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Thank G-d For Bad Polls

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Are We Still Partners?

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Carrying The Burden: A Personal Perspective

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What In The World Is Going On Here?

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“Some Are More Equal Than Others”

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Illegal Arab Construction In Israel: A Ticking Time Bomb

By Joseph Frager, MD The new Netanyahu government could not have been elected too soon to thwart the illegal land grab by the Arabs in Judea and Samaria. Thankfully, the...

Cancelling “Cancel Culture”

Jewish tradition teaches that no one is perfect By Dr. Hershey Friedman and Steve Lipman Jewish tradition, which began at Mount Sinai 3,300 years ago, would cancel the contemporary practice known...
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