Op-Ed

The Bedside Manner of the Future?

Artificial intelligence is catching up with human intelligence in the field of medicine, and in some respects has already passed it. That’s the message on the screen from recent studies…

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Hate Crimes, Official and Unofficial

The news of the horrific assault on a Rebbi in Monsey last week shocked us all. As he walked to shul in the early morning, he was set upon in…

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A Limit to Affliction

“Sarah’s lifetime was one hundred years, and twenty years, and seven years, the years of Sarah’s life.” Rashi teaches us that the reason the word “years” is repeated after “hundred”…

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The U.N. Should Give Refugees Passports

The United Nations’ recent report that 200,000 Syrians have been displaced as a result of the Turkish-led military operation in the country’s northeast highlighted what many of us already knew:…

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Dark Money

Did you ever hear of the Sixteen Thirty Fund? If the answer is no, you’re not alone; most people haven’t. But they should, and now they will. The Sixteen Thirty…

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Get the Phone to Ring

Each time she enters the house, the worried mother checks the ID on her home telephone. To her dismay, none of the missed calls are from the parties she is…

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European Ruling in the Spirit of BDS

The latest expression of European anti-Semitism comes in the form of a ruling ordering the continent’s retailers to label foodstuffs originating in Yehudah and Shomron as “settlement” products. Such labeling…

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Beware the Burger!

Back in 2002, a Jewish plot was uncovered by an intrepid investigator and publicly revealed on something called the “Aztlan Communications Network,” the teratoid brainchild of one “Ernesto Cienfuegos,” a…

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A Country in Freeze Mode

An old joke tells of the American and the Israeli discussing the advantages of their respective countries. The American says, “We have flour-less flour, oil-less oil, and meatless meat!” The…

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Who Is Really Corrupt in Impeachment Proceedings?

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she has discovered President Donald Trump’s impeachable offense. It’s bribery. When he was trying to get Ukrainians to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden for…

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A Way Out of The Crisis in Hong Kong?

The classic reaction to the sight of two parties in conflict, neither of whom is to your liking, is, “Let them fight it out, no matter who wins, and let…

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A Move to Better Enforce Gun Restrictions

Last Wednesday, Attorney General William Barr announced a new Justice Department initiative aiming to better enforce gun background checks, coordinate local, state and federal gun cases and ensure the updating…

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The Intention Counts

Few things in life are as frustrating and disappointing as when concerted efforts appear to be for naught. A frenetically busy mother of young children devotes weeks to trying, l’shem…

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Honest Reporting

With every new terrorist attack, and all the more so with every new rocket barrage from Gaza, comes the simultaneous grappling with the media and its bias against Israel. Relatively…

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