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Editorials

Polarization? What polarization?

Unknown bridges Once in a while a small item catches our eye that speaks volumes. It’s the kind of item that’s buried in the news or not reported at all. What makes...

Yom Kippur . . . if only for one day

Is a wedding or a graduation to be discounted because the excitment peaks only on one day? This year we seem to be hearing a refrain much more often than usual. It is...

IJN staff prayers 5779

ROSH HASHANAH EDITION 5779 SECTION D PAGE 20 Amy Lederman: In a year of great turmoil in our country and the world, may we find the strength, wisdom and insight to...

John McCain, a reminder of what an American can become

It’s unfortunate that America’s collective mourning period for Sen. John McCain is being colored, and to some degree obscured, by the political rigmarole generated...

Michael Cohen and the Holocaust

Last week, Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former attorney and “fixer,” implicated his former employer, the President, in testimony connected to the Mueller...

American moral indifference to human rights in China

The latest abuse of human rights by China — concentration camps — requires the same moral outrage and diplomatic creativity that made the Soviet Jewry movement...

Tourism in Turkey…yeah, right

On the nuts-and-bolts level, we’ll leave it to the economists to sort out the causes and solutions to Turkey’s currency crisis. There is no doubt, however, that on...

When a minority cannot be a racist

When a minority cannot be a racist, what happens when the minority becomes the majority? Allegedly derived from former presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders, the...

British Board of Deputies off base on anti-Semitism

We confess up front that we are at a distance from British Jewry and cannot fully grasp the Jewish community’s angst over the Labour Party’s attitude toward...

Gerald Mellman 1927-2018

We could be forgiven for thinking that we were publishing some mythical composite of The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the London Times for all the praise...