Editorial

A Most Dangerous Threat

“Certainly, even a Jew on the lowest level of spirituality would allow himself to be killed rather than agree to serve avodah zarah; so how can he fail to control…

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Transparency Run Amok

A proposal currently before the New York City Council — Intro 1482 — would require a new level of transparency for the Police Department. The bill is part of a…

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When Bullets Replace Ballots

Last week’s brutal shooting attack that left Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise, the No. 3 House Republican, fighting for his life, and injured four others, didn’t happen in a vacuum. This…

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Meaningless Apology

When the BBC apologizes for its slanted coverage of Israel it’s not out of remorse, but out of recognition that it’s gone too far, even for the BBC. The latest…

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The Party’s Over

President Donald Trump’s latest executive order — to roll back some of former President Barack Obama’s normalization with Cuba — has, like previous executive orders, drawn praise from his supporters…

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A Game Changer in the Cyberweapon War

Last December, one-fifth of Kiev’s electric power shut down, plunging 225,000 Ukrainians into darkness and cold. The shutdown was not planned, but rather the result of a cyberweapon developed by…

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Grasshoppers, Frogs And Self-Perception

“We were like grasshoppers in our eyes, and so we were in their eyes.” These words were part of the report the meraglim gave about their circuit of Eretz Yisrael,…

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Generosity, Meanness, And Health Care

The anti-Trump word for today is “mean.” Every news outlet from the New York Daily News to CNN and the BBC have been headlining President Donald Trump’s remark (leaked from…

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Hopelessly Biased

It was political drama at its very best: A suave and articulate ex-FBI chief testifying in front of a congressional hearing about private, mysterious talks he had with the president…

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The Non-Issue of Sharia

At a time when Western democracies face a terrible surge in terrorist attacks on their own soil perpetrated chiefly by radical Islamists of the al-Qaida and Islamic State brands, an…

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The Wicket Gets Stickier

In the latest remarkable Western democracy election upset, the British Conservative party, which expected — and was expected — to gain seats in the U.K.’s recent vote, ended up losing…

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He Did Not Deviate

Chazal (Avos D’Rabanan 12:3) relate to us how Aharon Hakohen made peace between warring parties. He would visit one of the disputants and tell him that the other disputant is…

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Mugged by Reality

Reality Leigh Winner has furnished the news media with a fresh story to feed on, one that will no doubt generate headlines for days and weeks to come. It’s a…

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No Room for Conciliation

For the third time in three months, terrorists have staged a vicious attack on British soil, brutally murdering innocent men and women. This time, they struck on busy London Bridge…

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The Smoking Scourge Is Making a Comeback

Once upon a time, before Egged bus drivers began wearing ties, no one in Israel had heard of secondary smoke. Back then, restaurants, buses, offices and banks were hazardous to…

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Driving Out Qatar

The rift that emerged this week between the Gulf Arab states and Egypt versus Qatar would, on the face of it, seem to be an encouraging development in the war…

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Hearing Aids for Hunters

There are many things the framers of the U.S. Constitution, living as they did in the 18th century, could not have foreseen. They could not have anticipated the vast changes…

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The Tune of Tehillim

For the heavily guarded group of young Jewish children, their worst nightmare had just become reality. Despite their tender ages — they were only six and seven years old —…

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Shavuos — Infinite Fruit

The Yamim Tovim are connected by the Torah to the agricultural growth cycle, as Hashem put into the world a natural rhythm that then becomes an appropriate time for our…

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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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