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Yom Kippur: The value of Life

Israel's first Chief Rabbi on a short Yom Kippur prayer that explains the meaning of our existence.

Yom Kippur: The value of Life

At Yizkor, remember the Jews murdered by Arab terrorists in 5782

When you rise up at Yiskor, read this list of just this past year's terror victims. And weep for the lost promise of these innocents.

At Yizkor, remember the Jews murdered by Arabs in 5782

Does the US really want a “thorough investigation” of Palestinian Arab child’s death?

If Israel really does conduct a thorough investigation, U.S. officials may regret that they asked for it. Here's why. Op-ed.

The US wants a “thorough investigation” of Arab child’s death?

Riots on the Temple Mount - a direct result of concessions

Last Wednesday, Arabs heard that Israel is ready to establish a state for them. If they keep rioting, they figure that dream will come true.

Riots on the Temple Mount - a direct result of concessions

Biden is silent as Iranian women die for freedom

Obama ignored Iranian protests that could have overthrown the ayatollahs, although protestors begged for help. Biden is the same. Op-ed.

Biden is silent as Iranian women die for freedom

The Yom Kippur War demonstrates why Israel needs nuclear weapons Iran must never possess

Remembering the Yom Kippur War proves that what is needed is not a return to the 2015 agreement with Iran and its zero breakout time. Op-ed.

The Yom Kippur War shows Israel needs nuclear power, never Iran

Israel needs to defeat Arab rejectionism within its borders

Israel needs to end the war inside its borders and it needs to prioritize it now. Op-ed.

Israel needs to defeat Arab rejectionism within its borders

A telegram from Israel

A story of forgiveness, of childhood memories, the Holocaust to Montreal. A rare glimpse into a beloved writer's past.

A telegram from Israel

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur in Bavaria September 1945

The DPs lacked clothing and basic necessities, but a package program led to disappointing results. US chaplains were at the forefront.Op-ed.

Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur in Bavaria September 1945

Do values and ideology have a place in Israel's elections?

Israel’s elections should not be centered around personal issues, they should not be vacant of ideology and content. Op-ed.

Do values and ideology have a place in Israel's elections?

Doubling Australian aid to UNRWA, a vital perspective

73 years after the establishment of UNRWA it still denies the legitimacy of Israel. Is that how Australia hopes to promote peace? Op-ed.

Doubling Australian aid to UNRWA, a vital perspective

What the letter "B" tells us about phony Woke "Compassion" and “Open Orthodoxy”

Arrogantly advocates expect to change 3,300 years of Judaism to accommodate a generation of brazen immorality and virtue signalers. Op-ed.

What the letter B says on Woke "Compassion" and “Open Orthodoxy”

Maligning Israel in print

Campus newspapers and the cognitive war against Israel, Op-ed.

Maligning Israel in print

A film-makers post-mortem on Ken Burns and the Holocaust

Burns could have drawn on significant information uncovered on FDR and America’s response to the Holocaust but did not.use it. Op-ed.

A film-makers post-mortem on Ken Burns and the Holocaust

Palestine: A story of Colonialism through the ages

Decades of media propaganda, academic mis-theorising and NGO support, banished common sense from the minds of brainwashed thousands. Op-ed.

Palestine: A story of Colonialism through the ages

Re-Affirmation of the Rabbanut in Israel

There has been a rebellious movement to try to undo the Chief Rabbinate. Op-ed.

Re-Affirmation of the Rabbanut in Israel

We just have to hope that Orbán is wrong.

Orbán: "By 2040, Muslim immigrants will be the majority in French cities” Op-ed.

We just have to hope that Orbán is wrong.

Florida’s catastrophe --- a wake-up call?

Strange, isn’t it, how things change during an event so catastrophic. Op-ed.

Florida’s catastrophe --- a wake-up call?

How Benny Gantz killed Israeli-Palestinian peace

Leftist leaders destroyed Israel’s chance of permanently securing its national and strategic interests in Judea and Samaria. Op-ed.

How Benny Gantz killed Israeli-Palestinian peace

Why social justice warriors can’t deal with anti-Semitism

The war against the Jews is also the war against Western civilization.Op-ed.

Why social justice warriors can’t deal with anti-Semitism

1600 signatures do not kosher YU Pride Alliance

Signatures cannot override Torah prohibitions and in any event, 1600 out of 70,000 students and alumni is not an impressive result. Op-ed.

1600 signatures do not kosher YU Pride Alliance

No, YU shouldn’t 'love' proud LGBT students

YU is beyond the pale in accepting the public flaunting of LGBT behavior, unequivocally prohibited by the Torah. Op-ed.

No, YU shouldn’t 'love' proud LGBT students

A reaffirmation of Israel’s Chief Rabbinate

Israel’s chief rabbis have been the object of vindictive and unfair criticism. Op-ed.

A reaffirmation of Israel’s Chief Rabbinate

Looking back at the errors in Lapid's UN speech-and the good parts

Lapid made several egregious and damaging errors in that speech, but he also said some noteworthy things about the Jewish state. Op-ed..

Looking at the errors in Lapid's UN speech-and the good parts

'Palestsinianism'-a consistent, contrived ideology and identity

'Palestinianism' has the advantage of being an internally consistent system, its only drawback a total disconnection from reality. Op-ed.

'Palestsinianism'-a consistent, contrived ideology and identity

My grandparents’ greatest gift was their history

They believed in both their history and destiny as Jews. Loss of personal and collective Jewish identity in the USA pained them. Op-ed.

My grandparents’ greatest gift was their history

I love Tel Aviv

We do not deny that there are problems in Israel and matters demanding Tikun. But if you come on aliya, you can change them. Op-ed.

