Opinion

Lessons From the Rabbis’ March

Seventy-five years ago this week, three days before Yom Kippur 5702/1943, more than four hundred Rebbes and Rabbanim left their homes and kehillos from throughout the United States to march…

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The Arvus Factor

A mother and father are notified that their darling little boy broke a neighbor’s window. They feel responsible to right the wrong. They are, after all, where the buck stops…

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“Where Is Yossele?”

Until the age of seven, he never left Komemiyus, the first chareidi moshav in Israel. The house, the shtiebel and the cow barn in the chareidi shtetl were a haven…

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The Tekios of the Monitor

Shaare Zedek Hospital, Yerushalayim Two beds, side by side, one a contrast to the other. On one side a Chassidic avreich burning with the fire of Hashem, observing every nuance…

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Traffic Jams and the Yom Hadin

As a young teenager davening daily in the shul that my father, a”h, served as Rav, a congregation whose clientele ranged from totally non-observant Jews to fully observant ones, I…

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Corbyn — What Is to Be Done?

As the summer draws to a close, the Jewish community in the U.K. is holding its breath, waiting for the results of two crucial meetings taking place within the Labour…

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It’s Not Simcha Felder, It’s Us!

The headlines have taken dead aim and unless you have been sleeping, you know the Orthodox Jewish community is under attack — in the media, online, and, most dangerously, in…

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Prison Jobs Shouldn’t Be Slave Labor

Prisoners across the United States began a strike Aug. 21 that is scheduled to last until next Sunday. The strike’s organizers are encouraging their fellow prisoners to refuse to work…

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Trump Might Actually Lower Drug Prices

Surprise! The Trump administration is actually making progress to reduce drug prices, and not just by “browbeating” pharmaceutical executives. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced new options…

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Impartial is Impossible

Nearly a quarter of a century ago, back when Donald Trump was a mere businessman building casinos, not an embattled president haranguing the press, I was already dealing with what…

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The Yehudit Bridge and Shabbos

“Every Friday night, as Montefiore would sing the pleasant Shabbos songs, when he reached Eishet Chayil, he would gaze upon her and his eyes would well up: ‘Many daughters have…

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Eight Lame Arguments Against Paid Leave

(Bloomberg) – During the 2016 campaign, President Donald Trump broke with previous Republican nominees by pledging to make it easier for new mothers to take time off from work. Two…

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The Taliban Doesn’t Need Peace. It’s Winning.

There are certain enduring rituals in U.S. foreign policy that are pursued whether they have any chance of success or not. Every administration since Franklin D. Roosevelt’s has tried to…

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The Joke’s on Brennan, but Don’t Laugh

Further revealing who and what he is, former CIA Director John Brennan recently produced a New York Times op-ed that took something President Donald Trump once said, made it sound…

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