Opinion

Stop the Sanctions Madness, Senator Rubio!

Back in the Before Time of 2016, I occasionally praised Sen. Marco Rubio (F-Fla.) for his foreign policy acumen. Unlike many of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle,…

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Hakaras Hatov That Could Save Jewish Lives

We don’t often hear of righteous Palestinians who save Jews from terror attacks. It happened last weekend, when Dr. Amin Mansour, a dentist, helped a father and son who had…

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Save the Mustard Seed

A Nordic effort reminds us of a mitzvah for our time. As Jews the world over listened to Krias HaTorah on Shabbos morning Parashas Shoftim, someone at The New York…

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Learn From Leaks

CGI said it was a major Russian hack, but Benny Gantz, leader of the Blue and White Party, vehemently denied it and even insinuated that CGI has it out for…

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Lead by Example

Before we get to the heart of the matter, let’s start this conversation on a positive note. On September 9, California Governor Gavin Newsom took a bold step in expanding…

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The Queen Gets Dragged Into the Brexit Quagmire

Three Scottish judges just lobbed a constitutional grenade onto an already bloody Brexit battlefield by ruling that Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend Britain’s parliament is unlawful. If the Queen has…

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There’s Still a Path Forward With the Taliban

President Donald Trump is taking a lot of criticism for abruptly cancelling talks he had hoped to sponsor between the Taliban and the government of Afghanistan at Camp David. But…

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Biden’s Wall Cracks as Warren and Sanders Lay Siege

Since former vice president Joe Biden entered the Democratic primary, the conventional wisdom has been that so long as Democratic voters continue to view Biden as the most electable opponent…

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On Iran, Trump and Netanyahu Finally Disagree

President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel are usually on the same page, especially on Iran. But over the last few days, their scripts have diverged. Trump,…

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Why Germany Is Ignoring Its Own Russian Spy Scandal

Last March, after the attempt to poison the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, England, it took the British government only a week to accuse Russia of being responsible;…

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The Only Chance for Gaza

When Israel pulled out of Gaza in 2005, the hope was that the Palestinian Authority would improve the lives of the enclave’s 1.6 million residents, who wouldn’t want to jeopardize…

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Tweets and Transparency

Neither government nor media should be spared from scrutiny. Hoisted by its own petard, The New York Times cried foul. Please forgive the clichés, but they’re really most apt. Let’s…

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The Kadosh From Tzfas

On his second visit to Eretz Yisrael in 5684/1924, the Imrei Emes of Ger, zy”a, visited the holy city of Teveria. Already on his first visit, the Rav of Teveria,…

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Live Long

Do you believe that a thought can make the difference between life and death? According to the Gemara that the Daf Yomi cycle went through recently, it most certainly can.…

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Taxing the Rich Won’t Pay for Democratic Promises

There is a lot to unpack when it comes to the Democratic presidential candidates’ many proposals to transform America, but the real question isn’t whether they will work. They won’t.…

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