Tzvi Fishman

News for Tzvi Fishman

The Arabs are winning the war

The Arabs are winning the war

A chance encournter and a surprising conversation lead to a shocking conclusion. Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 05/10/2021 09:21
The goal of teshuva - Jerusalem

The goal of teshuva - Jerusalem

Rabbi Kook writes that the rebirth of the Jewish nation in Eretz Yisrael is the foundation for the ultimate t’shuva.Tzvi Fishman & Rabbi D. Samson, 12/09/2021 16:04
The way to save the Jewish State

The way to save the Jewish State

The best New Year Resolution of all is to act to save Medinat Yisrael. It is all a matter of numbers.Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 05/09/2021 13:14
The Chofetz Chaim – on his Yahrtzeit

The Chofetz Chaim – on his Yahrtzeit

“If we had the capability,” he wrote to his son, “it would be appropriate to buy land and make aliyah to Eretz Yisrael.”Tzvi Fishman, 01/09/2021 18:56
Inspiration for the Jewish Festivals – Interview with Rabbi Dov Begun

Inspiration for the Jewish Festivals – Interview with Rabbi Dov Begun

On the first English book by renowned founding head of Machon Meir in Jerusalem, seen as the baale t’shuva wing of Yeshivat Mercaz HaRav.Tzvi Fishman, 30/08/2021 13:35
The Rabbi Eliezer Melamed controversy

The Rabbi Eliezer Melamed controversy

From the harsh, condemning tone of some of the articles opposing Rabbi Melamed's opinions, you might think he was a serial murderer.Tzvi Fishman, 26/08/2021 13:44
What we can learn from the Taliban

What we can learn from the Taliban

Armies fueled by religious faith can only be beaten by an even greater religious faith and belief in the righteousness of the battle.Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 24/08/2021 06:41
Mount Herzl is disappearing

Mount Herzl is disappearing

There is a cataclysmic traffic jam on the highways of our national existence, and it is not easy to remain optimisticTzvi Fishman, 22/08/2021 15:03
The Age of Anxiety

The Age of Anxiety

Vials of valium and an assortment of anti-depressants and “uppers” can be found in the medicine cabinets of the very best homes.Tzvi Fishman, 17/08/2021 08:59
Listen, do you want to know a secret?

Listen, do you want to know a secret?

A Jewish farmer in Arkansas cannot keep the mitzvot of Shmitta because he is outside the Land of Israel. There is a Torah of Eretz Yisrael.Tsvi Fishman, 02/08/2021 12:50
The Good Land

The Good Land

Rabbi Gold said that there is a yetzer hara (evil inclination) that causes a person to see the Land of Israel in a negative perspective.Tsvi Fishman, 27/07/2021 05:57
A curse on Columbus

A curse on Columbus

Over 50% of the "Reform Jews" who demand free expression of worship at the Kotel aren’t Jewish at all. Op-edTzvi Fishman, 23/07/2021 06:34
On Tisha B'Av, don’t confuse Torah with Buddhism

On Tisha B'Av, don’t confuse Torah with Buddhism

Here's one of the basic principles of the Torah - it doesn’t change. And it is meant to be kept in Israel., 18/07/2021 08:38
The Holy Arizal and Eretz Yisrael

The Holy Arizal and Eretz Yisrael

Today is the yahrzeit of the revered Kabbalist whose work on the Zohar and spiritual way of life are legendary. How he saw the Holy Land.Tzvi Fishman, 14/07/2021 10:32
For Jabotinsky's Yahrzeit: Jabotinsky enlists Tuvia in the Haganah

For Jabotinsky's Yahrzeit: Jabotinsky enlists Tuvia in the Haganah

“The point of the matter is, as Rabbi Kook writes, that the inner soul of the Zionism movement derives from a holy source." Book excerpt.Tzvi Fishman, 09/07/2021 08:31
Bring on the Jewish parade!

Bring on the Jewish parade!

Jewish jokers, like the Joker of Batman fame, make good out of evil, and evil out of good. Israel is not good enough for them.Tzvi Fishman, 06/07/2021 18:00
City of spies

City of spies

The mere fact that Jews are living outside the Land of Israel is a desecration of G-d. Why? Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 21/06/2021 11:43
The Book of Hirsh

The Book of Hirsh

The Book of Hirsh packs everything about today's Israel into a fast-paced, but thought-provoking, short novel Recommended. Review.Rochel Sylvetsky, 13/06/2021 08:09
Shelach: To which camp do you belong?

Shelach: To which camp do you belong?

