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Title Publication Date
Tzipi Is Right Mishpacha Magazine November 30, 2017
If They Don't Pray at Home, Why Oblige Them at the Kosel? Mishpacha Magazine November 9, 2017
Sharing the Goods in Palo Alto October 25, 2017
Iran in Syria: A Multi-faceted Threat to Israel Yated Ne'eman August 11, 2017
The Chase of the Wild Dogs Mishpacha Magazine August 2, 2017
The Coming War with Hezbollah Yated Ne'eman July 14, 2017
Political Correctness Where it Hurts Most -- the IDF; Rav Moshe's Tears Mishpacha Magazine March 31, 2017
On the Whole I'd Rather Be in Israel; Failing the Analogy Test Mishpacha Magazine March 17, 2017
Is Another Purim Around the Corner; An Ironic Reminder Mishpacha Magazine March 10, 2017
Don't Just Bemoan the Tragedy: Do Something; Thinkng about Kiddush Hashem -- Yet Again Mishpacha Magazine February 24, 2017
Hanging by a Thread; Caring About American Jewry Despite Everything; Never Too Late to Learn Humilithy Mishpacha Magazine January 20, 2017
What About a Kiddush Hashem Impact Statement? Mishpacha Magazine December 30, 2016
True Optimism Requires a Dose of Realism; The Seeds Bear Fruits Mishpacha Magazine October 27, 2016
The Last Link Mishpacha Magazine October 14, 2016
In Praise of BIbi Yated Ne'eman August 29, 2016
Promises, Promises Yated Ne'eman August 26, 2016
The Vision of Avraham Jerusalem Post August 19, 2016
Yes, Jewish Unity is Possible Jerusalem Post, Yated Ne'eman June 9, 2016
Thoughts on Bogie's Departure; The Ability to Really Hear Mishpacha Magazine May 27, 2016
Loose Lips Sink Countries; A Nightmare from Which There is No Awaking Mishpacha Magazine May 24, 2016
Women of the Wall Revealed; Both Parties are Cracking Up Mishpacha Magazine May 20, 2016
Remembering the Yaldei Teheran; Justice Antonin Scalia Mishpacha Magazine March 26, 2016
Mariented in Hate January 29, 2016
The U.S.Grows Ever More Meddlesome Yated Ne'eman January 22, 2016
Kol Haposel B'Mumo Posel; We Are All Confused Mishpacha Magazine January 14, 2016
Calling Evil by its Name; Hashem Watches Over the Fools Mishpacha Magazine November 20, 2015
A Very Bad Deal: Let Us Count the Ways Yated Ne'eman July 17, 2015
A Very Bad Deal: Let Us Count the Ways Yated Ne'eman July 17, 2015
Va'yetzei 5775 -- Terror Comes to Our Door Mishpacha Magazine November 26, 2014
Parashas Chayei Sarah 5775 -- False Humanization; Judgment Rendered Mishpacha Magazine November 19, 2014
Viewing One Another with a Favorable Eye Jerusalem Post, Yated Ne'eman October 3, 2014
Parashas Nitzavim 5774 -- Living with Emunah; School News Mishpacha Magazine September 19, 2014
Parashas Eikev 5774 -- Israel's New Torah Askanim Mishpacha August 14, 2014
Kerry Opens a Second Front Yated Ne'eman August 1, 2014
Parashas Masei 5774 Mishpacha Magazine July 23, 2014
Parashas Ma'asei -- Glad Not to be Prime Minister Netanyahu; Miracles All Around Mishpacha Magazine July 23, 2014
Parashas Mattos -- We Were Robbed; Rosenblum's Rule Revisted Mishpacha Magazine July 18, 2014
Week One: Who's Winning the Latest Gaza War Yated Neeman July 18, 2014
The Anti-Eyal, Naftali, and Gil-ad Jerusalem Post, Yated Ne'eman July 11, 2014
Parashas Pinchas -- Our Debt to Eyal, Naftali, and Gil-ad; Blessed are the Critics July 11, 2014
Parashas Chukas 5774 -- Ana Hashem, Bring Our Brothers Home Mishpacha Magazine June 27, 2014
