Editorial

Gung-Ho Deportationists

In recent months, amid the furor over immigration at the U.S.-Mexico border, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has come under criticism and even calls for its abolition because of allegedly…

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What Is Reality?

There are many different ways to define what sets Klal Yisrael apart from the nations of the world. The first impression would likely be that those are the people chosen…

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Freedom’s Paradox

Every year, for thousands of years, the Seder opens with a proclamation which, if taken seriously, must either depress us or tip us off to the fact that we are…

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Jair Bolsonaro in Context

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said of the Holocaust, “We can forgive, but we cannot forget.” The outraged reaction was immediate and justified. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin declared that “What Amalek…

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Reaching for the Moon

People throughout Israel and around the world were focused last Thursday on the Israeli spacecraft Beresheet, as the moon lander, a mere 13 miles above its destination on the far…

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Lessons From a Burnt Korban Pesach

It was one of the momentous events in the history of our people, and it also happened on the first night of Pesach. One of the largest armies ever gathered…

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A Victory for Torah Jewry

After months of foreboding, capped by an Election Day fraught with the anxieties of low voter turnout and a long night of exit polls, the Torah community in Eretz Yisrael…

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The Tzitzis That Stayed Intact

As reported in detail in this week’s Features section, after 37 years of davening, hoping, and waiting, the body of Zecharia Baumel, Hy”d, who was killed in 1982 in Lebanon,…

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Tightening the Screws on Iran

To be sure, President Donald Trump’s decision to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organization is good for Israel. But it’s also good for the western world. The…

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A Presidential Right to Privacy

The latest demand from Democrats to investigate President Donald Trump has come from chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. Richard Neal, who wants the Internal Revenue Service…

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A Ban Whose Time Shouldn’t Come

“I suspect that the wise men and women up in Albany who thought of this brilliant idea don’t get to the supermarket that much,” read a letter published in this…

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Days of Tikkun and Judgment

“This month shall be for you the beginnings of the months, it shall be for you the first of the months of the year …” A king might test the…

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Freedom of Religion Notwithstanding

The Canadian province of Quebec is poised for a breakthrough in militant secularism and xenophobia with Bill 21, which would ban certain public-sector employees from wearing yarmulkes, hijabs, and other…

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Blinded by Hate

Anti-Semites who don’t want to be identified as such often claim to be anti-Israel. Or pro-peace. Or pro-Palestinian. They don’t hate Jews, they argue, they hate injustice. Their hearts bleed…

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Curing Health Care

The health-care market received a jolt from the Justice Department when it declared that it will seek a wholesale scrapping of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, or Obamacare) following a…

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Bumping Bump Stocks Off Wish Lists

Last Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to block a Trump administration initiative banning bump stocks, the semiautomatic rifle attachments that enable the weapons to fire in long, sustained bursts…

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Without Question

The relentless persecution endured by the Jews of yesteryear included decrees forcing them to hold public debates with their religious adversaries. This usually put the Jews in an impossible situation.…

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A Unanimous Nay to Green New Deal

The U.S. Senate offered a sampling of political theater at its best on Tuesday in the vote produced and directed by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Democrats’ Green New…

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A Genuine Friendship

This week’s visit to Washington by Israeli Prime Minister ,Binyamin Netanyahu is a stark reminder of how much things have changed in U.S.-Israel relations, thanks to President Donald Trump. During…

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Do Media Have a Role in Preventing Mass Murders?

In her address to New Zealand’s Parliament shortly after the recent mosque attacks in that country that left 50 worshippers dead and another 50 injured, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern refused…

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