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Ideology vs. Realism

Many ask: What happened to Netanyahu, Zachi HaNegbi, Limor Livnat, Michael Eitan and all the other right-wingers who are so willing to support the Oslo Accords and the evacuation of Hebron? Their answer is: “There is ideology, and then there … Continue reading

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Vayishlach: The Killing of the Shchem Residents: A Torah Perspective

Two zealots are focused upon in our parsha: Shimeon and Levy. And the eternal question is if they were correct in their deed or not. This parsha has certainly been one of the more misinterpreted portions in the Torah in … Continue reading

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Toledot: The Clowns in Every Generation

The rabbis tell us that when Yitzchak was born, “the clowns of the generation” claimed that Avimelech was Yitzchak’s real father. They even had a convincing argument: for so many years, Sarah had not become pregnant from Avraham. And behold, … Continue reading

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Vayera: Who Sees and Who is A Donkey?

The midrash “Pirke Divre Eliezar” deals in length with the “Akeidat Yitzchak”, and relates the following: “On the third day they arrived at Zofim (Avraham, Yitzhak, and the two boys) When they arrived at Zofim, (Avraham) saw the “Schina” (Divine … Continue reading

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