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Friends’ Central Debate Isn’t Over Free Speech

Freedom of speech. It’s a right so central to our political identity that it was codified in the First Amendment and guaranteed to all...

Stink of Senatorial Tweet Remains

It’s being called the “tweet heard round the world,” a 135-character missive fired off last week by state Sen. Daylin Leach (D-District 17) and...

Looking to the Courts

A distant cousin last weekend returned to the United States, which she visits at least once a year. She lives in Israel, but her...

A Message to the White House

Thank you, President Trump. Thank you for making Holocaust education even more difficult. That is the only possible result of the brouhaha over what should...

Action and Inaction

President Donald Trump, in office for less than a week, has proven himself to be a decisive man. Through the use of executive orders,...

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...