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A judicial litmus test

Americans are more divided today than they have been at any time in living memory. The fault lines generally have to do with opinions about President Donald Trump and...

How we come back

At some point when I was in either high school, or possibly college, my mother clipped a newspaper column she gave me to read. At that point I was more Israeli than...

The Patriots

Independence Day may have come and gone, but there’s still time for favorite summer traditions, one of which is the beach read. Although lighter fare is usually the...

Curse of Zion?

If the sport world was waiting for another great curse, another good one may have come along. Strange coincidence: On June 20, I read an article about how most of the...

Incessant beauty . . . forever

The drive from Bozeman, Mont., to Yellowstone National Park is literally through Paradise — Paradise Valley, that is. The Absaroka Mountain Range rises nearly 6,000...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #10

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #10, “Serving the Sages” The tenth way of...

A tale of two princes

For all of its economic, military and cultural strength that has made it a regional superpower, the State of Israel remains a little insecure. After having its...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #9

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #9, “Purity” The alert reader will notice...

Everyday anti-Israel hate at the UN

It was just another day at the office for UN officials. As it has done innumerable times in the last 50 years, on June 12, the General Assembly devoted an entire day of...

Give me your tired, your poor…

There was a song I used to sing a lot when I was little. Its melody was very beautiful, truly stirring, “shalach teshalach et ha-em, ha-banim tikach lach, lema’an...