I love Tel Aviv

Who will lead the State of Israel?

This year's singing on Rosh Hashannah of 'All who believe He.. appoints kings" has special meaning during an election period. Op-ed.

Who will lead the State of Israel?

Why haven't Linda Sarsour, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib mentioned Iran's hijab protests?

When will these high-profile professional defenders of Muslims decide that Muslim women are also worthy of defending? Op-ed.

Sarsour, Omar and Tlaib haven't mentioned Iran's hijab protests

Rav Kook on teshuva: Awakening our hearts and minds

Israel's first Chief Rabbi: Which stimulus is truly fundamental to the process of true teshuva?

Rav Kook on teshuva: Awakening our hearts and minds

The Rosh Hashannah when America's most prominent rabbi criticized FDR

Rabbi Stephen Wise criticized FDR publicly just this onece and never did so again, more's the pity. Op-ed..

Rosh Hashanah when America's most prominent rabbi criticized FDR

Israel’s choice: independence or appeasement

Netanyahu's foreign poicy was based on Israeli miitary and economic power. The Lapid-Gantz policy is based on US-reliant appeasement. Op-ed.

Israel’s choice: independence or appeasement

Will Rashida Tlaib get away with her antisemitic comments?

Tlaib's problem is not with Israeli policy, but with Israel's continued existence and she makes that clear. Will the Dems stop her? Op-ed

Will Rashida Tlaib get away with her antisemitic comments?

Lapid's foolish but irrelevant UN speech

More than 60 percent of Israelis now oppose a “two-state solution” and Lapid is an interim PM. Op-ed

Lapid's foolish but irrelevant UN speech

Transgender historical revisionism

The goal is to reimagine a history in which men and women didn’t exist until being “invented” by imperialistic westerners. Op-ed.

Transgender historical revisionism

A fresh start

This year help someone in recovery chart a clear path toward a brighter tomorrow. Op-ed.

A fresh start

Lapid’s UN surprise...a favor to Biden?

Biden needs a win, Lapid needs more leftist voters, and so the two-state profanity is resurrected. Op-ed.

Lapid’s UN surprise...a favor to Biden?

Torahphobia

Torahphobes do not really take the Torah seriously, or better said, they only take seriously the parts of Torah that appeal to them.Op-ed.

Torahphobia

Leftism is not Liberalism

Today, Liberalism has far more in common with Conservatism than it does with Leftism. Op-ed.

Leftism is not Liberalism

The real reason for the war against Israel and the West

Lapid’s support for a Palestinian state compounds a disastrous error.Op-ed.

The real reason for the war against Israel and the West

G-d bless the King

The Queen was a safe and reassuring figure We all thought she could never die. Oped.

G-d bless the King

Even in politics, not everything is allowed

Lapid knows that the two-state-solution is not realistic and that Israel has buried it. What made him decide to raise it at the UN? Op-ed.

Even in politics, not everything is allowed

Israel passed the test

Immigration minister Pnina Tamano-Shata sums up last 12 months: 'It was a beautiful and meaningful year.' Op-ed.

Israel passed the test

Stopping Israel’s blood diamond sightholders

Several Israeli companies are helping Russia (willingly or not) through 'blood diamonds' a favorite commodity for sanctioned states. Op-ed.

Stopping Israel’s blood diamond sightholders

The last Shabbat of the year

We complain that kids are going off the derech but do we ever take a good, honest look at ourselves? Op-ed.

The last Shabbat of the year

Remembering a ‘founding father’ of the 'settlement' movement

I cherish the short time I spent with Elyakim Haetzni, who helped bring Jewish life back to Hebron. In memoriam.

Remembering a ‘founding father’ of the 'settlement' movement

There’s no future for Jews in an Islamized Europe

Essayist Sandelin writes: “I doubt those who lived here a generation ago would believe me when I tell them what is happening today." Op-ed.

There’s no future for Jews in an Islamized Europe

Social justice warriors ignore Arab slave masters

According to the Global Slavery Index (GSI), more than 500,000 people are slaves in Arab countries. Op-ed.

Social justice warriors ignore Arab slave masters

The New York Times, Linda Sarsour, and misinformation

Linda Sarsour is a bona fide anti-Semite in her own right, and her being a victim of a Russian troll campaign doesn't change that. Op-ed.

The New York Times, Linda Sarsour, and misinformation

Is Booking.com marking Tibet? or China?

Booking plans to mark Jewish-owned accommodations in Judea and Samaria under a travel warning, will they do the same in Tibet? Op-ed.

Is Booking.com marking Tibet? or China?

Ken Burns is all wrong about the Holocaust

One example: A dark blot on the non-Orthodox American Jewish leadership is its absence from the March on Washington. Burns omits it. Op-ed.

Ken Burns is all wrong  about the Holocaust

Why is everyone in a stew over the nuclear deal?

The deal itself is not what worries the Gulf States and Israel. It is what has happened to US strategic resolve.

Why is everyone  in a stew over the nuclear deal?

New Year message to the Gentiles from the Jews

The ten days from Rosh Hashanah to the blowing of the Shofar ending Yom Kippur are a time for introspection, best done in Florida. Op-ed.

New Year nessage to the Gentiles from the Jews

The Progressive agenda is unsustainable

Before we find ourselves freezing in the winter and raising children in dysfunctional schools, let our voices be heard. Op-ed.

The Progressive agenda is unsustainable

Bennett blinked first

When two coalition MKs said they would vote against the Settlement Law and the Opposition refused to vote for it Bennett caved. Op-ed.

Bennett blinked first

America must put Fatah on its list of terror groups

Even the party’s own officials admit that the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades is its “military arm.” Op-ed.

America must put Fatah on its list of terror groups




























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