The Gaon of Vilna taught that the sin of the Spies haunts the Jewish People, that many people are caught in its web, evenTorah scholars.Tzvi Fishman, 04/06/2021 06:11
Guide to a chosen and perplexed people

Guide to a chosen and perplexed people

Review of “Faith and Redemption,” by Rabbi Meir Kahane who wrote: "This is the worst of all periods when we could be making it the best."Tzvi Fishman, 18/05/2021 13:46
Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Rav Tzvi Yehuda said: Our joy on this day is the joy of a mitzvah. We have merited fulfilling the mitzva to dwell in Eretz Yisrael, Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 14/04/2021 22:00
Today's Korachs are politicians

Today's Korachs are politicians

The mini Korachs of today express the same jealousy and hatred for Netanyahu that Korach had for Moshe.Tzvi Fishman, 12/04/2021 12:00
The Jewish Arab State

The Jewish Arab State

How did it come about that an Arab party that aligns itself with Israel's enemies is suggested as a member of Israel's government? Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 05/04/2021 07:24
Tevye's Seder

Tevye's Seder

For your holiday reading pleasure, a chapter from the novel, “Arise and Shine!” (volume 2) of the “Tevye in the Promised Land” trilogy.Tzvi Fishman, 01/04/2021 14:00
Post election tribute to Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook zts"l

Post election tribute to Rabbi Tzvi Yehuda Kook zts"l

As votes are counted, recall Rav Tzvi Yehuda's words: 'The building of Eretz Yisrael is accomplished by every segment of the Nation.' Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 24/03/2021 09:08
Vote Torah

Vote Torah

In the remaining hours before the election, look closely at the candidates.Vote for those who speak words of Torah. Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 21/03/2021 20:00
Just get yourself free!

Just get yourself free!

Blake Flayton of G. Washington U, has founded the New Zionist Congress to fight for Jewish pride in America. There's a better way. Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 18/03/2021 04:00
Yes to two states!

Yes to two states!

Joe Biden is right. The 2-State Solution is the best way to go. Complicated? Charged with emotion? Potentially explosive? So what? Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 10/03/2021 16:55
Brothers, it's Purim 2021

Brothers, it's Purim 2021

Shushan is uncannily like America 2021. Llisten to Marc Bernan sing a Yiddish Purim song about the miracle and make it come true again.Tzvi Fishman, 24/02/2021 20:49
Fishman the Prophet

Fishman the Prophet

This modern prophet is giving us a way out of his doomsday scenario. Opinion.Tzvi Fishman, 01/02/2021 21:28
Happy Tu B’Shvat! The incomparable Torah of Eretz Yisrael.

Happy Tu B’Shvat! The incomparable Torah of Eretz Yisrael.

There is only one Torah, but there are two different understandings of Torah - and many of its precepts can be kept only in Eretz Yisrael.Tzvi Fishman, 28/01/2021 07:56
Diaspora de-programming therapy

Diaspora de-programming therapy

Diaspora Jewry needs de-education to erase the impressions affecting mind and heart that make them feel at home. Op-ed.Tsvi Fishman, 24/01/2021 16:30
The United States is falling down

The United States is falling down

Former Hollywood producer, now a Jerusalemite and frequent Arutz Sheva columnist, sings about US Jewry's future. 'Sing Along' Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 12/01/2021 07:19
The Capital Tragedy

The Capital Tragedy

Not the violent takeover of the Capitol building, bur the choice of what we call 'our nation's capital' is the Jewish tragedy here. Opinion.Tzvi Fishman, 08/01/2021 14:00
Here comes 'Shovavim'

Here comes 'Shovavim'

During this period one should avoid anger and criticism, even for Torah. One should shun cynicism, frivolity, arrogance, and be very humble.Tzvi Fishman, 06/01/2021 15:47
An op-ed for Diaspora Jews as they usher in 2021

An op-ed for Diaspora Jews as they usher in 2021

This letter applies not only to op-eders, but to all pro-Israel Rabbis, YI and OU members, YU alumni, philanthropists and lovers of Israel.Tzvi Fishman, 01/01/2021 15:00
'Twas the night before Xmas

'Twas the night before Xmas

A seasonal rendering of "Mashiach's on his way."Tzvi Fishman, 25/12/2020 03:00
Hellenism is alive and well in America!

Hellenism is alive and well in America!

Why should your run-of-the-mill secular Leftist in Israel be considered less of Hellenist than a Diaspora Jew? Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 18/12/2020 10:45
"Hey, Joe!"

"Hey, Joe!"

