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Why do people hate Israel?

By Dennis Prager

1 week ago

Thai-Muslim demonstrators burn an Israeli flag during an anti-Israel protest in front of the Israeli embassy in Bangkok on July 15. Photo by Chaiwat Subprasom/Reuters

We live in a bad world.

There is nothing new about that. The world has been pretty bad since its inception. That’s why God destroyed it and started all over again (with little to show... read full article

  • When Jews murder

    By Dennis Prager

    3 weeks ago

    With the announcement that six Jews were arrested in the murder of Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian, it is difficult to describe the sense of despondence that I (and I presume nearly all Jews) feel. Most Jews have a sense that certain things are truly foreign...

  • L.A. mayor and America’s decline

    By Dennis Prager

    June 24, 2014 | 2:51 pm

    Last week, during the official celebration of the Los Angeles Kings winning the Stanley Cup, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti told a jammed Staples Center that “there are two long-standing rules for politicians. … They say never, ever be pictured with a drink in your hand, and never swear....

  • Is kosher ethical?

    By Dennis Prager

    June 11, 2014 | 9:28 am

    Almost 40 years ago I spoke about “The Case for Judaism”  to members of the tiny Jewish community of Moncton, in New Brunswick, Canada. It was a speech I had given many times before and would give hundreds of times more. In it, I described the ethical preoccupation of Judaism,...

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  • Want to do bad?

    By Dennis Prager

    May 28, 2014 | 10:23 am

    Judaism has a sophisticated view of human nature. It unambiguously asserts that we are not born good, but at the same time holds that human beings have, on the one hand, a conscience and a will to do good — the yetzer hatov, and, on the other hand, an urge to do bad — the yetzer...

  • U.S. Jews vs. U.S. Christianity

    By Dennis Prager

    May 14, 2014 | 9:25 am

    It’s not something that Americans mention in public. And it may not even be something many note in private. But a Jew writing in a Jewish journal ought to point out a fact that, no matter how much ignored, is significant.

    On May 5, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in “Town of...

  • Crushing dissent in America

    By Dennis Prager

    April 30, 2014 | 10:11 am

    Something unprecedented in American history is taking place. Debate on almost every subject of significance is being choked off. People who only six years ago had “Dissent Is Patriotic” stickers affixed to their bumpers are now crushing dissent.

    This is a generalization with...

  • Did the Exodus happen?

    By Dennis Prager

    April 16, 2014 | 1:18 pm

    With Passover here, it is a propitious time to address the central issue of the holiday: the Exodus. Specifically, did the Exodus happen?

    My friend Rabbi David Wolpe announced some years ago that it didn’t matter whether the Exodus occurred. In his words, writing three years...

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