Op-Ed

Tech’s Push for a Basic Income Is Self-Serving

Just a year ago, proposing a concept like universal basic income could practically get me laughed off the stage at a tech industry conference. The idea that everyone should be…

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A Miserably Misguided Guide

Nesreen Hajjaj, a 24-year-old German woman of Palestinian background, is one of 25 volunteer guides who introduce visitors to the exhibition at the Anne Frank Center in Berlin. She has…

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Of Traps and Travails

A gabbai tzedakah frequently visited the home of a notorious miser, who true to his reputation refused each time to donate a cent. “Why do you keep on coming to…

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Jeff Sessions and Others: Don’t Quit!

In an extraordinary interview with The New York Times, President Donald Trump was inappropriately critical of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. It is stunning that a president would so publicly criticize…

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The Difference Between Could and Would

The acquittal of a man who shoved another man to his death onto the subway tracks at a platform near Times Square in December 2012 has once again raised the…

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Searching for Identity

The State of Israel is now approaching the end of its seventh decade. By all measures, its achievements are remarkable in many areas. The economy is booming, innovations ‘made in…

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Silence Is Not An Option

It was painful to read Mrs. Lichtenstein’s editorial depicting severe problems in our Torah community. At a time when Torah scholarship is widespread and chessed deeply entrenched in our environs,…

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Intolerable Interference From the Courts

Israel’s Supreme Court is the place to turn if you’re a fringe group that has no chance of imposing your will on the majority via democratic means. With just a…

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Arab Vs. Arab

Right off the bat, let’s get one thing straight: It’s pronounced something like “gutter,” with the stress on the first syllable and the “g” a bit harder than the one…

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Disease in Disguise

In the early 1900s, societal response to the stigma of mental illness was remote institutionalization. Pilgrim Psychiatric Center in Eastern Long Island and Willard Psychiatric Center in upstate New York…

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The Happy Life of the Trump Hater

If you get your news from the media, you’re a happy person. You’re likely convinced that Hillary Clinton had her presidency stolen from her by an uncouth Republican, but who…

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A Setback for Naysaying

The call for renovation of the national infrastructure is universal. Everyone is for it — the public, politicians, engineers and the media. But not everyone is accepting of the inconveniences,…

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Bungled Collusion Is Still Collusion

The Russia scandal has entered a new phase and there’s no going back. For six months, the White House claimed that this scandal was nothing more than innuendo about Trump…

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A Double Lesson

As Moshe Rabbeinu and a weeping nation looked on, Zimri the son of Salu committed an unthinkable and incomprehensible act. Pinchas, the grandson of Aharon Hakohen, approached his great-uncle Moshe…

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How to Finally Defeat the ISIS — and Make it Last

After months of tough urban combat, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared victory Monday over the Islamic State in its last strategic stronghold in Iraq. Iraqis celebrated in the streets,…

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What Took the Army So Long?

What should the U.S. Army do with a soldier who every so often gives Islamic State a thumbs-up and threatens to kill other American soldiers? Invite him into his commander’s…

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