Three Reflections On The Democratic Party That Used To Be (Plus A Footnote)
1. From Senator Joseph Lieberman’s November 9 speech at The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies:
The Israeli Government Takes Action!
Why does Israeli health services refuse to finance species reassignment surgery as well?
He Who Must Not Be Named: Responding to Mass Murders
What do the killers want above all else? FAME
Putting The Ax To The Tree-Chopping Canard
The mainstream media have long sought to demonize Jewish settlers in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, painting them as violent destructive bullies.
An Amazing Weekend Of Chazzanut
Recollections on a perfectly harmonious Shabbos.
Freedom Of Choice Through The Worst Of Times And The Best Of Times
Pesach is ultimately a story of the birth of the Jewish nation. A tribe went down to Egypt, became many, and were forced into brutal slavery.
Wesley Clark And His Mouth: Obama’s Stuck With Both
If you’re Barack Obama, and you’re looking for a retired general to make the implausible case that you’re ready to handle America’s national security concerns, you can’t afford to be choosy.
Redeeming The Hope
It is in the silent whispers of our daily Hebrew prayers. “May it be thy will, Lord our God and God of our fathers, that the Temple be speedily rebuilt in our days and grant us a share in thy Torah. There we will serve thee with reverence, as in days of old and as in former years.”
Antisemitism Is Woven into Western Culture
It is not difficult to prove that antisemitism is an integral part of Western culture. To be clear: this is radically different from saying that all Europeans are antisemites. Yet Western politicians and leaders almost never admit this evident reality about their societies’ cultures.
Rav Aharon Bina’s Chanukah Video Message
Rabbi Aharon Bina is dean of Yeshivat Netiv Aryeh
My Father’s Maoz Tzur
Growing up, the highlight of our Chanukah was joining father as he masterfully sang his Maoz Tzur.
Don’t Blame Israel For Arab Woes
As Israel celebrated its 60th anniversary last month, there were the usual voices raised accusing Israel of victimizing the Palestinian Arabs and “running them out” of the Jewish state.
Why Aren’t You Exploring Aliyah?
We often say to ourselves, “If only God, Himself, would tell us what to do.” If we open our ears & hearts to this week’s parsha we will hear God settling one of life’s challenges-where we should live.
Advice to Clinton: Don’t Try to Placate Sanders’ Hard Left Voters
Clinton should be wary: any effort to embrace the 'Sanderistas will backfire.'
Nick Cannon says “It’s Time to #EndJewHatred”
A lot has happened since his comments this past summer. Cannon was fired from the series Wild ‘N Out by ViacomCBS, met with Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and apologized for his remarks on Twitter. Unlike several other celebrities who have made fast apologies and then drop the subject, Cannon has made it his mission to help change the world as he is changing himself
Turning Holocaust Remembrance Into Israel Bashing
The German Holocaust foundation Remembrance, Responsibility, Future - EVZ - is in a state of denial concerning misuse of public funds meant to largely compensate the victims of the Shoah but used instead to finance anti-Semitic student exchange programs in Israel and Germany.
Kaballah of Sugar-Coated Cyanide (the ‘Peace Negotiations’)
Chemistry combined with Kabbalah reveals the 'peace process' will lead to forceful land concessions.
What Would Any Country Do?
It’s very difficult when a democratic country has to confront an illegal terrorist group. Whatever we do is being photographed; whatever they do, nobody sees. For example, when they throw a rocket on a settlement in Israel, it’s not being photographed. You cannot see a mother trying to defend her child and the resultant sleepless night. Have you ever seen on television a sleepless night?
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.”
ACLU Needs To Clarify Stance On Censoring Israeli Speakers
The international campaign to prevent speakers from delivering pro-Israel talks at universities has been assisted by leaders of the American Civil Liberties Union - an organization that is supposed to protect freedom of speech for all. The method used to silence these speakers and preclude their audiences from hearing their message is exemplified by a now infamous event at the University of California at Irvine.
Slavery And Statues
Radical activists now advocate that anyone – poet, politician, inventor, or writer – who owned slaves at any time in history be vilified and pilloried.
The Real Crisis Facing Jewry
The recently highlighted "crisis of Zionism" is in fact a quandary afflicting Jewry and no new phenomenon. Rather, it has two sources, each centuries old.
The King of Jordan’s Visit to Washington: Implications for Jerusalem
By granting the Jordanian monarch the honor of being the first Arab leader to visit the new president, the US administration is putting wind in Jordan’s sails as it seeks to fend off Saudi claims regarding custodianship of Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem.
Terrorism-Lite: How Universities Let Students Abuse Academic Freedom
Will "speech police" decide what will and won't be discussed and taught in colleges/universities?
The Emerging Arab Zionism
As Arabs increasingly turn towards Israel and survival, the West continues in the opposite direction.
Last Defense Of Obama’s Defenders On Israel Has Evaporated
Obama never hid his contempt for the Israeli government or the majority of Israel’s voters.
The debt-ridden medical center is on the road to financial recovery and renewed medical excellence under the leadership of its tough and trailblazing director, Prof. Zeev Rotstein.
Don’t Interfere With The Divine Process, Mr. President
Just a few weeks ago we celebrated the anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem and all of Judea and Samaria in the Six-Day War of 1967.
Why Palestinians Snubbed Israeli Left
The opening words of Oslo I (signed in 1993) require the Palestinian leadership to "put an end to decades of confrontation and conflict."
Enslavement of the Black by the White: ‘The Bedrock of the West’?
In short, there is nothing specifically Western about slavery; but everything specifically Western about abolitionism.