Yes, Poverty is a Problem Yated Neeman May 16, 2014
Emor 5774 -- Of Barriers and Blame Mishpacha Magazine April 30, 2014
Two on Yair Lapid (with lots of repetition) Yated Neeman, Jerusalem Post March 21, 2014
Why Would Anyone Care Who Yair Netanyahu is Dating? CNN On-liine February 6, 2014
Ve'eira 5774 -- Where to LIve?, What about Yissachar and Zevulun?; The Daf for Dovie Mishpacha Magazine December 27, 2013
VaYeishev 5774 November 22, 2013
Israel Sues for Peace Jerusalem Post, Yated Ne'eman August 9, 2013
Parashas Shoftim 5773 -- Dealing with Struggling Teens: The Chief Rabbinate Elections Mishpacha Magazine August 9, 2013
Mashiach Did Not Arrive -- Again Mishpacha Magazine July 19, 2013
Parashas Devarim 5773 -- Enough Torah?; True Arichus Yamim Mishpacha Magazine July 12, 2013
An Apology and Rebuttal to MK Rabbi Dov Lipman Cross-Currents June 20, 2013
Mistakes Foretold -- Sadly Jerusalem Post June 19, 2013
Yesh Atid Sets Back the Clock June 14, 2013
MK Lipman a Bad Choice to Keynote RCA Coinventio Yated Ne'eman June 12, 2013
The Feminist Story the Media Missed at the Kotel Jerusalem Post May 17, 2013
Sincerity is Not Enough Jerusalem Post, Yated Ne'eman April 19, 2013
Tazria-Metzorah 5773 -- Where Politics and Religion Should Never Mix; When Later is Better April 12, 2013
Can We Do Anything to Lessen the Hatred? Mishpacha Magazine April 4, 2013
Letting Go of Hatred Jerusalem Post March 29, 2013
Where the American and Israeli Torah Communities Differ March 22, 2013
VaYikra 5773 -- Israelis Seek to Fill The Black Hole of the Soul; Extraordinary Ordinary People Mishpacha Magazine March 15, 2013
Terumah 5773 -- Lapid Throws Down the Gauntlet; Do We Have an Answer; Heroes in Old Vessels Mishpacha Magazine February 15, 2013
Va'yechi 5773 -- Too Early to Celebrate; A Lesson from Senator Daniel Inouye Mishpacha Magazine December 29, 2012
Va'Yishlach 5773 -- No More Pinnys; Gaza as Metaphor Mishpacha Magazine November 30, 2012
No End Game in Sight in Gaza Yated Ne'eman November 23, 2012
How the Attorney-General Threatens Israeli Democracy Jerusalem Post November 9, 2012
Still in need of His protection Jerusalem Post October 5, 2012
A Volunteer Army for Israel? Mishpacha Magazine (modified) June 30, 2012
Advice for the Plesner Committee: Minimize Confrontation Jerusalem Post June 22, 2012
A New Coalition for Israel: It's Not Just About Us Yated Ne'eman May 18, 2012
Looking for Win-Win Jerusalem Post May 11, 2012
Kedoshim 5772 -- CBS's Journalistic Malpractice; It's Hard to Say Thank You Mishpacha Magazine May 2, 2012
Acharei Mos 5772 -- Self-Confidence vs. Self-Esteem; Identity Theft Mishpacha Magazine April 25, 2012
The Loss of Civic Virtue and its Consequences Jerusalem Post March 16, 2012
Beshelach 5772 -- Titanic II and Yeridos Hadoros; A Tale of Two Bus Rides; Minority Mandate Mishpacha Magazine February 1, 2012
Bo 5772 -- Israeli Supreme Court Affirms Self-Preservation; Defeating the Terrorists Within; Comrades-in-Arms Mishpacha Magazine January 25, 2012
Ve'eira -- Why pick on tzniyus?; Beit Shemesh Metaphor Alert; Feminists against women Mishpacha Magazine January 20, 2012
Talmud Study and the Liberal Arts Jerusalem Post November 11, 2011
Can We Talk Honestly? Jerusalem Post August 5, 2011
