Peace and Pride

When I saw the news of the police / MPs and the Ultra-Orthodox trying to have a sit-in against the draft, I thought, “If those had been Arabs and not Jews, the whole world would have been screaming. There can’t be a reason to kick a man when he’s down.” …

Why Ultra-Orthodox Jews Should be Drafted

Two months ago, I began a post called Yesterday’s Anger. As part of that article, I uploaded a picture of a Haredi man who did a despicable thing – he is guilty of sinat chinam (which is translated as “baseless hatred”). There are those who condemn the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community …

Yesterday’s Anger

On July 28th, I began this post…it was very hard for me to write it…and so I stopped. Today, I choose to finish it: July 28, 2017 Yesterday, I attended what was perhaps the most special circumcision ceremony (brit milah) I have ever attended in my life (including those of …

Women and Jihad: Incitement leads to terror

Today at the Netanya Association of Americans and Canadians in Israel, I spoke about my book titled “Women and Jihad: Debating Palestinian Female Suicide Bombings in the American, Israeli and Arab Media.”  The book speaks about the motivations for Palestinian female terrorism from the Second Intifada to the present and …

Drafting the Jews

The issue of drafting yeshiva bochurs is upon us yet again, for the umpteenth time, which is really just a green-light excuse and field day for all and sundry predisposed to trash “them” – the Charedim. Ain’t nothin’ like whipping up a little more sin’at achim right before we all …

50 Shades of Anti Semitism

Among Jews there’s heightened concern about a rise of anti-Semitism. It’s true that in recent years there has been a general increase of anti-Semitic incidents worldwide, and with it a greater awareness of such incidents and how they are responded to. But the truth is if you’re Jewish, more likely …