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Korach: A Tragic Figure

After the unsuccessful rebellion of Korach and his followers against Moses and Aaron, the Torah tells us that at God’s request the fire-pans used by the rebels to bring incense offerings were hammered out into thin sheets in order to … Continue reading

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Book Review for “The New Entrepreneurz”

Who are the new Entrepreneurz? They are the game changers who can be found playing different games across the spectrum. They are the business owners, the managers, the lawyers, the moms and dads, the lovers, the educators, the artists, and … Continue reading

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Book Review for “God and Politics in Esther”

Ever since the inclusion of the book of Esther in the biblical canon two thousand years ago, there have been those who have asked what place such a work can have in the Bible at all. Their question must be … Continue reading

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The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Time to Move On

As a result of the creation of the State of Israel in 1948 roughly 800,000 Jews were expelled from various Arab countries in which they had been living for generations. Consequently they were forced, like millions of other refugees throughout … Continue reading

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The Jewish “Middle Way” & World Events

The Jewish approach to life is based upon the “middle way”. It is characterized by a constant attempt to strike a balance between two seemingly opposing forces – those of giving and those of restricting the giving – both of … Continue reading

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Obama Is Not The Problem

With the destabilizing influence of Iran spreading throughout the region and the meltdown of the post “Arab Spring” Middle East continuing unabated, many in Israel are disappointed with President Obama for backtracking on his former pledge to prevent Iran from … Continue reading

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It’s the Same Battle

For anyone familiar with Tom Friedman’s worldview, his recent article “Say It Like It Is” was rather eye-opening. On the prestigious pages of the New York Times, Friedman voiced criticism of the Obama administration for its unwillingness to state the … Continue reading

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There is no Diplomatic Solution

With Israeli elections quickly approaching, it’s a near certainty based upon historical precedents that we’ll soon be hearing assorted domestic and international voices emphasizing the need to restart negotiations with the Arabs as soon as the next government is formed. … Continue reading

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Book Review for “The Victory of Zionism”

The Victory of Zionism by Emmanuel Navon is a collection of articles written by Navon over the course of fours years from 2010 to 2014. Navon, the Director of the Political Science and Communications Department at the Jerusalem Orthodox College … Continue reading

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The Real Extremists

Already for weeks as the breakup of the coalition appeared imminent, the word “extremist” began appearing in the Israeli media at a somewhat bewildering pace. Knesset members from Yesh Atid, Hatnua and other left-wing parties began driving home the message … Continue reading

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