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Bolton: To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran

Monday March 30, 2015 11:08 AM

boltonBy John Bolton

For years, experts worried that the Middle East would face an uncontrollable nuclear-arms race if Iran ever acquired weapons capability. Given the region’s political, religious and ethnic conflicts, the (more…)

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A Message from Rabbi Yaakov Bender

Sunday March 29, 2015 3:18 AM

purim1As Klal Yisrael’s preparations for Pesach kick into high gear, Purim is probably not on our minds. But I must share with you, briefly, the Kiddush Hashem that our talmidim performed over Purim. (more…)

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The Sassoon Family Tragedy - Why, Oh Why?

Sunday March 29, 2015 2:12 AM

rav-moshe-meir-weissBy Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss

The entire world was gripped with horror by the terrible fire that took away the pure, precious lives of seven of the Sassoon family’s children this past month.  Anyone who has seen the pictures of these (more…)

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Divrei Chizuk from the Kaliver Rebbe

Sunday March 29, 2015 12:40 AM

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We find ourselves now at the beginning of the Month of Nissan, which is the month during which the Jewish People were freed from Egypt. (more…)

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Sandwiches: Symbol or Meal?

Thursday March 26, 2015 10:41 PM

safranBy Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

A young construction worker lies in bed, the shrill shriek of his alarm still echoing in his room.  He groans.  He doesn’t want to get up to confront the day.  He’s comfortable under the blankets, with the early morning (more…)

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Phony Obama-Netanyahu Conflict Diverts Attention From Real Issues

Thursday March 26, 2015 7:06 AM

obama-netanyahu1By Abraham H. Miller

Until the Obama administration decided to shift its support away from Israel because of a rather torturous interpretation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign rhetoric, it seemed (more…)

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With Valor and Faith

Thursday March 26, 2015 5:31 AM

rabbi-pinchos-lipschutz-By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

This Shabbos is known as Shabbos Hagadol, the Great Shabbos. Unlike every other special day on our calendar that is commemorated on the date of the month upon which the original neis occurred, (more…)

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Does Association With James Baker Affect Jeb Bush’s Pro-Israel Credentials?

Thursday March 26, 2015 4:14 AM

james-bakerBy Sean Savage

Former secretary of state James Baker, a prominent figure in president George H. W. Bush’s administration and a critic of the Israeli government’s policies, is under fire from conservatives and pro-Israel activists for his decision to speak at the annual conference of the left-wing J Street lobby. (more…)

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Only Five Hours Left to the Fast

Thursday March 26, 2015 2:05 AM

obama11By Dov Fischer

Besides being an attorney and law professor, I also have been a rabbi for more than thirty years. Almost every Yom Kippur and Tish’a B’Av — Judaism’s two 25-hour-long fast days — I see (more…)

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To Reb Gavriel

Wednesday March 25, 2015 9:12 PM

gavriel-sassoonDear Rabbi Sassoon,

Although I do not know you personally, our souls are bound closely together as all neshamos of acheinu beis yisrael are. I will not try to console you, as I don’t believe any human truly can. That job (more…)

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Israel’s Supporters Shouldn’t Fear Obama’s Threats

Wednesday March 25, 2015 6:34 AM

obama2By Moshe Phillips and Benyamin Korn

Why is the Obama Administration reportedly threatening to support a United Nations resolution calling on Israel to retreat to the pre-1967 armistice lines? (more…)

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The Big Inversion: White House Soft On Khamenei, Hard On Netanyahu

Wednesday March 25, 2015 5:42 AM

ayatollah-ali-khameneiBy Alina D. Sharon

This week, the Obama administration had decidedly different attitudes about statements from leaders of the Jewish state of Israel and the Islamic Republic of Iran. (more…)

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Michael Goodwin: Israel, Beware of Obama

Monday March 23, 2015 1:12 PM

obama10By Michael Goodwin

First he comes for the banks and health care, uses the IRS to go after critics, politicizes the Justice Department, spies on journalists, tries to curb religious freedom, slashes the military, throws open the (more…)

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Complete and Utter Sadness

Monday March 23, 2015 6:33 AM

rabbi-ron-yitzchok-eisenmanBy Rav Ron Yitzchok Eisenman, Congregation Ahavas Israel, Passaic, NJ

There are no words which can be said.

There are no words which can console.

There are no words which can ease the pain. (more…)

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Help for Parents after Tragedy

Sunday March 22, 2015 9:11 PM

project-chai-chai-lifelineBy Naomi L. Baum, Ph.D.

