Pinchas and COVID-19: Morality versus politics

The coronavirus pandemic raised a series of deep moral and political issues. How far should governments go in seeking to prevent its spread? To what extent should they restrict people’s …


Israel locks up, again

It was just two months ago that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared victory over the new coronavirus. Ten weeks after recording its first cases, Israel had imposed …


Pandemic politics in America and Israel

Nothing better illustrates Thomas Mann’s famous statement that “everything is politics” than the response of opposing ideological camps to their government’s handling of …


Israeli settler says people don’t understand

It’s been surreal watching from Israel as Americans discuss my future. I’ve gotten used to presidents spending years developing plans for my neighborhood and other towns in Judea and …


Israel is not a colonial enterprise. Here’s why

Zionists and Jewish citizens of Israel are not colonists, and this has nothing to do with their skin color. It has everything to do with the causes, roots and historical processes of …

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Joseph of Lawrence new Exec VP-COO of OU

The Orthodox Union has appointed Rabbi Dr. Josh Joseph of Lawrence as its executive vice president and chief operating officer. Rabbi Joseph will work alongside the OU’s recently appointed …


HANC graduation a drive-thru in Roslyn Heights

Seniors graduating from the Hebrew Academuy of Nassau County High School celebrated their commencement on Wednesday evening, June 17, the 25th of Sivan, before an audience of 130 Hondas …


Trump, Netanyahu face rendezvous with destiny

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu needn’t take heed of the “friendly advice” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson proffered last Wednesday. As UAE Ambassador …


Dems and Repubs target Jewish swing voters

Jewish voters can make a difference. Take Florida: The Sunshine State’s Jewish voters helped deliver its critical electoral votes to Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012. …


Fighting back against Jew-hatred on campus

The following are adapted remarks by Alyza Lewin, president and general counsel of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, at a townhall hosted recently by the Tikvah …

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Fighting is sometimes needed on road to peace

The image of his smiling, victorious face, aglow with the sense of vindication that seemed to be one step away from “I told you so,” has become the paradigm of the image of impending …


Find poor Jew, win Argentine bounty

A university professor in Argentina has declared that he will give a bonus to “whoever finds a poor Jew.” During an online international politics class through the 21st Century …

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