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The ‘crystallization’ of leadership

What do Moses and Nobel Prize winner in chemistry Daniel Shechtman have in common? No, this isn’t a joke, although it’s a bit of brain teaser which a dear friend...

‘Man bites dog’

“Man bites dog” is a journalism aphorism which suggests that what’s quotidian is not interesting; it’s the outliers that capture our attention. New York Sun...

Is Israel obligated to fund anti-Zionist art?

Israeli Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev may be about to get her wish. The Knesset has taken a first step toward passing the so-called “loyalty in culture” bill...

Future toxicity

I feel so worried about the situation on the Gaza border. Yet I rarely hear a peep about it in the news, even in the Israeli news cycle. Is this just the new normal...

Illusion: Saudi Arabia is a friend of the US and Israel

I. The ‘new’ Saudi Arabia True enough, if we talk about a single human life, such as that of a Saudi journalist, it is of infinite worth. But if we talk about our...

Double jeopardy

A disturbing event occurred last week in Colorado politics. The Denver Post reported that 20 years ago, Jovan Melton, a Democrat from Aurora, was arrested and convicted...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #24

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #24, “Acceptance of suffering” “Why me?”...

My cherished friend Mrs. Weissbrot

Two years ago as Holocaust Memorial Day approached, Mrs. Riva (Regina)  Weissbrot and I agreed that I would highlight a bit of her story. Then she fell ill. Once she...

The ostrich approach to BDS

The insouciant approach to BDS blinds some pro-Israel advocates to BDS’ real-time influence. We can take it. We’re big enough. We are not afraid of self-criticism....

Congress wants to invest in the Palestinians

A number of lawmakers in the House and Senate have introduced bills that would invest in businesses in the Palestinian areas. The bipartisan bills, one of whose sponsors...