Solidarity Mission To Gush Katif/Aza

A week before I departed on a solidarity mission with my mother to Gush Katif with new York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, I was sitting in a restaurant in Brooklyn and told an Israeli waitress where I was going.

Israel’s Anti-Democratic Anti-Racism Law

In 1977 Israel's criminal code was changed. Section 144A was added, making "racism" a crime.

Getting The Word Out

An article in the Sunday, March 13, edition of the Times carried a particularly edifying front page piece on a relatively modern phenomenon: video press releases. UNDER BUSH, A NEW AGE OF PREPACKAGED NEWS has taken hold, blared the headline

Purim Bulletin: OU Calls For Immediate Ban On Shul Candymen

"I have 25- 26- 27, even 32-year-olds who are still coming to me each Shabbos for candy," confided Shlomo Roberts, candyman at a large Upper West Side congregation popular with singles in their twenties and thirties.

Memorial Hill Doesn’t Answer

"The Washington museum was created for the purpose of evoking emotional reaction. Yad Vashem is for the stoic and brave. Statesmen do not shed tears."

Mordechai The Jew

He in fact had calculated that period from the wrong time and was off by eleven years.

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...

Shidduch Crisis: The Case For Natural Meeting

Right off the bat, we should ask a simple question: Where is the mountain of evidence that forbids mixed settings?

Can One Be Right Wing And Pragmatic?

Ultimately, diplomatic, political and military decisions must be made based upon rational considerations, not on an assumption (as distinguished from the hope) of divine intervention.

A Father’s Thoughts Of Purim

For the past twenty-five years, an Islamic fundamentalist government intent on spreading Islam throughout the world has ruled old Shushan.

The Palestinianization Of The Academy

Academics and intellectuals must stand up proudly and loudly, and say that Zionism is not racism or colonialism or apartheid, that it is the liberation movement of the oppressed ...persecuted Jewish people.

Beyond A Felafel Republic

As it is, Israel has for years now consistently tempered its military response to Arab depredations in order to avoid American displeasure and censure.

City Of Miracles

Sixty years after the liberation of Auschwitz, the media all over the world have been full of programs, reports, stories and tributes to the survivors of the Holocaust. Yet how does one pay tribute - a true tribute - to those who perished?

PETA’s Real Agenda

By the way, if PETA's goal were simply to minimize animal suffering wherever possible, there are other activities it could pursue that have nothing to do with shechita.

Compassion Is As Compassion Does

The truth is, everyone pretty much agrees that the system is unsustainable as it's currently constituted.

Generalissimo Bush

Before becoming commander-in-chief, Franklin D. Roosevelt's only military experience was as assistant secretary of the Navy under Woodrow Wilson.

(Madison Square) Garden of Eden

Yes, Torah lives on. Yes, the Lubliner Rav's dream lives on. THEY WERE SINGING AND DANCING IN YESHIVA CHACHMEI LUBLIN!

Fox News: Too Fair And Balanced?

The problem with Fox is that it has become just a little too fair and balanced.

Preparing Today’s Student Journalists For Tomorrow’s Journalism

Ours is a pretty significant experiment on several levels, but perhaps mostly in that it utilizes blogs and a group of citizen journalists to cover a national beat

Thoughts On The Evacuation

Sharon's reversal of decades of personal and Likud policy in such an immediate manner strikes one as a decision of political expediency.

When The Supreme Court Justices Learned Daf Yom

The concept of a dinner to be attended by Supreme Court justices to celebrate the study of Jewish Law was the brainchild of Rabbi Noson Gurary of Buffalo.

The President Of Harvard And The Academic Lynch Mob

Several weeks ago I urged Harvard president Larry Summers to authorize release of the transcript of his remarks at a National Bureau of Economic...

Where Are The Guards, Mr. Sharon?

No Jew whose heart is permeated with Torah values and teachings would ever so much as entertain the ugly thought of desecrating a grave.

The Silence Is Deafening: Holocaust Denier Abbas Get Free Pass

He endorsed the outrageous contention that the Jews intentionally inflated the numbers of those slaughtered in order to engender support for the State of Israel.

The Sharon Enigma

There are, or should be, watchdogs to monitor the genuineness of gestures, to guard against the proverbial wolf in sheep's clothing.

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