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Why Arabs Hate And Kill Palestinians

Outside Israel, Palestinian groups meddle in the affairs of other Arab states and are punished in the extreme.

The Useful Myth that Obama Now Likes Israel

The idea that Obama is now backing Israel is what American Jewish voters who supported him desperately need to believe.

There is No Hamas-Fatah Divide

As one veteran Fatah member said at a rally last week, "In our hearts we are all Hamas."

Will the UN Peacekeeping Force on the Israel-Syrian Border be Removed?

France says that the UN Disengagement Observer Force may removed due to the fear of Syrian chemical weapons.

Not Hollywood: The Authentic Doomsday Scenario Next Door

If this were happening in your neighborhood, what steps would you be taking?

The Road to Damascus

Telling apart the right Syrian rebels from the wrong Syrian rebels is tricky. The Free Syrian Army, once hailed as a moderate secular organization, has more Al Qaeda in it than the dirt in Tora Bora.

Syrian Rebels in Control of Border Area with Israel

Although the wider regional implications of Assad's pending collapse remain unknown, the fall of the Alawite regime will undoubtedly strike a major blow to Iran.

Who Will Rule Syria? A Detailed Assessment

The Obama Administration was using a barely disguised channel to pay for a revolutionary Islamist movement seeking to take over Syria.

Bunny Snuff Vid Shows Syrian Rebels Have Chemical Weapons

At least we can probably count on the Muslims Brotherhood to refrain from making bunny-snuff videos.

Syria’s Chemical Weapons May Not Be in Safe Hands

Those of us living just south of the Syrians intuitively understand how much more serious the consequences can be for us.

The Jews Of Washington During The Civil War

Washington, D.C. was created in 1790 as a result of a political compromise. “Washington was a Federal city. It did not have a ‘State’ government. It was under the direct control of Congress for even the simplest of things; schools, streets, courts and land use by private individuals and corporations. Accordingly, Congress dutifully passed on the last day of the first session of the 28th Congress, June 17, 1844, ‘A Bill, concerning conveyances or devices of places of public worship in the District of Columbia.’

Who Brought The Romans To Israel?

If you were to ask the average Jew who destroyed the Beis Hamikdash and who sent Klal Yisrael into galus (exile), he would instantly answer, “The Romans.”

Unsung Hero: Reverend Arnold Fischel

Last month’s column outlined the struggle that took place at the beginning of the Civil War to get Congress to allow the appointment of Jewish army chaplains. Originally only Christian clergymen could serve as chaplains, and it was only as a result of pressure from the American Jewish community that in 1861 Congress passed a new law allowing ordained clergy of other religions to serve as chaplains. The Reverend Arnold (Adolph) Fischel (1830-1894) played a key role in this effort.

Parshat Vaeira

General George Armstrong Custer. The mere mention of his name evokes strong opinions of condemnation or admiration, depending on one’s perspective.

The Jewish Chaplaincy Controversy

“The American tradition of the military chaplaincy is as old as the United States itself. Clergymen served with the armies of the individual colonies almost from the first battle of the Revolution, and provisions for the payment of chaplains were enacted by the Continental Congress as early as 1775.

One Size Does Not Fit All Differentiated Instruction: Teaching Every Child How He Learns...

In a bustling fifth grade class Moshe is listening to a tape-recorded reading of President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, while Shmuel is writing a poem about a fight between brothers. Next to Moshe and Shmuel, Yerucham is reading an account of a former African-American slave.

Shame of the Yankees – America’s Worst Anti-Jewish Action

This year, the second day of Chanukah will coincide with the 144th anniversary of the worst official act of anti-Semitism in American history.

A Tribe Apart: Jews of the American South

They are not the Jews of bagels and lox brunches with the Sunday New York Times.

Jewish Soldiers Observe Pesach During The Civil War

In the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries Jews in America did not face the level of discrimination encountered by their brothers and sisters living in other lands.

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