Monthly Archives: August 2019

“You don’t have a right to exist. May we come in?”

It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep. Tlaib to visit. – Donald Trump If you kill your enemies, they win – not said by Justin Trudeau, but could have been Sometimes you have a non-issue … Continue reading

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The Arrogance and Ignorance of Tikkunist Jews

You want to know what’s wrong with progressive American Jews? Here it is: NEW YORK — Jews across the United States took to the streets on Sunday, marking Tisha B’Av (the Jewish day of mourning) with protests against the Trump … Continue reading

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Tisha b’Av, in Judea

Today Jews are observing the fast of the 9th of Av, commemorating the destruction of the Jewish Temples in 586 BCE and 70 CE. They are abstaining from food, sex, or anything pleasant that might distract them from contemplation of … Continue reading

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Are there “Arab Jews?”

I’m not a terminology freak. Sometimes you have to use words or phrases whose connotations are ideologically impure, so that people will understand you. But I draw the line at “West Bank,” “Israel-Palestine,” and “Arab Jew.” I don’t think I … Continue reading

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We’ve Always Been Here: The Historical Right of the Jewish People to the Land of Israel

I often talk about the Jewish people’s historical right to Eretz Yisrael, the Land of Israel, in addition to our legal and moral rights. What do I mean by that? First we need to understand the concept of a distinct … Continue reading

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