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A Prophecy Fulfilled

Thursday July 31, 2014 5:37 AM

rabbi-pinchos-lipschutz-By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

The fate of the Jews of Russia was first placed on the public consciousness decades ago. It has held our fascination ever since. Russia has a storied (more…)

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Hashem’s Open Miracles

Wednesday July 30, 2014 5:39 PM

rocket-attack-israelBy S. Kassin

We’re living and experiencing times where crazy things are going on around the world. Hashem’s hand is clear for the one that wants to see. (more…)


Media Watchdog Asks Why WSJ Reporters Deleted Twitter Photos Implicating Hamas in War Crimes

Wednesday July 30, 2014 7:17 AM

gaza1By J. Levitt

Two reporters in Gaza forThe Wall Street Journalhave deleted photographs that implicate Hamas in war crimes, namely using the Al Shifa (more…)

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War “Statistics”: The New York Times Deceives Again

Tuesday July 29, 2014 4:30 AM

daily-tally-ny-timesBy Gil Lavi

It is the very power of numbers, graphics and photographs that makes them compelling ways to prove a point, and (more…)


It’s Not What We Think

Monday July 28, 2014 10:34 PM

naphtali-hoffBy Rabbi Naphtali Hoff

The ongoing conflict that is Operation Protective Shield continues to function on two fronts. The first is in Gaza proper, with IDF forces seeking to (more…)


Europe’s Disgusting Display of Anti-Semitism

Monday July 28, 2014 1:09 AM

europe-anti-semitism-burning-israeli-flagBy Ronald Lauder

The pictures from various European cities are outrageous and appalling. In Paris and its suburbs, rampaging mobs of pro-Palestinian (more…)


Twelfth Lesson Of Gaza War: The Israeli Left Is Waking Up

Sunday July 27, 2014 11:41 PM

livni-kerry-erekatBy Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn

Those who follow Israeli politics never would have imagined a day when the leading voices of the Israeli Left would praise Prime Minister (more…)


In Israel’s Desperate Hour, Obama Leads from Behind

Sunday July 27, 2014 11:14 AM

obamaBy Ken Blackwell

“We have your back,” President Obama told Israelis when he visited that embattled country recently. Way back, apparently. Mr. Obama’s (more…)


Open Orthodoxy and the Rebirth of the Conservative Movement

Sunday July 27, 2014 9:15 AM

avrohom-gordimerBy Avrohom Gordimer

The Matzav readership is all too familiar with discussion about Open Orthodoxy; every nook and cranny of Open Orthodoxy could be explored (more…)


A Letter of Thanks From Hamas to the International Media

Sunday July 27, 2014 8:24 AM

hamasBy Noach Beck

Dear Members of the Mainstream Media,

You’ve been awesome! Everyone knows that we start unwinnable wars with Israel because the real victory happens when you predictably side (more…)


Academic Lies and Distortions in the Cognitive War Against Israel

Sunday July 27, 2014 7:46 AM

idf-gazaBy Richard L. Cravatts, PhD

Jews have been accused of harming and murdering non-Jews since the twelfth century in England, when Jewish convert to Catholicism, Theobald (more…)

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Why is John Kerry Trying to Save Hamas?

Sunday July 27, 2014 6:11 AM

john-kerryBy Dovid Efune

Hamas is in bad shape.

The terror group’s overseas benefactors are diminishing and rival groups within Gaza are seizing Jihadi market share. The new regime in Egypt is (more…)


The Real Palestinian Massacre

Sunday July 27, 2014 2:38 AM

the-jafra-palestinian-youth-center-at-the-yarmouk-camp-in-syriaBy Jonathan Messing

Yarmouk was home to the largest Palestinian refugee community before the conflict began. 180,000 Palestinian civilians called it home. Now (more…)


Lesson Eleven Of Gaza War: Abbas Slaps U.S. Again

Sunday July 27, 2014 1:47 AM

abbasBy Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn

Israel’s “peace partner” Mahmoud Abbas slapped America in the face again, just hours after Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Middle (more…)

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Tenth Lesson of Gaza War: Except Obama, World Wants Hamas Disarmed

Thursday July 24, 2014 3:20 PM

fatah-hamasBy Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn

There is a growing consensus in the United States and around the world that the way to end the Israel-Gaza war is to disarm Hamas. President (more…)


Making it Possible

Thursday July 24, 2014 1:44 PM

eyal-naftali-giladBy Chaya Gitty Smith

There have always been things I thought I could never do. Not in a physical sense , more in an emotional and spiritual sense. That is, until about a (more…)


Masei and the Journey of Our Lives

Thursday July 24, 2014 10:54 AM

safranBy Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.

