Chazon Yeshayahu - in appreciation of Rabbi Yeshayahu Hadari zts"l

The venerated, beloved head of Yeshivat Hakotel passed away in Jerusalem yesterday, April 25. His sweet smile, way of teaching Torah and the example he gave of how to iive a Torah-true life touched and influenced thousands. Aaron White, 4/26/2018, 5:19 PM

Rabbi Shmuly - heal thyself!

Rabbi Shmuly writes: “Sadly, as Israel reaches a milestone in her modern history, Religious Zionism is fundamentally flawed, directionless, and even broken in many ways.” Funny, that description sounds like pluralistic Judaism to me. Tzvi Fishman, 4/26/2018, 8:08 AM

The status quo in Judea and Samaria poses a danger to the State

We are living next to a ticking time bomb and things are happening - every minute that passes, facts are being established on the ground. There is no status quo. Nadia Matar and Yehudit Katsover, 4/25/2018, 5:59 PM

Natalie Portman for the Jane Fonda Award

Natalie Portman is a classic example of the "useful idiot." This stunt has endeared her to Islamic terrorists everywhere - she is their dream come true. Jack Engelhard, 4/25/2018, 3:00 PM

American Open Orthodoxy reveals its alien religious moorings - again

Among other things, Open Orthodox Rabbis include rabbis who endorse accepting Jewish-Christian intermarriage,Rabbi Prof. Dov Fischer, 4/25/2018, 9:00 AM

International law and the State of Israel

Prof. Eugene Kontorovich: Israel liberated its own territory in 1967. Therefor the Fourth Geneva Convention (FGC) does not apply and the settlements are legal. Ted Belman, 4/24/2018, 11:30 PM

Why choose Natalie Portman in the first place?

According to Portman and her new-found friends, Jerusalem isn’t part of a Jewish homeland and never was. So let the Arabs give her an award - and they probably will.Rabbi Dr. David Nesenoff, 4/24/2018, 7:45 PM

When the Satmar Rebbe stood up for civil liberties

The fight to change the new NY State education law was not only about oversight of school curricula, it was about a parent's right to choose his child's education. Rochel Sylvetsky, 4/24/2018, 1:03 PM

An open letter to Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz: How dare you!

The Israelis are not a light unto the nations, they are a veritable LED globe.  How dare you sit in the USA and criticize the most compassionate people on earth? Lila Lowell, 4/23/2018, 11:09 PM

'Bad Jew' principal 3 years later is still administrator with benefits

Blatant anti-Semitism, not calling 911 when her assistant had a heart attack, claims of corruption and 100 signatures on a petition were not enough to have MS226 principal removed from her position. Cindy Grosz, 4/23/2018, 9:46 PM

Comey memo "FOUO" marking is evidence of perjury

Comey called his documents personal while under oath, but the documents themselves show otherwise. What is the next step going to be? Mark Langfan, 4/23/2018, 12:58 PM

The future of Israel looks good

Time is on Israel’s side. Careful review of the balance of power between Israel and its foes, the domestic features of its national power, its standing in the international community, validates that assessment for the foreseeable future. A must read.Prof. Efraim Inbar, 4/23/2018, 9:17 AM

Rabbi Yanklowitz on the State of Israel: He has it all wrong

Rabbi Yanklowitz does not mention that in another recent article he calls for a kind of disengagement of US Jews from Israel. Accusing Israel falsely of moral failure is a way for him to try to justify that appalling suggestion.Rabbi Avraham Gordimer, 4/22/2018, 11:56 PM

Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz on Zionism: The rabbi's selective vision

Zionism, and especially Religious Zionism, is a vibrant ethical project on the move towards even greater heights than those it has achieved during the first 70 years of the Jewish State. Rochel Sylvetsky, 4/22/2018, 6:07 PM

Zionism: The great Jewish ethical project

The author claims, as Israel reaches a milestone in her modern history, that "Religious Zionism is fundamentally flawed, directionless, and even broken in many ways."Rabbi Dr. Shmuly Yanklowitz, 4/22/2018, 6:04 PM

Her Majesty's anti-Semites

Something’s going on and it’s more than Corbyn. His Party is awash with anti-Semites. So is his country. Jack Engelhard, 4/22/2018, 6:24 AM

Is the State Dep't preventing exposure of PA UNRWA textbook content?

