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IJN Editorial Staff
IJN Editorial Staff

Fragile sukkah; fragile, universal message

At first glance, Sukkot may seem like the strangest of Jewish holidays. A day of rest? Blessings over wine and bread? Fasting or abstaining from certain types of food?...

Politics and gun control

If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times from various commentators: People who raise the issue of gun control after a mass shooting are politicizing...

Apologies for ’59’

In our editorial last week, “Chasing madness,” on the terrible mass murder in Las Vegas, we referred to 59 dead. We wrote as the details were first becoming...

Chasing madness

Breaking news is rarely a stagnant beast. But once 50 people were said to have been killed at an outdoor concert Sunday night in Las Vegas, it became the worst mass...

Europe’s freedom of (hate) speech

Repugnant. Is there any other word to describe the Swiss lawmaker who said pigs have it better than Jews who were deported to Auschwitz? During a debate in...

Players kneel down, Trump blurts out, sins abound all around

The headline on this editorial might just as well be, “a plague on both your houses.” The NFL season began uneventfully. Colin Kaepernick was not playing for any...

And the EU wonders why it’s losing credibility . . .

TPS reports that Leila Khaled, the iconic Palestinian terrorist, was scheduled to address a conference on “The Role of Women in the Palestinian Popular Struggle” on...

Yom Kippur

What we bring to Yom Kippur is as important as what Yom Kippur brings to us. If we are open, we will be filled. If not, we walk away empty, flat, uncertain how to answer...

The lunatics are running the asylum

On Sept. 27, the international police organization Interpol voted to accept the “State of Palestine” as a full member. This is no innocent diplomatic move. Even such...

Bess Brown, 1915-2017

“99 Years with a Smile” was the title of a feature story in the IJN’s Generations, June 26, 2015. For 99 years — and the three since — that smile belonged to...