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Heksher Tzedek OK With Esrog Racketeering?

Thursday, October 15th, 2009 Are Heksher Tzedek rabbis, are the Uri L’Tzedek ethical preachers, any better than the Rubashkins of Agriprocessors? Not when it come to Sukkot. When it’s Sukkos time, just days after Yom Kippur, ethics be damned.  

Arafat, Neville, Did More For Peace Than Obama

Friday, October 9th, 2009 I don’t get it, how did Obama get the peace prize and not Chamberlain? At least Chamberlain came home from Munich with a piece of paper. And don’t dismiss the prize because Arafat won it. Don’t compare Obama’s accomplishments to Arafat’s. That’s not fair to Arafat. At least Arafat had the Oslo Accords to show for himself.  (That’s pretty grim, when you compare Obama to Arafat and Arafat comes out more worthy of the prize.)

Land For Peace, 1954

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 Some think that Israel’s settlements have done nothing for Israel politically. In fact, the settlements have given Israel something to give away. “Land for peace” – in the mouths of most Arabs, the most cynical phrase since Arbeit Macht Frei — requires land. If Israel didn’t have West Bank land, it would be asked to give up other land instead.  

Chol HaMoed At The Coney Sideshow

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009 Check out Chol HaMoed at the Coney Island sideshow.

Simchas Torah, 1939

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 Today is October 6.  

The Nation: Why People Hate The Liberal Elite

There are plenty of good men and women on the left who’ve begun speaking out against the liberal elites in Hollywood defending Roman Polanski. Perhaps this shows that there’s a chance that some moral leftists, down the road, will also begin to see and expose the rotten flooring beneath the “preening, fatuous” arguments against Israel, as articulated by that other “liberal cultural elite” on college campuses and in the White House.

If You’re Going To San Francisco

Here’s another film festival — a Jewish film festival — hijacked by anti-Zionist Progressives who do their best Joe Wilson and Kanye imitations, consistently shouting down a pro-Israel speaker.

That was back in July. This week, five Jewish film festival board members resigned,
noting the lack of civility and direction of the festival.

The Nation: Why People Hate The Liberal Elite

Monday, October 5th, 2009 There are plenty of good men and women on the left who’ve begun speaking out against the liberal elites in Hollywood defending Roman Polanski. Perhaps this shows that there’s a chance that some moral leftists, down the road, will also begin to see and expose the rotten flooring beneath the “preening, fatuous” arguments against Israel, as articulated by that other “liberal cultural elite” on college campuses and in the White House.  

A Link To Yom Kippur With Reb Shlomo

Some thoughts  from Reb Shlomo on Yom Kippur.

A Link To Yom Kippur With Reb Shlomo

Friday, September 25th, 2009 Some thoughts from Reb Shlomo on Yom Kippur.
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