Op-Ed

The French Far Right Rears Its Ugly Head

The French Republic has repeatedly been targeted by jihadists over the years. In 2012 an Islamist terrorist opened fire at the Ozar Hatorah Jewish day school in Toulouse, killing a…

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What Russia and the West Agree on

Europe has its own Venezuela now: Its poorest or second poorest nation, depending on how you count, has two governments. The main difference: Russia and the West prefer the same…

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The Key to Inner Peace

Among the various mitzvos taught in Parashas Nasso is Birkas Kohanim, which concludes with the all-important blessing of peace — v’yasem lecha shalom. Since it takes at least two to…

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Unfair Weather

As the hurricane season approaches, now is a good time to think about what will happen to the people living in those towns and cities on the southern and eastern…

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A Presidential Trump Lands at Normandy

“These are the boys of Pointe de Hoc. These are the men who took the cliffs… These are the heroes.” President Ronald Reagan, June 6, 1984, 40th anniversary of D-Day…

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Brachos and Sand Castles

The Apta Rav, zy”a, finished davening and walked to the other side of the beis midrash, where kiddush was prepared. Suddenly he instructed that a surprising announcement be made: “Whoever…

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Arthur Laffer Deserves Some Kind of Award

President Donald Trump’s decision to award Arthur Laffer the Presidential Medal of Freedom has met with no shortage of criticism, some of it deserved. More than anything else, Laffer was…

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Taking Things Seriously

The latest major breach of privacy in the health-care system staggered the public this week as Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp, and their billing collector American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) revealed that…

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Critical Issues That Could Kill U.S.-China Trade Progress

President Donald Trump has called out China for unfairly subsidizing its state-owned enterprises, not enforcing intellectual property protections, placing trade restrictions on U.S. firms, and pressuring them to hand over…

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D-Day

A just-published poll says that only 49 percent of the British public can tell you just what D-Day was about. When asked, “Who were the Allied Forces fighting on D-Day?”…

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Keeping History Alive

Last Tuesday, the Oregon House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill that would require the state’s schools to teach students about the atrocities committed by Germany and its allies during…

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Throughout the Day

Im b’chukosai teileichu…”If you will follow My decrees…” In batei medrash, yeshivos, kollelim and homes throughout the Jewish world, the famous words of Rashi’s explanation to this passuk, “You shall…

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Physician Burnout: The Feel-Bad Factor

Most discussions about health care are about the patient. But lately, how the doctor feels has also made headlines — in both professional journals and the general media. To put…

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A Lag BaOmer Postscript

The big news about Lag BaOmer 5779 was the weather. That is, if you followed the mainstream media coverage. It was going to be 100 degrees in the shade (in…

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An Effort to Curb the Scourge of Robocalls

Near-unanimous votes in either chamber of Congress on legislation more substantial than naming post offices and the like are rare. But one noteworthy such tally took place in the Senate…

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