The Government Accountability Office study of PA textbooks may be filed as classified by the State Dep't. Why? David Bedein, 4/21/2018, 11:43 PM

Shame on Natalie Portman

Genesis Prize should rescind her award. Ronn Torossian, 4/21/2018, 8:24 PM

Israeli checkpoint stops another massacre

The driver and his not-yet-apprehended comrades were planning to celebrate Israel’s Independence Day by massacring Israeli Jews. Down in Gaza they are flying kite-cocktails.Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, 4/20/2018, 4:54 PM

Are Israeli officials finally waking up?

The Israel interior ministry under Arye Deri was doing its job by not allowing French mayor Leclerc into Israel. Now it's time to take care of another Jew-hater who takes advantage of Israeli democracy. Lee Kaplan, 4/20/2018, 2:40 PM

They did not go like sheep to the slaughter

This year, uniquely, Yom Ha'atsmaut falls on the Gregorian date of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and contrary to popular belief, the Jews of the ghetto were not the only ones who fought back. Jonny Daniels, 4/19/2018, 10:41 PM

Anti-Israel Prize

While people can think and say what they like, not everyone deserves to be awarded the Israel Prize. Tzvi Fishman, 4/19/2018, 9:02 PM

Ever young

We are an ever-young people whose past is ever present and that is how we are privileged to celebrate 70 years of our own country's independence.Rabbi Berel Wein, 4/19/2018, 9:58 AM

Israel is the world's happiest country

Israel deserves to be the happiest country in the world. Look at how it deals with life. Giulio Meotti, 4/19/2018, 8:58 AM

How Israel glorifies us everywhere

Jews could fight back once they had a state of their own. The creation of Israel gave Jews the world over courage and self confidence. Jack Engelhard, 4/18/2018, 7:21 PM

Thank G-d for Israel: The Diaspora torch

Why my mother in law should light the Diaspora torch for Yom Ha'atzmaut. David Ben Horin, 4/18/2018, 7:16 PM

Israel's impact on young adults' Jewish identity

Israel is a highly effective post high school change-agent.Dr. Harold Goldmeier, 4/18/2018, 9:30 AM

Ignore the haters: A fresh look at the Israeli Rabbinate

The reality is that the empowerment, the very establishment, of the central rabbinate is not a modern Israeli concept.  It was, remarkably, the policy here for centuries.Rabbi Philip Jacobs, 4/18/2018, 9:25 AM

Israel at 70 is unique in the world

There is no country like Israel, for reasons way beyond its cutting edge technology and economic success. Giulio Meotti, 4/17/2018, 11:47 PM

Watch: Americans who made a difference in 1948

Five dramatic stories of ordinary Americans who answered the call of Jewish history and played a role in the struggle for a Jewish state. Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/17/2018, 6:13 PM

The shrinking of James Comey

Comey stands at 6 feet 8. That’s tall, yet every time he speaks he belittles himself. Worse, he belittles America. Jack Engelhard, 4/17/2018, 10:35 AM

Israeli intervention in Syria

What exactly do they want, those people saying we should intervene in Syria because we suffered the Holocaust? Tzvi Lev, 4/17/2018, 9:31 AM

Donald Trump, Syria and the prevention of Genocide

The implications of a hasty US withdrawal from Syria.Prof. Louis René Beres, 4/16/2018, 10:39 AM

An Israeli's message to Mark Zuckerberg

Every time I posted a comment in favor of Israel, your automated response said i was violating Facebook community standards, yet a group calling for the death of the Jews remains. Abraham Chicheportiche, 4/16/2018, 10:08 AM

Turn off television news satellites during war

Take away the enemy’s media weapon by turning off television news satellites during the next war. Robert Harris, 4/16/2018, 9:34 AM

Abbas wants Trump to create two Palestinian states

Abbas is being incredibly naïve if he believes he can now convince the international community that one self-defined people needs two states – at the expense of achieving an end to a conflict that originated with the 1917 Balfour Declaration. David Singer, 4/16/2018, 9:16 AM

UNRWA, the EU and the map

Before the EU visit, the maps erasing Israel were removed from UNRWA school walls. For one day. Tobias Petersson, 4/15/2018, 10:01 PM

