Op-Ed

The President’s Proposed New Drone Rules

They range from inexpensive models on toy store shelves to four-figure ones equipped to multitask. They are sent over roofs and backyards, and over forest fires and stadiums. In some…

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Seeking Out Tzaddikim

It was a Friday morning when Harav Elazar, the Rebbe of Kozhnitz, zy”a, visited a small town to attend a bris. Somehow, it got delayed, and by the time it…

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Entitled to Survive

The White House’s proposed budget was announced on Tuesday. It will take some time before Senators and Congressmen and all the experts will be able to fully examine the massive…

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The Message From Riyadh

For President Trump and his many supporters, the timing could not have been better. Just as the ever increasing stream of negative media stories — mostly based on anonymous sources…

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A Display of Genuine Friendship

It’s too early to gauge the results of President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel this week, but not too early to appreciate the effort and the genuine display of friendship.…

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Mr. Berman’s Bubby

“An ugly chapter in voter suppression is finally closing,” declared Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s Voting Rights Project. He was referring to the U.S. Supreme Court’s declining, last week,…

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The Guardrails Can’t Contain Trump

The pleasant surprise of the First 100 Days is over. The action was hectic, heated, often confused, but well within the bounds of normalcy. Policy (e.g., health care) was being…

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Ships Without Sailors

It sounds like a ghost story: a huge cargo vessel sails up and down the Norwegian coast, silently going about its business, without a captain or crew in sight. But…

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President Donald Trump at the Kosel

Every American presidential visit to Israel is historic. Accounts of a president’s travels go into history books — or at least into the presidential archives. But when it’s Israel the…

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Appreciating a Malchus Shel Chessed

On Monday, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, the leader of the premier malchus shel chessed in our time, is scheduled to land in Israel. Torah Jewry in…

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He Who Sustains the Bear

The story is told of a Yid who made a living chopping wood in the forest and using his horse and wagon to sell the firewood. Near his worksite, a…

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When the Innocent Plead Guilty

Arthur and his friend had a fight one night in their apartment. The police came and spoke first to the friend, who claimed Arthur had battered him. They arrested Arthur,…

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The Laptop Ban Continues Its Mysterious Run

There’s a lot we don’t know about the story of precisely what President Donald Trump told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and whether national security was endangered. But one thing…

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The Homecoming of Oscar Lopez Rivera

The reports of the release from prison this week of Oscar Lopez Rivera have elicited elation in the Puerto Rican community over the homecoming of one whom they perceive as…

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Lessons From A Massive Ransomware Attack

The vicious criminals behind the unprecedented ransomware cyberattack that struck at least 200,000 victims in some 150 countries, appear — at least at this point — to have been motivated…

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Misrepresenting Israel

In preparing for next week’s visit to Israel, it’s important that President Donald Trump and his team get an accurate reading on where Israelis and Palestinians stand on the peace…

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