Op-Ed

The Dove And The Raven

As the waters receded, Noach tried to send out a raven to determine whether the earth was dry but the bird refused to go, and simply flew back and forth…

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The Truth About Congress and Financial Conflicts

When Public Citizen asked for an investigation in January of possible insider trading by Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.), and then-Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.), it raised the question of whether the…

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Peacemaking, Palestinian Style

The question of whether there is a partner for peace in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has occupied Israelis for years. Even when negotiations were taking place, it hung like a huge…

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Redo the Phony Iran Deal

It is bogus, it is dangerous, it was built on lies and capitulation, cheating has been going on, the so-called inspection system is a farce, and President Donald Trump wants…

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72 Hours of Bliss

As is the case each time Rosh Hashanah falls on a Thursday, which is hardly an infrequent occurrence, the Jews of the Diaspora repeatedly celebrated in recent weeks what is…

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The Knesset’s First Order of Business

When the Knesset convenes next week for its winter session, it will have the opportunity to address one of the biggest threats to Israel’s democracy: the Supreme Court’s unchecked power…

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Sullied Reputation

The rioting last month in St. Louis following the acquittal of a white former police officer who killed an African-American man, like all rioting in the wake of unpopular verdicts,…

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The Un-Affordable Care Act

Congress returned to work on Monday. You could tell by the rhetorical flame and smoke issuing from Capitol Hill as early as the weekend in response to President Donald Trump’s…

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Talking Turkey

Recent U.S. confrontations with implacable enemies like Iran and North Korea have somewhat overshadowed the escalating and deeply concerning deterioration of American relations with a longtime ally, Turkey. Earlier this…

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Accumulated Blessings

“And this is the blessing that Moshe Ish HaElokim blessed the children of Israel before his death.” (Devarim 33:1) The words of the Torah here require comment. What does it…

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The Incredible Tasteless Aravah

The Torah commands us to take the arbaah minim each year on the Yom Tov of Sukkos. Chazal explain that each of the four species represents a different type of…

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Putting the Peace Horse Before the Cart

Some things never change. When three Israelis were murdered in a terror attack last week in Har Hadar, a bucolic Jewish community near Telzstone, just outside of Yerushalayim, CNN couldn’t…

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Not When It Comes to Our Children!

At first glance, the six-page pamphlet that recently arrived on many doorsteps in the Boro Park area seemed innocuous. Written in contemporary Yiddish, and sprinkled with references to unnamed Gedolim…

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MAGA and DACA

What does it mean to Make America Great Again? That’s a seemingly simple question with no simple answer, but an important part of it is certainly fixing our broken systems.…

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Truth Gone Missing

It made many people very happy. Especially dentists. “It” being the report widely circulated over recent weeks that an ice cream breakfast will make you smarter. The claim first appeared…

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Honest S’chach

On Monday, September 25, the Israel Nature and National Parks Protection Authority issued a call to the public: “Do not destroy trees and shrubs for the sake of the Four…

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The Infamous Interpol Vote

The Interpol vote on Wednesday to accept the Palestinians as members of the international police organization was reported as a victory for them and a defeat for Israel, which had…

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