Korach 5771 -- Something New, Something Old; Look Who's Dancing; Canadian Jews Change Course Mishpacha Magazine June 22, 2011
Obama Tilts Towards Europe Yated Ne'eman May 25, 2011
Why America Hearts Israel Jerusalem Post May 20, 2011
Some Hidden Dangers for the Chareidi Community Yated Ne'eman March 2, 2011
Hard Cases Make Bad Law Jerusalem Post February 18, 2011
Is President Obama Owed an Apology? Yated Ne'eman January 11, 2011
Va'eira 5771 -- Feeling the Tza'ar of Klal Yisrael; Men of Vision; The Good Guys Win Mishpacha Magazine December 30, 2010
Va'Yechi -- Defending Eli Yishai; How not to Explain Tragedy Mishpacha Magazine December 16, 2010
A Relationship in Tatters Yated Ne'eman December 1, 2010
Can Israel Live with a Palestinian State Mishpacha November 24, 2010
For the Sake of Klal Yisrael Jerusalem Post November 13, 2010
Erev Sukkos (Mishpacha 327) Mishpacha Magazine September 20, 2010
Mishpacha Blog 325 -- Erev Rosh Hashanah 5771 Mishpacha Magazine September 8, 2010
Middah K'neged Middah Mishpacha Magazine July 14, 2010
The Court comes up empty-handed The Jerusalem Post June 25, 2010
A Friend No More Yated Ne'eman June 2, 2010
The Gedolim Declare War on the Internet Jerusalem Post March 3, 2010
Free Speech Follies Jerusalem Post February 18, 2010
An Immoral Enemy Receives its Comeuppance Yated Ne'eman February 7, 2010
All in this Together Jerusalem Post January 23, 2010
Are We Asking the Right Questions/ Mishpacha Magazine January 20, 2010
Not a Zero-Sum Game Mishpacha Magazine January 6, 2010
One More Worry Mishpacha Magazine January 1, 2010
Every Son Needs a "Father" Mishpacha Magazine December 23, 2009
Leveling the Playing Field for All The Jerusalem Post November 13, 2009
Why Palestinian Incitement Matters So Much Jerusalem Post October 1, 2009
Reclaiming Control of Our Lives The Jerusalem Post September 18, 2009
Aiding the Destroyers Among Us Jerusalem Post September 3, 2009
Haredim and Homophobia Jerusalem Post August 21, 2009
Losing the Secular Public Mishpacha Magazine August 19, 2009
Those primitive haredim - yet again Jerusalem Post June 12, 2009
The World's Worst Job Jerusalem Post February 26, 2009
Out with the New Jerusalem Post January 9, 2009
All Hands Needed on Deck Mishpacha December 23, 2008
The Gift of Simcha Mishpacha December 10, 2008
What makes Parents do it? Jerusalem Post November 27, 2008
Dealing with Income Gaps Mishpacha November 19, 2008
Keep it Simple Mishpacha November 12, 2008
Finding the Silver Lining in the Meltdown Mishpacha November 5, 2008
Israel as of Rosh Hashana – Part II Yated Ne'eman October 13, 2008
In Praise of Fiction Mishpacha September 3, 2008
Can we talk seriously about poverty? Mishpacha August 27, 2008
Israel's greatest untapped source of brainpower Jerusalem Post August 7, 2008
Think Again: Whatever happened to the future? Jerusalem Post July 24, 2008
Why the Chametz law matters Jerusalem Post April 18, 2008
Money Matters Mishpacha December 27, 2007
A Test of Wills Jerusalem Post December 13, 2007
Stupid, Yes, But is it Anti-Semitic? Part 1 Yated Ne'eman October 23, 2007
Young American Jews Opt Out Mishpacha September 24, 2007
Arafat's Posthumous victory Mishpacha September 19, 2007
Democracy and media manipulation Jerusalem Post June 29, 2007
Wanted: Some Real Leaders Yated Ne'eman June 27, 2007
Constitutional Compromise Mishpacha April 18, 2007
