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The Ages of Purim

While the New Age Jews sneer at the Holocaust obsession, Jews know that the past in all its awful terrors is a map and that forgetting it carries a terrible price.

Voted Out

Last week, I raised my hand holding my little red voting card and voted myself out of office.

Pittsburgh Shooting not for Political Partisanship

One year later, the anti-Trump “resistance” is still trying to exploit a synagogue massacre for political purposes, rather than honoring the victims of a hate crime.

Justice For Demjanjuk

At first glance, it would appear that a modicum of justice has finally been meted out in the case of Nazi guard John Demjanjuk.

Chanukah Joy And Festivities In Poland

The Jewish community held a candle-lighting ceremony at the Presidential Palace, with the participation of President Lech Kaczyñski.

Saying No To ‘Palestine’

As the Palestinians press forward in international forums with their plans for statehood, a growing chorus of countries has expressed support for the move.

INTO THE FRAY: B’tselem at the UN: Has Israel Become So “Open-minded” That its...

B’tselem is not a human rights organization but a politically partisan group for which “human rights” are a pretext for advancing its radical political agenda—Israeli withdrawal

The ONLY Answer to Hatred of Jews is Jewish Pride

The threat of anti-Semitic violence is real. But American Jews are not in the kind of danger that should force them to hide their identities or stay away from synagogues.

What Michael Bloomberg Can Teach us about American Politics

The billionaire’s candidacy will prove that bashing a billionaire for spending on politics isn’t always anti-Semitism … as long as the attackers aren’t conservative.

Exploiting Jewish Tragedy

The Torah grants us the obligation to preserve life. The gun is merely a tool to deal with the cruel. Attempts to remove guns from the hands of decent people, ensures more dead Jews. In the case of self-preservation, and the preservation of Jews, the Torah’s answer to anti-Semites with guns, is better guns, better training, and the preemptive ability to put one in a Jew-hater’s lung before he takes another breathe.

The UN’s Ban Ki Moon is Unqualified to Discuss the Question of Palestine

The UN Secretary-General has shown himself unfit to judge the Arab-Israel conflict squarely & fairly

Creating New Jewish Leadership

If Netanyahu’s name were Shimon Peres or Ehud Barak, none of these affairs would ever have been publicized or investigated. This is not about corruption. It’s about politics.

Palestinians are “Desperate” for…

Desperate people take what they can, seizing opportunity to advance their main goal; the Arabs don't

End The Draft

Only about 50 %of those eligible actually enlist in the IDF and less than 5% do reserve duty. The IDF may have been a people’s army and the melting pot in the first decades after Israel was established, but it does not reflect reality anymore.

The Jerusalem Law: More Relevant Than Ever

Negotiations with the PA raises fears that some of Jerusalem will be handed over to foreign control

Trip To Ukraine And Poland

As of Tzom Gedalia, Sept. 25, I will be on a trip to Ukraine and Poland.

After Yeshiva Mercaz HaRav Kook: Understanding The Horribly Human Face Of Arab Terror

Pain can sometimes be sanitized by language, but it can never be truly anesthetized.

INTO THE FRAY: Neo-unilateralism: Futile, Fatal Folly

New calls for unilateral withdrawal are both pernicious—because of the calamitous consequences it will precipitate—and puerile—because of the naïve hope that it will not

Now With Saudi Arabia On Its Side: Israel And Anticipatory Self-Defense Against Iran

International law is not a suicide pact. This particular sentence should be very familiar to this column's readers. Every state facing plainly existential harms always has the right to defend itself beforebeing attacked. In the increasingly urgent matter of Israel and Iran, a subject on which I have been commenting for some time, any further delay in undertaking permissible acts of preemption could irrevocably doom the Jewish state.

Don’t Let Bernie Sanders Get Away with Redefining ‘pro-Israel’

Supporting Israel’s existence while being allied to those who wish to destroy it and engage in anti-Semitic invective doesn’t work.

Arabs: We Want Democracy Like Israel

While they continue to hate Israel and seek its destruction, many Arabs admire the independence of Israel's judicial system.

As Ilhan Omar Shows, Not Everyone is Jackie Robinson

Fellow Democrats have tried to rush to her defense that she's relatively new at politics. It is worth reminding them that so was Donald Trump,

Commemorating The Start Of World War II

The official beginning of World War II was September 1, 1939. On that day German soldiers invaded Gdansk after bombarding the city with a military warship. As part of the Polish Government's official series of events marking seven decades since the start of World War II, Poland's Jewish community and the Jerusalem-based "Shavei Israel" organization held a special ceremony yesterday in the Gdansk synagogue to commemorate the outbreak of the war, which paved the way for the Holocaust.

Disturbing, But Not Hopeless

Misinformation and hate are spreading thick at American colleges. We'd like to think that it's not the type of thing that's happening on our very own campuses, but it's certainly occurring.

Living Amid Absurdity: Israel As Tragic Hero (Conclusion)

For Jews, free will must always be oriented toward life, to the blessing, not to the curse. Our binding charge is to strive in this obligatory direction of individual and collective self-preservation by using our intelligence and by exercising our essentially disciplined acts of will. In circumstances where such striving is consciously rejected, the outcome - however catastrophic - can never rise to the dignified level of tragedy.

The Courage of Cory Booker

Obama is placing all the pressure on 16 Senators from his own party rather than squarely on the Iranians.

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