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Paula R. Stern

Birkat Kohanot? Priestess' blessing at the Wall?

Women and men are equal in Judaism and before G-d, but they are different and play different roles. Is that so hard to understand?, 4/24/2016, 9:05 PM

Letting other people's sons die

"I didn't fire at the terrorist because there was no proof and Ori died." And what if Ori were your son? What if that hesitation kills him?, 3/28/2016, 8:56 AM

Is it the "Occupation?"

The so-called "occupation" began in 1967, but Muslims murdering Jews did not., 3/2/2016, 7:25 AM

Teaching the UN Secretary General about human nature

Did he really say that?, 1/28/2016, 12:05 AM

Thanking the hilltop youth and their parents

Do you know who the hilltop youth are? Or do you believe the mainstrem media?, 1/6/2016, 8:14 AM

A true indictment

We have waited for weeks for the indictment, for charges to be filed, for evidence to be shown and accusations made. Instead, the first of the boys was released after 17 days of abuse., 12/28/2015, 11:54 PM

The Story of a Rocket

Yesterday's rocket wasn't one of the usual lethal weapons from Israel's neighbors. It was an attempt to instill fear into children on a very special day., 9/2/2015, 11:09 AM

Is Jonathan Pollard a Hero?

How Pollard compares with conventional heroes., 7/30/2015, 5:52 AM

The Greatest of Fools

Iran negotiaions: It would be funny if it weren't so tragic; it would be hysterical, if our lives didn't depend on it., 7/10/2015, 2:47 PM

What Ails American Jewry

The writer takes liberal American Jewry to task, but doesn't expect them to be around for long., 4/23/2015, 9:51 PM

A Message to Tuvia Tenenbom

What you didn't learn, dear Tuvia, when you were here, is that if we are anything, we are the most stubborn and the most determined. , 4/13/2015, 9:40 AM

Passover and Redemption Trump the News

We are a people returned to our land - a Divine promise that only a fool would ignore. Iran agreement, notwithstanding., 4/3/2015, 12:18 PM

Israel Has Spoken

The first message is to Barack Hussein Obama - don't mess with us; don't mess with our democracy. , 3/18/2015, 5:17 AM

The Arab-Israel Conflict: Heroes

Our heroes and theirs., 1/23/2015, 7:00 AM

Jews, Get the Hell Out of France

You have just paid the highest price. God Almighty, what more do you need?, 1/12/2015, 7:52 AM

"Don't You Miss America?"

Questions asked by tourists., 1/4/2015, 2:42 AM

The Rami Levy Store Attack: Choose, or We Will

Israeli Jews can learn one of two contradictory lessons from yesterday's attack at the supermarket chain that symbolizes coexistence. , 12/4/2014, 5:48 AM

Why the Arabs Rejected the 1947 UN Partition Plan

The reason the Arabs rejected the Partition Plan is the same one that brought two murderers to Har Nof last week and CNN to report as it did. Not settlements, the Temple Mount, revenge, a Palestinian State. It is just about Jews., 11/29/2014, 5:50 AM

Mr. and Mrs. Hijazi, Your Son Died for Nothing

We never had to be enemies - you and my people. We had a choice - but your people chose war., 11/3/2014, 8:32 PM

Listen to Hamas

They are telling us their goals. Just listen., 10/22/2014, 11:24 PM

Sweden: Nation, Government, People, Land

Have they lost all reason? Sadly, their reason is of a different kind., 10/8/2014, 3:57 PM

Two Bestial Murderers: Justice on Earth - and in Heaven

There will still be a trial but not on earth; in fact, the trial is taking place at this moment in the Courts of Heaven. , 9/23/2014, 3:36 PM

Traitors of Israel

The 43 signatures on the traitorous letter about service in Unit 8200 cannot even be corroborated, but the damage is done. , 9/14/2014, 6:25 PM

At What Moment Should European Jews Leave?

It's like before the Holocaust. , 8/5/2014, 7:49 AM

Geraldo, Get Real

Geraldo Rivera thinks Israel has lost its moral authority. How sad., 7/21/2014, 12:28 AM

The Pain - and the Anger

There will be true justice., 7/2/2014, 8:40 AM

When You Sleep With a Dog, You Wake Up With Fleas

And you can only blame yourself., 6/25/2014, 12:54 AM

What Happened in Kansas City Can Happen in Brooklyn

No one was safe from Miller's gun and no one is safe from Clevenger's racism., 4/20/2014, 10:01 AM

Weighing in on Arafat Grave Visit: Meaningless Apology

The worst part of it is the bereaved families in Israel knowing that young US Jews visited this murderer's grave. The apology is meaningless., 3/24/2014, 10:11 AM

What's New in Israel? Not Much

This is what you have to remember if and when Israel retaliates., 12/24/2013, 3:39 PM

Google's Anti-Semitic Abuse - Don't Just Stand There

Do something. Make your voice heard., 10/27/2013, 11:03 PM

The Israeli Street is Not Awaiting a US-Syria Attack

Israel's citizens are absolutely not rooting anxiously for Obama to attack Syria. , 9/3/2013, 5:25 AM

Who is the Infidel?

