Op-Ed

Third Whistleblower Steps Up: Me

OK, look we started off with one whistleblower in the Donald Trump impeachment inquisition, excuse me, inquiry, but he or she is in hiding and keeping quiet about his or…

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A Different Type of Victory

“Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak; and may the earth hear the words of my mouth.” With these words, Moshe Rabbeinu began what is known as Shiras Haazinu.…

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Doing Our Small Part in Saving Social Security

According to the 2019 annual report of the Social Security Board of Trustees, the trust funds that disburse retirement, disability and other Social Security benefits will be depleted by 2035.…

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Hearing the Bas Kol

“Yidden, a fire is burning,” the Yetev Lev of Sighet cried out on the night of Kol Nidrei. “Extinguish it with your tears,” he pleaded. After a year of much…

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An Opportune Time

There is a story told over by Chassidim about the defender of Klal Yisrael, Harav Levi Yitzchak of Berditchev, zy”a. One Motzoei Yom Kippur he turned to one of the…

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What We Are Truly Missing

The story is told of a young man who for many years had strayed from Yiddishkeit, but out of respect for his parents would attend their shul on the Yamim…

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Coming In From a Different Place

Hasn’t everyone had a flat tire or missed a flight, or perhaps even boarded a plane intending to land in one city but ending up in another? We have all…

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The March in the Warsaw Ghetto

Among the many decrees that the evil regime imposed on the Jews of Warsaw was the one forbidding Jews to immerse in a mikveh. The mikvaos were closed and sealed,…

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A Kol Nidrei Night I Will Never Forget

Yom Kippur evening, by all accounts, is the most auspicious night of the year, filled with trepidation, spirituality, and meaningful niggunim. Last year was no different. An overflow crowd of…

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WHO WE ARE, Coercion comes in many colors.

The famous early 20th century German-born American financier Otto Kahn, it is told, was once walking in New York with his friend, the humorist Marshall P. Wilder. They must have…

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Is Time Running Out?

The news since Jonathan Pollard broke his silence on Israel’s Channel 12 interview, August 5, and in the Hamodia Prime discussion with him on August 21, “appealing to PM Netanyahu…

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The Call of the Trumpets

When the residents of a certain province decided on their own to crown a powerful king as their ruler, the sovereign was ecstatic. At the coronation ceremony, the king instructed…

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An Unprecedented Report From the United Nations

A United Nations report on anti-Semitism released this week reflects the deep concern that Jews and all civilized people share about the worldwide trend toward bigotry. The report, “Combatting Antisemitism…

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Splintered But One

Elections anywhere can cause strange things to happen, and a friend of mine had an experience that certainly qualifies. Heeding the call of Gedolei Yisrael, shlita, he tried to help…

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Abuse of Power

It’s impossible to know for certain what caused the Likud to drop from 35 seats in the April elections to 32 seats in last week’s vote (the drop was even…

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Build, Don’t Destroy – Part I

The prospect of the next government of Israel being formed without the participation of religious parties, a very real danger in light of last week’s election results, raises serious concerns.…

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