A Modest Proposal: Take The Men Out Too

By Ann D. Koffsky and Sarah D. Rudolph We all know the new look: A couple is honored; their names are both printed, but only the man is shown. An ad...

Middle East Forum Defends Conservative German Party’s Poster of Muslim Slavers

(JTA) — A conservative pro-Israel think tank has come to the defense of a far-right German party over a campaign ad depicting dark-skinned Muslim slavers bargaining over a naked...

Letters To The Editor: Enough Is Enough

Dear Editor, “And whoever saves a life of Israel, it is considered as if he saved the world” (Mishnah Torah). As the author and photographer of the book "Ten Times Chai:...

From Pittsburgh to Poway and Beyond

By Yochanan Gordon The Torah mandates that the Pesach holiday be observed in the spring season as the verse states: “Shamor es chodesh ha’aviv ki bo yatzasa mi’Mitzrayim.” Pesach has...

Tidbits From Israel: The Implications Of Netanyahu’s Reelection

By Ron Jager Benjamin Netanyahu has been declared the winner of an unprecedented fifth term as Israel’s prime minister. The combined political force of three former IDF army chiefs, pending...

Shafran: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Isn’t Ilhan Omar or Rashida Talib

By RABBI AVI SHAFRAN (JTA) – There are few issues about which Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the freshman Democratic congresswoman from New York, and I would likely agree. She is regularly and rightly characterized...

Kulak: What Will Make Terrorists Tremble?

The following true story is dedicated to the neshama of Orit Ansbacher HY"D, who was killed at the age of 19. Several years ago I was working in an office...

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...

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...

Novak: AIPAC Needs to Amplify Its Message

I had a great aunt who was famous in our family for two things: Meticulousness about her youthful appearance and saving every penny. This presented her with a big dilemma...
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France to Create Hate Crimes Office After Desecration of Jewish Cemetery

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — The French government said it will establish a hate crimes office in the wake of the vandalization of more than 100...

Lieberman: Israel Is Headed Back to Elections

JNS.org – Yisrael Beiteinu Party leader Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday that Israel is headed to its third round of elections this year. “Elections are...

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

By Yochanan Gordon There is a famous English adage that says that a picture is worth a thousand words. The emphasis in this saying, whose...

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