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This Ain’t Torah

3 Elul 5773 – August 8, 2013
The Rabbi Motti Elon scandal has to do with much more than just a fallen sage or the plague of sexual abuse by the rich and famous.

Promise of Murderers Release Secures Monday ‘Peace Talks’ in DC

22 Av 5773 – July 29, 2013
The negotiations announcement came after Israel promised to release 104 Palestinian prisoners with Jewish blood on their hands.

The End of Competition

11 Sivan 5773 – May 20, 2013
The progressive consolidation imagines that organization can contain the messier side of man.

Obama Cites Liberties, Israel in Heritage Month Declaration

21 Iyyar 5773 – May 1, 2013
President Obama cited the Jewish striving for freedom and the U.S.-Israel bond in his Jewish American Heritage Month declaration. "Jewish immigrants from all over the...

Who is an ‘Islamist’ and Why it Matters

27 Nisan 5773 – April 7, 2013
Based on the Associated Press's definition, whom exactly can a reporter call an Islamist?

Belittling Tormentors Allows us to Be Free

25 Nisan 5773 – April 5, 2013
Through the process of the ten plagues, the Jews saw the Egyptians for what they were, just another group of petrified humans.

The Real Reason for the Fifth Cup

18 Nisan 5773 – March 28, 2013
The fifth cup is based on a machlokes in the Gemarah.

The Meaning of Freedom

10 Nisan 5773 – March 20, 2013
Obama's visit remains a symbol that among us are those who still carry the ghetto mentality.

The Western Left Abandons the Arab Left

17 Shevat 5773 – January 28, 2013
The left has sided with the reactionaries and against their comrades in other countries because they hate their own countries’ systems more.

You Can’t Have a True Muslim State without Freedom, Democracy, Music, Art and Science

10 Tevet 5773 – December 22, 2012
Christians and Jews would be enjoying freedom, peace and safety in a truly Muslim State.

Deadly Anti-Morsi Protests Continue

22 Kislev 5773 – December 6, 2012
Egyptian newspapers are reporting that thousands of pro and anti Morsi Egyptians demonstrators are still violently protesting and clashing over the proposed new constitution. Hundreds...

On the Guardian’s Opinion Section: Hamas Propoganda

8 Kislev 5773 – November 21, 2012
IDF strikes on Nov. 18 knocked out the Hamas television stations Al Aqsa and Al Quds in Gaza, but Hamas leaders were likely not too concerned, and knew they could always count on Plan B: Propagandizing at the Guardian.

Jewish Mothers Have Rights

29 Heshvan 5773 – November 13, 2012
I'm not a fan of Shimon Peres - I have to be honest. If I look back over his career as a politician...well, I'd rather not. But Peres has his moments. He is very supportive of women. I heard him speak a few months ago. He spoke of men as babies and says women run the world, ground it, nurture it.

Daniel Pipes: Why I am Voting Republican

21 Heshvan 5773 – November 5, 2012
I vote Republican because I support the party's core message of individualism, patriotism, and respect for tradition, in contrast to the core Democratic message of dependence, self-criticism, and "progress." I am inspired by the original reading of the U.S. Constitution, by ideals of personal freedom and American exceptionalism. I vote for small government, for a return of power to the states, for a strong military, and an assertive pursuit of national interests.

Freedom House Readies Downgrade of Israel, Based on Palestinian Deceit

15 Heshvan 5773 – October 30, 2012
In a clear distortion of information, the once prestigious Freedom House, a not-for-profit organization that purports to monitor which societies in the world are truly free, appears deliberately to have omitted and misrepresented easily verifiable information in what can only be seen as an attempt to downgrade Israel from "free" to "partly free."

Three US Jews Still Held Hostage Overseas

9 Heshvan 5773 – October 24, 2012
“There are, I think, almost 3,000 Americans in foreign jails. Almost all of them are in there for doing something.” That is the assessment given to JNS.org by U.S. Rep. Bob Turner (R-NY), a leading advocate for the freedom of 53-year-old Brooklyn flooring contractor Jacob Ostreicher – who, according to his supporters, is wrongly imprisoned in Bolivia and therefore falls outside the “almost 3,000 Americans” cited by Turner.

Muslim Countries Seek to Restrict Free Speech Globally

6 Heshvan 5773 – October 21, 2012
In recent years, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe has been the focus of an intense lobbying campaign by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, a bloc of 57 Muslim countries that are aggressively pressuring Western countries to make it an international crime to criticize Islam. In August 1990, the Muslim member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation officially adopted the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam, an alternative document to the 1948 United Nations' document, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Cairo Declaration states that people have "freedom and right to a dignified life in accordance with Islamic Sharia law."

Noam Chomsky Visits Gaza

Professor Noam Chomsky, a Jewish professor of linguistics known for staunch pro-Palestinian rhetoric, visited Gaza on Thursday.

‘Setting Limits’

28 Tishri 5773 – October 14, 2012
“Isn’t it ironic that kids whose parents fail to set and enforce limits feel unloved and angry? Although they tend to test and protest, we have learned over and over again that limits are what kids really want. Invariably, when we talk with out-of-control teenagers or adults who were juvenile delinquents and lucky enough to survive, we ask them, ‘If you could go back to when you were a child, what would you change?’ Most of them say something like, ‘I wish my parents had reeled me in when I was a kid. Why didn’t they make me behave?’

Dutch Government Planning Ban on Kosher Slaughtering

21 Tishri 5773 – October 6, 2012
The Dutch government is drafting a decree that would give it veto power over anyone who wants to practice ritual slaughter, or sh'chitah, in the Netherlands.

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