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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)

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

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)

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

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.

Bush, Jews And Democrats (Part XII)

Al Gore's surprise choice in August 2000 of Joseph Lieberman as his running mate electrified American Jews, and seemed to foreclose any possibility that George W. Bush would even approach the poor numbers put up among Jewish voters by his father in 1992 (15 percent) and Bob Dole in 1996 (16 percent).

Jewish And Republican: Perfect Together

I'm sure G-d appreciates being used as a political football.

Terminal Stupidity – The New Threat To Civilized Humanity

The simple son at least makes an attempt to understand what is going on by asking for an explanation from the people in the know.

Amram Mitzna’s Final Solution

Refining Ran Cohen's recent lament that the settlers are despicable and responsible for the Hebron Massacre Haifa Mayor and Labor party leader Amram Mitzna has unequivocally declared that the solution is finally at hand.

Why We Stay

But no one's running away. The Likud party primary didn't get canceled or delayed.

Bush, Jews And Democrats (Part XI)

There is every reason to believe that had Bill Clinton been on the ballot in the 2000 presidential election, American Jews would have voted in overwhelming numbers to return him to office for a third term.

Leftists, Arabs Can’t Make Peace With Idea Of A Jewish State

How can we expect the world's outrage against Israeli terrorism when Israel's own officials place the blame on the victims?

Hebron And The Pains Of Redemption: Personal Reflections

The tension was unbearable because it was already Shabbat in Israel which prevented me from communicating with our people there.

The Feminist Assault On Israel

The responses brought into focus the changes that have taken place among liberal intellectuals over the past three decades.

Hebron Journal: Land Of Funerals, Land Of Giants

What better examples could there be for a community?

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