Judaism on Townhall

Caroline Glick - Fri Oct 14

No one denies the long suffering of the Schalit family. Noam and Aviva Schalit and their relatives have endured five years and four months of uninterrupted anguish since their son St.-Sgt. Gilad Schalit was abducted from his army post by Palestinian terrorists and spirited to Gaza in June 2006. Since then, aside from one letter and one videotaped message, they have received no signs of life from their soldier son. ... more

Jeff Jacoby - Wed Oct 5

David Horowitz aches to believe that life has meaning and that there is a purpose to this world. Still, he cannot shake the bleak intellectual conviction that in the long run nothing we do will endure or make a difference. Yet Horowitz's own journey suggests something more hopeful and optimistic. ... more

Dennis Prager - Tue Sep 27

About five years ago, I was invited by the Hoover Institution to lecture at Stanford University over the course of a week. Coincidentally, Israel's Independence Day fell during that week, so I was invited to speak at the celebration held by pro-Israel students. In my talk, I noted that the crux of the problem in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict was that most Palestinians wanted Israel to cease to exist. ... more

Alan Sears - Wed Sep 14

It’s sad to say, but freedom has been relegated to “flavor of the month” status for years now. ... more

Diana West - Fri Sep 2

Beyond the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks looms another signal date in the annals of global jihad. That date is Sept. 20, when the Palestinian Authority's Mahmoud Abbas is expected to petition the United Nations for statehood. ... more

Suzanne Fields - Fri Aug 12

We're all children of our histories. Some of us become victims, others reactors and rebels. Some of us just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Commemorations, celebrations and memorials become important, documenting what is, what was and what might have been. ... more

Caroline Glick - Tue Aug 9

In the wake of Anders Breivik's massacre of his fellow Norwegians, I was amazed at the speed with which the leftist media throughout the US and Europe used his crime as a means of criminalizing their ideological opponents on the Right. ... more

Suzanne Fields - Fri Jun 17

In the wake of the celebrated Weiner roast, Jewish jokes are in. The congressman's surname doesn't help. Some of our funniest comedians are Jews, in a long line stretching from the Borscht Belt through vaudeville to Hollywood. ... more

Caroline Glick - Tue Jun 14

Just as Israelis are denied their right to an open, objective public discourse due to the radical Left’s predominance in the media, so American Jews are denied their right to disown J Street due to the radical leftist American Jews’ takeover of key US Jewish umbrella groups. ... more

Caroline Glick - Fri Jun 10

Last week Yale University announced its decision to close down its institute for the study of anti-Semitism. ... more

Austin Hill - Sun May 22

"..Are you offended when people pray out loud in public places?" I asked my interview guest. It was 2006 and U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, a Democrat, was on his way to losing with his own party. ... more

Dennis Prager - Tue May 17

There is no fully rational explanation for the amount of attention paid to the Jews and the Jewish state. ... more

Caroline Glick - Tue May 3

In the end, the Holocaust raged until the Allied powers won the war. It didn’t have to be that way. If the Jews had been permitted to leave Europe, the Holocaust could have been averted. ... more

Suzanne Fields - Fri Apr 29

Angela Merkel is losing her edge. Her party reacts to setbacks in local elections and is sidetracked by France's assertion of leadership toward the Arab Spring. But culturally and intellectually, Berlin is still the European capital pushing the envelope. Berlin drives the engine for thinking and rethinking Germany's past. ... more

Michael Medved - Tue Apr 19

In most religiously observant Jewish homes this time of year, the mood is frantic. At the deadline--this year on Monday morning, before the Passover holiday starts near sundown--leavened food products become forbidden. ... more

Dennis Prager - Tue Apr 5

God is not doing very well these days. Here are four reasons. ... more

Caroline Glick - Fri Apr 1

According to mountainous survey evidence, the American Jewish community writ large remains deeply supportive of Israel. ... more

Robert Morrison - Sat Mar 5

President Obama’s statement of personal faith in Jesus as his Lord and Savior at the congressional prayer breakfast in February was all that a believer could ask for. The evident sincerity of Mr. Obama’s testimony stands in stark contrast to his infamous bow before King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia two years ago. ... more

Diana West - Thu Feb 3

Americans must learn two concepts to better understand the political earthquake the United States is now pushing as President Obama gives his nod to "the Arab street," predominantly organized, it seems, by the Muslim Brotherhood, to force out an ally, Hosni Mubarak. ... more

Caroline Glick - Thu Jan 27

For Israelis, the American Left's assault on Sarah Palin and the conservative movement in the wake of Jared Loughlin's murderous attack in Tuscon, Arizona was disturbingly familiar. ... more

Dennis Prager - Tue Jan 11

A number of well-known spokesmen on the left have voiced reservations not only about the Republican decision to have members of Congress -- both Republicans and Democrats -- read the Constitution aloud at the opening of the latest session of Congress. ... more

Brad O'Leary - Sat Dec 25

In a recent column for USA Today, Boston University religion professor Stephen Prothero argues that public schools should do away with giving students’ days off for religious holidays because honoring Christian holidays in this manner is unfair to other religions. ... more

Suzanne Fields - Thu Dec 23

Berlin, Paris and London lie becalmed beneath a blanket of winter white. People come and go, talking only of snow, snow, snow. They're obsessed with the weather, as if their winters are usually balmy seasons of sunshine and warmth. ... more

Mona Charen - Tue Nov 30

The truth is that while the vast majority of Muslims are peaceful and law-abiding, there is a powerful strain within the religion that encourages murder and mayhem. ... more

Ben Shapiro - Wed Nov 17

Are Barack Obama's poll numbers up, or is Janet Napolitano just happy to see us? ... more