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In Sderot: ‘We Can’t Sleep’

4 Av 5773 – July 10, 2013
It has been noted that every rocket attack is attempted murder.

Savages of Socialism

12 Tammuz 5773 – June 19, 2013
Most governments subsidize or price control some necessities to win over the underclass... or at least keep them from burning down everything in sight.

We Have A Lot To Learn From The Soviet Jewry Movement

6 Tishri 5773 – September 21, 2012
The greatest Jewish success story in a quarter century has become unknown to many in less than a generation. On Dec. 6, 1987, when Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrived in Washington, more than a quarter-million American Jews – Democrats and Republicans, observant and secular, and individuals representing the entire spectrum of Israeli politics – gathered on the National Mall with a single unified message as old as the Exodus story: “Let our people go!”

Former PM Shamir Remembered For Saying Little, Standing Strong

15 Tammuz 5772 – July 4, 2012
WASHINGTON – When Yitzhak Shamir was Israel’s prime minister, he liked to point American visitors to a gift he received upon his retirement after many years serving in the Mossad, Israel’s intelligence service.

‘I Will Absolutely Fight For You’: An Interview With Would-Be State Senate Candidate David...

10 Tevet 5772 – January 4, 2012
If the stars are aligned in his favor, attorney David Storobin will become the first immigrant from the former Soviet Union to serve as a New York state senator.

New Statistics on Christians in Israel

A new report released by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics sheds light on the successful Christian minority living in Israel.

Kissinger Apology Falls Short

23 Tevet 5771 – December 30, 2010
'Twas the day before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, except, of course, Henry Kissinger's publicists and strategists who decided that the slowest news day of the year was the perfect time for him to apologize, sort of, for telling Richard Nixon in 1973 that "if they put Jews into gas chambers in the Soviet Union, it is not an American concern. Maybe a humanitarian concern."

Kissinger And The Moral Bankruptcy Of Détente

15 Tevet 5771 – December 22, 2010
The tapes from conversations recorded in the Oval Office during the presidency of Richard Nixon have provided historians with a treasure trove of material giving insight into the character of one of the most reviled figures in American political history.

Jewish Ingratitude To Evangelicals

17 Kislev 5771 – November 24, 2010
Every year Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein and the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews raises about $100 million, mostly from evangelical Christians in the United States, for distribution to social-welfare projects in Israel and the former Soviet Union. This is a staggering sum, making the fellowship arguably the largest foundation for Jews in need in the world.

‘I Never Ran So Fast In My Life’: An Interview With Holocaust Survivor...

17 Av 5770 – July 28, 2010
Sixty-five years ago next month - on August 11, 1945 - Polish-born Holocaust survivor Larry Wenig vowed to utilize all of his talents toward creating a Jewish state in Palestine.

A Belated Appreciation

17 Heshvan 5770 – November 4, 2009
As the Monitor is only too aware, having received a fair number of admonishing e-mails on the subject, this column has disappointed at least some readers with what one called its “shameful silence” on the subject of William Safire in the weeks since the former New York Times columnist passed away in late September.

Yes, I.F. Stone Was A Soviet Spy

27 Iyyar 5769 – May 20, 2009
Back in 1994 the Monitor marked the fifteenth anniversary of the passing of radical journalist I.F. Stone with an unsentimental look at the career of the detestable old commie symp. The column was picked up by FrontPageMag.com and generated comment on several other conservative websites and blogs.

The Enduring Strength of the Jewish Spirit

28 Nisan 5769 – April 22, 2009
Making aliyah in 2000 afforded our family an opportunity to become part of the continuity of the Jewish people in the Jewish Land. In addition, we have been blessed to live in a community that has both the brightest Jewish minds of our times and some of the most courageous Jews of our generation.

In The Footsteps Of Duranty And Matthews

2 Adar 5769 – February 25, 2009
New York Times columnist Roger Cohen wrote a piece earlier this week (“What Iran’s Jews Say,” Feb. 23) that brought to mind the naïve and insidious reporting by such legendary Times dupes as Walter Duranty and Herbert Matthews, whose whitewashing, respectively, of the Soviet Union in the 1920s and ‘30s and Fidel Castro in the 1950s will stand forever as monuments to the argument that the self-described “paper of record” is often anything but.

Madoff Scheme Delivers Major Blow To FSU Jews

27 Kislev 5769 – December 24, 2008
MOSCOW - The Ponzi scheme perpetrated by Bernard Madoff is the latest in a string of financial blows to Jewish aid programs in the former Soviet Union, wiping out a major foundation that was the primary funder of Jewish higher education in Russia.

World War II Art And Propaganda

11 Kislev 5768 – November 21, 2007
One of the greatest insights Jacques Derrida laid out in his conceptualization of Deconstruction was that a thing can coexist with its opposite, and in fact, neither can be properly understood without the other.

Revisiting Seymour Hersh’s Pollard Hit Piece

27 Heshvan 5768 – November 7, 2007
The Monitor lately has been on the receiving end of a number of e-mails that either contain or link to a hit piece on Jonathan Pollard by investigative reporter Seymour Hersh that appeared nearly nine years ago in The New Yorker (Jan. 18, 1999 issue). While the article is not accessible on The New Yorker’s website (the archives section of which is almost non-existent), it’s easily found on the Internet.

Twenty-Third Annual Holocaust Memorial In Brooklyn

4 Tammuz 5767 – June 20, 2007
Last Sunday the Holocaust Memorial Committee, located in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn held it's 23rd annual Holocaust memorial gathering.

‘Say It Ain’t So’… But It Was So

23 Shevat 5765 – February 2, 2005
Much of childhood is spent in illusion. We grow up imagining things not as they are, but as we wish them to be.

Gleizer’s Paintings: From The Heart Of The Beast

24 Adar 5764 – March 17, 2004
Mikhail Gleizer was born at the end of the Second World War in the Soviet Ukraine under the reign of the dictator Joseph Stalin.

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