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It’s Been 50 Years – End the Occupation! By Shmuel Sackett

How long can people occupy a land? How long can innocent civilians live under difficult conditions? How much blood must be shed until we realize that this is simply not working? It has been 50 years since the 6 Day […]

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Beware Selective Application of the Law: A Torah Thought for Parashat Emor by Moshe Feiglin

One law will be for you, for the foreigner as the citizen shall it be as I am Hashem, your God. (From this week’s Torah portion, Emor, Leviticus 24:22)
Selective implementation of the law for differing sectors of the population emasculates […]

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69 Reasons to Love Israel: By Shmuel Sackett

 
This week marks the 69th birthday of the modern state of Israel. A lot has happened in the last 69 years and great things are yet to come – very soon! On Yom Ha’Atzmaut, however, we need to simply pause […]

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Seventy Years and Forgotten: By Shmuel Sackett

This past Friday I traveled north to spend a relaxing and spiritual Shabbat in my favorite city in Israel; Tzfat. Maybe I’m crazy but I literally feel the holiness as I walk around the old city. I love the quiet […]

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The Most Dangerous Form of Holocaust Denial: By Moshe Feiglin

I once gave a lift to a young woman who was a guide at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem. “Na’ama,” I asked her, “What do you answer when your groups ask you about the meaning of the Holocaust?”
“That […]

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How to Win the Six Day War: By Moshe Feiglin

At the end of last week, I was part of a televised panel called, “How many days has the Six Day War lasted?” One of the first speakers opined that Israel’s Six Day War miraculous triumph was a Pyrrhic victory. […]

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When Strategy and Morality Converge: By Moshe Feiglin

As Holocaust Memorial Day approaches, I was thinking about why we, the Jews, criticize the US and Britain for not bombing Auschwitz. The answer is not because they didn’t bomb the death factory. It is because they were flying over […]

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What’s the Next Jewish Holiday? By Shmuel Sackett

Try this test. Ask 100 fellow Jews the following simple question; What’s the next Jewish holiday? I would imagine that 90 of them will answer “Shavuot” while 9 might say “Lag B’omer”. That comes to 99 wrong answers. First of […]

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The Pesach of Today: By Shmuel Sackett

Imagine, that 20 years ago, you received a phone call from a friend who told you about a financial advisor who was like a prophet. Everything this guy predicted comes true! Your friend strongly advised that you invest your money […]

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What are we Leaving our Children? By Moshe Feiglin

The Israel that we are leaving for our children is a much more dangerous place than the country that we inherited from our parents.
Israel’s founding generation pioneered in a Homeland of 600,000 people, with no army to speak of, no […]

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