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Tobin’s Take

One day a pacifist, one day a warmongerer

Maybe you thought that the discovery of tunnels built by Hezbollah under the border between Lebanon and Israel would generate a full-scale debate about the deadly nature...

Chanukah hypocrisy?

TheNew York Times’ coverage of Jewish topics has long been fodder for those who study both media bias and the complicated relationship between the newspaper and the...

Israel isn’t isolated

BDS activists who think they are succeeding in isolating Israel aren’t paying attention. Last Sunday, reports surfaced that negotiations about building a gas pipeline...

Pro-BDS Congressional Democrats post threat to Jews, Israel

The election of Ilhan Omar to the House of Representatives has stirred fears that the Democratic Party is turning against Israel. Omar, who will represent Minnesota in...

The futile search for meaning in anti-Semitism

When something terrible happens, we demand explanations. Awful and irrational events spawn conspiracy theories because it’s part of the human condition to need to make...

Who speaks for the Jews? Why do we let them?

The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh as the newest associate justice of the US Supreme Court was greeted by the organized Jewish world in the same manner as his...

Sermons: unity, not politics

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5779 SECTION D PAGE 19 What was American Jewry’s greatest failing in 5778? With Rosh Hashanah approaching beginning on Sept. 9, we should all...

Whither ADL?

When Jonathan Greenblatt replaced Abe Foxman as national director of the Anti-Defamation League in 2015, the shift from a career Jewish professional to a veteran...

What do we expect from a Jewish state?

When the sun rose over Israel the day after a new basic law officially designating it as the “nation-state of the Jewish people,” the country was no different from...

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...