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Purim: The Deeply Anti-Progressive Jewish Holiday

Today is the holiday of Purim. It is no accident that in 2015, Benjamin Netanyahu referenced Purim when delivering his 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 painfully familiar story: A Jew-hater named Haman hatches […]

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Jews and Guns

I am republishing this entry, with some edits, because after the Parkland atrocity—a massive failure of local and federal government and law enforcement at every level—the antigun hysteria of the left, with their photogenic high school commissars in the vanguard, presents a danger to the Second Amendment. Make no mistake about it; the left plans to […]

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Rabbi Chaplain Abraham Avrech, Third Yahrtzeit

My father, Rabbi Chaplain Abraham Avrech, z’l, passed away on March 15, 2014, which the Jewish calendar translates into the 13th of Adar. Thus, tonight — Jewish holidays begin after sundown — is the third Yahrzeit, memorial, without my father’s physical presence in this world. My father was 94 years old. He is gone, but he […]

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Jews and Guns

Before our son Ariel Chaim ZT”L passed away in 2003 at the age of twenty-two, he and I spent a good deal of time discussing the Second Amendment, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Ariel was amazed that so many American Jews–overwhelmingly liberal and secular–aligned themselves with the advocates of gun control, in reality a movement […]

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Political Ideology in the Garden of Eden

by Karen Singer Avrech, Ph.D In Ameritopia, author Mark Levin points out that Leftist-Progressive ideology strives to create a utopian society. But utopia, Levin asserts, is incompatible with the ideals of individual liberty as formulated by the American Constitution. The schism between the goal of achieving a so-called perfect society where everyone receives an equal […]

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The Jewish Story is Under Assault

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 plot […]

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Repentance and Liberty

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 have […]

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The New-Old Jew-Haters of the European Union

When World War II ended sixty-seven years ago, the world learned that one-third of European Jews had been murdered by the Nazis and a multitude of European collaborators. The Jewish people are easy scapegoats. We are characterized as both communists or capitalists. We are either rootless wanderers or rootless cosmopolitans, a people eternally damned because […]

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Obama’s Philistine Gun Control

Obamacare has nothing to do with health. The redefinition of marriage to include same sex couples (why not polygamy?) has nothing to do with civil or human rights. And gun control has nothing to do with curbing violence. These social justice movements—code for Marxism—are methods whereby our civil society is undermined by the radical forces […]

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Can Israel Survive Four More Years of Obama?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO8qZP_iU9I[/youtube] 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 […]

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No Guns For Jews

In the liberal world guns are viewed as evil. In truth, guns are a tool which can be used for good or evil. Plastic bags are also tools; they can bundle garbage or, as used by the Khymer Rouge of Cambodia, to murder one million innocent souls through suffocation. Do we hear anyone calling for […]

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