Rabbi Spero is a theologian and a political and social commentator. He is author of "Push Back: Reclaiming Our American Judeo-Christian Spirit."

My Articles

March 30, 2015, 12:33 PM EDT
Much has been said about the strange behavior of Barack Obama, who can’t let a day go without maligning Israel and Mr. Netanyahu. In contrast, he displays friendship to a thug and anti-Semite like Erdogan of Turkey, palled around with the deceased communist Hugo Chavez and keeps standing-up for the Iranian mullahs who want to kill us all or make us slaves to Islam. Those in the media ascribe all of this to a clash of personalities: Obama doesn’t like PM Netanyahu and Netanyahu returns the dislike.
January 8, 2015, 11:01 AM EST
Last week just about every European country voted to establish a Palestinian state, much of it on land designated for Israel by the League of Nations after WWI. The Europeans, together with communist and Islamic countries and dictatorships around the world, wish to go even further by actually dividing Jerusalem, Israel’s capital, in two, as was done in Berlin after World War II. You see, in Europe it’s fashionable to believe that Islam would live up to its billing as a “religion of peace” if Muslims could have just one more state, a 58th Moslem state, right next to Israel. The state will be called a “Palestinian” state, but it will actually be a Hamas state.
December 17, 2014, 10:18 AM EST
Despite the partnership between the terrorist organizations Hamas and Fatah (the new name for Arafat’s PLO), some European nations are demanding that Israel immediately accede to the Hamas/Fatah demands or they will proceed in the UN to declare a Palestinian State and impose on Israel conditions that will not only strip her of her capital, Jerusalem, but place Israelis in instant jeopardy from rockets launched against her from this newly declared state abutting Israel. Like Gaza before, this newest Palestinian state will become a terrorist state and a proxy of Iran.
December 1, 2014, 2:29 PM EST
In his Executive Order speech defending what most consider outright amnesty for five million illegal immigrants, President Obama cited the biblical verse in Exodus: “Thou shalt not afflict the stranger(22:20).” There is no question that unlawful immigrants will soon be awarded a full basket of on-going social services, as well as a fast-track to citizenship. Is the President correct in asserting that we have been afflicting the stranger?
November 6, 2014, 11:33 AM EST
Barack Obama may pay lip service to working with Republicans, but we know he’ll ultimately ram-rod to implement policies he hopes will transform America, actually damage her. Mr. Obama came to America with a chip on his shoulder, and that splinter remains despite Americans twice electing him. A man with a gracious and forgiving nature would have been moved by this outpouring; yet, despite all this, he seems unable to shed himself of his anti-Americanism, revealing a lack of charitable character.
October 27, 2014, 10:55 AM EDT
By now, everyone knows of the attacks by Islamists in our midst, against citizens in New York City, Oklahoma City, Ottawa, Ontario, and the planned beheadings by jihadists of citizens in Sydney, Australia. Well, almost everyone. President Obama insists it is simply “workplace violence, or lone wolf violence, or disgruntled and senseless violence.” So to, do many liberals who’ve made multiculturalism their non-thinking idol.
October 10, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT
During the recent Gaza war, Israel was forced to defend herself from 4,000 rockets and destroy 40 tunnels dug by Hamas terrorists planning to enter Israeli kindergartens and malls from underground hatches. In response to Israel’s self-defense, vicious anti-Israel, anti-Jewish protests organized by leftists and Moslems, erupted across Europe and in America, with signs calling for “Jews to the gas chambers.”
September 10, 2014, 11:22 AM EDT
Common Core is to education what Obamacare is to healthcare. The purpose of both programs is to take away one’s individual choice, be it regarding healthcare or local influence on education.
August 11, 2014, 10:33 AM EDT
We fight because self-defense is a mandate from the Bible. Well, at least a mandate from the Torah, called by many the Old Testament. We fight to defend life. Because life is precious, the ultimate, we must defend it.
July 9, 2014, 3:28 PM EDT
Two days ago, President Obama asked for $2 billion to help settle the unaccompanied illegals who've swarmed over our open borders. Two days later, he is demanding much more, almost $4 billion. We need to pause and watch out.
June 23, 2014, 3:20 PM EDT
Had we never attacked Iraq back in 2004 and even if Saddam Hussein was today still in power, this attack against Iraq, the attempt by Islamists to take over that country, would still be happening.
June 5, 2014, 9:10 AM EDT
We are all aware of what Mr. Bob Bergdahl has tweeted, what he has said, and what he proclaimed in front of the White House while standing next to President Obama.
December 20, 2013, 1:03 PM EST
Those in the Senate touting a bill for gay rights as the latest frontier for civil rights are, in effect, supporting a bill that will end up requiring across-the-board quotas in hiring and will force people to engage in activities against their religious conscience and beliefs.
November 7, 2013, 12:38 PM EST
Everyone in New York City read of Democrat mayoral candidate Bill DeBlasio's previous and continuous support for the communist Sandinistas in Nicaragua. Yet yesterday, they voted him mayor... by huge margins.
August 29, 2013, 4:44 AM EDT
Forty years ago, Richard Nixon was able to move the Islamic world from the Soviet orbit into ours. Obama has reversed that.
April 24, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT
For too long we have allowed our protection to be waylaid and submissive to the inane cliché: "But not all Moslems are terrorists" - as if we have no right to protect ourselves until all Moslems are terrorists. Nonsense! There comes a point when the threat level reaches urgency. We are there.
January 29, 2013, 11:20 AM EST
There seems to be a pall hanging over too many Americans - a sense of defeatism and resignation - regarding the avalanche of Executive Orders hitting us these days.
December 10, 2012, 12:08 PM EST
Many of the threats that 1,200 years ago caused the realization of Hanukah are with us today.
November 4, 2012, 12:45 PM EST
American can-do-it-ism is anathema to Europeans and all those who arrogantly reserve most decisions to themselves, the self-proclaimed “smarter” ruling clique.
October 30, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT
Over the last five weeks, three distinct stages have unfolded in the Benghazi cover-up revealing the inner Obama and Clinton.