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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
The gates are cloooosing fast

The gates are cloooosing fast

Diaspora Jews are burying their heads in the mudslide of Galut once again, and continuing on with their mass denial and fantasy lives.Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 11/08/2020 18:30
Bagels and Beverly Hills

Bagels and Beverly Hills

Sorry guys, the commandments of the Torah were given to be performed in the Land of Israel. Tzvi Fishman, 06/08/2020 10:55
Prayer to come to the Land of Israel

Prayer to come to the Land of Israel

Ths may be the most important prayer you say in your life.Tzvi Fishman, 29/07/2020 11:50
It is better to be a floor washer in Eretz Yisrael than a Rabbi in the Diaspora

It is better to be a floor washer in Eretz Yisrael than a Rabbi in the Diaspora

There is no obligation to be a Rabbi, but there is an obligation for a Jew to dwell in the Land of Israel. Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 26/07/2020 08:00
Don't listen to me - listen to Moshe

Don't listen to me - listen to Moshe

What is the first and fundamental mitzva that Moshe explains when he teaches the Torah to his people? Not Shabbos. Not kashrus.Tzvi Fishman, 22/07/2020 08:38
Does The New York Times boycott God?

Does The New York Times boycott God?

God has been around a lot longer than all the other things columnists write about, so why did the NYT ignore my article about Him? Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 15/07/2020 22:24
Sorry, Caroline, you missed the mark on this one

Sorry, Caroline, you missed the mark on this one

There is something critical missing from your plan, Caroline, and that lack dooms it to failure. Opinion.Tzvi Fishman, 13/07/2020 08:47
Hang ‘Em High

Hang ‘Em High

The leaders of Diaspora Jews didn’t prepare their people for what was seen as inevitable to any student of Jewish History and Torah. Op-edTzvi Fishman, 12/07/2020 04:30
The Israeli government's campaign to 'Save Diaspora Jewry'

The Israeli government's campaign to 'Save Diaspora Jewry'

The new global strategy is 6 brightly-colored band aids, intended to rescue a patient in the last stages of cardiac arrest. Shred it. Op-ed.Tzvi Fishman, 06/07/2020 14:24
50 reasons to make Aliyah

50 reasons to make Aliyah

From getting closer to G-d to the thriving economy, excellent medical care and the availability of bagels-what more can you ask? Come home.Tzvi Fishman, 05/07/2020 04:00
Is Aliyah for everyone?

Is Aliyah for everyone?

Another riveting interview with author Tzvi Fishman: 'Either the Jewish State is a refuge for all Jews, or it isn’t.'Mordechai Sones, 30/06/2020 21:56
The Great Call

The Great Call

Come now! If there is a new outburst of COVID-19 flights may be reduced. Rabbis and activists in Israel sign a letter to Jewish leaders.Tzvi Fishman, 26/06/2020 14:00
My Bar Mitzvah in a church

My Bar Mitzvah in a church

What was it like growing up non-Orthodox, but Jewish, in America? Let me tell you things that I remember. OpinionTzvi Fishman, 18/06/2020 14:34
The prison parable and the goldene medina

The prison parable and the goldene medina

The inmates were so comfortable in prison that they refused to leave when the walls came down. What is the parable telling us?Tzvi Fishman, 08/06/2020 16:36
Will 'Operation Wedding' become a Netflix movie?

Will 'Operation Wedding' become a Netflix movie?

Today marks 50th anniversary of Operation Wedding when Yosef Mendelevich attempted to hijack plane to Israel to escape Soviet oppression.Mordechai Sones, 03/06/2020 10:40
The Holy Six Day War

The Holy Six Day War

Nasser’s promises to drive Jewish State into sea unnerved country. Syria and Jordan were mobilized to join Egypt in devastating attack.Tzvi Fishman, 21/05/2020 13:52
Watch Don't Hide From Me  - COVID-19 version

Watch Don't Hide From Me - COVID-19 version

Author and filmmaker Tzvi Fishman releases coronavirus-themed video clip featuring Avraham Fried hit, Don't Hide from Me.Mordechai Sones, 14/05/2020 14:59
Author explains Aliyah hard-sell in explosive interview

Author explains Aliyah hard-sell in explosive interview

Prolific writer Tzvi Fishman talks to Arutz Sheva about his aggressive Aliyah initiative, Jewish leadership, and future plans.Mordechai Sones, 14/05/2020 11:23
Secret of the Zohar

Secret of the Zohar

Author Tzvi Fishman insists Torah learning is greatest light there is and offers his new book, Secret of the Zohar, as a free download.Mordechai Sones, 11/05/2020 20:09
Response to op-ed "Jewish leaders are failing our youth"

Response to op-ed "Jewish leaders are failing our youth"

Failure of Diaspora leadership to attract youth is because today’s spiritless leaders have taken the Zion out of Zionism. Opinion.Tzvi Fishman, 03/05/2020 11:35
Coronavirus-free downloads

Coronavirus-free downloads

Prolific author tells Arutz Sheva: 'I use coronavirus as example of how G-d calls on us to recognize His Kingship.'Mordechai Sones, 06/04/2020 16:26
How did a Hollywood screenwriter become a Jewish filmmaker?

How did a Hollywood screenwriter become a Jewish filmmaker?

Tzvi Fishman left the glittery Hollywood lifestyle to pursue the pure gold of the Torah and Israel, and he's still making films.Judy Simon, 01/11/2019 13:56
From Hollywood to Holy Land

From Hollywood to Holy Land

Novelist Tzvi Fishman publishes autobiography; spiritual journey that true to man himself is filled with surprises and unexpected insights.Mordechai Sones, 27/08/2019 17:57