Israel's Bright Spot Mishpacha April 11, 2007
Embrace the Abnormal Jerusalem Post March 22, 2007
After Zionism What? Mishpacha March 7, 2007
Israelis Look Around and Within, and Don't Like What They See Jewish Observer February 1, 2007
Israeli Society under the Microscope Yated Ne'eman January 31, 2007
Ehud Who? Jerusalem Post December 28, 2006
A Torah Revolution in Need of Troops Mishpacha December 27, 2006
More Olmert Spin Yated Ne'eman December 6, 2006
'Sexualizing' the public square Jerusalem Post July 13, 2006
The Threat on our Doorstep Mishpacha July 12, 2006
An Unexpected Compliment Mishpacha June 28, 2006
Wolf pack goes meek Jerusalem Post May 19, 2006
Israeli Elections 2006 London Jewish Tribune April 5, 2006
Elections 2006 Mishpacha April 5, 2006
Needed - an Abortion Debate Maariv March 23, 2006
Different rules for different folks Jerusalem Post February 10, 2006
A grim harbinger of confrontations to come Mishpacha February 8, 2006
The advantages of clarity Mishpacha February 1, 2006
Bye-bye Tommy Mishpacha January 25, 2006
Life after Sharon Mishpacha January 11, 2006
Beware of Politicians Bearing Gifts Mishpacha December 15, 2005
Toward a Renewed Jewish Identity Jerusalem Post November 20, 2005
Dealing with Differences Mishpacha November 16, 2005
Democracy for one-side only Maariv November 9, 2005
The beatification of Yitzchak Rabin Jerusalem Post November 4, 2005
Rooting for the "Jews" Jerusalem Post October 21, 2005
It’s Not a Hefkervelt Jerusalem Post September 23, 2005
Free Speech and its Limitations – Part II Hamodia September 1, 2005
Still two separate worlds Maariv August 29, 2005
Defending Tommy Jerusalem Post August 26, 2005
Competing nightmares Jerusalem Post July 15, 2005
Machon Lev at the crossroads Mishpacha June 16, 2005
The greatest threat Hamodia May 27, 2005
Jewish national existence and its enemies Jerusalem Post May 20, 2005
Chelm tales Mishpacha February 3, 2005
Wake-up call Jerusalem Post December 17, 2004
Self-annihilation Jerusalem Post November 18, 2004
Telling it like it isn't Jerusalem Post November 5, 2004
An educational alternative Jerusalem Post October 8, 2004
SHUVU in Kfar Saba: A harbinger of things to come? Hamodia September 29, 2004
How Soccer on Rosh Hashanah Threatens Our Survival London Jewish Tribune September 23, 2004
Two models of education Jerusalem Post August 27, 2004
Sheva Brochos in Ein Harod London Jewish Tribune August 27, 2004
Lust Does Not Beget Love Jerusalem Post August 13, 2004
Coalition negotiations London Jewish Tribune August 13, 2004
Tommy misreads America Jerusalem Post July 30, 2004
The Israeli Supreme Court Encourages Divorce Maariv July 22, 2004
Israel's best Mishpacha July 21, 2004
Lapid the ignoramus Hamodia July 21, 2004
Paritzky: From PM prospect to Pariah London Jewish Tribune July 14, 2004
An ounce of prevention Hamodia July 7, 2004
Mazuz vs. the old elites Jerusalem Post July 2, 2004
Meni from Netivot Ma'ariv July 2, 2004
Think again: nullification hogwash Jerusalem Post June 18, 2004
Think again: Shinui flips out Jerusalem Post June 3, 2004
We're so smart Maariv May 30, 2004
As the wheels turn Jerusalem Post May 21, 2004
Where tumah meets tahara London Jewish Tribune May 7, 2004
Why not Talmud? Maariv March 26, 2004
The black hole of Jewish identity London Jewish Tribune March 25, 2004
