Rochel Sylvetsky

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., 4/24/2018, 1:03 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., 4/22/2018, 6:07 PM

Watch: "There was only one Abraham" – a Tzaddik in our times

Although we may be awestruck by their greatness and humbled by their deeds, learning about the lives of tzaddikim, and especially contemporary ones, serves as a guide for our own lives., 1/26/2018, 3:15 PM

Sylvester Night is not a holiday

Israelis, who blithely call the eve of January 1st "Sylvester", and Jews who celebrate "New Year's Eve" as the civil year is ushered in, may not be aware of its tragic significance in Jewish history., 12/31/2017, 6:31 PM

More work for President Trump

The declaration on Jerusalem and the plans to move the Embassy are wonderful, but two other crucial issues need the US president's public backing of Israel., 12/13/2017, 11:02 AM

'Watching the moon at night': The film that speaks truth to terror

Swedish TV funded it and then refused to show the powerful film that tells the unpleasant truth about terror and anti-Semitism, while granting its victims - even those who are Israeli - a voice. Arutz Sheva attended the Jerusalem screening., 11/16/2017, 10:44 PM

Islamic Gender Apartheid: Facts, not Islamophobia

Prof. Phyllis Chesler's new book should be renamed "J'Accuse." And that accusation should be aimed at Islamist apartheid as well as at the Western feminists who justify or ignore it., 11/14/2017, 5:40 PM

High drama in Acco

Viewing religious Zionist theater productions is a profound way of understanding what matters to the sector's young adults. Read about them and enjoy the story of how they took over the leftist and hedonist Acco Theater Festival., 10/24/2017, 8:18 PM

Guide to the Perplexed Anglo: Israel's Supreme Court

A brief summary of the reasons for the pervading feeling in Israel that there is a need for change regarding Supreme Court activity - while respecting the centrality of the judiciary in the only Jewish - and democratic - state., 10/3/2017, 3:07 PM

Feeling Jewish in St. Petersburg

The week before Rosh Hashana, Arutz Sheva went out to learn about Jewish life in St. Petersburg, years after the mass aliya to Israel from Russia. , 9/19/2017, 5:28 PM

Go up like a wall

The similarities are striking when the history of Zionism is compared to the return of the Jews from the Babylonian Exile and the building of the Second Temple.  So are the differences. Book review., 8/28/2017, 2:34 PM

What is the Chief Rabbinate's role in the Jewish State?

The 9th of Av period is a time for unity and understanding – the lack of which caused the destruction of the 2nd Temple. Perhaps this article can contribute to understanding on an issue which is being used to cause division in the Jewish world. , 8/1/2017, 10:29 PM

The 28th of Iyar in 1967: Where were you?

Atlanta's Rabbi Emanuel Feldman was on sabbatical in Israel in 1967. His dramatic day by day diary of how it felt on the home front has been reissued, perfect reading for the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War and the reunification of Jerusalem., 5/23/2017, 6:42 AM

The Amshinever Rebbe and the Land of Israel

A hassidic Rebbe's words came to pass in the re-established Jewish State., 5/1/2017, 10:54 AM

Challah vs. Matza: New book for Passover children will enjoy

The duel between leavened and unleavened bread is the plot of a delightful story for children in which good triumphs over evil and the Seder takes place after all., 3/20/2017, 3:04 PM

The IDF Rabbinate of Rabbi Goren: "With Might and Strength"

Anti-religious IDF policies and the trials of the new Chief IDF Rabbi, are nothing new, just the issues have changed. First IDF Rabbi Goren's autobiography tells that story, that of a Jewish state that created a Jewish army ., 12/1/2016, 3:04 PM

Not politically correct

He still negates the changes in Western mores.A cynic's view of the attempts to change Orthodox Judaism and make it politically correct in today's world., 7/22/2016, 7:30 AM

I Love Shmitta

Only in Israel., 10/21/2014, 8:26 AM

Memories and Lessons of the Yom Kippur War

Lucky is the intelligence officer who is constantly worried, wrote the current Head of IDF Intelligence in an article that went viral in Israel., 10/3/2014, 5:40 AM


test, 8/24/2014, 9:25 AM

"Nine Men Wanted for a Minyan"

Rabbi Meyer Fendel's heartwarming story:Blazing a trail in Jewish education., 2/6/2014, 11:33 PM

Battered Child Syndrome or Why Israel Believed in Oslo

An interview with Dr. Ron Shleifer, Ariel University, on the book "The Oslo Syndrome" by Prof. Kenneth Levin. Translated into Hebrew, the first printing was sold out in no time. A 2nd is now on the shelves ., 11/6/2013, 1:45 PM

I, a Woman, Intend to Pray at the Kotel on Friday

Do the rest of us have the right to pray quietly at the Wall on the first day of the new month? And to enjoy Jewish smachot, like Bar Mitzvas, there on that day?, 5/9/2013, 10:50 PM

Hassidim, Kollelniks, Jewish Social Workers-Can It Be?

Israelis want Romney to be the next president and are very nervous about this election. Rumors abound that groups of US Jews, not just the expected limousine liberals, do not see it that way. ., 11/1/2012, 10:38 PM

A Hareidi Mayor for Jerusalem

Someone who understands the eternal love of Zion., 11/9/2008, 8:41 PM

An Immoral, Democratic Decision

There are many reasons an unjust and immoral decision can pass in a democratic governmental body. They include disinformation, personal gain, threats, party politics and vested interests., 12/21/2004, 10:21 PM

Aftermath of a Bus Ride

Pain, lacerations, shrapnel, bandages, wheelchair, hearing test, four stunned children and one shaken husband, reporters, Knesset Members, hellish images and tearful recounting ? all merged into a whirlpool of confusion on the rest of that long day. But it is what happened the next day that made me decide to write this article., 3/3/2004, 7:13 PM