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By Israel Harel, HAARETZ The question is whether the army will receive orders to strike first — before Iran-Hezbollah demolishes our cities while destroying defense and economic infrastructure Hezbollah supporters watch...

Novak: 3 Things Your Anti-Trump Friends Don’t Understand

By Jake Novak It’s one thing to lose an election; it happens to everyone in politics. It’s one thing to lose a sports match; it happens in every sport. But something even...

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Supporting Agunot Dear Editor, Aliza BasMenachem’s December 6 article on agunot (“The Get Obsession”) is as off-base as it is offensive, suggesting agunot are dramatic and self-absorbed. Her “suck it up,...

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Stop The Whispering Dear Editor, It is about time that someone openly addressed the negative whispers and disgraceful innuendo circulating through our community about two courageous candidates for the Lawrence School...

TV’s Messiahs and Unicorns Are Based on Democratic Stereotypes

Barack Obama is out of the White House, but you can still see him on TV almost every night. That is, in the form of several TV characters clearly...

Editor’s Blog: The Politics of Soccer

Forget about that the originally scheduled World Cup soccer match between Argentina and Israel was supposed to be played on Shabbos in Jerusalem. On the surface that was not...

The U.S. must prepare for Iran’s next move in Syria

By Josh Rogan, WAPO While the Trump administration celebrates a new deal meant to freeze the battlefield in southern Syria, the Assad regime and Iran are preparing for the next...

Yochanan Gordon: Power with the People

By Yochanan Gordon If there is anything history has taught us, it’s that all great accomplishments require a big dream. It’s the dream, or perhaps the willpower within mankind, that...

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How To Eat Matzah Dear Editor, Rabbi Yair Hoffman’s article (April 4) on the halachic procedures for eating matzah on the Seder night opens with anticipated expressions of surprise and disbelief...

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Rehab Revisited Dear Editor, Thank you, Mr. Gordon and Rabbi Gluck, for again bringing the opioid-addiction epidemic–and a true epidemic it is–to the attention of the Jewish community (“10 Days, 5...

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