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The Mideast Can’t Live ‘With Either One’

In his month in office, President Donald Trump has challenged several longstanding American policies, only to back off later. The result has been to...

Everyone’s Talmud

Until modern times, the Talmud was a major Jewish preoccupation. This sprawling compendium of the law, lore and commentary of successive generations of early...

Time to Recognize the Reality of Relations with Israel

Shmuel Bar, a former Israeli intelligence officer and founder of a company that sifts social media messages for terrorist threats, was recently disinvited from...

Punishing Muslims for Being Muslim

Most of the organized Jewish community, along with most civil libertarians, shuddered as the new administration issued an executive order effectively targeting Muslims who...

No Third-rate Hack Job

It is tempting to dismiss allegations of Russian hacking during last fall’s presidential election as blame shifting by sore losers in the Democratic Party...

Maybe We Have Only Ourselves to Blame

This week, vandals in Somerton struck the mikvah being built by Congregation Beth Solomon, the Northeast Philadelphia institution founded by Rabbi Solomon Isaacson. They...

The Cost of Staying Tight-Lipped

We are thankful that last week’s bomb scares were only that — there were no casualties, no damage and no bombs found at the...

Diplomacy and the Law of Unintended Consequences

Not too long ago, one of my older sons desperately wanted a Nintendo DS. For those of you who are not gamers or are...

Hier Will Honor the Presidency

A presidential inauguration has always been a celebration of the peaceful transfer of power. This year, after a crude and divisive election campaign won...

So Much for Friendship

Conventional wisdom holds that the only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict lies in a two-state solution and that the United States will always have...