Opinion

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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Analysis: Picking Up the Pieces

As the reverberations of the attack on Capitol Hill last Wednesday continue to rattle the country, the ensuing debate of what, why, and how this happened is, as expected, proceeding…

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The Era of Wasted Opportunity

With the Trump administration in its final days, there is a sense in Israel of both gratitude and wasted opportunity. The gratitude goes to Donald Trump, who provided unprecedented diplomatic…

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Must-Reading

It’s only natural that an incoming administration is going to want to reverse some of the key policies of its predecessor. In the case of Iran, President-elect Joe Biden has…

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Terrorism, Cause and Effect

It isn’t always easy to draw a line between cause and effect, especially when it comes to terrorism. How do you explain why anyone would wake up one morning and…

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One Political Enemy Too Many

One of the secrets to Binyamin Netanyahu’s political longevity has been his ability to identify talent and nip it in the bud before it becomes a threat to him. When…

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Virtual Eating

During the pandemic, the country has been occupied, and rightly so, with the special risks and needs of certain groups, such as medical workers, the elderly, the unemployed and minorities,…

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Netanyahu, Gantz: Do the Honorable Thing

If Binyamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz, respectively Israel’s Prime Minister and alternate Prime Minister, had the country’s best interests in mind they would call a press conference and announce new…

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Exclusive: The Soul of Every Living Thing

Words of praise and thanks to Hashem “Were our mouth as full of song as the sea, and our tongue as full of joyous song as its multitude of waves,…

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A Plea for Sanity

As a member of the federalist society and the NRA, and a well-known former Republican Party official, Judge Matthew Brann has impeccable conservative credentials. Theoretically, this federal Judge ought to…

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A Vaccination for the Hate Virus

Discrimination comes in two forms. It’s giving preferential treatment to some, or prejudicial treatment to others. Unfortunately we’ve seen both forms directed at the chareidi public in Israel. Take, for…

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Elections and Emunah

In a world captivated by unfolding political events, it behooves us to reflect on the proper perspective we should have from the viewpoint of Emunas HaTorah. As we say in…

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Longing for Home

When then-President Obama was running for the presidency, I heard a prominent ehrlicher lawyer say, “If he gets in, I’m moving to Eretz Yisrael.” (Obama did. He didn’t.) Recently, I…

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Leadership Saves Lives

Why are some countries successful at battling the coronavirus and others, like Israel, not? Take Taiwan, for instance. This is a country of 23 million — more than two and…

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Closed for Election Day

They are expected to come on Tuesday; sometimes right after midnight, sometimes in the morning. On rare occasions, they first make their appearance Tuesday evening, but by the time we…

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OPINION: Forgetting to Remember

Two years after the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history, the Jewish community in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh is planning to commemorate the yahrtzeit of the 11 victims…

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Unity Is the Call of the Hour

“I have met the enemy, and it is us.” This statement was uttered by a cartoon character. Too tragic a truth. This is very timely, especially in Israel. The Midrash…

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