Diaspora Jewry, for the most part, is beyond saving. Bring those still Jewish among them home.Tzvi Fishman, 14/12/2020 21:55
Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich seeks to prevent Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial over Jewish Graves

Rabbi Yosef Mendelevich seeks to prevent Babi Yar Holocaust Memorial over Jewish Graves

Famous refusenik: 'I only want to make sure that no construction is carried out over Jewish graves.'Tzvi Fishman, 13/12/2020 13:39
Larger than life - and still right

Larger than life - and still right

A review of “Rabbi Meir Kahane – His Life and Thought" – Volume Two, by Libby Kahane, a riveting story of dedication told by an insider.Tzvi Fishman, 06/11/2020 01:30
Suggestion to Israel: Forget about the Jews of America

Suggestion to Israel: Forget about the Jews of America

Whether the next president is Trump or Biden, we in Israel must face up to the fact that most US Jews voted against Israel. Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 04/11/2020 08:13
Lech Lecha - Get thee forth to America?

Lech Lecha - Get thee forth to America?

Hashem wants the Jews to live in the Land of Israel. What makes so many Jews stay in exile?Tzvi Fishman, 30/10/2020 09:14
They scoffed at Noah too!

They scoffed at Noah too!

People scoffed at Noah, just like they scoff at me when I write about the importance of modesty and the harm caused by promiscuity.Tzvi Fishman, 21/10/2020 09:58
The Lion's Roar

The Lion's Roar

To honor 140th birthday of Ze'ev Jabotinsky, here is a long and dramatic excerpt from Tzvi Fishman’s historical novel, 'The Lion's Roar'.Tzvi Fishman, 19/10/2020 21:05
Letter to Gal Gadot - on playing Cleopatra

Letter to Gal Gadot - on playing Cleopatra

The G-d of Israel has bestowed you with abundant blessing. I doubt very much that He is happy with your choice of roles.Tzvi Fishman, 14/10/2020 21:24
Potiphar's wife

Potiphar's wife

Each of us is tempted every day with the very same test as Yosef when we sit down at the computer. Today, the Internet is Potiphar’s wife.Tzvi Fishman, 12/10/2020 20:27
A sukka miracle in New York

A sukka miracle in New York

Rabbi Nachman taught that the mitzva of sukka is a "segula" for coming to Eretz Yisrael. I can attest to that!Tzvi Fishman, 06/10/2020 17:02
Imagine a different Netanyahu speech

Imagine a different Netanyahu speech

Imagine that Bibi once again addresses the community of nations. This time, he takes a crown out from his bag of tricks.Tzvi Fishman, 04/10/2020 09:19
The light of teshuva - a nation returning to its roots

The light of teshuva - a nation returning to its roots

Rabbi Kook teaches that in the return of even secular Zionists to Israel there is a profound holy core, there is the light of teshuva.Tzvi Fishman, 27/09/2020 16:15
Bye Bye Dubai- is it halakhically permissible to fly to the UAE?

Bye Bye Dubai- is it halakhically permissible to fly to the UAE?

Israelis are already planning their trips, but reading Fishman is probably going to save you the price of the ticket.Tzvi Fishman, 23/09/2020 15:00
Scorecard 2020

Scorecard 2020

Face it my friends. The old game is over. Life will not return to the way it was. Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 18/09/2020 16:00
Ask the children studying in the local cheder - they know the answer

Ask the children studying in the local cheder - they know the answer

We are treatng the plague's symptoms but not its underlying cause.We need the language of teshuva and a deeper, spiritual healing. first.Tzvi Fishman, 10/09/2020 13:35
Our houses are burning, brothers

Our houses are burning, brothers

American Jews, don't waste money on rebuilding - use it to buy oneway tickets and a new home in Israel.Tzvi Fishman, 31/08/2020 18:06
On Rabbi Kook – Harbinger of Redemption: In honor of his 85th yahrzeit

On Rabbi Kook – Harbinger of Redemption: In honor of his 85th yahrzeit

Rabbi Kook told World Jewry: Escape with your lives and come to Israel. G-d’s voice beckons us. Do not tarry with practical arrangements...Arutz Sheva & Tzvi Fishman, 23/08/2020 10:30
Parshat Shoftim tells of one true Torah, not two

Parshat Shoftim tells of one true Torah, not two

Vital parts of Torah and Jewish life are Jewish policemen, judges, kings, priestly tithes, cities of refuge, prophecy, an army - in Israel.Tzvi Fishman, 21/08/2020 09:52
Whither American Modern Orthodoxy?

Whither American Modern Orthodoxy?

US Modern Orthodoxy failed to raise a young, involved generation, claims Queens Rabbi Yoel Shonfeld. Tzvi Fishman has the answer. Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 20/08/2020 04:00