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Haredi Israel in 2059

Israel’s fast-growing haredi Orthodox population is, in many ways, distinct from mainstream Jewish Israelis, whether secular, traditional or modern Orthodox. Like many Israeli Arabs,...

Where Is Respect for the Office of President?

The president of the United States represents the most powerful nation on Earth and is the leader of the free world. Within the executive...

Abbas’ Photo Op

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ recent reception at the White House provided the optics for a new Middle East peace push, even though it does...

Is This Really Happening in NYC?

Gentrification is a serious issue in many large cities. Rising real estate values, which are generally a sign of economic health, can bring with...

A New Dawn at the U.N.?

On Sunday, U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres made a series of statements that were unusual for the world body and its chief executive. He...

Spicer’s Yom Hashoah Lesson

It would be simple to play the moral outrage card on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s confused comparison of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s...

The Syrian Attack

The chemical weapons airstrike in Syria on April 4, which killed some 80 civilians and which the West blames on the government of Bashar...

Haley’s Comet Flies over AIPAC

“The days of Israel bashing are over,” U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said to cheering thousands at the AIPAC Policy Conference...

The Bomb Threatener

We were as surprised as anyone else by the arrest of a suspect in the bomb threats against JCCs and other Jewish institutions in...

Kippah Misuse and Kippah Abuse

The kippah, the head covering also known as a yarmulke, has become shorthand for Jewish. See a man with a skullcap and, unless he’s...