Opinion

Great People in Our Midst

Many years ago, I had occasion to “be menachem avel” Mr. Moshe Naftali Ullman, z”l, who had, R”l, lost his daughter. Mr. Ullman had been a student of the Chofetz…

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Hypocritic Oath

A nineteen-year-old Israeli citizen of Arab ethnicity was among the 39 people killed in the recent attack of an Istanbul club, for which the terrorist group Islamic State claimed pride…

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Searching for Answers

Life is full of that which we do not understand. In this week’s parashah, as he prepares to take leave from this world, Yaakov Avinu talks to his son, Yosef…

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Cold War Relic, Present Day Threat

You can kick the can down the road, but when Kim Jong Un announces, as he did last Sunday, that “we have reached the final stage in preparations to test-launch…

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Three Unpopular Parts of Obamacare Should Stay

As Republicans consider repealing President Barack Obama’s health-care law, what bits should they be looking to keep? A lot of people will have different answers to this, of course, but…

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Reagan’s Lesson to Trump: Listen to the Lawyers

The last time progressives were this alarmed about a presidential transition… Ronald Reagan, dismissed by many as an actor and an extremist, was about to become commander-in-chief. At the time,…

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A Betrayal of Israel, and of the Two-State Solution

President Barack Obama’s decision to allow passage of a scandalously anti-Israel and anti-peace resolution in the United Nations Security Council is a fitting end to his presidency, which has been…

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I Abstain From the Outrage

True or False? *The U.S. abstention to the recent U.N. resolution was the first time an American administration declined to veto a Security Council resolution critical of Israel and opposed…

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Acknowledging Realities

In the Russian city of Luban, there lived a moser we will call “Yankel.” Life under the iron fist of the Russian government made life hard enough for the Jews…

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Loss and Legacy

Like so many of his generation in Europe, he had an all too short childhood. At the outbreak of the Second World War, when he was 14, he found himself,…

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Obama’s Final, Most Shameful, Legacy Moment

“When the chips are down, I have Israel’s back.” – Barack Obama, AIPAC conference, March 4, 2012 The audience — overwhelmingly Jewish, passionately pro-Israel and supremely gullible — applauded wildly.…

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Are Resolutions About Resolve?

“Anywhere in the world that Jews have never lived,” Harav Yaakov Weinberg once asserted in a public lecture, “there exists practically no morality whatsoever. Whatever morality the world has, it…

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