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Leaving The December Dilemma Behind

26 Kislev 5772 – December 21, 2011
No matter our stage in life, one is seldom comfortable feeling left out. Unfortunately, many American Jews experience exactly that feeling each year as Christmas approaches. The term “December Dilemma” is used to describe the tension many Jews feel sitting on the sidelines, unable to fully enjoy or participate in the distinctly Christian themes and activities occurring all around.

Reaction To Ads Expose Troubled U.S. Jewish Psyche

12 Kislev 5772 – December 7, 2011
The recent kerfluffle over Israeli government video ads and billboard posters, designed to entice wayward yordim to return home, instead exposed the troubled psyche of American Jews.

About Those Supposedly Offensive Israeli Ads…

Dear American Jews, I wish to apologize in the name of the State of Israel. We have heard our ad campaign encouraging ex-pat Israelis to come home has offended many of you. That was certainly not the intent, and if it did offend, we are sorry.

Why Glenn Beck Scares Israeli Leftists

1 Elul 5771 – August 31, 2011
Israeli radical leftists have long had an intense hatred for American conservatives, who are almost all pro-Israel. Actually, Israeli leftists hate American conservatives precisely because conservatives are pro-Israel.

Orthodoxy and Practical Pluralism In American Judaism

14 Tevet 5767 – January 3, 2007
Simply put, Orthodoxy is unwilling to implicitly or explicitly renounce its most basic claim - the uniqueness of its truth, and its central focus that Jewish law is binding.

An American Hero of the Holocaust

16 Av 5766 – August 9, 2006
Harry chose to enter the diplomatic service and in 1936 was posted as a U.S. vice consul in Marseille, France. There he would soon come face to face with the plight of Hitler's Jewish victims.

An American in the IDF

9 Av 5766 – August 2, 2006
These stories instilled in Matthew a certain character - tough, brash - but not a sense of mission. Not a drive to fight for Israel.

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