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Oct 29, 2018, 2:33 PM
Sad, Predictable, Knee-Jerk Reactions To Tragedy
The radical leftist reaction - American Jews are suffering because of Trump, Israel, the occupation, the embassy, the nation-state law, or whatever we disagree with this week. Really? Crazy only started in 2018, 2016, 1967, 1948? This particular crazy was convinced...
Mar 29, 2016, 1:51 PM
The Hevron Shooting – Two Sides of The Issue Examined
Side One I am one of many Israeli parents with a son or daughter in the IDF. I am the father of a soldier that has been fired on and ordered to stand down and not return fire. That is military discipline....
Oct 12, 2015, 3:17 PM
How about ‘death to stupidity’?
Last night, while watching the news, I saw the Arab Mayor of Nazareth, Ali Salem, telling off MK Ayman Odeh of the Joint Arab List. Mayor Salem's city is being destroyed by inciters, who also happen to be bankrolled by the Israeli taxpayer....
Oct 8, 2015, 2:07 PM
The Next Intifada
This morning Israelis awoke to the news that Binyamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, has issued a ban on all government ministers and Knesset members from ascending the Temple Mount. This ban will not be permanent. It will be rescinded by...
Mar 31, 2015, 11:12 AM
Matzah – A Softer Approach
I have nothing against hard matzah. In fact, I Iike hard matzah. I davka like the square machine matzah. It goes great with tuna salad and I especially enjoy it with some good Ashkenazi style charoseth. I say this in...
Mar 29, 2015, 3:32 PM
The Kitniyoth War is Already Over
The source texts on the kitniyoth issue (The medieval custom of refraining from certain small, granular plant stuffs during the Passover holiday) are both abundant and readily accessible for anyone interested in researching the issue. I won't be expounding on those sources or...
Nov 19, 2014, 2:58 PM
“God does not work for us”
"God doesn't work for us." I don't know Talmidat Hakhamim Racheli Fraenkel, but from the moment I read those words of hers, she became a hero to me. At first glance, the statement "God doesn't work for us" may seem self-evident,...
Nov 18, 2014, 12:41 PM
Temple Mount: “It’s just not the right time”
Earlier this week, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau visited Rav Yehudah Glick, who is recovering from wounds sustained in the recent attempt on his life. Concerning the Temple Mount, Rabbi Lau was quoted as saying "I have not yet succeeded in...
Nov 16, 2014, 4:19 PM
Muslims Own the Temple Mount?
MK Ahmed Tibi (Ta'al) recently drew the ire of several of his fellow MKs and Ministers by claiming that Muslims are the true owners of the Temple Mount. In response, Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud Beiteynu) called Tibi a "liar",...
Nov 11, 2014, 1:22 PM
How the new terror has changed my behavior
If you live, learn or work in the Jerusalem area, the new reality of vehicular terror has changed the way you live. Some have opted to stop using public transportation. Some don't have that option. Beyond vehicular terror, we...
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