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Beware Orthodoxy!

Beware Orthodoxy!

By Rabbi Avi Shafran ~  The latest Nobel Prize for chemistry was awarded last month to Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman for his discovery of “quasicrystals.” In the 1980s, the Israeli… Read more »

Ilan Pappé, Check Your Sources

Ilan Pappé, Check Your Sources

By Dexter Van Zile ~ Ilan Pappé is the author of “The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine,”, a book that is regularly invoked by anti-Zionists to justify their enmity toward the… Read more »

The UN: A One Dimensional Forum for Int’l Opinion on Israel

The UN: A One Dimensional Forum for Int’l Opinion on Israel

By Howard Zern -  For a number of years, I, like many, perceived the United Nations as a body of states deliberating on and in some cases enforcing laws, rules… Read more »

A Modern Day Patriarch

A Modern Day Patriarch

By Rabbi Avi Shafran -  The first notice, shortly before Rosh Hashana, came from “Tehilla.” The subject box of the e-mail read: “Baruch Dayan HaEmet/URGENT, YOSEF PASSED AWAY!” and the… Read more »

Are Young Rabbis Turning on Israel?

Are Young Rabbis Turning on Israel?

By Elliot Jager – Last spring renowned thinker and writer Daniel Gordis wrote a piece about young rabbis and their changing feelings towards Israel that stirred up quite a bit… Read more »

Obama’s Misplaced Mideast Optimism

Obama’s Misplaced Mideast Optimism

By Daniel Pipes – Confidently commenting on the execution of Libya’s long-time dictator, Barack Obama stated that “the death of Mu’ammar al-Qaddafi showed that our role in protecting the Libyan… Read more »

Be Strong and Resolute

Be Strong and Resolute

By Shoshana Bryen -  The Government of Israel redeemed IDF Sgt. Gilad Shalit from five years of Hamas captivity the week of Simchat Torah, when Jews read “be strong and… Read more »

Gilad Shalit comes home

Gilad Shalit comes home

Like Jews the world over, this week pro-Israel opinion writers had their eyes fixed – and their pens poised – on the release of captured IDF soldier Gilad Shalit. Here… Read more »

Israel is not normal

Israel is not normal

By David Suissa -  You can say a lot about Israel, but not that it’s a normal country. Any way you look at it — its biblical roots and miraculous… Read more »

Political Contrail

Political Contrail

This month marks the 30th anniversary of an emotionally fraught and bitterly waged political confrontation between the Reagan administration and the organized Jewish community that culminated in the U.S. Senate… Read more »

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