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The Rav On Purim And The Megillah

Megillat Esther is the sole book of Tanach in which God’s name is not mentioned. This too can only be understood as an irony which confirms His pervasive, but hidden, presence.

The Polish Holocaust Law: Should we care?

Poland is not alone in its efforts to separate itself from the Nazi atrocities. Other countries in Europe are working very hard to whitewash their long history of Jew-hatred.

Salon Mag: Netanyahu the ‘Most Dangerous Man in the Middle East’

There are plenty of dangerous men in the Middle East but labeling the leader of the region’s only functioning democracy is simply laughable particularly when one considers some alternative candidates.

Mayor: Jerusalem Among World’s Safest Cities Due to ‘Zero Misuse’ of Guns

Civilian handguns are an essential component of Israel’s security apparatus, yet Barkat noted that “only 3 percent of the population carries guns, and those who have them know how to use them.”

Palestinians: Hamas and Fatah – United against Trump

No US peace plan would comply with Palestinian demands. Abbas wants 100% of the territories Israel secured in 1967-- the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.; Hamas is demanding 100% of everything, from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea.

Confer Polish Citizenship on Abbas

Abbas’ thesis is that the Zionist movement worked hand in hand with the Nazis,

The Nuclear Deal Made Incursion of Iranian Drone into Israel Possible

Iran’s behavior since the conclusion of the nuclear deal in July 2015 has shown that with an infusion of billions in cash and a blind eye towards its aggression has allowed it to pursue its goal.

Is President Trump Preparing to Put Pressure on Israel?

Recently, Pres. Trump has repeatedly indicated he intends to pressure Israel to make yet more concessions to the Palestinian Authority. I wonder why pro-Israel voices have not been expressing concern about this development.

Darkness and Light in Florida

Seventeen candles in our backyard were extinguished. We owe them our best effort to make our light burn brighter.

The Cape Town Water Crisis and Hating Israel

Demonstrating the irrationality of hatred, Cape Town rejected Israel’s offer to help forestall their crisis.

News the Media Aren’t Giving You

The Media, obsessing over ‘fake news,’ do not report terrorist attacks in Israel which advances the agenda of portraying Israel as the ‘aggressor’ and the Arabs as ‘victims’.

Islamic Anti-Semitism in France: Toward Ethnic Cleansing

Graffiti on Jewish-owned homes warn the owners to "flee immediately" if they want to live. Anonymous letters with live bullets are dropped into mailboxes of Jews.

INTO THE FRAY: Coup d’état?

Netanyahu was elected as the Prime Minster, not as the Pope. Accordingly, he should be judged primarily on the basis of his political and strategic accomplishments, not his personal morality

No Hate of Halimi? French don’t see anti-Semitism

Sarah Halimi’s Jewish affiliation will be, at most, a subsidiary element in a trial that will become a cautionary tale about drug use, rather than the anti-Semitic hatred that has established itself as an integral part of the culture of France’s Muslim immigrant communities.

Let’s Talk Truthfully About the Issues behind Mass Shootings

When Lori Alhadeff screamed at a camera from CNN and demanded that President Trump, “Please do something, do something, action, we need it now,” Americans instinctively sympathized with the grieving parent.

To Plant. To Believe. To Carry On.

'A Tree Grows in Sinai'--and the Jewish Nation is built.

Adar Enters, and the Joy Increases–Unless the ‘Joy’ is Comedienne j-‘OY’ Behar

Reflections on a vulgar act targeting Orthodox Jews at a UJA event.

Israeli Bombing Syria ENHANCED US National Security

Evidence of the high rate-of-return on the annual US investment in Israel, which is erroneously defined as “foreign aid.” Israel is neither foreign to the US, nor is it a supplicant; it has been an unconditional junior partner of the US in the liberty-driven battle against rogue regimes.

The Paradox Of The Platypus

Darwin deduced that the same Creator operated in Australia as in Europe. The platypus must, as all the other animals, be the handiwork of the same Creator. Baruch meshaneh habriyot!

An Open Letter to Poland

A creative, bold and bitter suggestion for solving the issue of naming Polands'camps'

Jerusalem, Israel’s Capital, Is a Peaceful City

Mention the word “Jerusalem,” which is derived from the word “peace,” and anything but peace comes to mind. Yet the city of Jerusalem is safer by far than San Francisco, thanks to good policing and traditional life among both the Jewish and Arab populations.

What’s Going On In Syria?

We can easily understand why Syria would have fired at Israeli warplanes as they crossed over Syrian territory and that they perhaps got lucky.

Again, Senator Schumer Disappoints

Mr. Schumer also comes up rather short on the merits of his Trump-as-hatemonger scenario.

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