I have a thing about Germans. I cannot stand to see or hear them. It isn’t intellectual, not something thought out, but a gut reaction: it literally turns my stomach to be in proximity to them, to Germans, even through the media of film.
In a word, 'Gratittude'
'Palestinianism' isn't about Palestinians, it is about Jews and Israel. Zina is just an example of a far bigger problem. One that holds people captive, trapped in a conflict and with no permission to escape. Palestinianism has even held millions of people in refugee camps for three generations.
The Antisemites Have Escaped: No to Discipline, Apologies, Investigations, and Resolutions (Judean Rose)
The unheard Jew is a voice worth listening to.
Gantz's conduct of the war in Gaza was mediocre if not incompetent. Neither he nor Ya`alon, his partner in Blue-White should ever be in a senior political or military position.
The war has many fronts-physical and cyber.
And then the news hit this week. Once again, allegations surfaced. Only this time, I would have to admit and finally accept with a heavy heart, that I could no longer see him as a teacher of Torah.
SJP’s #1 unity goal is “ending Israel’s occupation and colonization of all Arab lands and dismantling the Wall”. In laments terms, SJP wants Israel removed/to diseapear/be destroyed (you can chose which one sounds the nicest)
No matter what kind of Jew you are, we have more in common than the trappings that divide us
We need to stop being naïve and innocent: anti-Semitism always was and always will be, and in most places across the world it’s getting worse. How ironic that on the very Shabbat that I was in Hebron talking about what was done to defend Jewish lives in America and how we miss Rabbi Kahane’s leadership and couragea terrible massacre occurred to innocent Jews.
We must strengthen our feeling of togetherness with all Jews and realize that just as Hashem is “Oheiv Amo Yisroel”, (He loves His Jewish people), so too we must reawaken and reinforce the realization that in the final analysis, we are all one family and we must all love each other, irrespective of the type of head covering we wear and irrespective of if the other Jew chooses to have no head covering..
A reminiscence of a great lesson for Rosh Hashana learned long ago on a Brooklyn playground.
For those who haven’t had the pleasure of going to the bungalow colonies, allow me to take you on a journey…Imagine taking Brooklyn and putting it someplace with foliage.
I don’t wish to sound alarmist, but I no longer feel welcome in my own country. I’m frightened, and it’s only getting worse. There is always a snowball effect, you see, with these things. It usually starts small.
This is the third "round" or is it the fourth? One loses track. What is certain is that Hamas has won each round. If a terror organization survives a confrontation - it is a victory. For a country - especially one as powerful as Israel to agree to a tie is a huge defeat and a bigger shame.
For more than 100 years, the Arabs have killed while the Jews have built and cultivated. And this is precisely what we’ll continue to do.
Based \on her decision, one might conclude that Judge Collyer’s thinking runs along these lines: Settlers are bad and need to be punished. She’s not blaming and punishing the victim, but the victim’s parents. It’s their fault the boys are dead.
We were born with a soul that presses us to search for Him. How to do that search? Which direction to go?
So let’s get this straight: the owner credits herself with heroism for making herself uncomfortable by asking Huckabee Sanders to leave thereby sparing her employees discomfort by refusing service to someone with whom they disagree.
An open letter to the members of IfNotNow from a sympathetic-yet critical-Rabbi, who made aliya
One would think the Washington Post might do a little fact-checking on the op-eds they publish.
Exciting time in Israel. For a quick overview of the week that was and the week that will be...
The sharp transition caused by the observance of Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day) followed in immediate succession by Yom HaAtzmaut is very difficult emotionally, and also deeply profound.
According to PC, pale white, blond-haired, blue-eyed people are BAD while black folk are GOOD, and people shades in between are rated accordingly. But what do we do if a blond, white Arab girl slaps an olive-skinned or darker Israeli soldier? Which one is right and which one wrong?
I propose a new adage based on a recent study: Depression is good for you. No, not that kind of depression. Economic depression – as in the Great Depression.
This was a great week for the Orthodox Union (OU). This blog celebrates this fact.
There is a reason why we say when in Rome, do as the Romans do. It’s not merely to avoid draconian penalties for what we consider minor offenses. It’s because good manners dictate that a guest shows respect for his host.
Iran's murderous, dictatorial, Islamist leader Khamenei, posted a tweet using the American left’s rhetoric to attack the US. This should alarm any liberal who has even the tiniest capability for introspection.
This may seem like a strange topic for a Rav of a Shul to talk about; however, since I enjoy sharing all facets of...
A few times a year I take an extreme left-wing tour in Israel. These tours aim to show why settlers, the IDF, the occupation etc. are all evil. What I didn't appreciate on the tour was being lied to by the Leftist organizations, T’ruah and Breaking the Silence