Editorial

Paving the Way

It was one of the most dramatic conversations in history. Twenty-two years after being sold as a slave by his siblings, Yosef Hatzaddik, now the de facto ruler of Egypt,…

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Fixing the Price-Fixers

Revelations this week concerning a secret price-fixing cartel operated by major pharmaceutical companies may serve as an index of contemporary cynicism: Those who were surprised and shocked to learn that…

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The Miracle Factor

There’s a famous question asked about a passage in Tehillim that we say as part of Hallel. “Praise Hashem, all nations; praise Him, all the states! For His kindness has…

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Serious About Sanctions

The arrest and detention of the Chief Financial Officer of the Chinese technology giant Huawei has put both Canada and the United States in a perplexing diplomatic position. Meng Wanzhou…

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The “Have One, Want Two” Syndrome

We don’t seek or need social scholarship to support anything Chazal teach us. But it’s always interesting to see how contemporary studies, through analyses of evidence, can reach conclusions that…

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Why is Chanukah Different?

The Berditchever Rav, zy”a, wonders about the fact that kindling neiros Chanukah is the only mitzvah that directly correlates to the miracle that occurred. Why, for example, don’t we have…

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Will Europe Act Now?

Iran’s latest ballistic missile test has caused alarm in European capitals. The testing over the weekend of medium-range missiles capable of carrying multiple warheads was not something that even the…

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Rand Paul’s Hold on the Senate

At a time when Israel is beset by enemies on all sides and the danger from Iran in Syria and Lebanon has mounted, Senator Rand Paul (R) of Kentucky has…

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When a Deed Is a Death Sentence

Reports late last week that the Palestinian Authority had released Issam Akel seem to have been in error. The 53-year-old American citizen, who lived in the U.S. for 12 years…

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When the Mute Speaks

“Behold, we were binding sheaves in the middle of the field when behold, my sheaf arose and also stood; then behold, your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to my…

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Rhetoric on the Border

Incoming Democratic-Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from New York and Senior Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina are having a debate over whether there is any comparison between the disturbing…

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Our Future Is at Stake

The future of Am Yisrael is, of course, our children. For Torah Jewry, our highest priority is the ability to educate our youth in a manner consistent with our mesorah.…

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El Al Doesn’t Get It

El Al’s offer of a free round-trip ticket to Europe for every passenger on board the ill-fated Flight 002 from New York to Israel last week shows that the airline…

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What Can the U.N. Do About The Ukrainian Crisis?

The confrontation between Russia and the Ukraine in the Sea of Azov that erupted on Sunday when Russia attacked and seized three Ukrainian vessels off the coast of the Crimean…

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Congressman D’Alesandro’s Daughter

With a new Democratic majority poised to be seated in the House of Representatives come January, current House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi appears to be closing in on becoming Speaker…

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The First Defense

Our generation has witnessed the invention of every conceivable gadget intended to make our lives easier. Even the most poverty-stricken home boasts conveniences that our ancestors never imagined. Yet so…

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Political Correctness In Capital Letters

A British university has outdone its American counterparts in the ongoing effort at protecting students from disturbing ideas and speech by means of “safe spaces.” Safe spaces usually come into…

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Free Press or the Power of the Press?

In what is shaping up to be an unprecedented battle between the president and the mainstream media, it was the latter who won the first round on Friday, when a…

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Remember, Guard, Enjoy, Honor

This past Shabbos, while most of the Jews in New York and Israel were experiencing the tranquility and holiness of the day, a group of some 169 shomrei Shabbos Yidden…

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