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Who gets the right of way?

It has been said of Israel that it is a nation of ordinary people able to do extraordinary things, of regular folks achieving remarkable results. This has never been...

War in Ramadan — double standard

A double-standard is the usual standard applied to Israel in its relations with hostile Arab nations — the latest example of which is international pressure to suspend...

Why was Israel’s name blackened when there was an alternative in the humanitarian crisis?

For weeks we have been hearing from the Biden administration that Israel is not doing enough to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Now, food drops. Why weren’t...

Coffee’s on me

Reading continues to be my mental escape five months into the war that began Oct. 7. Amid a plethora of psychological thrillers, I’m re-reading many childhood...

Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah . . . and Haman

What if this whole Hamas nightmare is calculated and premeditated by Iran, placed as a mere appetizer, a preliminary, a dress rehearsal of sorts, to the main course, the...

Avigail Olman, left, and Sagi Gabay, right, speak with, clockwise from bottom left, the IJN's Hillel Goldberg, Shana Goldberg and Steve Mark, March 6, 2024.

In Denver, Oct. 7 survivors bear witness

Nearly five months to the day after Oct. 7, Sagi Gabay and Avigail Olman are sat in the IJN conference room, recounting the hell they’ve lived through. This isn’t...

Clockwise from upper left: Benjamin Disraeli, Al Rosen, Yigal Allon, Howard Nemerov and Dinah Shore. (Wikipedia)

Is there anything Jewish about Leap Day?

Consideringus Jews have a whole leap month (that we’re currently in), it’s not surprising that Leap Day, Feb. 29, doesn’t have much significance in the Jewish...

Shai Graucher with the brother and father of Agam Berger, who was taken hostage on Oct. 7. Graucher organized a Bar Mitzvah celebration for Agam’s brother at the Kotel. (Courtesy)

Hearts feel hearts — Standing Together

Shai Graucher is an indefatigable chesed machine who, in the wake of Oct. 7, founded Standing Together, an organization that has provided support at a level surpassed...

Cancelling ‘Zionists’ an echo of Jewish boycotts

1933: ‘Do not patronize Jewish businesses’ 2024: ‘Do not invite Jewish artists’ Face the music: Then, fight back, like the Maccabees? Escape? Find allies?...

Right here, right now

“Mishenichnas Adar Marbim b’Simcha, with the onset of Adar comes in, joy surges” — such is the usual motif for the Jewish month of Adar, in which the often...