Gay Pride?

Chicago, 11/26/11:Living in suburban America doesn't allow one more than a glimpse into the sex-crazed debacle that has become modern Western civilization. On every street corner there are provocative posters for the newest clothing brands. Every mall features at least one store with access to pornography. No wonder homosexuality has undergone a paradigm shift--from adhorent to tolerable in the West. ...

My Outlook on Kach in its Present State

While a follower of the teachings of R' Meir Kahane (H'YD), I've never been drawn to the crowd mentality and the things the Rabbi's followers preach.Rav Kahane preached Jewish pride and self determination as prescribed by the Torah. He wanted Jewish in the Diaspora to feel an inextricable connection to the Land of Israel and be able to fend for ...

Close Friend’s 1st Blog Post Reposted

Article by Max Stesel   With the Jewish holiday season over, it is time to turn our focus to the tragic and troubling reality that has been swelling within the Jewish nation over decades and has come to a boiling point over the past week. The State of Israel, for most of the Jewish people has been ...

Another New Song Just Released to Youtube

I'm dedicating this song to my best friend. I haven't seen him in over 4 years and miss him very much. Separated by an ocean, as well as other obstacles, we've remained in touch. I talk to him almost on a daily basis. We met at a chess tournament in Ramat Aviv. I was living at the Milman dorms on ...

In Memory of Rehavaam

I just thought I'd share this since I have a little time to blog right now. I dedicated this to the blessed memory of Rehavaam Ze'evi Gandi (H'YD--may G-d avenge his blood):The LeaderWe did not know you wellAnd yet, you were a hero to usWe called you namesAnd yet, we had your trustBut there are those of us who shall ...

My Latest Youtube Song and a Poem for Israel

This song took quite a while to finish working on. In it, I discuss the difference between liberal, self-loathing Jews such as Yossi Beilin, Yossi Sarid, Shulamit Aloni, Mordechai Va'anunu (may their name and memory be erased), and straight-thinking, Torah-observant ones like Noam Federman of Kahane Chai, Benny Alon of the N.U., the wonderful Rabbanim of Yesha (Judea and Samaria), ...

Reactions to My Last Post and the Latest Latma Hit

Shavua tov to all! My last article was met with some skepticism in the local community. I want to hear what you have to say regarding my understanding of what Zionism means, the validity of my argument that the founding fathers of Israel were righteous individuals without whom there wouldn't be an Israel today, that the State of Israel is on ...

The State of Israel: Good or Bad?

There are plenty of Jews who will argue that the State of Israel is a horrible thing. Many will go a step further and claim that we had no right to create an independent state of our own. These people are wrong. So long as they're not Neturei Karta they aren't bad people and I wouldn't go as far as ...

On the Meaning of Unity

I recently had a chance to eat Shabbat lunch at the home of a friend I greatly admire. Most people in the community wouldn't have lunch at his house, but I would. Why wouldn't they, you ask. Well, he believes the Lubavitche Rebbi (was) the Moshiach. Now, I can deal with that. There's a gigantic difference between Jews who believe ...

Rabbi Kahane’s “Our Challenge: The Chosen Land”–A Review

I've been reading Rabbi Meir Kahane's (H'YD) 'Our Challenge' (circa 1974) in which the Rabbi outlines his plan of action for the coming years. He calls for drastic reforms to Israeli education. He says that while our fathers and grandfathers came to Israel with clear attitudes regarding their religious/cultural values, the new, 'golden youth' of our day have no such ...

Israel’s Struggle for Identity

What is Israel? Who are the people that represent it? Is it the secular army officer with a pretty girlfriend, the successful side job, the array of military accomplishments to go along with his parents' villa in Ramat Aviv, or the Haredi Jew living in B'nei Brak? The latter is an older fellow. He has 10 kids, a nagging wife, ...

Interview With Joel Pollack

A few months ago, I interviewed Joel Pollack, a staunch defender of the State of Israel and Jewish interests living in Chicago. The following is the contents of my interview...As the 2011 Congressional race is heating up, Joel Pollak, a religious Jewish candidate, finds himself envisioning what it would be like to serve the interests of his community while standing ...

Interview with Gil: 2nd Old Article Revisited

I met Gil about a year into my studies at Tel-Aviv. He was a loyal Likudnik. Sharon was Prime Minister. This was a man Gil had looked up to for many years. I'd participated in mass demonstrations calling on Sharon to strengthen his resolve to continue fighting terrorism and not give in to the Palestinians' demands. He was already beginning ...

In Memory of Binyamin Kahane: An Old Article Revisited

In Memory of Binyamin Kahane: An Old Article Revisited
I wrote this article while living in Israel. I wanted to see how much I've changed since then so I edited it for future use. The revised parts are in orange, the color of Gush Katif and the religious Zionist movement. Rav Meir Kahane may not have been a prophet but he was definitely not a criminal, as sources ...

Step 1

I've set out on a new journey. My goals are clear: make it back to Israel, get a job, get married and lead a normal life. I don't want to be overly involved in politics but the topic of my posts here will be just that: I will set out to form a concrete theory on how the State of ...