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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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And Then There Was Trump

Tweet When there were seventeen Republicans running to carry the GOPs standard against the Democrats, I supported Carly Fiorino. When Carly suspended her campaign, I shifted to Marco Rubio. When Rubio lost his home state of Florida and dropped out of the race, I supported Ted Cruz. People kept asking me, what happens if Trump […]

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Male in Female Bathrooms, Modesty Anyone?

Tweet It’s happening with astonishing speed. The radical left has moved from the redefinition of marriage to the nullification of gender. If you feel that you are a woman, then justice demands that you and your penis have the right to use the women’s restroom. Those who disagree are labeled bigots. Giant corporations buckle under […]

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The Jewish Story is Under Assault

Tweet Those who read this blog on a regular basis know that Yossi Klein Halevi and I went to yeshiva high school together. At the time, Yossi was active in Rabbi Meir Kahane’s Jewish Defense League. Yours truly was sort of terrified of the JDL guys who used to hang out by the lockers and […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions, Passover Edition

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Purim: The Deeply Anti-Progressive Jewish Holiday

Tweet Today is the holiday of Purim. And it is no accident that Benjamin Netanyahu referenced Purim when delivering a powerful address to the U.S. Senate in an unsuccessful bid to curb Obama’s legitimization of a nuclear Iran. Purim is an old ( 5th century B.C.E.) but agnonizingly familiar story: A Jew-hater named Haman hatches […]

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Hillary Clinton at AIPAC, It’s Behavior, Stupid

Tweet Whenever I discuss Judaism, I frequently define the corpus of Jewish ritual, law and thought as a behaviorist religion. Normative Orthodox Judaism does not involve itself in theological or philosophical discussions. When we learn Torah (the Written Law) and Talmud (the Oral Law), G-d is a given. The 613 mitzvot — prescriptive commandments and […]

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The Democrat Jihad Against Judaism

Tweet Obama’s predictably tedious speech the other night indulged in moral preening and all but accused the American people of reverting to their racist DNA. Indeed, Obama’s main concern seemed to be that Americans would target innocent American Muslims for persecution. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says that her “greatest fear” is not Islamic terrorism but […]

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Chanukah 2015, The Same Bloody Ground

Tweet A Chanukah Message from Simon the Maccabee: “We have not taken a foreign land, nor did we take the property of others — for this is the inheritance of our fathers, which was for some time unjustly possessed by our enemies. But we, having the opportunity, returned to us the inheritance of our fathers.” […]

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Late WWII US Veteran is 1st Soldier Honored for Saving Jews

Tweet The bad news just keeps on coming. The Arab Muslim Middle East is a vast, borderless slaughterhouse. IslamoNazis are a global scourge that the West foolishly refuses to name. America, once the leader of the free world, is now led by a feckless fool who drones on about the weather rather than confront the […]

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Thanksgiving 2015: The Children of the Children of Israel

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 […]

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The Jews Are a Peculiar People

Tweet Whenever I have lunch with my close friend Carl (not his real name), a conservative Republican, a Jew, and a successful businessman, our conversation ranges over a wide spectrum of topics and ideas. Carl is one of the smartest people I know. He’s also a good man, quietly charitable and sincere, and possessed of […]

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How to Kill a Terrorist

Tweet Warning: This video is graphic and disturbing. Oct 13, 2015: An IslamoNazi terrorist crashes into Israeli pedestrians in Jerusalem with his car and then uses a meat cleaver to hack at the wounded. A few seconds later an Israeli civilian, armed with a pistol, confronts the Arab terrorist, shoots and neutralizes him. J Post […]

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Sukkot, The Past is Never Past

Tweet As Jews all over the world make last minute preparations for the holiday of Sukkot, here are a few wonderful pictures of Jews celebrating this joyous holiday in Israel (and Samarkand), a reminder that Torah Judaism is eternal. All photos are from The Library of Congress. You will dwell in booths for seven days; […]

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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Repentance and Liberty

Tweet by Karen Singer Avrech This past Shabbat our rabbi delivered the traditional Shabbat T’shuvah drasha, (homily). His essential message was that Modern Orthodoxy is doomed unless the importance of traditional halacha (jurisprudence)  is understood and respected. Recent trends have favored “dynamism” and “innovation” to match the times, but have neglected the legalistic principles that […]

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Yom Kippur 2015

Tweet …In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and you shall not do any work … For on that day he shall provide atonement for you to cleanse you from all your sins before the L-RD. —Leviticus 16:29-30

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Seraphic Secret In the Land of Israel, Part I

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Friday Photos: True Hollywood Confessions

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  • Annual Ariel Avrech
    Memorial Lectures

    Young Israel of Century City
    Thirteenth: May 22, 2016
    Ben Shapiro: "How Can You Save Israel"

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    Twelfth: June 7, 2015
    Larry Elder: "The New Black Anti-Semitism"

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    Eleventh: June 8, 2014
    Michael Medved: "Shifting Alliances: Why Liberals No Longer Reliably Support Israel — And Conservatives Do." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 97MB)
    Tenth: June 9, 2013
    David Horowitz: "The War Against Judaism on the University Campus." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 16MB)
    Ninth: June 3, 2012
    Joel B. Pollak: "The Mainstream Media's Betrayal of Israel." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 15MB)
    Eighth: June 5, 2011
    Yossi Klein Halevi: "What is Expected of a Survivor People: Lessons My Father Taught Me." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 18MB)
    Seventh: June 13, 2010
    Dennis Prager: "Happiness is a Mitzvah, Not an Emotion." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 80MB)
    Sixth: June 21, 2009
    Rabbi Steven Pruzansky: "Conformity in Jewish Life: Vice, Virtue or Affectation?" Blog Post | Audio (mp3 64MB)
    Fifth: June 15, 2008
    Rabbi Dr. Gil S. Perl: "What Was the Rosh Yeshiva Reading: Intellectual Openness in 19th Century Lithuania." Blog Post | Audio (mp3 70MB)
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