Op-Ed

There Really Is a National Emergency at the Border

As the pile-up of lawsuits proves, many believe that President Donald Trump exceeded his authority by declaring a national emergency at the U.S-Mexico border. The facts and the law show…

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No More and No Less

After the sin of the egel, Moshe Rabbeinu pleaded with Hashem on behalf of Bnei Yisrael. “I implore! The people have sinned a great sin… And now, if You would…

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What North Korea Could Learn From Vietnam

Vietnam is more than a convenient neutral site for the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, which is slated for later this…

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Blood Money

Israel has finally decided to carry out an economic sanction against Palestinian Authority-supported terrorism, by deducting the amounts the PA pays out to the families of terrorists imprisoned in Israel…

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Time for Answers From the Airlines

When a greatly respected Rosh Yeshivah and his wife were forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight last week in what they stress was a completely baseless and unsubstantiated accusation,…

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Israel’s Own Worst Enemy

Israel doesn’t need enemies abroad seeking to undermine its legitimacy. It has plenty at home, in the media and academe, who stop at nothing in their efforts to besmirch the…

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Is Socialism Looming?

Back in 1947, a public relations firm called Whitaker and Baxter, hired by the American Medical Association, created a term to disparage President Harry Truman’s proposal for a national health-care…

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France Has Found its Culprit

The Jewish-French philosopher Alain Finkielkraut never dreamed that he would find himself so attacked and affronted — in Paris, the capital of his own homeland. Among the leading academicians in…

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Image of Kindness

Building off previous, similar experiments, scientist and writer David Fryburg, M.D., conducted a test to see how various types of images would affect people’s moods, reported Good News Network on…

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Have You Seen My Grand Canyon?

There is a well-known story about the time Harav Shamshon Rafael Hirsch, zt”l, at an advanced age, traveled to Switzerland and remarked, “When I come before Hashem, He will say…

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Woe to the 2020 Democrat Who Isn’t Dogmatic Enough

Many of the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates and would-be contenders have taken thoughtful and admirable positions on various issues over the years, eschewing blind partisanship and ideological dogmatism. Now they’re…

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The Loss of Amazon Is a Loss for New York

Opponents of Amazon’s plan to create an expansive corporate campus in Queens were celebrating last Thursday, after the giant multinational e-commerce company announced it was backing out of the deal.…

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Hidden But Present

From Parashas Shemos, when we learn about the birth of Moshe Rabbeinu, through Parashas Zos Habrachah at the very end of sefer Devarim, Moshe Rabbeinu’s name is mentioned numerous times…

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OPINION: Thank Trump for the Thriving Economy

Anyone listening to President Donald Trump and to Democratic presidential hopefuls hears an almost Dickensian tale of two very different Americas. The president takes “the best of times” view and…

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Off-Color

Many of us pale-skinned Americans are puzzled by our darker-skinned fellow citizens’ strong negative reaction to the practice of “blackface” — Caucasians putting on black makeup to portray African-Americans. The…

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‘Heroes’ of the Keyboard: Hold Your Fire

The news was tragic. A Jewish girl was found murdered in the Ein Yael Forest in Yerushalayim. Ori Ansbacher, Hy”d, just 19 years old, met her death near her place…

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