Editorial

Executive Order 13899 Revisited

Former President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13899, signed in 2019 made it a policy of the executive branch to enforce Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 “against…

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Media Malfunction During the Gaza War

In the time-dishonored practice of shooting first and asking questions later, many media rushed to portray Israel during last month’s Hamas attack on her as a villain, for having responded…

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The Evils of Machlokes

The tragic story of Korach’s rebellion and its aftermath teaches us much about the devastation that is caused by the plague of machlokes. “Come and see how severe machlokes is,”…

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The Government Office That Doesn’t Exist

Raymond Donovan died this week at age of 90. Few people remember the name, but many more do remember something he once said. Donovan resigned as Secretary of the Treasury…

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Asian Americans Under Attack

On Memorial Day, a man approached a 55-year-old Asian woman in New York City’s Chinatown and, without provocation, slugged her in the face, knocking her down and sending her to…

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‘Status Quo’ — Sinking Jewish Lifeboat?

Barring a last-minute miracle — which always remains a possibility — in the coming days, a new government will be sworn in in Israel, one that will put in grave…

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Gun Ownership And Mental Stability

Early last Wednesday morning, a man arrived at a San Jose, California, light rail facility carrying a duffel bag filled with semi-automatic handguns and high-capacity magazines. He then used some…

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Homeland Insecurity

Less than 18 months ago, the Jewish community on the U.S. East Coast received a terrifying wake-up call with the tragic attacks in Jersey City and Monsey, which came only…

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A Post-Pandemic Jolt

Economists are still trying to recover from recent reports on the nation’s economic recovery. The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) report for April, released May 7, was indeed…

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Senator Sanders Should Take His Own Advice

Back in 2016, under the Obama administration, the U.S. pledged to provide $38 billion in military aid to Israel from 2019 to 2028. On May 5, the current administration approved…

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Assumptions Can Be Deceptive

In most shuls, the enlightening and inspiring story of Rus was read earlier this week. In the time of Rus, the halachah transmitted to Moshe Rabbeinu on Har Sinai, which…

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The Permanence of Torah

Have you set fixed times to study Torah?” is one of the first questions — if not the first — that a person is asked on the day of judgment.…

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Make It More Than a Memory

Nearly two weeks have passed since the global Jewish community was plunged into shock and deep mourning over the horrific events in Meron. And, to some degree, we are still…

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How Can We?

How do you comfort parents who lost a child? How do you comfort parents who lost two of their children? How do you comfort a kallah who lost her chassan?…

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Beyond Comprehension

Klal Yisrael was again challenged with a tragedy beyond comprehension. On Thursday night, we all suffered a massive blow. People, young and old, from all stripes of Klal Yisrael, flocked…

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United in Pain

They came from all over with different backgrounds and different attire, yet they were united in commemorating the hilulah of the holy Tanna Rabi Shimon Bar Yochai and celebrating the…

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Needed: A Return to Shtadlanus

We live in what some have accurately described as an “age of entitlement.” Or to put it bluntly, the “it is owed me” generation. Whether it is generous support by…

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Justice, Maxine Waters Style

Reading about the killing of Daunte Wright one cannot help feel the anguish of his family and friends and the black community in general. Regardless of the degree of culpability…

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A Kosel Stunt — And Its Broader Implications

The latest stunt by the Israeli radical feminist group “Women of the Wall” took place on Rosh Chodesh Iyar, and involved a new member of the Knesset, a Reform clergyman…

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Entering Into a Meal

The first Rashi in Parashas Tazria quotes a Midrash stating that just as the account of the fashioning of man came after the Torah’s account of Creation, so it is…

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