An Israel prize for Jew hatred? Jerusalem Post February 13, 2004
An Israel Prize for Wagner? London Jewish Tribune February 6, 2004
Selective sensitivity Maariv February 2, 2004
Too high a price? London Jewish Tribune January 30, 2004
Rubinstein’s J’accuse Hamodia December 5, 2003
A Jew among enemies Maariv November 27, 2003
Whatever happened to shame? Jerusalem Post November 21, 2003
Devaluing Democracy Jerusalem Post November 9, 2003
A surprising school survey Mishpacha November 6, 2003
Arutz-7 and the free marketplace of ideas in Israel Mishpacha October 30, 2003
A new look at the Haredim Jerusalem Post September 5, 2003
Sad stories make bad constitutions Jerusalem Post July 25, 2003
Media power Hamodia July 23, 2003
Not a passing phenomenon Hamodia July 18, 2003
Dialogue can help Ma'ariv July 17, 2003
Nir can't read or do math Mishpacha July 17, 2003
Noam Can’t Read (Or Do Math) Jerusalem Post June 27, 2003
Lupolianski's challenge Jerusalem Post June 13, 2003
The counting of the Omer and Israel today Baltimore Jewish Times June 5, 2003
Shutting the door to those who knock Jerusalem Post May 16, 2003
Selling Levi's Jerusalem Post May 2, 2003
The incitement double-standard Jerusalem Post March 21, 2003
Shinui’s Trojan Horse Jerusalem Post February 28, 2003
Can we talk seriously about the haredim? Jerusalem Post February 21, 2003
For Ilan Ramon: Why we cry more Jerusalem Post February 7, 2003
Shinui: A change for the worse Hamodia January 31, 2003
Who should be afraid of Tommy Lapid? Jerusalem Post January 24, 2003
Who’s afraid of Tommy?; Who should be afraid? Hamodia January 17, 2003
A hatred that cuts one way Hamodia January 3, 2003
Unsavory Choices Baltimore Jewish Times January 3, 2003
Something rotten in the State of Israel Jerusalem Post December 19, 2002
Dangerous Winds A'blowin Jerusalem Post October 11, 2002
Israel's anti-religious demagoguery on the rise Jerusalem Post August 23, 2002
The power of an idea Jerusalem Post August 16, 2002
Jewish law and neopaganism Jerusalem Post June 21, 2002
No Psalms in Israel Jerusalem Post April 26, 2002
Back to the ghetto Hamodia February 8, 2002
Why Chareidim will vote no to the Shabbat law Jerusalem Post Int'l Edition January 25, 2002
Shabbos, not `Shabbos-style’ Jerusalem Post January 18, 2002
Who is being selfish Baltimore Jewish Times January 18, 2002
Never on Sundays Jerusalem Post January 11, 2002
Shabbos, not "Shabbos-style" Hamodia January 11, 2002
Hypocrisy watch Jerusalem Post November 30, 2001
Kohanim Advised to Fly From Israel at Night Hamodia November 23, 2001
A truth shaped by Torah Jerusalem Post November 9, 2001
Rehavam Ze'evi was the last of a generation Jerusalem Post October 26, 2001
A moment of truth for religious Zionism Jerusalem Post August 31, 2001
Women in combat Jerusalem Post August 24, 2001
Jerusalem's Bambi Am Echad Resources July 27, 2001
Another Ticking Time Bomb Jerusalem Post Int'l Edition July 13, 2001
Was the EU bilked? Jerusalem Post July 13, 2001
New demographic time bomb Jerusalem Post June 22, 2001
Not G-d's scorekeeper Jerusalem Post June 15, 2001
To live and die as Jews Jerusalem Post June 8, 2001
Oslo's post-traumatic stress disorder Jerusalem Post International Edition May 11, 2001
The pitfalls of sex without love Jerusalem Post May 11, 2001
How not to eat crow Jerusalem Post April 27, 2001
