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Who is silencing whom? Rep. Ilhan Omar’s methodology 

Rep. Omar: They call me an anti-Semite to silence my criticism of Israel. Actually, it’s the opposite. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and many of her mentality say that...

Electoral College

The electoral college has gotten a bad rap recently, but I for one think it’s a brilliant institution. Our founding fathers designed a way to elect our chief executive...

Horse-trading

When decrying democracy, a line often heard is that Hitler was elected democratically. While that is true, many who say it may not understand how Hitler democratically...

Searching for family on the Mount of Olives

On a cold and windy day in February, I drove an hour and a half from Haifa to Jerusalem in search of my great-great-grandfather, Rabbi Moshe Yehudah Franco. I had...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #43

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #43, “Listening and Adding.” “Asking and...

Are Reps. Omar and Tlaib pro-Muslim, or anti-Israel?

Test the question. Google it. The result is their dead silence on the massive persecution of Uighur and Rohingya Muslims. It really boils down to a simple question: Do...

Don’t answer canards with more canards

Heated political debate — and accompanying propaganda — has always been a fixture of any political system that allows debate. Civility, while held up as an ideal,...

The price Esther paid

With Purim two weeks away, its spirit is already in the air. Costume planning, mishloach manot prep, hamantaschen baking and Purim banquet menus, all underway. Of...

48 Ways to Acquire the Torah: Way #42

Pirkei Avot, “Ethics of the Fathers,” states in chapter 6:6: “The Torah is acquired in 48 ways.” This week: Way #42, “Asking and Answering.” Ask others, ask...

Abbas’ popularity alters Israeli politics

It was a rough week for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He saw his main opponents join forces. The Blue and White Party that resulted from this merger...