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Religious Right and ACLU Protest Judge’s No Messiah Ruling

The name would impose an "undue burden on him that as a human being he cannot fulfill," the judge wrote.

St. Peter and the Reform Movement

An ugly etrog is still an etrog, but a beautiful lemon is never an etrog.

Haredi Settlers Push Back: Rebbe’s Dad Was Pro-Settlements

When it came to comparisons with the Third Reich, it appears the first Klausenburger Rebbe had his priorities straight.

Testing And Prophecy

On the face of it, the test is simple: if what the prophet predicts comes to pass, he is a true prophet; if not, not. Clearly, though, it was not that simple.

The Holocaust as an Expression of Kindness? Seriously?

Rabbi Avigdor Miller did not want to publish this work during his lifetime. He felt that so soon after the Holocaust it would upset survivors

Infidel

Hirsi Ali was handed the microphone and, 16 months later, her words remain imprinted on my brain: "Even if you give them Jerusalem, there will be no peace."

How to Give

These stories all have to do with the mitzvah of tzedakah whose source is in this week’s parshah.

Looking For God In Our Skyscrapers

The collective subconscious that pulls the young people of Tel Aviv’s trendy Shenkin Street to alternative lamentations on the city rooftops discovers something in Tisha B’Av.

Korach: Power Vs. Influence

For the first and only time, Moses invokes a miracle to prove the authenticity of his mission

‘I Aimed my Rifle Above the Rock-Throwing Arab Boy’s Head’

Today he might be terrorist, a peace-loving Arab. Or maybe he is a dead suicide bomber. In 1990, he was 8 years old when he hurled rocks at the bus I was guarding.

The Road to Serfdom

Do we really need to be biometrically marked like animals just to counter the plague of forged identity cards?

Reflections on the Divine Image

What does it mean when we say that man was created in the image of God?

Does God Care Who Wins the Super Bowl?

Is it appropriate for players like Tim Tebow to make grand gestures of prayer to a Master of the World Who has His Hands full dealing with much more important things?

For the Miracles, Thank You

Our Sages teach that when Chanukah comes around, we are to thank Hashem, not only for the miracles that He performed for us in...

Potifar’s Wife is in Your Home Too: The Dangers of the Internet

Recognizing the terrible danger of unsupervised Internet viewing has extra significance now, at the time of Hanukah.

Hamas Terror Chief Openly Visits Gaza

Hamas terror chief Khaled Mashaal openly arrived in Gaza on Friday, crossing through via Egypt. Mashaal was met by representatives of both Hamas and Fatah. Mashaal...

A Turkish-Muslim Perspective on Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust

Muslim Turks' attitude for centuries has demonstrated that Turks and Jews have continued to help each other in times of great crises.

It’s All Happening at the Central Bus Station

Emunah, the very heart of the Torah, teaches us what God and the Nation of Israel are all about.

New Diaspora Religion: Bagelism

Pure Judaism? Without the Land of Israel? Sorry, but that isn’t Judaism. It’s a new religion.

The Other Caped Crusader

I quit my full-time job eight months ago without another one to fall back on. In hindsight, it wasn’t one of my better decisions, but it was time for me to move forward. I was in a position that never quite suited me – like an ill-fitting pair of shoes that’s one size too small and rubs across the toes. Sure, a nagging thought called a recession cropped up from time-to-time before I resigned, but I was confident I would only be on the market for a few weeks, max. Armed with a new LinkedIn profile and a heaping dose of faith, I bid farewell to my boss and colleagues of six years to embark on my new journey.

Rejected by Voters, Meridor Contemplating Run for Jerusalem Mayor

An initiative of some members of the Jerusalem Likud branch could help keep soon-to-be-former MK Dan Meridor gainfully employed: The Begin Heritage Group, led...

Don’t Let Santa Fool You

Just so the jolly little elves and white-bearded Santas don’t fool you, it pays to recall the truth about Christianity.

David Petraeus and the Biblical Lessons of Why Men Want Two Women

When Jacob is fooled into marrying Leah, he accepts her as a partner and eventually the mother of his children. But his yearning is for Rachel.

This Time It’s Personal

When my daughter first made aliyah she was a student at Hebrew University. After a year she called me and told me she was enlisting.

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