Jewish warfare is premised on the idea that evil must be destroyed if the innocent are to survive.
Many kippa wearers who live/travel in diaspora have faced the dilemma of whether or not to wear it
But what does it mean to be proud of your heritage? Is that ethnocentric? Even supremacist?
Kitniyot, Kitniyot, the controversial legume; for Ashkenazim to eat it is a big ASSUME
When my cousin Rabbi Kupinsky was beheaded by Arabs this year in Har Nof his killers were celebrated
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
Praising the relationship between Camp Oorah and officials of Scoharie County in Upstate New York.
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.
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.
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.
It's Hamas and sympathetic cousin, Islamic Jihad firing these first shots of the vehicular intifada,
"Jewish Voices for Peace," a Hamas lobby created by Jewish anti-Semites.
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.
Civil rights has become a mechanism by which the government tramples on property rights to further assorted ideological ends.
What do we want from government? True leadership that realizes placating others is not the solution.
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.
Today, in the modern world, the #1 expert to talk to is… the lifeguard at the beach!
Walking the walk led to talking the talk
Teaching integrity is allowing family, friends, and associates see the business of living your life.
Abbas as any type of partner to the Jewish people or State of Israel is unacceptable and shocking
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.
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
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 has never belonged to Jordan or the Arab nations; It belongs to the Jewish people.
In March of this year, a Cypriot court sentenced Hossam Yaakoub to four years in prison for involvement in planning a terrorist attack.
“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!"
A song in honor of hero Yoni Netanyahu on the anniversary of his death. He fell during the Entebbe raid, July 4th 1976
Rabbi Kahane spoke of transfer, because it was what the Torah spoke of.
In a word, 'Gratittude'
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.