Tweet As far as I know, there are only two countries in the world that were founded on the idea of hope. America and Israel. And what was the hope? The hope of achieving religious freedom, and freedom from the tyranny of centralized government. The Children of Israel, fleeing Egyptian slavery and religious persecution, settled [...]
Tweet President Barack Hussein Obama, for political glory and personal self-aggrandizement, has compromised operational security. Take 22 minutes out of your busy schedule and watch as brave Americans explain the danger Obama and his flapping seals in the media pose to our republic.
Tweet H/T Israel Matzav Here’s another question: Can America survive another four years of Barack Obama and the top-down, central planning statists of the Democrat party? What’s good for America is good for Israel. And what brings ruin to America also brings ruin to Israel. This social, geo-political equation has its roots in our shared [...]
Tweet The great Jewish sage, Rabbi Hillel, lived in the land of Israel in the first century BCE. The Talmud, Shabbat 31a, relates the following story: A prospective convert to Judaism asked Hillel to teach him the entire Torah while he stood on one leg. Hillel replied: “That which is hateful unto you do not [...]
Tweet Ruth R. Wisse is Martin Peretz professor ofYiddish literature and professor of comparative literature at Harvard University. This article, War is No Joke, is adapted from her address on May 20 to 13 Jewish cadets graduating from West Point—whose inaugural class of 1802 had two students, one of them a Jew. I feel exceptionally [...]
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Tweet “I actually feel sick.” Karen is at her desk studying the 2010 U.S. Census form that just arrived in the mail. “What’s happening to this country?” Karen murmurs, “this obsession with race and color.” Indeed, the 2010 Census overflows with grim little boxes that demand to know your race, color, ethnicity, and tribe. The [...]
Tweet Edward G. Robinson, born Emanuel Goldberg, עמנואל גאלדנבערג visits American combat troops in 1944. Never forget the sacrifices that our servicemen have made for the cause of freedom here and abroad.
Tweet Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor. Let us turn from the vile Jimmy Carter to a great American hero, Michael A. Monsoor. President Bush on Tuesday awarded the nation’s highest military tribute to a Navy SEAL who was killed when he threw himself on a grenade in Iraq to save his comrades. The [...]
Tweet The Marines have fought Arab slavers in Tripoli, Japanese fascists on Iwo Jima and Okinawa, Arab jihadists in the streets of Fallujah. Yes, in every American war The Marines have bravely charged into the buzz-saw of enemy fire. But now the few, the proud, The Marines face their greatest enemy: assymetrical warfare in Planet [...]
Tweet We’re on a roll. Here’s a wonderful item about a Torah, handwrittten according to halacha, Jewish law, and dedicated to our troops, past and present. Gee willikers, if this keeps up, I might actually turn on the TV, look at Hillary and not scream: “Bolshevik She-Devil.” That’s how good I’m feeling. A Jewish scribe, [...]
Tweet This is lovely, and just what we need as we head into Shabbos and the fourth night of Chanukah. It’s not just the cultural and religious sensitivities that make celebrating Hanukkah “downrange” in a predominantly Muslim land a bit of a challenge. It’s the little things, too — like finding out that the base [...]
Tweet “They tried to, how to say it, wash my mind?’“Brainwash you?”“Yes, that is it, exactly.” The Doctor is in his mid to late sixties. Thin as a celery stalk, he is exquisitely polite as he simultaneously conducts a physical for my life insurance policy, and slowly, haltingly reveals his life story. Shy and painfully [...]
Tweet The following was submitted by “Mike” in honor of the hundreth anniversary of the National Rifle and Pistol Championships at Camp Perry. Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Five signers were captured by the British, charged as traitors, and tortured before they died. Twelve [...]
Tweet The minhag, the tradition, of Seraphic Secret, is to publish the Declaration of Independence on July 4th. Too many of us have never read it, or if we have, we were in high school, and grimly forced ourselves to read it in order to pass a test. It is a magnificent document. My favorite [...]