U.S. Jews' PrioritiesHillel Halkin's May 13 op-ed ("The Bush Conundrum") was the best defense of President Bush I've read anywhere. The only problem is...
Money Better SpentAs people prepare to fulfill the mitzvah of mishloach manot on Purim, may I remind them that the mitzvah involves sending a...
Unfortunately, the question as to where to raise your children and where you and they should live is not a hot topic in the American Jewish community.
Can the Sharon government protect Israel's citizens? Clearly, "disengagement" will open the door widely to "Palestine." In consequence, once deprived of its remaining strategic depth, Israel will become an irresistibly tempting object for aggression by certain enemy states.
Hard-Liners Going SoftRe "Conference of Presidents Backs Sharon Plan" (news story, February 21):The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations is but one...
Writing of the Jews as a "people of solitaries," E.M. Cioran, the most dazzling French philosophical voice since Paul Valery, observes of the Jewish "nation" that this people, "...unsuited to the complacencies of despair, bypassing its age-old fatigue and the conclusions imposed by fate, lives in the delirium of expectation, determined not to learn a lesson from its humiliations...."
Serving as a makeshift tour guide for my wife and kids recently in Jerusalem, I couldn't help but contrast our frequent visits to Washington, D.C., and how much I enjoy pointing out historical markers to the children.
I paid close attention to last week's Herzliya Conference and helped promote it by interviewing various speakers, including conference founder Uzi Arad, and writing several general articles about the event.
The Likud Party in Israel is in crisis. While presuming to be a "broad tent" for a gamut of political opinion, it increasingly is split along the tectonic lines defined by the Gaza disengagement plan of Ariel Sharon.
We are in a new phase of medical treatment - patient participation.
Gush Katif is the name of the set of Jewish settlements at the western end of the Gaza Strip.
Internal Security Minister Tzahi Hanegbi, who has been repeatedly warning that "dangerous Jewish extremists" are planning to blow up the Temple Mount and assassinate...
I live in a settlement. I wonder when my turn to be expelled will come. The Israeli government encouraged me to move here.
As we see from the reactions of many of the Israeli government ministers, Arik Sharon negotiated with himself and decided that his plan for disengagement was a reasonable plan.
When the Jews living in the Gaza Strip are forcibly evicted from their homes, what should be done with the houses?
Since he was elected three years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has expressed skepticism that a permanent settlement with the Palestinians is possible, and has instead sought an interim agreement.
In Israel, when a politician wants to label the start of a process, he often uses the concept ". . . first!"
Those of you who have been following my columns will recall that, time and again, I have pointed out that one can always find a correlation between the parsha and events that unfold before our very eyes. And this past week, Abu Mazen's visit to the White House was no exception.
President Bush wrapped up his White House meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon on Tuesday by declaring at a Rose Garden news conference, "America is firmly committed to the security of Israel as a Jewish state and we are firmly committed to the safety of the Israeli people.
Discriminating readers of The New York Times grew accustomed in the late 1990's to the error-prone (as well as transparently biased) reports filed with mind-numbing regularity by the paper's former Jerusalem bureau chief Deborah Sontag.
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