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The Temple Mount is not really in our hands

We act as if we are the Romans and the Arabs are the Jews - but having Arabs in control of the Temple Mount is a sign of exile. Op-ed.

The Temple Mount is not really in our hands

Were Mashiach to appear now, he could be overwhelmingly accepted

In these days of uncertainty and unexpected events, it could conceivably happen, if we will it and God gives the order to someone. Opinion.

Were Mashiach to appear now, he could be overwhelmingly accepted

Demand peace, receive terror

Why do we have this new wave of terror in Israel? Opinion.

Demand peace, receive terror

Ukrainian and Russian Jews: Welcome

Their wars are not our wars. We do not need to die in their battles or suffer for their sins. We may live our own lives in Israel. Op-ed.

Ukrainian and Russian Jews: Welcome

The West Invaded Ukraine

Ukrainians realized that the West had more to offer, and an ideology of freedoms with which they could identify. Op-ed.

The West Invaded Ukraine

Ukraine is no saint

Zelenskyy is an actor caught in his own show, building towards a spectacle of horror that could lure the world into a major conflict.Op-ed

Ukraine is no saint

Time for Jews to abandon Ukraine

Don’t let the media fool you. This is not a war for freedom, we do not owe anyone anything there, and we have to get the Jews out. Op-ed

Time for Jews to abandon Ukraine

We lack Jewish Sovereignty

We may be called Israel, but we do not live up to the name in practice.Op-ed.

We lack Jewish Sovereignty

We owe God more than we admit

“Many solicit a ruler’s favor, but a man’s Judgment is from the Lord.” (Proverbs 29:26).

We owe God more than we admit

Time is passing us by

Our reality is getting uglier, and we are getting older. Don’t wake up when it’s too late and be blown away by all that you’ve missed.Op-ed.

Time is passing us by

More on Israel Outreach

Not everyone understands whether Jews are a race, a religion, a nation- .or all three. Op-ed.

More on Israel Outreach

What Anti-Semitism feels like

The compassionate and loving ones are the first to be eaten. Where did we go wrong? Op-ed.

What Anti-Semitism feels like

Antisemitism is a symptom of a greater problem

If the reasons people give for hating us are contradictory or irrational, to them it all makes sense and feels natural. Op-ed.

Antisemitism is a symptom of a greater problem

Who will Israel's next leader be?

When the day comes and Netanyahu retires, who could be the person to take over and what should we be looking for in him? Opinion.

Who will Israel's next leader be?

We need Israel Outreach

Religious Diaspora Jews lack the national identity of secular Israeli Jews and many religious Jews of Israel also lack that identity. Op-ed.

We need Israel Outreach

The mentality of modesty

Our society seems to have a way of compromising the defenses of its weaker elements while allowing wolves to hide in sheep’s clothing.Op-ed.

The mentality of modesty

We should phase out male OB-GYNs

The future of the field should be placed in the hands of women, and we need to make sure that happens. Opinion.

We should phase out male OB-GYNs

See the Hand of God

We should thank the Zionists for their efforts, but they are not the reason we succeeded and now have a country. Op-ed.

See the Hand of God

The Arabs are doing us a favor

With all the bitterness,,we should not overlook the fact that the Arabs have been doing us a favor . How so? Let me enlighten you…Op-ed.

The Arabs are doing us a favor

Israel appreciation

​​​​​​​We don’t appreciate what we have until we’ve lost it. Opinion.

Israel appreciation

The language barrier to Aliyah

Don't you want to speak and understand the language of your forefathers, of the Bible? You can manage the language barrier. Op-ed.

The language barrier to Aliyah

Jewish Avengers of the past

Justice must be done. We don’t need to rely on the Torah to know this. But the Torah did have a plan of action.

Jewish Avengers of the past

Aliyah for the elderly

The Patriarch Abraham made aliyah at 75, but for many of the elderly, that may not be the best time to begin to lead a new life. Op-ed.

Aliyah for the elderly

Aliyah for Secular Jews

Jewish outreach is clearly not enough. We need to preach Aliyah with all our might. Op-ed.

Aliyah for Secular Jews

The mother who smothered her son

Jews who want to share the Land with the Arabs are fools for even considering the idea that an Arab state should be established. Op-ed.

The mother who smothered her son

Our forefathers made a fortune

The Torah is keen to mention how our forefathers made a fortune, each one in his own way, a sort of rags to riches story specific to him.

Our forefathers made a fortune

Why didn't the Rebbe make Aliyah?

Why Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson didn't make Aliyah and never visited Israel - and what that means for Chabad today. Op-ed.

Why didn't the Rebbe make Aliyah?

Jacob the timeless entity

It is as if Rebecca and Jacob were not affected by the usual constraints of time and were not concerned about them.

Jacob the timeless entity

Treat Olim With Respect

Urging Jews to make Aliyah or to remain in Israel if they are already there should not be construed as criticism of Diaspora Jews. Op-ed.

Treat Olim With Respect

Strengthening the Resolve of Olim

We must not turn back to our places of comfort to hide in fear and failure. We must press on courageously towards success in Israel. Op-ed.

Strengthening the Resolve of Olim

Sarah, mother of the Jewish people

This article is dedicated to Sarah, in praise of her virtues and in honor of her memory.

Sarah, mother of the Jewish people

Rabbis need to preach Aliyah

The spies scouted the Land but made a slanderous report, instilling fear, giving people reason to reject the purpose of the exodus. Op-ed.

Rabbis need to preach Aliyah

The Physics of Aliyah

In Aliyah as in physics, the greater the mass, the greater the force required to move - and the greater the force required to stop. Op-ed.

The Physics of Aliyah

Aliyah is a Torah Commandment

For Jews who have yet to return to Israel or have left it, the Torah demands of them to make Aliyah. Op-ed.

Aliyah is a Torah Commandment

Israel's Exile is a Desecration of God's Name

Jews who refuse to end their exile desecrate God’s name. Op-ed.

Israel's Exile is a Desecration of God's Name

Simchat Beit HaShoeva from Another Perspective

We should wait until we have a Temple to ask them if the water libation is really what we need to be dreaming about. Op-ed.

Simchat Beit HaShoeva from Another Perspective

Diaspora Jews give Israel a bad name

Diaspora Jews need to wake up and come to Israel. Make it your home and fight for it with your body and soul. Op-ed.

Diaspora Jews give Israel a bad name

From Eden to Israel

Eden is a place of the past, stop distracting yourself with illusions of paradise. Your future paradise is in Israel. Op-ed.

From Eden to Israel

The Keys to Your New House

Biden's attack on civil liberties makes it clear the US is no longer the land of the free. It is time for US Jews to come home. Op-ed.

The Keys to Your New House

An Extraordinary Argument

In Pesach you said: “Next Year in Jerusalem!” Well, Happy New Year, the bill is due. I look forward to seeing you in Israel. Op-ed.

An Extraordinary Argument