Change in Trump Policy Helped Israel Export Medical Marijuana

By Anis Modi WASHINGTON (JTA) — This week, the Israeli Cabinet unanimously approved legislation that will allow local cannabis companies to start exporting medical marijuana, making Israel the third nation...

Novak Cries Foul on Never-Trumpers’ Accusations

By Jake Novak Last week’s news cycle was dominated with a fresh round of Trump/Russia collusion hysteria. Most notably, there was the New York Times story reporting that the FBI...

Novak: Pompeo Drops a Truth Bomb in Cairo

By Jake Novak Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech at the American University of Cairo Thursday was jam packed with hard and necessary truths. They were what the audience in...

Opinion: Era of ‘Never Again’ Has Ended

By ERIC ROZENMAN (JTA) — Filmmaker Steven Spielberg told NBC News he thinks society must take the possibility of genocide more seriously now that it has in the past generation. In...

Novak: Where Does Scabby the Rat Come From?

  If you walk the streets of Manhattan with any regularity, there’s a good chance you’ve seen a giant rat. I don’t mean the real rats that crowd around garbage cans...

Novak: Politics Overshadows Killing of California Police Officer

Just before the New Year, a terrible incident occurred in a rural part of California not too far from San Francisco. An illegal immigrant from Mexico shot and killed...

Amos Oz’s Fiction Is Forever; Reality Left His Politics Behind

By THANE ROSENBAUM (JTA) — The young nation of Israel has witnessed in recent years a dwindling of its founding generation — from the passing of statesmen like Shimon Peres to the death...

Novak: Legal Marijuana and Andrew Cuomo’s War on the Poor

By Jake Novak I’d never seen anything like it. There I was with my wife in the summer of 2015, getting excited to see a Billy Joel concert in what was...

Looking Beyond Academics to Improve Jewish Day Schools

By Dr. Chaim Y. Botwinick About ten years ago, I had the privilege to serve as a scholar-in-residence for an audience of young, energetic, Jewishly involved, and engaged families. The...

Opinion: Anti-BDS Laws Are a Constitutional and PR Mess

By DAVID SCHRAUB BERKELEY, Calif. (JTA) — Ronald Reagan infamously described the “nine most terrifying words in the English language” as “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Right now, pro-Israel...
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