's Monitor, we devote this week's installment to some of the more colorful responses we've received from die-hard Democrats. Wear your helmets.

Afghan Imperatives: Reconstruction Of Afghanistan Vital To U.S. Security, Says Expert

7 Shevat 5763 – January 10, 2003
The idea that history could repeat itself, which underlies many experts warnings about complacency in the face of the probability of new terrorist attacks, was strongly stressed by Prof. Rubin in his remarks.

Thoughts At The End Of A Tumultuous Year

Having been elected three times as mayor of the City of New York, I have been the beneficiary of this country's generosity and freedom from bigotry, and I will be eternally grateful.

Stupid Left, Satanic Left

It is impossible to understand politics in the world today without grasping the fundamental fact that there exist two different Lefts. I propose that the two be referred to by everyone as the Stupid Left and the Satanic Left.

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