- Ernest Hemingway

Imagine yourself on a commuter train.  It is a train you journey each and every weekday, day in and day out.  You board at the station nearest your (more…)

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Hamas’s Attack Tunnels: Analysis and Initial Implications

Thursday July 24, 2014 8:45 AM

gaza-tunnelsBy Lt. Col. (ret.) Jonathan D. Halevi

Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas prime minister, delivered a revealing speech on March 23, 2014, in which he stressed the strategic importance of the (more…)


The Media’s Selective Reporting on Gaza Deaths Incites More Violence, Anti-Semitism

Thursday July 24, 2014 7:48 AM

anti-israel-mediaBy Alan Dershowitz

The media has obsessively counted every dead body in the conflict between Hamas and Israel.  They rarely explain why so (more…)


Light in the Darkness

Thursday July 24, 2014 5:07 AM

rabbi-pinchos-lipschutz-By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

This week’s parsha of Masei, which begins with the words “Eileh masei Bnei Yisroel,” listing the many stops the Jews made as they traversed the (more…)

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The Faux ‘Investigations’ Of Human Rights Watch

Thursday July 24, 2014 4:02 AM

human-rights-watchBy Sarah Garfinkel

On July 21, Ken Roth, the executive director of Human Rights Watch (HRW), sarcastically tweeted, “People accept @HRW reporting as fair & (more…)


Ninth Lesson From The Gaza War: Where Did Hamas Get All That Concrete?

Wednesday July 23, 2014 12:23 PM

idf-tunnelBy Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn

It required 800 tons of concrete to build the terror tunnel that almost resulted in a massacre of Israelis on a kibbutz near the Gaza border last (more…)


By Targeting Ben Gurion Airport, Has Hamas Ended the Prospects for a Two State Solution?

Wednesday July 23, 2014 6:09 AM

ben-gurionBy Alan Dershowitz

Hamas’s decision to fire rockets in the direction of Ben Gurion Airport may well have ended any real prospect of a two-state solution. Whether (more…)


Eighth Lesson From The Gaza War: Hamas Reeling, Kerry To The Rescue

Monday July 21, 2014 10:59 PM

kerryBy Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn

With Hamas reeling from Israel’s military strikes, Secretary of State John Kerry is rushing to the Middle East–to try to get Israel to cease firing.   (more…)


Israel’s Morally Impossible Self-Defense

Monday July 21, 2014 8:18 PM

idf-eliminates-terroristBy Richard L. Cravatts, PhD

Seeming to give credence to Orwell’s observation that “Everyone believes in the atrocities of the enemy and disbelieves in those of his own side, (more…)


UNRWA Gives Rockets to Hamas; Why is U.S. Still Funding It?

Monday July 21, 2014 11:09 AM

unrwaBy Evelyn Gordon

Last week, the UN refugee agency dedicated exclusively to Palestinians admitted that 20 rockets had mysteriously turned up in one of its schools (more…)


My Cousin in Gaza

Monday July 21, 2014 10:16 AM

benBy Richard Rabkin

Ben is from Portland Oregon. He’s only 20 years old, but he’s my hero. (more…)


Honor Your Wife

Monday July 21, 2014 2:14 AM

moshe-meir-weiss-rabbiBy Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

Over thirty years ago, a man approached the Steipler Gaon, Zt”l, Zy”a, and told him he was asked to write for a Jewish newspaper.  He asked the Rav (more…)

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Guardian Editor Defends Hamas’s Right to Kill Israelis, Again

Sunday July 20, 2014 9:35 AM

the-guardianBy Adam Levick

During the last war in Gaza two years ago, Guardian associate editor Seumas Milne defended the Palestinian ‘right’ of armed resistance, while (more…)


Making Lies Sound Truthful and Murder Respectable

Sunday July 20, 2014 4:43 AM

gaza-deadBy Dovid Efune

Trying to make sense of international reactions to Israel’s war against Hamas this week, one was reminded of George Orwell’s famed essay, “Politics (more…)