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‘We must find the courage to speak truth to power’

It has been a great zechut (merit) to be in Israel during Operation Swords of Iron. It is a zechut that we are living the dream of Israel, in both good times and bad. Dreams have their ups and …

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Argentina’s new president visits Rebbe’s Ohel

President-elect Javier Milei of Argentina flew to New York and prayed on Monday at the Ohel, the resting place of the Chabad-Lubavitch Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, zt”l. The Roman …


Everything’s better with Chanukah beignets

It’s tradition! The Jewish holiday of Chanukah means latkes and sufganiyot — lots of them, crisp, hot, and hopefully not too oily — to help celebrate the victory of Judah Maccabee …

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‘Inside Chanukah’: A full historical presentation

Rabbi Aryeh Pinchas Strickoff, author of “Inside Chanukah: Fascinating and Intriguing Insights on Chanukah, Its Miracles, and its History” (Feldheim 2012) perhaps said it best in his …

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The US college is a long-term strategic threat

The author is founder of the Jewish Institute for Liberal Values and author of “Woke Antisemitism.” By now it’s clear to anyone paying attention that many American college …

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Gaza border kibbutzniks waiting to come home

“If the terrorists get in, kill me and then the dogs.” It was the deadly morning of Oct. 7 in Kibbutz Nirim. Huddled in their safe room with their two dogs, a young Israeli …

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For someone who’s been a hostage, returning to normal life is not easy

“I was six years old when I was captured by terrorists during the Entebbe hostage crisis, and Emilia Aloni, who was just released, is the same age. I can’t get her out of my head,” …

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What is Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ doing in Gaza?

An Arabic-language copy of Adolf Hitler’s notorious manifesto of antisemitism and militarism was found in a Gaza apartment that Hamas has been using …

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Local OU leaders participate in a mission to Israel

In a show of chizuk, 24 American shul communities are pairing with individual Israeli citizens, families and communities directly impacted by the horrific events of Oct. 7, thanks to an initiative …

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Let’s consider what Palestinians really want

For more than a generation, the Israeli left and Western leaders have insisted that the Palestinians want peace. They want a state of their own. They want Israel to leave …

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‘Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition’

There was a popular song in the 1940s called “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition.” It tells the story of a chaplain who is asked by a group of sailors under attack by enemy planes to …

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Schools’ antisemitism spreads beyond the Ivy League

The tally of antisemitic incidents in which mobs have called for Israel’s destruction — and even the genocide of Jews on the streets of American cities and on elite college campuses …

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Analysis: Actually, the Israel position is strong

On Oct. 7, on the Jewish holy day of Simchat Torah, Hamas over 3,000 terrorists and Gazan civilians crossed into Israel and committed the most heinous single-day massacre …

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Biden will be the primary obstacle to victory

The time has come to discuss the Biden administration’s relationship with Israel. With each passing day, two things become obvious. First, Israel cannot fight the war …


Antizionism: Most lethal form of antisemitism

Nearly five years ago, I wrote a piece for this column in which I argued that the term “anti-Zionism” would be better rendered as “antizionism.” My thinking on this …

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‘The day after’ will not be like ‘the day before’

In a rush to state what he believes should take place in Gaza “the day after” the Israel-Hamas war is over, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken outlined several ideas, including a role …

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Cartoonists consider the Hamas war

People who like to draw serious political cartoons for a living — people like me — have to be extra careful in these divisive times. In just the last month three major newspapers …

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Rotary Club hears facts behind the Hamas war

A Rotary Club in Brooklyn heard an overview of the Hamas war — and how the organization’s “Four-Way Test” offers a path to peace …

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