On Becoming a Grandfather

There are many significant milestones in a person’s life. They celebrate a bar/bat mitzva; a wedding; birth of children; their first political post on Facebook (ok, maybe that is not so significant!), among other stages. This past week, my wife and I reached a new milestone: We became grandparents! So, …

An Open Letter to the Rabbis of T’ruah

There is the voice of right – and the right to voice. The so-called rabbis of T’ruah have neither. Their credibility is shot as soon as someone looks at their “About” page. Perhaps the only really credible and non-controversial part of their description is where they correctly point out, that …

Israel: Stop Setting A Bad Example

Despite all evidence, the west refuses to identify fundamental Islam as the underlying drive behind sponsoring terrorist countries and organizations whose end game is global jihad and enforcing Sharia law on the free world. Yet, identifying them is a must and the first pivotal step to take in order to …

Israel’s F-35s may not be able to beat Iran

Israel has already acquired several F-35 stealth fighters from the US, and we’re set to acquire about fifty more, if the rumors are true. But are F-35s in Israel’s best interest? Assuming we don’t need F-35s to fight Hamas, Hezbollah, the Palestinian Authority, or “lone-wolf” terrorists, the main enemy our …

Blaming the Victim

When I was in college, there was a relatively new book we were required to read in a Criminal Justice class: “Blaming the Victim,” written by William Ryan (1971). In his book, the author coined the phrase, which became the title of his book (“blaming the victim”), which then became …