Not Up For Negotiation

The four points these J Street nut jobs make comes right out of the PLO handbook (“Our Time To Lead,” Oct. 4).  Point 1:  The 1967 borders.  This is the best example.  Land for peace has never worked and never will.  What J Street doesn’t understand is that wiping Israel off the map is the… Read More

A Diplomatic Revolution In The Middle East?

The rapid development of events in the Middle East over the last several months has persuaded some observers that a diplomatic revolution is under way. For the first time in many years, serious negotiations are taking place between Israel and the Palestinian Authority that could bring about a peace settlement. In addition, a process is… Read More

Who Is An Israeli?

David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s founder, may have inadvertently complicated things when he gave the name Israel to new the Jewish state. Had he chosen Judea instead, the citizens of the country would have been known as Jews, and their connection with their kin in the Diaspora would have been obvious. As it is, Israel’s population registry… Read More

Tyranny Of The Minority

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The government shutdown, which is now in its second week, is an outrage. And the continued dysfunctionality of the legislative branch of our federal government is an embarrassment. With accusations, threats and sound bites being exchanged by frustrated leadership on both sides, one sometimes loses focus on the real culprits in this sad story. The… Read More

The Reality Of Modern Woman

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“How are you handling it?” It’s the first question people ask me now, referring to my every-other-week commute from Kansas City to Baltimore. I smile and say how fortunate I am and that it all works out. Except when it doesn’t. Like when my flight was delayed for seven hours and then canceled on erev,… Read More

A Letter to Israel

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By Elizabeth Schuman Dear Israel, Everything I know about you, I know secondhand. I know that you are a country swirling with vibrant colors and cultures, where spirituality rubs elbows with technology. I know that you are country filled with passion, a sabra mentality of tough encasing soft. I know your history, born from the… Read More

Dan L’Kaf Zechut

“Monday we’ll be having a math test on fractions and integers,” said Mr. Stone to our sixth-grade one Friday morning. “Not much time to study,” I whispered to my friend, Katz. “You’ll each be paired with a phone study partner,” the teacher said; he began assigning partners. I was paired up with Katz. “Call me… Read More

The Holy Mentch

Noah and Abraham were two men in the history of the world who stood up for what they believed, against their entire generation, and won. They emerged as fathers, Noah asfather of all mankind and Abraham as father of the Jews. Noah stood up against an immoral generation. It was socially, sexually and fiscally immoral…. Read More

Tilting At Windmills

The stark contrast between Obama administration dogma and the realities of the interminable Arab-Israeli conflict is reflected in the continuing debate over the Oslo Accords (“On 20th Anniversary … Oslo Accords debated rather than celebrated,” Sept. 20). What President Obama and others now refer to as the two-state solution is nothing but the two-stage dissolution… Read More

Getting Creative

In response to “Clergy Calls For U.S. To Get ‘Creative’ In Syria” (Sept. 20), I would like to bring to your attention a little-known but important fact: Israel has erected makeshift hospitals along the Golan Heights on the Syrian border in order to treat the wounded Syrians who come into Israel in droves; they are… Read More