A grownup in charge Jerusalem Post International Edition March 30, 2001
Back to the future Jerusalem Post International Edition March 23, 2001
What we can learn from the Taliban Jerusalem Post March 16, 2001
Pride goeth before the fall Jerusalem Post International Edition March 9, 2001
Time to sweat the small stuff Jerusalem Post March 2, 2001
Watershed Election? Baltimore Jewish Times February 23, 2001
The great awakening Jerusalem Post February 23, 2001
A frightening election Jerusalem Post February 2, 2001
Shalom, Chaver Jerusalem Post International Edition January 26, 2001
Shalom, Chaver Jerusalem Post January 26, 2001
Reconciling Jewishness with Israeliness Jerusalem Post International Edition January 12, 2001
What Bush and Barak have in common Jerusalem Post International Edition December 22, 2000
Floyd Patterson recidivus Jerusalem Post December 15, 2000
The good guys win Baltimore Jewish Times December 8, 2000
The penny drops Jerusalem Post December 8, 2000
Character counts Jerusalem Post International Edition November 15, 2000
What we still have not learned from the Rabin assassination Jerusalem Post November 10, 2000
Now that our eyes are opened Jerusalem Post International Edition November 3, 2000
A flicker of hope Jerusalem Post International Edition October 6, 2000
A flicker of hope Jerusalem Post September 22, 2000
Back in the USSR Jerusalem Post September 15, 2000
What's wrong with Israeli teens Jerusalem Post August 18, 2000
The last hurrah Jerusalem Post August 4, 2000
Why Arafat won't compromise Jerusalem Post July 28, 2000
Wanted: a Churchill Jerusalem Post May 18, 2000
Be sensitive to everyone, except... Jerusalem Post May 5, 2000
In defense of the Tal Commission Jerusalem Post April 21, 2000
Post-democracy Jerusalem Post April 7, 2000
The booby prize Jerusalem Post March 10, 2000
No grinch here Baltimore Jewish Times January 7, 2000
Lessons not learned Jerusalem Post December 22, 1999
Crocodile tears? Jerusalem Post December 17, 1999
Our new mixed multitude Jerusalem Post November 3, 1999
Turbine controversy [II] Jerusalem Post September 3, 1999
Of turbines and power Jerusalem Post August 20, 1999
Tragic choices Jerusalem Post August 13, 1999
Back to the ghetto in Rehovot Jerusalem Post July 2, 1999
The leadership we deserve Jerusalem Post May 14, 1999
Sharansky is still a hero Jerusalem Post May 7, 1999
Why I love Ari, Yuval, and Dede Jerusalem Post April 30, 1999
Another story the media missed Jerusalem Post March 12, 1999
Yossi Sarid, hypocrite Jerusalem Post December 25, 1998
Confessions of a haredi dad Jerusalem Post December 11, 1998
Yigal Amir: Religious fanatic or Zionist Jerusalem Post November 6, 1998
Who is being Messianic? Jerusalem Post October 30, 1998
Save the Zionist dream Jerusalem Post October 23, 1998
To build a new nation Jerusalem Post October 16, 1998
In defense of Uri Porat Jerusalem Post June 5, 1998
For this we yearned? Jerusalem Post April 15, 1998
Not quite so fast Jerusalem Post March 13, 1998
The first mitzva Jerusalem Post March 6, 1998
He's a somebody Jerusalem Post February 27, 1998
The need to apologize Jerusalem Post November 28, 1997
Beilin's latest folly Jerusalem Post September 19, 1997
Pick and choose your civil liberties Jerusalem Post July 25, 1997

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