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American Jews aren't minding the store
Nationwide, leaders are moving on; it's clear that different kinds of people should take their places
Mourning the loss of mourning
What if you couldn't give any presents to the one you love -- wouldn't that destroy some aspect of your relationship?
A Tisha B’Av Call to Action
In recent days, I returned from a highly emotional visit to sites...
A loving hug from the 188th Armored Brigade
What gives you strength to spend the night in a Gaza neighborhood, just days after your friend was killed in the exact same situation?
The day the Jewish state became Orthodox
It only took a few hours: first, the nation-state bill was signed; then, a Conservative rabbi was detained by police
The effective critic
Before you give rebuke, make sure the object of your improvement knows you are 100% on their side (Devarim)
Arrest me: I too officiated at non-Orthodox weddings
How much more will it take for liberal Jewish leadership to say enough is enough?
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Moshe-Mordechai van Zuiden
Jul 21, 2018, 11:08 PM
Who likes the Jews?
Famously, Tom Lehrer sings: Oh, the Protestants hate the Catholics And the Catholics hate the Protestants And the Hindus hate the Moslems And everybody hates the Jews At The JTA, Charles Dunst eloquently suggests that Putin likes the Jews because of his political philosophy....
Jul 21, 2018, 8:33 PM
IfNotNow – Who and What are You?
IfNotNow is an enigma. Who leads them? Who provides the funding for their orientation training sessions across North America? Their website does not provide any answers to these questions. They claim to be idealists and I don't question their fervor....
Jul 21, 2018, 1:33 PM
Are we at war yet?
Many people are asking: “So are we at war yet?”, “Has war begun yet”? In fact, in Israel, “war” is a term used for budgetary reasons… and it is not a description of what is happening. Several “wars” in Israel only...
Roger M. Kaye
Jul 21, 2018, 1:24 PM
A Real Tragedy
While cleaning out my garden shed I came across an old, 1973, edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Although this is Latin for "British Encyclopedia", it has been published by an American company since 1911. We must assume that any event...
Jul 21, 2018, 10:42 AM
Scorched earth: when the environment becomes a weapon.
July 20 marked 112 days since the first kites and balloons with a burning coal or accelerant were launched over Israel from Gaza. The homemade incendiary kites have caused fires in agricultural and protected areas adjacent to the Gaza...
Jul 21, 2018, 10:01 AM
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales visits Taiwan internet forum ‘to stand by his principles’ in regard to Communist China’s ‘Orwellian nonsense’
Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales visited the sovereign and independent island nation of Taiwan and told local Taiwanese reporters that that he will continue to push Communist China to lift its on-and-off block of the free online Wikipedia encyclopedia. But...
Robert L. Wolkoff
Jul 20, 2018, 11:44 PM
There is Now a Jewish State. Let the Hysteria Begin.
Israel has done the unthinkable. The state of the Jews has declared itself a Jewish state. OMG. If you see smoke rising on the horizon, it is from thousands of pages of thesauruses catching fire as a result of the...
Jul 20, 2018, 11:43 PM
Do not patronize Israeli Arabs over the new Basic Law
The new Basic Law “Israel as the Nation State of the Jewish People” was passed by the Israeli Knesset, and like much of what Israel does, it is controversial. As Eugene Kontorovich wrote in the Wall Street Journal, “It has...
Jul 20, 2018, 11:43 PM
Civil Liberties Group Assists Holocaust Denier
Incredulously enough, the Ontario Civil Liberties Association has rushed to the aid of Monika Schaefer, a Canadian Holocaust denier who's currently on trial in Munich for inciting racial hatred, a criminal offence in Germany. The executive director of the association,...
Anthony S. Pitch
Jul 20, 2018, 11:42 PM
The turncoat president
After Trump betrayed America at the Helsinki press conference we have to wonder whether the “eyes only” daily briefings from intelligence chiefs have now been sanitized to withhold portions from the president. Can they trust him now with secret, classified...