Resurgence of the National Council of Young Israel

By Joseph Frager, MD The National Council of Young Israel is now 107 years young. No organization in America has transformed American Jewish life more than the National Council of...

Rabbi Meir Kahane and Israel’s Far Right, Explained

BY EMILY BURACK (JTA) — When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu brokered a partnership between the extreme right-wing party Jewish Power, or Otzma Yehudit, and the more moderate right-wing Jewish Home, the...

Paving A New Way For New York: Senate Candidate Chele Farley

By Michele Justic Who hasn’t looked at their pay stub on their way home, riding on the crowded and often-delayed LIRR or driving on the pothole-filled streets, and wondered: “Where...

Trump’s Tough Love Is Exactly What Israelis, Palestinians Need

By DAVID BROG WASHINGTON (JTA) – On March 4, the United States closed its consulate in Jerusalem and merged it with the new U.S. Embassy. This consulate long served as a de...

Building A Political Wall Around The Torah

By Jake Novak To be truly wise, a person first needs to know what he doesn’t know. But that would probably make Facebook really boring! Sorry Mark Zuckerberg, but we could all...

Novak: Carrot and Stick Are Working In Iran

When President Donald Trump announced the United States was exiting the Iran nuclear deal last month, the focus on internal Iranian politics was intense. It was as if the...

He Is Your Nazi — Take Him Back

“He is your Nazi—Take him back!” 150 Rambam students shouted that on Yom Hashoah in front of the German Consulate to the UN on First Avenue in Manhattan. The purpose...

From the Editor: Frager Leading the Way to Peace

  Dr. Joe Frager, a great friend of Israel and the Jewish people, really does not need to be defended, not by us here nor by anyone else for that...

Eurovision Competition Shows How Israel Has Failed Religious Jews

By RABBI SHLOMO BRODY JERUSALEM (JTA) — A beloved group of Israeli musicians, the Shalva Band, recently made the tough decision to give up a musical chance of a lifetime rather than...

Natalie Portman Epitomizes What’s Wrong With American Jewish Liberals

By Ron Jager Now that the dust has settled and pundits have had their say on the issue of it being within your rights to be critical of Israeli Prime...

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