Op-Ed

Not-So-Good People

Like many identifiably Jewish Jews, I’ve caught my share of catcalls, Nazi salutes and threats. And read the rantings of people like Louis Farrakhan, David Duke and Richard Spencer. I…

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Teaching Schools a Lesson

There was a new sort of hero at the White House Chanukah party this year. Although, according to the left-wing media and far left Jewish groups, he was Antiochus reincarnated.…

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She Was Each of Us

She was my sister. A mother. A wife. A friendly face in the community. She was each one of us. In the mornings, she woke her kids up for school,…

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What These Elections Are Really Costing Israelis

How much are these elections, the third in less than a year, costing Israelis? Diplomatically, it’s wasted a crucial year with a U.S. president who correctly calls himself Israel’s best…

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Cruel and Unusual Punishment

The U.S. Supreme Court decided on Monday that it would not hear an appeal by the city of Boise against a lower court ruling that said it could not prosecute…

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Not Because of Me

It was a bitter winter day in Warsaw in 1940, a city controlled by the German beasts. Cognizant of the fact that, as a Jewish public figure, the Nazis were…

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STILL REELING

As the devastating news of the attack in Jersey City spread, world Jewry was plunged into grief and mourning. Most of the mourners were not acquainted with the victims; some…

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Jersey City: The Next Day

It was cold in Jersey City on Wednesday, but it seemed like the whole neighborhood was standing outside. As I walked down the road towards the grocery store, the first…

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Footprints of Angels

Prior to being introduced to my (future) wife, I received a strange brachah from Harav Shlomo Brevda, zt”l. I merited a close relationship with him in my younger years and…

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U.K. General Elections 2019

The Jewish community breathed a collective sigh of relief as the results of the election became known last Thursday night, and their fears of a Labour government, led by Jeremy…

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The Lesson of London Bridge

At the time of this writing — and, hopefully, of its reading — the most recent domestic terror attack was the shooting in Jersey City that left three civilians (including…

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Fake Numbers Tell the Real Story

Does the Israeli army of 2019 want or need chareidim? Based on recent reports of the IDF intentionally inflating chareidi recruitment figures, the answer is a resounding no. The scandal…

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Fearful of the “Lest”

The melamed who taught Harav Chaim Brisker in his youth was known as Reb Dovid der blinder (“the blind one”). He wasn’t actually blind; he acquired this title because he…

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How Drug Companies Over-Rely on China

China has become the world’s largest producer and exporter of “active pharmaceutical ingredients,” the base components drug companies use to manufacture most of the medications we rely on. China’s dominance…

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Heartbreak in Jersey

The Jewish world is still reeling from the tragedy in Jersey City Tuesday. Yidden around the world share in the grief of the families and friends. The community suddenly and…

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And the Final Destination Is…

With every passing week, the Washington locomotive named “Impeachment” continues to gain steam, speedily charging ahead. Left far behind at the station is any semblance of nonpartisan justice. The Democrats…

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Critical Crisis of Confidence

It will be years before we know the guilt or innocence of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in the three indictments that are being filed against him (the prosecution has 333…

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Oy, Such Soros!

Last week saw the launch of an initiative born of a strange shidduch — between the foundation of famously progressive philanthropist George Soros and that of libertarian donor Charles Koch.…

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