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Why the Gaza hospitals are short on medical supplies

We do not know the entirety of the circumstances in hospitals in Gaza. We do know this: As recently as two weeks ago, Palestinian rioters vandalized the border crossing...

Did the embassy move trigger the violence in Gaza?

Look at the cause-and-effect. It’s not complicated. It’s not the embassy. It’s Israel. An absurdity has come to an end: The idea that Jewish Jerusalem is...

David Ben Gurion reads Israel's Declaration of Independence May 14, 1948 in Tel Aviv. (Zoltan Kluger/GPO/Getty)

70 years of Israel [VIDEO]

Next Monday, May 14 will mark 70 years (in the Gregorian calendar) since David Ben-Gurion declared Israel’s independence. It’s amazing how far that young state has...

48 Ways to Acquire Torah: Way #4

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #4, “Understanding of the Heart”...

What does it mean to be Jewish?

Several years ago, I was asked to speak about being Jewish in America today to a large interfaith audience. It was extremely difficult to try to wrap my head around such...

The illusion of safety

We are living in historic times. Personally, I’ve never understood why it’s significant whether America has its embassy in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem. We know Jerusalem...

Endangered species

It’s no surprise that when I saw the headline “The great tragedy of churches gone condo” in a recent Denver Post, I assumed the op-ed was about the Mile High City....

America’s target is Iran

Former Secretary of State John Kerry asked in anger after President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal: If your house were on fire, would you refuse...

Israel’s target is Iran

The message in Israel’s capture of Iran’s documents on its nuclear program was not just in the documents. It was in the raid. Amidst the hullabaloo over Prime...

Mahmoud Abbas speaking to the Palestinian National Council, April 30. (Flash90)

Abbas, heed the Saudi prince: ‘Shut up’

What a week for Israel. Here’s a brief rundown: On Sunday, Haaretz and Times of Israel published reports that when it comes to the Palestinians, the Saudi crown prince...