Tzvi Fishman

Dear Diaspora Rabbis

This is not the time for well-meaning Internet messages and sermons about unity in times of trouble, nor about the renewal of Diaspora life when the epidemic has passed. , 4/4/2020, 10:00 PM

Corona prayer

Rebbe Nachman teaches that “hitbodedut” - being in solitude - is the most powerful method of connecting with G-d. , 3/18/2020, 9:14 AM

Cry out to Hashem - look what has happened almost overnight

The time has come to cry out to Hashem. Let me be blunt. There isn’t time to search for nice words., 3/13/2020, 1:12 PM

Trump establishes Indian state

Okay, so it's a Purim Shpiel, but it might be the real Deal of the Century. , 3/10/2020, 9:18 AM

Beware the dangerous Left Syndrome, aka Smolonivirus

Voting right is the only way we can save Israel from the Smolonivirus that is eating away at our beloved Holy Land, and at all the values we cherish. , 3/1/2020, 9:16 AM

The Diasporavirus

Those Jews stricken by the Diasporavirus epidemic exhibit signs of disorientation, believing they have found the Promised Land in America, Australia, and Mexico, 2/18/2020, 12:30 PM

Letter from a confused Jew

When I asked the local Rabbi if I should move to Israel, he told me that am better off here in America, because in Israel it is hard to stay religious., 2/13/2020, 2:25 PM

Coincidence and the Corona plague

Is it a coincidence that the coronavirus has taken front stage in the world media at the very same time that we are reading about the plagues in Egypt in the weekly Torah portion?, 2/2/2020, 8:00 AM

Deal-usion of the Century

They will never agree to recognize Israel as the Jewish State, nor to put down their arms, as every Palestinian Arab leader has declared a hundred times over. , 1/27/2020, 10:32 AM

Bridge over troubled waters

To the American Jews who marched on Sunday: The only chance of survival is to jump off the bridge into the East River and latch onto a steamer headed for Israel., 1/7/2020, 7:32 AM

Heroine in life and fiction

In the novel The Lion's Roar, the heroine is modeled on the real life heroine who died this week, Geula Cohen. In tribute to a great Zionist leader., 12/27/2019, 2:54 PM

No more excuses

There is a lot to improve in Israel, but it is not antisemitic and no one tells Jews to get out., 12/12/2019, 11:14 PM

Hatred doesn't grow on trees

The Right disliked Yitzchak Rabin for substantial reasons. That does not excuse the attempts to villify the Right at his memorials., 11/11/2019, 1:12 PM

Why be a Half-Believer?

The foundation of our emunah (faith) begins with Avraham Avinu. He wasn’t a half-believer. He believed with a complete faith. And you?, 11/10/2019, 6:27 AM

Exile or Aliyah? – That is the question

From the Rambam to the late Rabbi Kook, Rabbi Feinstein, Rabbi Avraham Shapira, Rabbi Soloveitchik, Avnei Nezer and up to Rabbi Kanievsky Shlita - what is the halakhic status of moving to Israel? Is it an obligation or voluntary?, 9/25/2019, 8:18 AM

Save the Pollards

Pollard stated that he needed help from Prime Minister Netanyahu so that he can be allowed by the US Parole Board to take care of his seriously ill wife., 8/27/2019, 4:59 PM

'Our Boys' vs. 'Their Boys'

An experienced Hollywood screenwriter and film director in Israel shows how the directing and producing of the "Our Boys" series purposefully created a blatantly prejudiced anti-Israel movie., 8/21/2019, 12:00 PM

“AWAKE AND SING” by HaHalban (Rabbi Chaim HaKohen z"l)

One of the great Kabbalists and Torah educators of our time Rabbi Chaim HaCohen, known as the "Halban" passed away this week The following is a translation of a chapter in one of his books. In memoriam., 8/14/2019, 7:24 AM

Life with the Beit HaMikdash

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Hold on to your seats everyone! Party lists to be closed!

The simple, fair, and logical thing to do would be to offer Itamar Ben Gvir the number 5 spot on any technical merger in order to ensure that ballots aren’t wasted, 7/31/2019, 9:39 PM

For The 17th of Tammuz: Tarzan of the Diaspora

A Jew isn’t an American, or a Frenchman, or a South African, even if he grows up there. A Jew has a homeland of his own, with his own code of life, the Torah, which is meant to be lived in Israel., 7/20/2019, 11:36 PM

The sweet Diaspora

The goal of the Exodus was to bring the liberated Nation to the Land of Israel. Sinai was a stop along the way, not the final destination. Paris, Berlin, London, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles are never mentioned., 7/1/2019, 12:38 PM

The spies are alive and not so well in America

The Jew in America is an American – while the Jew in Israeli is an Israeli. They are different species of Jews. Like distant cousins., 6/26/2019, 10:52 PM

One little girl and the rape of a nation

Where is our Jewish pride when a child is raped by a bestial Arab? Is it limited to gay parades? , 6/18/2019, 12:42 AM

Marshmallow leadership?

Where is the governmental response to the various fires burning up the country?, 6/12/2019, 8:43 PM

What's wrong with a Torah state, MK Liberman?

