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Rembrandt at 350

Setting aside the somewhat mystical human penchant to remember great people or decisive events only on even-numbered anniversaries, the 350th anniversary of...

9/11 and the Gaza border

The next time you hear about an Israeli blockade of Gaza, consider 9/11. 9/11 changed our world forever. An analogous event changed Israel and the fate of Palestinians...

Iran: It’s not sanctions relief vs. nuclear restart

The story is more complicated, the options are worse Sanctions vs. nuclear bomb. Economic pain vs. ultimate threat. So the current standoff between the US and Iran...

Ruth Toltz, 1933-2019

Baseball manager Leo Durocher raised cynicism to a new level when he said, “Nice guys finish last.” How wrong he was in the case of Ruth Bugdanowitz Toltz. Ruth...

Waiting 71 years for two short sentences

The spilled blood, the hatred, the wars, the pain of loss, the truncated lives, the massive expenditures on armaments, the geopolitical maneuvering of the great powers,...

Ridiculous

Other than the headline over this editorial, we do not believe that any of the following news items that crossed our desk this week require further comment, as they...

BDS is more than punitive, it seeks to destroy the Jewish state — and says so itself

With perverse genius, the Boycott, Divest, Sanction movement against Israel has entangled its opponents in a quandary. The problem is this: One can only guess at the...

Pat Bowlen, 1944-2019

In the icon-loving world of professional sports, with its focus on star players and “winningest” coaches, team owners are usually relegated to backstage roles: Those...

The Turkish ambassador’s navel-gazing — and its dangers

He still thinks the Armenian genocide is ‘in dispute.’ Read: fodder for anti-Semitism. The ambassador of Turkey to the US, Berdbar Kilk, felt constrained to write to...

The big lie

How did Hitler convince a cultured people that Jews were evil? By analogy, we see it again. Have we not asked ourselves: How did Hitler successfully promulgate the...