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The two-state delusion, next round

That President Biden and his fumbling foreign policy team led by Secretary of State Antony Blinken can make this type of declaration is consistent with the way the administration and its policies have been run over the last three years. Opinion.

The two-state delusion, next round

Yeshiva break in the USA, war in Israel

Vacation time dilemma for observant Jewish American famiilies: Tahiti or a poolside BBQ dining on choice steaks while their brothers, IDF soldiers, are falling by the dozen in Gaza?

Yeshiva break in the USA, war in Israel

And they're off!

Right now we are currently on track for a second Trump term after a four-year delay by the most inept, bumbling, unprofessional administration in American history, one which will soon turn against Israel to get the leftist vote. Op-ed.

And they're off!

It just won't work

Israel can destroy Hamas, but it seems that Biden’s handlers are getting in the way, the end result being Israeli boys getting killed. Op-ed

It just won't work

A sign of the times

Sometimes it takes just one person stepping forward to get things done. We all have a role to plsy. Opinion.

A sign of the times

Just look around and it's already the New Year

Remember that Rabbi Akiva smiled when he saw the ruins of the Temple Mount? Do you remember why?

Just look around and it's already the New Year

Let's be "reasonable"

Two law school professors called on Biden to ignore Supreme Court decisions he does not agree with. Is he a king? And Israel? Op-ed..

Let's be "reasonable"

Not so Supreme

The rightist coalition in Israel is attempting to achieve what Biden is against—a court assembled and serving the will of the people.Op-ed.

Not so Supreme

Compromise on antisemitism

After a long debate, the Biden aministration concluded that there are times and places when hostilityor hatred for Jews is appropriate.Op-ed

Compromise on antisemitism

A different Israel

The everyday small sliver of country on a globe iscontrasted with the Israel that many of us consume through our news sources. Op-ed.

A different Israel

A potentially hateful message singling out Israel

It’s just too easy and perhaps even natural to be comfortable isolating Jews and Israel for one thing or another. Op-ed.

A potentially hateful message singling out Israel

Justice and Peace

A Jewish State has to possess a characteristic unlike any other country in the world. And its institutions must reflect that. Op-ed.

Justice and Peace

Agents of destruction

Evenhandedness cannot work when dealing with terror. Terrorism needs to be defeated.Israel must get serious about doing just that. Op-ed

Agents of destruction

Tolerating hatred

Sophisticated on campuses, or violent on the streets, attacks on those who look Jewish are not exciting to the media. It's old news. Op-ed.

Tolerating hatred

“This is our homeland and where we belong.”

This past Tuesday was the first Nefesh B’Nefesh charter flight to Israel in almost two years (courtesy of COVID). Op-ed.

“This is our homeland and where we belong.”

Falsehood with Truth

Politicians are fairly sure you will buy into whatever it is they are trying to sell you. Look at today's leaders.in Israel and the US.Op-ed

Falsehood with Truth

Unmasked

It is the time to take a look at what we seek to achieve by wearing Purim masks and the breaking down of our covid masking policies. Op-ed.

Unmasked

Murder on my mind

What it is like to peruse endless columns that record the fate of millions of people with just one simple word: murdered. Op-ed.

Murder on my mind

Comments on the Colleyville synagogue hostage event

The talking point about this event not being “related to the Jewish community,” is absurd from the start. Opinion.

Comments on the Colleyville synagogue hostage event

A red country dilemma

One problem about wanting or needing to be in Israel is the random nature of the regulations set for entry into the country. Op-ed.

A red country dilemma

Do you want to spend Shabbat Chayei Sarah in Hevron?

If you were thinking about making arrangements to spend that Shabbos in Hevron it might be too late - only 10,000 allowed. So visit anyway.

Do you want to spend Shabbat Chayei Sarah in Hevron?

AOC's tears, Schumer's silence, Kamala's ignorance

Does VP Harris really believe Israel is perpetrating ethnic genocide? Does AOC think Israeli civilians should be killed by rockets? Op-ed.

AOC's tears, Schumer's silence, Kamala's ignorance

War and Peace

Though Egypt was eventually soundly defeated, they still celebrate the Yom Kippur War as if they were the victors. Op-ed.

War and Peace

Yeshivas and the pandemic, Here and there

Things seem to be working out for students coming to Israel, but one has to keep checking the situation. Op-ed.

Yeshivas and the pandemic, Here and there

Supporting the troops

Israel’s defense is our defense, as a Jewish community here in New York and around the globe. Op-ed.

Supporting the troops

Do Jewish lives matter?

A glaring illustration of the tolerance for violence against Jews is the shameful silence of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Op-ed.

Do Jewish lives matter?

The "why" of Meron

it would be fulfilling to know why that awful tragedy took place, why bad things happen to good people.. Op-ed.

The "why" of Meron

Schnitzel, Schlissel, Shtisel

The words Shtisel, schlissel and schnitzel look similar to one another but obviously have nothing in common - or do they? Op-ed.

Schnitzel, Schlissel, Shtisel

We did not go to Orlando this year

Orlando expected 88,000 frum Jews—mostly from the northeast—to descend upon this central Florida town for Pesach. Not our family. Op-ed.

We did not go to Orlando this year

Ambassador to Gaza?

The best way to judge whether to appoint a diplomat to an area is if he can stay in a hotel without an attempt on his life.Op-ed.

Ambassador to Gaza?

When you are the news

Last week there was a false freeze-frame moment when the 5TJT was on websites around the world as endorser of the Capitol violence. Op-ed.

When you are the news

Did Cuomo and De Blasio learn anything from the SCOTUS decision?

We know in shul to socially distance and wear masks throughout the service. Assuming that we prefer danger and illness is ridiculous. Op-ed.

Did Cuomo and De Blasio learn anything from the SCOTUS decision?

Jonathan Pollard: Free at last

Over all these decades, the case of Mr. Pollard has divided the Jewish community, perhaps more than so many other sensitive issues.Opinion.

Jonathan Pollard: Free at last

Outdoor Minyanim are here to stay

This is a pivotal period for the outdoor minyanim that dot frum communities all around the country. Will they survive the winter?

Outdoor Minyanim are here to stay

Lockdown in Borough Park

The coronavirus needs to be brought under control, but there has to be a fair method to the madness. Op-ed.

Lockdown in Borough Park

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, BD’E

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away on Rosh Hashanah The country is now in an uproar that pushed the pandemic to the sidelines. Op-ed.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, BD’E

Jews of Bahrain

Most of Bahrain’s Jews fled to Israel and of the 800 living there in 1948, there remain 40.Op-ed.

Jews of Bahrain

How are we going to handle shofar blowing in the US this year?

We are faced with many issues relating to the pandemic and High Holydays this year, but the depth of our prayers has not changed. Op-ed.

How are we going to handle shofar blowing in the US this year?

Biden vs. Trump

The mainstream media desperately wants Biden to be victorious in November. More than that, they want to orchestrate Trump’s defeat. Op-ed.

Biden vs. Trump

Flattening the coronavirus curve ball

With the uptick in cases in Israel there is the realization that non-medical factors are involved in a societal approach to the virus.Op-ed.

Flattening the coronavirus curve ball