Hearing the story of a woman who left Islam made the author realize the vast difference between Judaism and Islam., 8/11/2013, 7:42 AM

A Response to Your Letter, Prime Minister Netanyahu

When the Palestinians want peace, we won't have to buy it and so long as we are willing to pay a price such as this, they will win. The blood on their hands remains., 7/28/2013, 10:21 PM

Annual Ghetto Mentality Award for 2013

We usually wait until December, but this year's winner is already clear., 6/30/2013, 7:09 AM

Intellectual Honesty and Professor Stephen Hawking

Do not come here, do not speak here. In fact, if you want to be intellectually honest, don't speak at all, because the Israeli-made chip that allows you to communicate, is breaking the boyott., 5/13/2013, 10:18 AM

Justin Bieber, Anne Frank and the BBC

It isn't that Anne Frank should have or could have been a Belieber - but rather, that Bieber should try to become a follower of Anne Frank. , 4/17/2013, 11:12 AM

Obama's Timetable

You can save the price of your ticket, Mr. President, if you are coming to get a timetable., 3/6/2013, 11:50 PM

The World's Most Pressing Problem Seems to be Hill E1

A lowly mountain connecting Jerusalem with its eastern suburb is all the world has time for. Sorry, Syrians, step back and wait your turn., 12/3/2012, 10:23 PM

The Jewish Way, the Jewish Army

The Sabbath, Shabbat, is still the same holy day, war or not, and the IDF is the same holy army, in Gaza or outside of it. Pray for the wellbeing of our soldiers as you light candles., 11/16/2012, 3:31 PM

America Has Spoken

The good and the bad in the election results., 11/7/2012, 8:47 PM

Israeli Elections:The Russian and the Charmer

On Israeli perceptions of their candidates., 11/1/2012, 4:10 PM

Only in Israel Series: Getting Your New Gas Mask

Been there, done that., 8/20/2012, 2:22 PM

Brotherhood of Man at the Olympics? Not Even Close

The Olympic Committee builds barriers between nations., 7/31/2012, 8:35 AM

Terror Aftermath: Trying to be Normal

If you can only birth your nation on the blood of innocent children, what worth will that nation have? As for us, the anger won't help and the sadness won't leave., 7/19/2012, 9:44 AM

Sympathy? No. It's Arrogance - and Who Needs It.

An old friend of the writer turns out to have lost his understanding of Israel. Sympathy is not what Israel needs., 7/5/2012, 5:05 AM

This is Israel, Mr. Cordesman

There is a culture gap between the US and Israel - how what they cannot abide caused a reaction that we cannot abide. When push comes to shove, I'm for the Israeli way., 6/25/2012, 11:38 PM

Israel's Medal of Freedom

If the Medal of Freedom is to mean anything - it must come with action. The US should release Pollard now; he can fly back on the plane with Shimon Peres and end an ugly and dishonorable chapter in US history., 6/14/2012, 12:46 AM

The 'Peace of Treblinka': Whose Hand is on the Hammer?

Too many loyal Likudniks are voting for the peace of Teblinka when they stay in the Likud long after it has moved away from the ideology that attracted them to join. , 6/10/2012, 9:27 AM

Palestinian Hunger Strikers Have the Power of Choice

If I were to tell you that Charles Manson was on a hunger strike - would you insist he be released? Would you care? , 5/11/2012, 7:26 AM

Dear Palestinian Civilians

"Sometimes," said Dan Gillermann, a former Israeli representative to the UN, "sometimes when you sleep with a missile, you don't wake up.", 3/23/2011, 11:15 PM

We Are Infidels, but Stupid Ones

Hey-if it is the SETTLERS that stopped peace from happening, why was there no peace in 1966 before there were any settlers or settlements?, 9/6/2010, 10:21 AM

Dear Gilad

I'm sorry, Gilad - for the hypocrisy of the nations of the world, who are cowards enough to abandon a 19-year-old boy and sit in silence as the years pass., 8/29/2010, 11:51 AM

Arabs YES! Zionists NO!

There was no respect last week in the streets of Jerusalem as tens of thousands of protesters caused massive delays, littered the ground, trampled the cemetery walls, and cursed the Zionist hand that helps make their lives tolerable here., 6/25/2010, 9:44 AM

From One Mother to Another

While the Palestinians dance in victory and more rockets land in Sderot, I have a message for Palestinian mothers (and fathers), and for our own government and army. It is a very simple message that I wish to present clearly and without hesitancy or even regret. , 1/12/2007, 2:05 AM

Perfect Moments

Perfect moments in Israel are those that happen when there is "relative quiet," a term the media uses most freely to imply a change in the Palestinian society's actions or beliefs, but we Israelis use less often. For us, relative quiet relates more to personal safety issues than to the last time a terrorist attack succeeded., 10/12/2006, 12:36 PM

The Stench of Something Rotten

Something stinks in the way this government managed (or mismanaged) the Lebanon War: Part II. Something is rotten in the sheer number of our politicians being accused of sexual misconduct. Something is wrong with how many of our leaders are being accused of bribery, fraud, dishonesty and betraying the trust of the people., 9/26/2006, 3:53 PM