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Avraham Shusteris

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4 reasons Israel should annex southern Lebanon

Israel has no choice but to annex this area if it wants to allow its residents to return to the north. Op-ed.

4 reasons Israel should annex southern Lebanon

Letter from a distant Dad

The characters and details in these letters are a fictional parable about the relationship between American Jewry and the Jews living in the land of Israel. Op-ed.

Letter from a distant Dad

Living in the Land - now!

Solving Israel’s true PR Problem- American aliyah - must be a priority for hasbara. Book review.

Living in the Land - now!

Can’t make Aliyah? Here are 5 things that you can do

The only way a Jew can make it to Eretz Yisrael is out of a deep desire from within or from a serious physical threat from without. Op-ed.

Can’t make Aliyah? Here are 5 things that you can do

The biggest American hareidi community in Israel

Whether you are modern, baalei batish, yeshivish, Lubavitch, Lakewood, Passaic type or Five Towns type, all are welcome and equal. Op-ed.

The biggest American hareidi community in Israel

What's missing in Lakewood?

The recipe for survival in exile is a recipe for disaster for a nation in its own land. Op-ed.

What's missing in Lakewood?

The mystery behind Ariel Sharon's 'disengagement'

He was a great general but he knew little and cared less about Jews, 23 years before the expulsion, someone tried to warn us. Op-ed.

The mystery behind Ariel Sharon's 'disengagement'

The Great Haredi Political Shift

So long as the country was humming along, Orthodox Jews had the luxury to vote based on narrow interests.No more. Op-ed.

The Great Haredi Political Shift

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How the Iran Deal debunked the US-Israel shared values myth

While self delusion may be the path of least resistance, it doesn't actually solve problems. Op-ed.

How the Iran Deal debunked the US-Israel shared values myth

Finding a Jewish leader

A majority of Israeli Jews feel abandoned by their leaders and thirst for a return to real, authentic, Jewish leadership. Op-ed.

Finding a Jewish leader

Haredi aliya to Israel: The comeback of this century?

Has the yeshivish world lost sight of the importance that the Vilna Gaon and Baal Shem Tov placed on living in the Holy Land?

Haredi aliya to Israel: The comeback of this century?

What would a religious run government of Israel be like?

Would such a government finally prioritize Israel’s Jewish character over its democratic one? And what else would it change?

What would a religious run government of Israel be like?

Can haredi Jews be Jewish Nationalists?

If Galut is really the punishment that it is said to be in the Torah, the Torah must not have foreseen Monsey, NY. Or did it? Op-ed.

Can haredi Jews be Jewish Nationalists?

An Open Letter to Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman

Kollel families who depend on childcare subsidies exemplify the ideals of commitment to discipline, frugality and Judaism's eternity. Op-ed.

An Open Letter to Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman

Does Torah Jewry have a future in America?

It's hard to imagine what kind of future Jews can hope to have in America, even without the mob violence and anti-Semitic pogroms. Op-ed.

Does Torah Jewry have a future in America?

Hear the boys sing

These boys gave me the feeling that I am part of a nation that is indestructible.

Hear the boys sing

Changing Israel's mindset about its boundaries

Last week, for the first time ever, Israel stopped playing defense when it comes to its boundaries. This should be a precedent. Op-ed.

Changing Israel's mindset about its boundaries

Kingmaker Abbas and the impending downfall of Israeli Democracy

Israel is not Finland or Puerto Rico. It does not have a cohesive, peaceful population,the key ingredients for a democracy to work. Op-ed.

Kingmaker Abbas and the impending downfall of Israeli Democracy

Stranded in Frankfurt

Living in today’s surreal times when Jews are physically unable to come to Israel, provides us all with opportunity to reflect.Op-ed.

Stranded in Frankfurt

Your choice: Jewish state or democracy?

A duality of visions as to what we are all about has echoed since before the State's founding. Time to think about where you stand. Op-ed.

Your choice: Jewish state or democracy?

An open letter to the Anti-Defamation League

Perhaps the ADL believes that democracy needs to be limited. In Israel, that is. The Squad and Warnock are fine. Opinion.

An open letter to the Anti-Defamation League

Fools and Prophets

When antisemites speak, our tendency is to see them as fools. But maybe there is a message to be gleaned from this random antisemitism..

Fools and Prophets

What’s the big deal about the pre-1967 'borders'?

The solutions offered to broker an Israel-PA peace do not take the real aspirations of each side into account. Opinion.

What’s the big deal about the pre-1967 'borders'?

The American Yeshiva Day School pretense

The problem in our yeshiva day schools is that the real priority is to produce students who will succeed in the secular world. Opinion.

The American Yeshiva Day School pretense

Zionism is a polarizing word

Zionism has contradictory associations for different sectors of Israeli society. How to bridge the gap, asks a baal tshuva writer?

Zionism is a polarizing word