Opinion

Biden’s Inflation Pitch Doesn’t Pass the Laugh Test

President Joe Biden has taken to saying that the Democrats’ “Build Back Better” legislation will reduce inflation. This spin isn’t just unconvincing. It underscores the absurdity of the Democrats’ political…

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Those Who Erase History …

A vote last month by New York City’s Public Design Commission to remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson from the City Council chamber attracted much public attention, as a decision…

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A Vaccine to Be Reckoned With

My nephew tested positive for COVID in late August. He was asymptomatic. He sent medical documentation from three doctors to Brooklyn College notifying them that he was ineligible for their…

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Noach and Kyle’s Question

I have the opportunity to study with a Jewish attorney named Kyle, who is in his late 30s. He grew up as a Reform Jew in Michigan and married a…

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Forever and a War

There is no going back from the fall of Kabul. And the near universal recognition of a waning superpower brings with it the rush to blame those who initiated one…

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In Awe of a Mother

In the age where governmental agencies are trying to change “mothers” to “birthing people” and the esteem of the family unit has been demeaned and diminished by progressives, President Biden…

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Not a Change for the Better

Binyamin Netanyahu has only himself to blame for his failure to form a government, despite having had a solid right-wing/religious majority to work with. Over the years, he made too…

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Welcome to Israel?

Those words (minus the question mark) were once music to the ears of millions of travelers as their plane touched down in Lod Airport (remember that?), subsequently renamed Ben Gurion…

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The Making of the ICC Monster

Benjamin Ferencz just turned 101 years old. The last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor was born in Transylvania’s Carpathian Mountains in 1920. Ferencz emigrated to America with his family as a baby…

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Conversion Travesty

If Israel’s Supreme Court, G-d forbid, called the shots for the Jewish people, Judaism would cease to exist within 200 to 300 years. That’s because even though it pays lip…

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The Other Vaccine

Hashem spoke to mankind once. One might think He would give an inspirational talk. Maybe a complex shiur. He was speaking to the Dor Deah. The greatest. Imagine if a…

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Fully Free, Full of Fear

Perhaps it’s not surprising that, here in Toronto, we are lumbering along under prolonged lockdowns that have basically dogged us since last March in some form or another. It’s been…

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The Worst Government Ever

Once the corona crisis is behind us, Israel is going to need to set up a national commission of inquiry, similar to the ones it established after the Yom Kippur…

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The Banality of Evil Imagery

Two weeks ago, countries around the world observed International Holocaust Remembrance Day. But while a specific day of commemoration was set aside, the Holocaust seems to be remembered on many…

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I’m Sorry, Sheldon

Sheldon Adelson was always a bit of a dubious figure in my eyes, an elderly casino magnate from Las Vegas who was trying to influence Netanyahu. Two weeks ago, articles…

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Tell-the-Truth Diplomacy

The expression “out with the old, in with the new” sums up the way most transitions work in Washington. There is excitement about a fresh start and an (egotistical) belief…

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Bias, Bias Everywhere

The story is told that during the passionate debate about prohibition, a prominent congressman was asked his stance on the burning issue of the day. “Some of my friends are…

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Secular Coercion

Israel’s Supreme Court has done it again. In its ruling last week allowing chametz into hospitals on Pesach, it has shown that its connection to Judaism is, at best, tenuous.…

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The Aftermath

It was over in a day. Angst and frustration spilled into the streets of Washington last week and descended into chaos. The assault on the Capitol, with the ensuing bloodshed,…

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