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Adam Lanza and the Deadly American Male

Nobody knows why Adam Lanza shot 20 small children multiple times. How a human being becomes a monster is something complex. The consensus is...

December 19, 2012 5:38 pm

Can US Law Force a Spouse to Stand by a Jewish Conversion?

A friend of mine called me the other day sounding very distressed.  His 29-year old son is engaged to his non-Jewish girlfriend of several years.  The couple had broken up a year ago because she...

Passover 2012: 8 Things to Know

Fox News - Passover is the holiday which celebrates the Exodus from Egypt and the next stage in the unfolding biblical story of the Children of Israel. In 2012 it begins on Friday night,...

Klout: The Top 10 #Jewish “Influencers”

People have always had the power to influence others, and that power is being democratized with new social media tools. Klout's analysis is done on data taken from sites such as Twitter and Facebook and measures...

February 28, 2012 11:53 am

Purim: Are You Doing it Right?

Purim is a festival renown for celebration, excessive drinking and wild, outlandish costumes; or,...

February 6, 2012 12:21 pm

60% of Cancer Deaths Can Be Stopped, according to Israel Cancer Association

United With Israel - The Israel Cancer Association marked International Cancer Day on February 4,...

January 22, 2012 3:02 pm

Our Attraction To Drama, Alcohol & Other Distractions

The Choice to Become Absent "Drama" seems to be on an all-time high. Our blinding attraction to...

October 12, 2011 4:54 pm

Terminating a Pregnancy or Killing an Unborn Child?: A Moral Analysis

Pregnancy  as Problem Pregnancy is the - uniquely feminine - obstacle that often hinders a woman's...

February 19, 2010 5:42 pm

Soul to Soul

Dear Rabbi J. A friend forwarded me your last article (True Communication: The Secret of...


New York Times Amends Palestinian Terrorist Barghouti’s Op-Ed Amid Outcry - A day after convicted Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti wrote a New York...


US Justice Department Charges Teen Over JCC Bomb Threats - The US Justice Department filed criminal charges Friday against an Israeli-American teenager who is accused of making more than 150 bomb threats against Jewish institutions in early 2017, stoking...


Palestinian Teen Arrested After Stabbing, Wounding 4 in Tel Aviv Attack

Israeli police say an 18-year-old Palestinian stabbed and lightly wounded four people in Tel Aviv before being arrested. It remains unclear whether Sunday's attack was politically motivated.

Middle East

Israeli Army Strikes Syria After Three Mortars Hit Golan Heights

The IDF announced on Friday evening that it had attacked the sources of three mortars fired into the northern Golan Heights earlier that day. Friday afternoon, a mortar shell exploded in...