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The Parsha and Current Events: Who knows five?

The Parsha and Current Events: Who knows five?

When our “backs were to the wall” (“to the sea wall”), Hashem said “Stop praying and be pro-active ...”. That holds for today as well.

A  plan to stop the liquidation of Diaspora Jewry

A plan to stop the liquidation of Diaspora Jewry

There is only one way to stop the liquidation of Diaspora Jewry and it is not the well meant plan of former Minister Yankelevitch. Opinion.

Israel appreciation

Israel appreciation

​​​​​​​We don’t appreciate what we have until we’ve lost it. Opinion.

Using the Rambam as an excuse to stay in the Diaspora

Using the Rambam as an excuse to stay in the Diaspora

'The reason the Rambam does not list living in Israel as a mitzvah is not that he thinks it less than a mitzvah, but just the opposite.'

Mashiach, Mashiach, Mashiach…

Mashiach, Mashiach, Mashiach…

There are people who claim that until the Mashiach comes there is no obligation for a Jew to live in Israel.Look again.

Dov Lipman: Yom Aliyah – Time for Change

Dov Lipman: Yom Aliyah – Time for Change

Yom Aliyah is a great opportunity to announce that aliyah and helping olim will become one of the top areas of focus.

WARNING! Lech lecha!

WARNING! Lech lecha!

A Jew cannot forge the same connection to Hashem in Ur Kasdim, Haran, Berlin, Brooklyn, Las Vegas, or Palm Beach, as in Eretz Yisrael.

The aliyah and visa crisis is NOT such a “success story”

The aliyah and visa crisis is NOT such a “success story”

Israel is proud of a 31% increase in aliya from last year, but that euphoria is somewhat deceptive. Look closer. Op-ed.

Nitzavim - Last Shabbat of 5781

Nitzavim - Last Shabbat of 5781

Where is our generation alluded to in the Torah?

You’re focused on the wrong thing

You’re focused on the wrong thing

Israel will thrive without Chubby Hubby. What it does need are the good Jews who ate Cookie Dough and Cherry Garcia until this week.Op-ed.

On Tisha B'Av, don’t confuse Torah with Buddhism

On Tisha B'Av, don’t confuse Torah with Buddhism

Here's one of the basic principles of the Torah - it doesn’t change. And it is meant to be kept in Israel.

Denying Jewish Inheritance

Denying Jewish Inheritance

I once met a survivor who said that whoever was in Bergen Belsen for 10 minutes, can justifiably say Hallel every day in Medinat Yisrael.

Bring on the Jewish parade!

Bring on the Jewish parade!

Jewish jokers, like the Joker of Batman fame, make good out of evil, and evil out of good. Israel is not good enough for them.

City of spies

City of spies

The mere fact that Jews are living outside the Land of Israel is a desecration of G-d. Why? Op-ed.

The Parsha and Current Events: Living the miracle

The Parsha and Current Events: Living the miracle

They returned with a report whose variations appear in today's Torah journals, speeches etc. The message is: Do not go to Eretz Yisrael.

Can both sides be right in a dispute?

Can both sides be right in a dispute?

Two opposing ideas or opinions can appear to be correct to the same degree but, in fact, only one is true.

Students continue to flock to Naale Elite Academy, COVID or not

Students continue to flock to Naale Elite Academy, COVID or not

Lockdowns have upended millions of peoples' lives, especially students who have had studies disrupted and plans for the future put on hold.

Brothers, it's Purim 2021player

Brothers, it's Purim 2021

Shushan is uncannily like America 2021. Llisten to Marc Bernan sing a Yiddish Purim song about the miracle and make it come true again.

Diaspora de-programming therapy

Diaspora de-programming therapy

Diaspora Jewry needs de-education to erase the impressions affecting mind and heart that make them feel at home. Op-ed.

