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What happened to the ‘open air prison?’

It is not surprising that Israel’s massive response to the war launched against it by Hamas has garnered opponents. Face it. Not everyone is deeply connected to Israel...

The layers of winter, this winter

It’s been a real gray spell of gloom and dreariness here in New York. It’s not letting up. Each morning I wake up and I don’t even need to part the curtains to...

Ilhan Omar shows her hand

Confession: I was excited when Ilhan Omar was elected to Congress. I knew I wasn’t necessarily aligned with her politically, but seeing a religious Muslim woman in...

Unwinding during war

In the best of times, Israel is not the world’s most relaxing country. The pace is frenetic, the people are intense, the place is crowded, the volume is loud and the...

Scholar? Polymath? Renaissance Man?

Scholar? Polymath? Renaissance man? One struggles to come up with a word that encapsulates Rabbi Dr. Professor Avraham Steinberg. A growing number of people today are...

It’s all about Jewish safety

The domestic political lesson of Oct. 7 is that left and right are secondary considerations. It is the rooting out of threats against the safety of the Jewish community...

UNRWA has failed the Palestinians

UNRWA was launched over 75 years ago to deal with the plight of Middle East refugees, including Jews. They bowed out in 1952. But 75 years on, Palestinian Arabs are...

My generation

Having celebrated my birthday last week (along with my cosmic twin Volodymyr Zelensky and my ancestral twin Robert Burns), I am firmly in middle age. No sugarcoating it.

Is the unity starting to wane?

There is nothing the Jewish people cannot do if they do it from unity. Jews have certainly felt this around the world since Oct. 7. “Together we will win” is the...

Live long and prosper?

Does the thought of a super long life thrill or chill you? Once upon a time, the idea of living to be 100 was extraordinary. Now, while hardly commonplace, it’s...