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Who gets to define a hate group?

How do we prevent “hate” from becoming a badge of honor? By defeating all haters and hate groups, I would hope. Unfortunately, the matter is not so simple. The fight...

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...

Happy birthday America

It was 1984. I was just a little girl visiting my grandmother in Denver, from Israel. We went to one of my great aunt’s for a July 4th barbecue. Of course, I had never...

Garbage Police

If Weird Al Yankovic were to choose Radiohead’s “Karma Police” for one of his absurdist spoofs, the title could be “Garbage Police.” But the joke would be on...

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

In the hallowed halls of Cambridge, anti-Semitism is chuckled at

A very disturbing event occurred last week at Cambridge University, long regarded as one of the world’s best universities. This is where the likes of Isaac Newton, EM...

Silences speak loudly, words echo softly

So I have been told: Rabbi Gershon Liebman (1905-1997) went through Nazi slave labor camps and the concentration camps not only with his body intact, but with his...

Know when to hold ‘em, fold ‘em

I arrived in Tucson in the sweltering heat in the summer of 1976 with the intent of visiting my Aunt Gen for a few weeks and enhancing my already freckled tan. But what...

Summer reading

Summer is all about light beach reads, but there are two non-fiction books I recently read that are an ideal compendium to fluffier material. Babel is ideal for...

Yes, AOC, you invoked ‘extermination’

Here’s a good rule of thumb for Congress: Unless it’s an actual genocide, don’t ever compare anything to the Holocaust. Ever. The fate of the victims of 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...