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Reform Rabbi Rosove Misrepresenting Torah to Push Jewish Uprooting

Ignoring the wages of "forgiveness" in South Africa and Gush Katif, Rabbi John L. Rosove usurps the Genesis story of Joseph and his brothers.

Obama’s Agenda Isn’t Selling In Conservative America

The huge “9/12” protest in Washington was the latest expression of discontent over President Obama’s leftward policy thrust. The discord is evident from the Tea Party movement to the chaotic town halls on health care reform.

Rethinking The Dangerous Gaza Withdrawal

As outgoing Israeli Chief of Staff General Moshe Ya'alon has predicted, "Immediately after the disengagement we can expect a burst of terrorism...all the signs point to it."

J Street’s Wrong Turn

The founding of J Street in 2008 sparked much debate in the pro-Israel community. Many were concerned that the group would be overly critical of the Jewish state and thus erode the pro-Israel consensus in the United States.

Moses’ Gift: Natural Gas in the Mediterranean

The valuable Cypriot gas fields are located halfway between the Cypriot and Israeli coast.

On Distortions And Evasions

Are the majority of scientists correct? Can random mutation and natural selection indeed account for how evolutionary changes occurred?

My Party–Right or Wrong: Why Republican Shouldn’t Expect to Win over Jewish Voters

Republican PR blitz presumes that the party loyalty of American Jews can be weakened by a two-pronged attack.  First, invoking American policy toward Israel. Second, attributing the resurgence of anti-Semitism to liberal political policy. Both assumptions are flawed,...and here’s why

Persecuting The Righteous, Protecting The Guilty

All week long my e-mail inbox and the comment threads on many of the frum blogs have been melting down with irate comments from frustrated members of our community expressing their justifiable anger at the horrible treatment my dear friend and colleague Dr. Benzion Twerski has received at the hands of askonim (activists) and kanoim (extremists). I actually think of them as baryonim (destructive fanatics; see Gittin 56a).

Palestinian Canaanites? Why Don’t Palestinians Just Trace Themselves Back to the Jews?

Tsvi Misinai, a former hi-tech pioneer who has researched what he claims are the Jewish roots of the Palestinian Arabs. Who knows, maybe they will claim Israeli citizenship under the 'Law of Return'

Donald Trump Boosts Europe’s Anti-Establishment Movement

America has just liberated itself from political correctness. The American people expressed their desire to remain a free and democratic people. Now it is time for Europe. We can and will do the same!

My Mother, My Role Model: Reflections on the Shloshim of Grace Schwarzberg

May the life of Grace Schwarzberg – Gittel Brana bat Naftali HaKohen – be an inspiration to all and may her neshama have an aliya

Adir Zik and I Climb Up Temple Mount

Moshe Feiglin's custom of going up to the top of Temple Mount once a month brought back memories of my own climb, eight years ago.

State Department Continues To Whitewash Arab Terrorism

The State Dept’s new Israel-bashing, falsehood-filled “Country Reports on Terrorism 2016” – which blames Israel for Palestinian terrorism against innocent Israelis – has caused us to lose confidence in Tillerson’s ability to promote Trump’s Mideast agenda.

Palestinians: Tomorrow’s Secret ‘Day of Rage’

Once again, Abbas is playing Americans and other Westerners for fools. His people remain unwilling to recognize Israel's very right to exist as a state for Jews. And so, Abbas will talk peace and coexistence while his people organize yet another "Day of Rage."

Vashti Reclaimed; Or, What I Learned From The Former Queen

Although Vashti and Esther never meet, the relationship between them is integral to understanding the events of Megillat Esther. Vashti disappears by the end...

Assimilationist Liberals Reap What They’ve Sown

American non-Orthodox Jews are intermarrying their way into post-Jewish oblivion, and they’re doing so as a direct result of having emptied their version of Judaism of all meaning.

When Helen Keller Confronted The Nazis

The outcry around the world against Nazi book burning included a moving letter from Helen Keller.

Takk Fyrir

Icelanders, invest yourselves in saving both Israel & Iceland from the horrors of Islamic conquest

Lauder’s NY Times Op-Ed Misrepresents World Jewry

Ronald Lauder’s position is stale, irrelevant, and not reflective of today’s reality.

A Jihadist At Brandeis?

The knee-jerk response from much of the Jewish world has been outrage at the ZOA.

My Mother’s Eternal Image

“To this day, every Friday night I bless candles in memory of my mother, and there isn’t one Friday night that I don’t see her in my mind, blessing our candles at home…” My gaze is riveted to the television screen as I watch my mother speaking. She begins weeping quietly, remembering the large family she lost in the Holocaust. “I had a beautiful childhood, a warm, close-knit, loving family, and I think it’s what sustained me through everything.”

And Gabriel Spoke To Shimon…

"Here lies a man and here a child...and there a mother and here her daughter...and here... and there... All ages, both genders. Thousands of mounds, fresh and raw. Ignore them. They would have been spared had they only harkened to your warnings, my faithful servant Shimon."

Say No To Tribal Solidarity In Politics

But once these barriers are broken, Jewish politicians and others who trade on their shaky genetic ties with the Jewish people need to remember that they're on their own. And that is a lesson that some of us often forget.

Ireland Initiates Dangerous anti-Semitic Bill Based on Lies

Ireland’s Bill Demonstrates that the Best Way to Combat Anti-Israel Boycotts is to Combat the Lie that Israel “Illegally Occupies” Her Own Land

Israel’s Defiant Economic growth

Assuming that Israel's economic growth depends on the conclusion of peace accords is inaccurate.

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