Cross-Currents

Lamm Maurice

Rabbi Maurice Lamm, z”l

Rabbi Maurice Lamm, z”l   We note with great sadness the petirah of one of the deans of the American rabbinate, Rabbi Maurice Lamm.   My most vivid recollection of...

maxresdefault

Taking Aim at Massacres

What does the word “magazine” bring to mind? A glossy periodical or, perhaps, a news program? To many Americans, the word would more readily conjure a metal receptacle holding up...

Khilah 2

With Partners Like These…

The American liberal movements are actively fighting the growth of Torah in Israel, threatening rupture, and claim to know Israel’s security needs better than Israelis. By what measure could an Orthodox Rabbi call them Partners?

ShowImage 2

Love Me… Or Else

The heads of the American Reform and Conservative movements believe that Jewish love for Israel comes with terms and conditions, and that they control the American Jewish heart. They are inflating their importance on both sides of the Atlantic, and placing naked self-interest ahead of the unity of the Jewish People.

arton1365

The Power of a Place

Somewhere on earth there may be a more fractious, violent, convulsed and combative place than the Iraqi city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad. But it’s not likely. Currently, Fallujah is...

6359255391134359101662013199_GTY_hillary_clinton_donald_trump_split_jt_150912_16x9_992 29

The Thesaurus Problem

I used to think that Hitlerism and Fascism could never find a home in America because, unlike Germany, America does not have a history of aggression and militarism. But one can no longer be sanguine.