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5778: A Year of Great Expectations

My urgent concerns in 5778 are not for Israel, but for American Jewry.

Israel Inspired: Finding Your Story Within Israel’s Story [audio]

How we can awaken from our slumber and make sense out of the injustice and confusion of our times? Listen as Prime Minister Netanyahu boldly exposes the world's double standard against Israel. This and more on this week's Israel Inspired with Ari Abramowitz and Jeremy Gimpel on The Land of Israel Network.

The Jay Shapiro Show – American Jewry Revealed [audio]

American Jewry, with few exceptions, has replaced the tenets of Judaism with the political correctness of liberalism.

Keeping Jews Jewish

Virtually all the Gedolim of previous generations, including Rav Soloveitchik, forbade any religious collaboration with heterodox rabbis for fear of giving them tacit recognition.

LA’s First Jewish Mayor

Eric Garcetti’s caring for those who are struggling would become his defining political legacy as a Los Angeles council member and as President of the Council.

Intermarried Rabbis

If ritual observance is voluntary and all that counts is ethos, why not just drop the whole charade and just call anyone with an ethical perspective on life a Reform Jew?

The ‘Maharat’: Wonderful Achievement, Bad Idea

the title rabbi (or its equivalent) is more than about recognition of achievement.

The Kolko Case: A Stain on Lakewood

We are a people whose mandate is Torah observance in all matters - between man and God as well as between man and his fellow man.

Lakewood’s $10 Million Coup

I, of course, have no problem with such a library. But is this what the State of New Jersey had in mind in approving $10 million dollars to Lakewood?

The Outreach Revolution

Our battles with the Conservative movement are over. They no longer pose a threat to Orthodoxy.

For the Sake of Keeping the Bris Milah, Give Up Metzitza B’Peh

Those who carry the herpes virus cannot always tell when it is present in the mouth.

Remembering Jackie Robinson’s Fight Against Anti-Semitism

Robinson witnessed the valuable contributions that Jews were making to the black community's struggle.

Protesting the ‘Evil Decree’? Why Not a Counter Rally?

They can say all day long that they are not protesting Israel. The fact that they will be out there in the middle of Manhattan talking about 'gezeirot' says otherwise.

Making Lemonade out of a Cardozo Lemon

I agree with Alan Dershowitz that Carter's presence at Carodozo Law School should be used as a positive.

Ha’aretz Depicts Anti-Israel Groups as Representing America Jewry

Groups defined by Ha'aretz as "US Jewish Groups' are vicious anti-Jewish groups bent on destroying the tiny Jewish state.

The Second American Letter to Netanyahu

Following the letter from American Jewish leaders calling on Israel to make concessions, the Emergency Committee for Israel penned it's own letter to the Prime Minister.

Dewey Stone: Unsung Hero of Israeli Independence

Dewey Stone worked behind the scenes for the establishment of the State of Israel.

Passover, Peace, And Palestine: An Arab-Style Seder In 1920s Long Island

No matter how deeply American Zionists yearned for peace their good intentions often went unreciprocated. There was plenty of matzah ball soup and brisket, to be sure. But the dining room was occupied by a makeshift tent, the Passover table was replaced by a pile of sheepskin rugs, and the Lindheim children were dressed in Arab garb.

Is Soros Pumping Money into ‘A Jewish Voice for Peace’?

A tangled web of non-profit political organizations reveals that George Soros is behind yet another Jewish anti-Zionist front.

JStreet’s Hagel ‘Victory’ is on American Jewry

Congratulations, JStreet, you won before you even started! Perhaps you can save your breath, energy and George Soros' and god knows who else's money and go home.

A Time for Zero Tolerance and a Time for Tolerance

When it comes to victims of abuse the overriding approach should be one of compassion and understanding. But school officials' mishandling of a situation should not automatically result in termination.

Anti-Semitism as ‘Civil Rights’

Civil rights has become a mechanism by which the government tramples on property rights to further assorted ideological ends.

Protecting Religious Freedom

While I was tempted to support grants that might provide some relief to a number of shuls, I was not willing to trade that potential short-term benefit for the likelihood of real long-term harm to religious freedom protections.

Well Intentioned, but Wrong to Condone Homosexuality

Making gay marriage not just value neutral but something positive. It is in effect koshering a forbidden lifestyle.

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