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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?

The Jewish Physique

The Jewish Physique

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You mean abs aren't for washing clothes? A guy endures emasculating aerobics teachers and tortuous exercise devices to discover he needs his scale to read "balanced".

Are First Grade Kids Killers

Are First Grade Kids Killers

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The tragedy of a first grader killing his classmate should not cloud our vision of the greater picture which is always getting better.

Selling Model's Eggs

Selling Model's Eggs

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Selling models' reproductive services reveals a society that idolizes superficiality and externality at the expense of depth, meaning and inner quality.

The Pokeman Craze

The Pokeman Craze

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Pokemon cards will soon be as passé as Cabbage Patch Kids but Jewish values are like a strand of pearls: classy, precious and timeless.

The Burning of Woodstock

The Burning of Woodstock

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Woodstock '99 lost the idealism of the original and kept the hedonism. A purposeful focus is the difference between warming the world and burning it.

Why 2K?

Why 2K?

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Worried about the Year 2K problem? Relax. The Jewish people already solved that 3,760 years ago.

When Children Kill Children

When Children Kill Children

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The Colorado high school shootings show a shocked society a reflection of itself.

Of Movement, Maccabees and Millennia

Of Movement, Maccabees and Millennia

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A millennium countdown clock sits ticking away at my desk.

Shortcut To Disaster

Shortcut To Disaster

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Never has single a numeral surrounded by two letters, struck so much terror in the hearts and minds of humankind. Companies have spent billions to fix the Y2K bug and government billions more.