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Universalism: Can Loving More Mean Loving Less?

Universalism: Can Loving More Mean Loving Less?

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The opposite of Universalism is community, not sectarianism.

Holiday From History

Holiday From History

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Will the civilized world disarm the barbarians who could cause the ultimate destruction?

Life, Death, and Purpose

Life, Death, and Purpose

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A former athlete insists that the most wonderful thing that ever happened to him was the swimming accident that left him a quadriplegic.

The UN's Moral Irrelevance

The UN's Moral Irrelevance

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The choice of one of the world's most repressive tyrannies to head the UN's main human rights body was a textbook illustration of the way the UN works.

The Truth about Television

The Truth about Television

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What they don't want you to know about television and videos.

Trent Lott's Moment

Trent Lott's Moment

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Each word and action is brimming with power. The trick is aiming in the right direction.

The Spy Who's Locked Into the Cold

The Spy Who's Locked Into the Cold

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It's time to release Jonathan Pollard.

Shaking Hands with the Opposite Gender

Shaking Hands with the Opposite Gender

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The ethicist of the NY Times gets it wrong.

The Snipers: Crazy or Jihadis?

The Snipers: Crazy or Jihadis?

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The jihad element cannot be so readily dismissed.

Jimmy Carter's Ignoble Prize

Jimmy Carter's Ignoble Prize

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A smug little group of Norwegian politicians continues to show disturbingly bad judgment in choosing the Nobel Peace Prize recipients.

A War Against What?

A War Against What?

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Only when "war on terrorism" becomes "war on militant Islam" can the war actually be won.

Against Moral Confusion

Against Moral Confusion

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In the war against terror, our moral clarity is as indispensable as our Special Forces and our F-16s. Let us resolve not to lose it.

Confronting Evil: Reflections on 9/11

Confronting Evil: Reflections on 9/11

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The heroes and villains of 9/11.

Condemning the Terrorists

Condemning the Terrorists

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September 11th and the danger of moral relativism.

Elbowing God Out

Elbowing God Out

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The ruling barring "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance shares a similar hubris that contributed to the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem.

The Land of Hope and Dreams

The Land of Hope and Dreams

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After September 11th, I decided to become an American citizen. Here's why.

Looking at the Horror

Looking at the Horror

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Revisiting a painful and, alas, timely issue: Should people watch the gruesome video of Daniel Pearl's brutal murder?

State's Terror Untruths

State's Terror Untruths

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This year's report on "Patterns of Global Terrorism" veers into unreliability and even falsehood. It's a dangerous document likely to harm the war on terrorism.

The TV Fix

The TV Fix

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Turn off the tube, turn on your mind.

Anti-Semitic Awakening

Anti-Semitic Awakening

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Why does such vile enmity wrack Europe, while America not only remains free of it but persists in standing by Israel in the present clash with the Palestinians?

The Root Cause of Terrorism

The Root Cause of Terrorism

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It's not the deprivation of rights; it's totalitarianism.

Bethlehem: Where is the Outrage?

Bethlehem: Where is the Outrage?

by Diana West

Palestinian gunmen occupy the Church of the Nativity, as Israeli troops keep watch outside. Who's crossed the line?

Truth under Siege

Truth under Siege

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During the Holocaust, the world watched silently. Will things be any different this time?

Hypocrite!

Hypocrite!

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If the quality of integrity is absent in the person, how can it be present in his or her ideas?

The Virtues of Intolerance

The Virtues of Intolerance

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The form of tolerance that pretends there is no such thing as evil is itself wrong.

World Repairs

World Repairs

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Trying to eliminate pain and poverty is a daunting task. Do we stand a chance?

The Innocent Bystander_

The Innocent Bystander_

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What gives a nation the right to defend itself -- if innocent civilians will be killed?

Living With Fear

Living With Fear

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Ten years ago I asked a group of friends, "What is fear?" Their answers were strangely prophetic.

The Unbroken American Spirit

The Unbroken American Spirit

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A salute to generations of heroism and sacrifice.

The First Thanksgiving Proclamation

The First Thanksgiving Proclamation

by George Washington

The words of the first president continue to deliver a poignant message for today.

Defining and Defeating Terror

Defining and Defeating Terror

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The founder of Aish HaTorah lays out a 3-point plan to restore sanity and defeat the evil scourge.

Devaluing the Prize

Devaluing the Prize

by The Jewish Week

This was not the year to recognize the United Nations and its secretary-general for their roles in "achieving peace and security in the world."

Turning 30

Turning 30

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As one young man leaves his 20s behind, idealism gives way to practicality. Almost.

How To Win The War Against Terrorism

How To Win The War Against Terrorism

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The former Israeli prime minister outlines the critical steps needed to eradicate the threat of terrorism. What's at stake is nothing less than the survival of Western civilization.

Evacuation:  D.C.

Evacuation: D.C.

by Liza C. Beltz

The chronology of a chaotic day, working down the street from the White House, and living near the Pentagon.

One Man's Escape

One Man's Escape

by Jack Alvo

The following is my eyewitness account of the events of September 11, 2001 from the 73rd floor of 2 WTC, better known as the South Tower.

The Madness

The Madness

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With Rosh Hashana upon us, we search for understanding amidst this senseless horror.

Nothing Will Ever Be The Same

Nothing Will Ever Be The Same

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A New Yorker recounts the terror and her test of faith.

The Human Core

The Human Core

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Lessons from the Andrea Yates killings.

No Respect!

No Respect!

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Scandals, no-fault divorce, "reality TV". What is happening to our value of respect?

The Value of Life

The Value of Life

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Would you be willing to murder one innocent person if it would guarantee the cure for cancer? What if that one innocent person were ninety years old?

Confessions of a Reject

Confessions of a Reject

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Every aspect of our lives is a breeding ground for potential rejection. We better find ways to deal with it.

Just Listen, Will Ya?

Just Listen, Will Ya?

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This Passover, let's reclaim the lost art of listening.

Cheeseburger Island

Cheeseburger Island

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Facing a challenge is a noble endeavor. Putting yourself in a dangerous situation may be stupid.

Media Critique: Time's

Media Critique: Time's "Fields of Fire"

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In an article bad enough to cancel your subscription over, Time magazine implicates Israel in the deaths of Palestinian children.

Objectivity and the  Media: Critique #4 - The News From London

Objectivity and the Media: Critique #4 - The News From London

by Aish.com Staff

BBC and the London Times consistently distort the facts to portray Israel as the aggressor.

When Media Becomes Malignant

When Media Becomes Malignant

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There's another battle taking place in Israel. This one is being led by the media.

All the Rage

All the Rage

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Murder out of rage is not primarily a moral problem. It is an extreme reaction of an individual who just realized he is not in charge of his world.

The Lieberman  Legacy

The Lieberman Legacy

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Joseph Lieberman observes Shabbat and eats kosher. Is that good for the Jews?

My So-Called Mid-Life Crisis

My So-Called Mid-Life Crisis

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I thought I was immune. What happens when a happily married woman hits a mid-life crisis?

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