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When Wars Were Wars and Men Were Men

Jewish warfare is premised on the idea that evil must be destroyed if the innocent are to survive.

To Wear or Not to Wear A Kippa?

Many kippa wearers who live/travel in diaspora have faced the dilemma of whether or not to wear it

Two Kinds of Jews: Ashamed and Proud

But what does it mean to be proud of your heritage? Is that ethnocentric? Even supremacist?

Tough Beans: Kitnyot on Pesach

Kitniyot, Kitniyot, the controversial legume; for Ashkenazim to eat it is a big ASSUME

Just a Thought…

When my cousin Rabbi Kupinsky was beheaded by Arabs this year in Har Nof his killers were celebrated

Amona

Shabbat in Amona? Beyond your dreams! You can see Jordan, the Dead Sea and villages. Early morning, the Arab call to prayer, a church bell, flocks of sheep. No machinery sounds, few cars-- peace

Good Neighbors

Praising the relationship between Camp Oorah and officials of Scoharie County in Upstate New York.

My Response to the Monsey Rabbi

An American orthodox rabbi in Monsey recently wrote a response on Facebook to a post about the importance of living in the Land of Israel. His response was as follows: "You're in exile, too. Last I checked, there is still a mosque on the temple mount, with Arabs shooting rockets [at you].” This is my response to him and to every orthodox Jew who shares that mistaken view.

The Long, Shorter Path

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.

He Says She Says; When Couples Disagree about Aliyah

It is critical first to determine why your spouse does not want to make Aliyah. There are some cases where it may not, in fact, be feasible.

Vehicular Intifada: How Hamas will Punish Fatah

It's Hamas and sympathetic cousin, Islamic Jihad firing these first shots of the vehicular intifada,

Definition of Oxymoron: The Group “Oxy-MORON-ically” Named “Jewish Voices for Peace”

"Jewish Voices for Peace," a Hamas lobby created by Jewish anti-Semites.

Goodbye, Rav Elon

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.

Anti-Semitism as ‘Civil Rights’

Civil rights has become a mechanism by which the government tramples on property rights to further assorted ideological ends.

Implement the Grave Responsibilities of the Government‏

What do we want from government? True leadership that realizes placating others is not the solution.

New Study: American American Jews Disappearing

Is there a future for non-Orthodox American Jewry? The study found besides Orthodoxy, fewer Jews are getting married, those marrying are marrying later and having fewer children and intermarriage rates are increasing.

Learning About Arabs and Jews from a Lifeguard

Today, in the modern world, the #1 expert to talk to is… the lifeguard at the beach!

Religion Provides Balance and is Good for Family

Teaching integrity is allowing family, friends, and associates see the business of living your life.

The Dangers are for the Entire World‏

Abbas as any type of partner to the Jewish people or State of Israel is unacceptable and shocking

Announcing My Candidacy for the PA Municipal Elections

I Rav Zev Shandalov, observant Jew and proud Zionist, using the Zoabi model, wish to take a bold step: I hereby announce my candidacy for the upcoming PA Municipal Elections.

On The Palestinian “Option” — Not Right — Of Return

Refugees in general, and Palestinian refugees in particular, retain an option to return, this is not considered an absolute right. It is an option to be measured against consequences of repatriation

From This New Vantage Point

A Jew is no more exempt in this war by living in the US or UK than I am enlisted by living in Efrat

The Temple Mount belongs to the Jewish people‏

The Temple Mount has never belonged to Jordan or the Arab nations; It belongs to the Jewish people.

One Year Ago Today: Hezbollah Terror Plot Foiled in Cyprus

In March of this year, a Cypriot court sentenced Hossam Yaakoub to four years in prison for involvement in planning a terrorist attack.

Signs of Genuine Decency and Humanity at the UN? For Israeli Victims of Terror,...

“In our presence, the Palestinian representative complained that hundreds of Palestinian children are in Israeli prisons. One of the children he talked about murdered my wife!"

“Yonathan Victory March” for Yoni Netanyahu

A song in honor of hero Yoni Netanyahu on the anniversary of his death. He fell during the Entebbe raid, July 4th 1976

Transfer: Still The Only Solution

Rabbi Kahane spoke of transfer, because it was what the Torah spoke of.

The Short Vort: Yakov “Lives”

I am advocating a halachically acceptable and Torah mandated embrace of values and concerns in harmony with Torah views even if the beneficiaries of these movements and causes are primarily non-Jews.

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