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‘1917’

At a minimum “1917” gives US audiences an insight into WW I, which is no small thing. Because the US only joined the war in its final stage, Americans don’t know...

Beautiful words cheapened

What happened to those beautiful words? I miss them. I mourn them. They are still with us, to be certain, but their meaning has been cheapened, thinned, eviscerated....

Between laughs, a recommendation for Bernie Sanders

A real live case in Democratic Socialism. It’s blood curdling . . . well, milk curdling. While Bernie Sanders is touting Democratic Socialism, we recommend that he...

Where is Bethlehem? Not a trivial matter

There’s no escaping controversy any time that Israel or the Palestinians are mentioned. That’s a lesson the producers, writers and star of the long-running...

Procrustean anti-Semitism

Remember Procrustes? He made everything perfect. If you were too long for his bed, your feet were cut off. Now you fit in the bed, perfectly. If you were too short for...

Iranian protesters deserve better — from us

It’s a study in contradictions. The extremist progressive youth of the American University. And the extremist progressive youth of the Iranian university. Both groups...

The saddest shiva call

We were practically moved to tears when we learned that a Jewish family in Iran paid a condolence call on the family of Qasem Soleimani, expressing their grief at the...

Iran needs a Gorbachev

Will an Iranian Gorbachev stand up? To historians of the Soviet Union, the pivotal figure in ending the Cold War was Mikhail Gorbachev. Coming after decades of...

Homelessness

Maybe I lived in Europe for too long, but I no longer see a problem with making homelessness illegal. I’m curious: Were any members of City Council, or the Mayor, in...

To blame Trump for anti-Semitism is an evasion

Just to clear the air: I believe that President Trump is a terrible role model in the way he speaks about people. He is demeaning and insulting, even to widows and the...