Op-Ed

A Deal With the Devil

In 1985, PLO terrorists hijacked the Italian cruise liner Achille Lauro. They shot dead a 69-year-old wheelchair-bound American Jewish passenger, Leon Klinghoffer, Hy”d, and threw his body overboard. The world…

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Poland Isn’t Denmark

Poland has a point. The country’s legislature passed a controversial bill last week aimed at quashing the use of the phrase “Polish death camps” for Nazi extermination enterprises built and…

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Precision

“As a person who considers giving tzedakah a major part of life and takes it very seriously,” a friend recently told me, “I don’t just wait around for people to…

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The Princess of the Royal Family

Approximately a decade after World War I, Harav Avraham Mordechai Alter, zt”l, made the decision to move to Eretz Yisrael. He was the nephew of the Gerrer Rebbe, zy”a: His…

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Amtrak: A Deadly Q & A

Amtrak. Again. The crash of a Miami-bound Amtrak train that killed two people and injured 116 others came just a few days after an Amtrak train carrying Republican members of…

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Happy Ending in Mahwah

The six-month-long saga of the Mahwah eruv seems to have come to an end, and a happy one. This past Wednesday, a settlement was announced between the New Jersey township’s…

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Far from Home, Close to Hashem

“What did Yisro hear that impelled him to come and visit Bnei Yisrael in the Midbar? He heard about Krias Yam Suf and the war with Amalek” (Rashi, beginning of…

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Will the Dems Come Through?

Hours before President Donald Trump delivered a remarkably eloquent State of the Union address, stressing national unity and bipartisan cooperation, he made an on-the-record comment in an interview with a…

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The U.S. Risks Losing an Arctic Cold War

Last August, a Russian tanker sailed direct from Norway to South Korea through the Arctic Ocean, the first time such a ship had done so without an icebreaker escort. It…

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My Mother’s Payback

The latest official statement that came out Sunday evening that the Israeli prime minister and Polish prime minister agreed to open a dialogue on the “Polish law” was just an…

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The Best Peace Money Can Buy

What’s the difference between a diplomat and a businessman? When a diplomat sees a problem, the first thing he does is invite a lot of other diplomats to a conference…

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Remember the Pueblo

On your next vacation in Pyongyang, be sure to visit the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, formerly known as the USS Pueblo. The Pueblo is the only American vessel being…

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Donald Trump’s Global Warming

The media is not fake, as President Trump says constantly; it’s just plain pathetic. They have gone from reporting the news to influencing the news to becoming the news to…

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Why Didn’t Saba Return to Poland?

Saba, z”l, lived in Poland until he was 25. The first 20 years of his life passed pleasantly in the company of his father, mother, brothers and sisters. Then came…

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The State of the Union In More Ways Than One

President Donald Trump’s State of the Union message on Tuesday night will be about the state of the union, in more ways than one. As usual, the president is expected…

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Without Immigration, America Will Stagnate

Message to Republicans: You can be pro-growth. You can be anti-immigration. But, honestly, you can’t be both. Now, within the immigration debate, there are a lot of questions with no…

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Democrats Are Coming Unhinged Over the Trump Economy

What a remarkable contrast: President Donald Trump was in command at Davos talking about economic growth and prosperity, while House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and disgraced former Democratic National…

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