It's time to take out Assad's air force

Past U.S. failures to deter Assad from using chemical weapons indicate a need for a more dramatic, punitive retaliation that degrades the Syrian regime’s ability to stage these war crimes. Dr. Ted Gover, 4/15/2018, 7:07 AM

NY Times finds “journalists,” no terrorists among Hamas rioters

Yes, come join Hamas at its next picnic…bring the kids, and don’t forget your swastika banners. Jack Engelhard, 4/15/2018, 7:03 AM

Numb and silent

We are a worldwide community without walls or borders, real or imagined. When members of that community celebrate, we do so with them, and when they suffer pain, we feel that pain and suffer with them. The tragic story of Yisroel and Elisheva z"l. Larry Gordon, 4/15/2018, 6:46 AM

Is Jordan about to fall apart?

Is Jordan the next destination for the "Arab Spring?" Demonstrations against the king have reached new levels.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 4/14/2018, 10:00 PM

Imagine that you are that Israeli soldier

The consequences and the causes are eliminated, only the performance remains, chiseled to transform the defenders into aggressors, the besieged into executioners. Giulio Meotti, 4/13/2018, 4:22 PM

Gun totin' moms

I believe and assert: every religious Israeli woman ought to apply for a gun permit. Bracha Weisman, 4/13/2018, 9:32 AM

INTO THE FRAY: Syria-Reaping the storm Obama sowed

If surrendering US primacy in the region to Russia was the result of US passivity and inaction, the intrusion of Iran into Syria can very definitely be attributed to ill-conceived, active American policy.Dr. Martin Sherman, 4/13/2018, 8:56 AM

It's okay to detest Geraldo

Currently, he’s cheerleading Hamas Palestinian Arabs who come each week to murder Jews. Jack Engelhard, 4/12/2018, 7:59 PM

Not much of a poem for Holocaust Day

I think about those people who want so much to seem good but do the bidding of evil. I know about them, because I grew up with them - yet never felt I knew them. Esther Cameron , 4/12/2018, 7:28 PM

Abusing Anne Frank's memory

She is the best known Jewish Holocaust victim, but also the most abused.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 4/12/2018, 8:14 AM

A new form of Holocaust denial

Holocaust memory is being confiscated for use against the Jews. Eric Ruskin, 4/12/2018, 8:00 AM

'Never say you have reached the end of the road - WE ARE HERE!'

The immortal words of the poem written in Vilna by Hirsh Glik in 1943 continue to inspire as sung by young people worldwide today who identify with its message of hope. Eli Rabinowitz, 4/11/2018, 9:00 PM

Yeshiva standards questioned at pre-Yom Tov rally in NYC

Why do opposition activists continue supporting politicians who use their private schools for political power? Op-ed. Cindy Grosz, 4/11/2018, 5:22 PM

Dear haredi Jew

It is unacceptable for so many of you in Israel not to stand still when the siren sounds for the 6 million and for our fallen soldiers. Nor is it acceptable for you to ignore Israel's Independence Day. Tzvi Fishman, 4/11/2018, 12:30 PM

Is Israel winning the battle but losing the war?

The media around the world today are against Israel, Europe and the UN are enemy entities. Giulio Meotti, 4/11/2018, 11:00 AM

Geraldo Rivera got away with fake news before any of them

Rivera is more suited to reporting on Al Capone’s tomb than the Israel-Palestine question and letting him do so only elevates a reporter who acts like a clown to super-star status. Lee Kaplan, 4/11/2018, 10:08 AM

Linda Sarsour’s “Palestinian blood”

Sarsour spoke of her Palestinian blood, so have a look at the town from which Sarsour’s parents came, and see if we can figure out what kind of blood they passed on to their daughter.Att'y Stephen M. Flatow, 4/11/2018, 9:59 AM

The test of the "March of Return": Violence in Judea and Samaria

The real test of Hamas’s March of Return campaign in Gaza lies in its ability to mobilize mass violence in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.Prof. Hillel Frisch, 4/10/2018, 9:51 PM

Syria and another call to save Islam from itself

It doesn't matter much who runs the show in Syria. One brutal tyrant is followed by another and everyone kills everyone else. Jack Engelhard, 4/10/2018, 12:13 AM

Disliking Netanyahu should not mean supporting B’Tselem

Bibi might not be your cup of tea, but don’t drink poison trying to prove it. Douglas Altabef, 4/10/2018, 12:02 AM