500 million shekels are going to be burnt on the altar of Liberman's ego. The current political system in Israel simply doesn’t work.  , 5/31/2019, 3:58 PM

Rise up to the level of the Torah of Eretz Yisrael

Are there two different Torahs? The Torah of Eretz Yisrael and the Torah of Galut? Yes indeed. The Midrash infers that the Torah of Eretz Yisrael is superior to the Torah of the Galut., 5/21/2019, 10:47 AM

The goal of Israel’s wars

Our mourning stems from an encompassing perspective, which appreciates the value of the Nation as a whole, and thus every individual becomes even more important and valued, and his absence pains and anguishes us., 5/7/2019, 6:45 PM

A tale of Jewish valor

Interview with former Prisoner of Zion and hero Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich who reveals that the Holocaust triggered his activism as a youth. It is a tale of true Jewish valor. , 5/2/2019, 7:31 AM

Down with the Jewish Agency!

God, in His infinite kindness, has given us a Jewish airline, with free tickets, to take us home to a Jewish airport in the miraculously rebuilt Jewish Homeland. American Jews, why haven't you noticed?, 1/4/2019, 8:59 AM

It happened in America

There is no such thing as "it can't happen here." It always has, sooner or later., 10/28/2018, 11:56 AM

In tribute to Ari Fuld

Ask yourself why Arabs can walk around freely in Jewish communities, supermarkets, hospitals, and shopping centers without worrying that someone will kill them, whereas a Jew entering an Arab community is likely to be slaughtered within minutes.   , 9/17/2018, 2:39 PM

Dear Jews of America, California is not Israel either

A response to Rabbi Menachem Levine's insightful oped "Dear Israelis, America is not Israel.", 7/20/2018, 2:45 PM

A Temple Mount story

On the 17th of Tammuz about 2000 years ago, the Romans breached the Old City Walls. Today, in the State of Israel, Jews are the only ones who cannot pray on the Temple Mount., 7/1/2018, 12:35 PM

Where is Samson when we need him?

Some things never change and it seems that only a daring loner can overcome the hesitation of the general staff., 6/27/2018, 4:14 PM

Goodbye, Philip

The tragedy of American Jewish writers., 5/27/2018, 12:08 AM

Don't be afraid to speak out!

A photograph outside the church where my bar mitzva was held due to renovations in our Temple, shows me holding the Hebrew prayer book upside down. , 5/21/2018, 9:33 AM

Jerusalem, the highest level of joy

We are always to remember that Zion is our true home, not Babylon or America, and we are to set our love for Jerusalem above our highest joy., 5/12/2018, 11:47 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., 4/26/2018, 8:08 AM

Anti-Israel Prize

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

The State of Israel is Holy

The commandments in the Torah do not depend on who happens to be the Prime Minister of Israel at the time, the size of his kippah, or on how many religious politicians sit in the Knesset., 4/18/2018, 7:26 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., 4/11/2018, 12:30 PM

Exclusive preview: Sequel to Tevye in the Promised Land

In Tevye and the Promised Land, Shalom Aleichem's milkman heeds the call to return to the Land of israel during the British Mandate. The soon to be published 'Arise and Shine' goes on from there. Exclusive Arutz Sheva preview: The Pesach Seder., 4/3/2018, 9:31 AM

New American Haggadah!

A Jew who stays on the same level has already fallen, according to Rebbe Nachman. Let’s try to ascend a bit in our understanding of what being a Jew is all about., 3/27/2018, 5:26 PM

Become a Super Jew!

Rabbi Kook assures us that the “secular” Jews in the Land of Israel, who seem to be estranged from the Torah, contain a powerhouse of the hidden holiness that burns eternally in the soul of the Nation. Come and feel it!, 3/21/2018, 4:00 PM

Hypersomnia: Jewish excessive sleeping disorder

President Trump understands that Jerusalem is the capital of the Jewish Nation – when will the world’s Jews?, 3/16/2018, 6:37 AM

The 50 top reasons for not making aliya to Israel

Hey American Jews: “Break on through, break on through, break on through to the other side….”, 3/9/2018, 12:14 PM

My AIPAC speech

They would never let me speak, I would spoil the party., 3/3/2018, 9:49 PM

Harry Potter, beware!

The soon to be published sequels to the novel 'Tevye in the Promised Land' are going to push Harry off the shelves. , 2/27/2018, 10:05 PM

Olami Summit is caught in an avalanche

If the orientation of Jewish Education in the Diaspora isn’t dramatically altered, the applause extended to all of these well-meaning programs will soon fall on an empty hall., 12/27/2017, 5:30 AM

Hellenism is alive and well - in the Diaspora!

When Yehuda Maccabee shouted, “Follow me,” in the battle for the Hebrew sovereignty in the Land of Israel, the Jewish Hellenists stayed home., 12/21/2017, 9:49 PM

One truth, not two

Jews in affluent countries have forgotten that the exile is a punishment, and, as the “Kli Yakar” warned, have fallen in love with their alien domiciles, , 12/19/2017, 5:17 PM

If I forget you, O Jerusalem

Not recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is like not recognizing the sun. So why has it taken this long?, 12/6/2017, 5:53 PM

Fire Tzipi Hotovely!

The Deputy Foreign Minister should have known better., 11/24/2017, 1:22 AM

What road are you on?

Abraham's choice of path has made all the difference., 10/27/2017, 2:55 PM

A tzaddik in Hollywood

Would Noah have made the grade in Hollywood?, 10/16/2017, 7:17 AM

Wonder Woman, Christian symbols and Miri Regev's mission

The still unrefined tenets of Christianity still pervade Western culture, and a showdown is yet to come. Rabbi Kook revealed it, Wonder Woman is an example of it, and Miri Regev can do something about it., 6/14/2017, 7:00 PM