Many children are exposed to tragic or traumatic events during the course of their childhood.  When tragedy visits a family or community, children may feel vulnerable and threatened in a (more…)

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We Don’t Know “Why”

Sunday March 22, 2015 3:24 PM

ny-post-sassoonBy Yeshiva Ateres Shimon

We Do Know “What”
We Do Know “When”
We Do Know “Where”
We Do Know “How”

We don’t know “why” Hashem chose to take a young beautiful family in a tragic way. It’s not our job to know “WHY”, it’s not even our job (more…)

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Major Jewish Groups Condemn New York Magazine Comparison of Netanyahu to Arafat

Sunday March 22, 2015 9:34 AM

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Major Jewish groups expressed have outrage over a comparison between Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu and former Palestinian leader and arch-terrorist Yassar Arafat that was printed in New York Magazine. (more…)

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Guess Who’s Not Speaking at the J Street Conference?

Sunday March 22, 2015 6:41 AM

Dershowitz By Allan Dershowitz

J Street-the lobby group that claims to be “pro-Israel” and “pro-peace”-is anything but “open” to centerist views that are critical of its policies. It has invited several prominent anti-Israel speakers to (more…)

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Oops! Is No Excuse

Thursday March 19, 2015 11:44 PM

safranBy Rabbi Eliyahu Safran

“Speak to the Children of Israel, saying, When a person will sin unintentionally from among all the commandments of Hashem that may not be done, and he commits one of them” (Vayikra 4:2). (more…)

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Israel is the True Target of Netanyahu’s Critics

Thursday March 19, 2015 11:55 AM

netanyahu18By Ben Cohen

There is no world leader more hated by bien-pensant liberals in America and Europe than Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Whereas once the bile was directed at former U.S. president (more…)

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Opinion: The Role of the Palestinian Authority in Israel’s Election Results

Thursday March 19, 2015 10:12 AM

Dershowitz By Alan Dershowitz

Those around the world who are upset with Prime Minister’s Benjamin Netanyahu electoral victory over labor should put much of the responsibility for Israel’s rightward turn squarely where it belongs: (more…)

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A Month of Revelation

Thursday March 19, 2015 5:35 AM

rabbi-pinchos-lipschutz-By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

This Shabbos is referred to as Shabbos Hachodesh, the last of the four Shabbosos of special Torah (more…)

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The Day After: Election Analysis

Wednesday March 18, 2015 2:05 PM

rabbi-pinchos-lipschutz-By Rabbi Pinchos Lipschutz

Following the last election, politicians schooled in public relations and armed with glib slogans and code words set into motion changes that they hoped would destroy the Torah way of life in Israel. (more…)

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Bitterly Disappointed CNN Downplays Netanyahu’s Likely Upset, Embarrasses Itself with Laughable Reporting

Wednesday March 18, 2015 10:17 AM

cnnBy John Nolte

All day long yesterday, CNN was relentlessly beating the drum and practically celebrating the forgone conclusion that sitting Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu was about to lose the elections. Every (more…)

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Rabbi Riskin and Female Halachic Adjudicators: It Does Not Compute

Monday March 16, 2015 9:11 AM

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Shlomo Riskin

By Avrohom Gordimer

Rabbi Shlomo Riskin’s ambitious program to fill Israeli society with female halachic adjudicators just experienced a significant advance, as R. Riskin appointed a woman, Dr. Jennie Rosenfeld, to the (more…)

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If It’s March, They Must Be Honoring Terrorists

Sunday March 15, 2015 6:11 PM

palestinian-attackBy Stephen M. Flatow

In various cultures, a particular month, day or time is associated with a certain annual activity. For example, here in the United States, November-every other year-is election time. In Israel, every May (more…)

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President Obama, Please Listen to Saudi Arabia

Sunday March 15, 2015 1:50 AM

obama10By Yoram Ettinger

Contrary to US President Barack Obama’s policy, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt are convinced, just as Israel is, that the transformation of Iran from a rogue regime to a law-abiding one should constitute (more…)

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Op-Ed: Without Senate Approval, Next President Can Void Iran Deal

Friday March 13, 2015 3:13 PM

biden1By Morton A. Klein and Dr. Daniel Mandel

The Obama Administration, Vice President Joseph Biden in particular, has waxed indignant over a letter co-signed by 47 Republican senators to the Iranian leadership warning that, without (more…)

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Haaretz’s Pitiful and Insulting Attack on Elie Wiesel

Friday March 13, 2015 12:06 PM

wieselThis may not be the most offensive Haaretz column ever written, but it very possibly is the most idiotic. (more…)

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British Paper: Israel Has ‘Argued’ That Hamas Fired Rockets From Gaza

Friday March 13, 2015 11:11 AM

rocket-gazaBy Adam Levick

The Telegraph’s coverage of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is generally fairer and more accurate than other British publications we comment on. However, as we’ve noted since monitoring the paper (more…)

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