Hundreds of Jews from the Bnei Menashe arrive in Israel today

Hundreds of Jews from the Bnei Menashe arrive in Israel today

"The Aliyah of the lost tribe of Bnei Menashe after 2,700 years of exile is a modern-day Hanukkah miracle."

Then and forever

Then and forever

Parshat Lech Lecha, Vayera, and Chayei Sarah are the Torah portions of personal departure from America, and our arrival in Eretz Yisrael.

Seizing the opportunity of a lifetime

Seizing the opportunity of a lifetime

What was once a Divine obligation to Abraham is now coming to a place where you can pursue your professional and financial dreams.

From Crisis to Prosperity: How to beat COVID-19

From Crisis to Prosperity: How to beat COVID-19

COVID-19 has opened a window of opportunity for us to launch the State of Israel an entire generation forward. We can do it. Here's how.

Seriously considering the “A” word?

Seriously considering the “A” word?

US Jews never envisaged a time when they would need to seriously consider leaving the US and making Israel their permanent home. Op-ed.

Our houses are burning, brothers

Our houses are burning, brothers

American Jews, don't waste money on rebuilding - use it to buy oneway tickets and a new home in Israel.

Meat, milk, and Aliyah: Parashat Re'eh

Meat, milk, and Aliyah" Parashat Re'eh

How long do we have to wait from meat to milk? And how long are we allowed to wait to make aliya?

Life in the exile is a holding pattern: A brand new oleh speaks

Life in the exile is a holding pattern: A brand new oleh speaks

In the Diaspora, we are not building as much as trying not to fall off a spiritual and physical ledge. Op-ed.

Prayer to come to the Land of Israel

Prayer to come to the Land of Israel

Ths may be the most important prayer you say in your life.

A floor washer in Eretz Yisrael or a Rabbi in the Diaspora?

It is better to be a floor washer in Eretz Yisrael than a Rabbi in the Diaspora

There is no obligation to be a Rabbi, but there is an obligation for a Jew to dwell in the Land of Israel. Op-ed.

Don't listen to me - listen to Moshe

Don't listen to me - listen to Moshe

What is the first and fundamental mitzva that Moshe explains when he teaches the Torah to his people? Not Shabbos. Not kashrus.

Life is in the power of the tongue

Life is in the power of the tongue

Vows can be a way to a life full of sanctity.

Aliya to Israel, a small country with a big footprint

Aliya to Israel, a small country with a big footprint

There are indeed some things that are easier in the US and some things - the ones that really count - that are far better here. Op-ed.

Hang ‘Em High

Hang ‘Em High

The leaders of Diaspora Jews didn’t prepare their people for what was seen as inevitable to any student of Jewish History and Torah. Op-ed

The Israeli government's campaign to 'Save Diaspora Jewry'

The Israeli government's campaign to 'Save Diaspora Jewry'

The new global strategy is 6 brightly-colored band aids, intended to rescue a patient in the last stages of cardiac arrest. Shred it. Op-ed.

Aliya: Running away or becoming what you can be?

Aliya: Running or becoming?

Israel is not a place to escape or run to, although it can be that as well. Israel is a place to step up into higher purpose and meaning.

50 reasons to make Aliyah

50 reasons to make Aliyah

From getting closer to G-d to the thriving economy, excellent medical care and the availability of bagels-what more can you ask? Come home.

Get the Aliyah APP

Get the Aliyah APP

The writer has just the APP you need to make your aliyah a success. And he is looking for a name for it. Read on.

The Great Call

The Great Call

Come now! If there is a new outburst of COVID-19 flights may be reduced. Rabbis and activists in Israel sign a letter to Jewish leaders.

An open letter to Rabbi Zachariah Wallerstein

An open letter to Rabbi Zachariah Wallerstein

It seems we need reminders that no matter how sweet exile, galut, seems, it is not our home. BLM provided them. Don't wait, come now. Op-ed.

50 ways to leave America

50 ways to leave America

Ask yourself, "How can I live my most Jewish best?" Opinion.