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Are Liberal Reform Rabbis undermining Judaism?

What does the wicked son say? “What does this drudgery mean to you?” To you and not to him. Since he excludes himself from the community, he has denied a basic principle of Judaism. You should blunt his teeth by saying to him: “It is for the sake of this …

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UCLA’s Gelvin Buries Obama’s Middle East Policy Failures.

Barack Obama

   “How will history judge Barack Obama in terms of his policies and actions toward the Middle East?” asked UCLA Professor of Middle Eastern History James Gelvin at UC Berkeley.   A crowd of around 100 students and faculty, some in Muslim attire, crammed into a small conference room in the Center …

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I just joined Jewish Voice for Peace!

All you need is a credit card I just joined Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP).  All I needed was a credit card – not even a real one.  They will probably catch on – eventually but I bet they will still number me among the members for a long time …

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The news last night.

The following is a slightly modified version of a Facebook post written last night at 10:24pm by ZFA Director of Media and Advocacy Emily Gian.  Join the conversation on Facebook here.  Just a few hours ago, I received an alert on my phone about a suspected chemical attack by the …

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Jewish Left & Conflict between Multiculturalism & Universal Human Rights

It’s very sad, really.   I am watching my former political home, the American progressive-left, rip itself into ideological pieces.   In an apparent effort to reconcile the irreconcilable – i.e., the multicultural ideal (as represented by Sharia) with universal human rights (as represented by western feminism) – it is throwing …

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Hijab Cool.

When I was growing up in the outskirts of New York City in the 1970s there was hardly a hijab to be found. Of course, when I was growing up in the outskirts of New York City in the 1970s there was hardly a Muslim to be found, either. There …

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Facebook Fascism.

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Let’s be Frank.

From the first time I saw it, I was unable to get it out of my head. A picture. It was of a participant at a Women’s Solidarity March earlier this year in America.  She wore a keffiyeh and a Palestinian flag draped around her, and a t-shirt with the …

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Is it racist to oppose fascism of color?

Many westerners seem to believe that opposition to political Islam (Jihad) is equivalent to racism. This is why progressives – or what Dave Rubin, and others, refer to as the “regressive-left” – so vehemently oppose the vetting of Arab-Muslim immigrants into the United States. They honestly do not care about …

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Deconstructing the Israeli Apartheid Week poster 2017.

If you have recently visited a university, college or in not a few cases a church you have probably seen the latest Israeli Apartheid Week poster. You will find quite a change of public approach from the IAW Israel Haters. Yet as far as I am aware no one has …

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Linda Sarsour, Progressive-Left Ideals, and Diaspora Jewry.

Two of the most significant political questions facing the West today are those of immigration policy and identity politics. Women’s March organizer, Linda Sarsour, stands at the crux of both and has successfully put pro-Israel diaspora Jewry between the horns of a political dilemma. Sarsour just raised considerable funds for the …

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Arlene from Israel: “A CALL for ACTION”

This is urgent. There are attempts on the left to derail the nomination of David Friedman as US Ambassador to Israel.  His nomination has not yet passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Without any delay, if you are a US citizen with a US address, please email the key Senators …

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Does Toronto Imam’s apology mean advocating for genocide of Israeli Jews?

Imam Ayman Elkasrawy from the Masjid Toronto mosque (Dundas and Bay) who is also a Teaching Assistant at Ryerson University, did the right thing by apologizing for the supplications he recited during Ramadan in 2016 in which he asked Allah to give Muslims victory over the infidels, annihilate the enemies …

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United Nations agency continues to incite antisemitic violence.

A recent report presented by UN Watch to the United States congress has uncovered more than 40 alarming new cases of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) school teachers in Gaza, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria inciting Jihadist terrorism and antisemitism. The 130-page report, titled “Poisoning Palestinian …

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Trumping Solutions.

Two days ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and American President Donald Trump met in Washington for the first time since the latter was inaugurated. The greeting was done in a far warmer manner than similar meeting between Netanyahu and Trump’s predecessor Barack Obama. The two discussed a number of …

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Who Thought Of Trading Tzipi Livni For Salam Fayyad?

Tzipi Livni

Tzipi Livni has reason now to leave Israeli politics for greener fields. Head of Hatnua political party, she wanted to be Prime Minister of Israel and has not been able to break through the political morass to achieve her goal. But her qualities  [Caveat: which some say include the dubious quality …

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The March to Dhimmitude.

We know there is something wrong when it is acceptable to call the Jews the new Nazis. This is the clarion call of those who support the fake narrative of Arabs calling themselves Palestinians as if they were a real people-like the French, the Germans, the Jews.  But God help …

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Genghis Hitler.

This is the most pathological moment in US political history since 1968. I come out of the progressive-left, but the movement lost me when I started noticing Nazi Swastikas entwined with Stars of David at anti-war rallies in San Francisco. Once it became clear that anti-Zionists were making homes for …

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Into the Fray:Trump’s immigration edict- Obscuring the larger issue.

For anyone who believes that the US Constitution is not a Sharia-compliant document, the issue of large scale Muslim immigration to the US is a grave problem. In order to protect Americans, the United States must ensure that those admitted to this country do not bear hostile attitudes toward it …

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Letter from & answer to the American Jewish Committee. (AJC)

Following is a letter I received from the AJC. Dear   ?   , At the height of the Civil Rights Movement, the famed Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel joined the march from Selma to Montgomery. When asked how he found time to pray, he famously responded, “I prayed with my feet.” …

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