Bagel Store: Judging Impeachment Hearings By the Gemara

  The positions, arguments, and suppositions are tenuous. Essentially, did President Trump expect Ukrainian President Zelensky to launch an investigation of former vice president Biden and his son, Hunter, for...

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In a few days we will be marking the first yahrzeit of our son-in-law, Moshe, a’h. It is not just difficult to tap those words onto my keypad; there...

From the Editor: Israeli, U.S. Jews Divided on Trump

By Larry Gordon The Jewish community should be grateful to President Trump for many reasons. But when we look at the numbers from a recent American Jewish Committee poll, the...

Reb Hershel, z’l

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The truth is, he was unforgettable. I suppose that’s one of the reasons it’s easy to remember Jackie Mason as we approach his second yahrzeit just three weeks from...

Going South

Yom tov was enjoyable, filling, and fulfilling. But those days are behind us now and it’s time to look ahead. For us, that means trekking down south, not to...

100 Years

The Sar HaTorah Rav Gershon Edelstein passed away last week at the age of 100. His death was preceded a little over a year ago by that of Rav...

From the Editor: Redefining Israel

By Larry Gordon It might be a circular issue from the file marked “here we go again.” But that is what Israel doing: trying, after all these years, to define...

Unbreakable, Unconditional

United States officials, from the president on down, like to use those two words—unbreakable, unconditional—to describe the unique nature of the relationship between the U.S. and Israel. Even Democrat leaders...

At War With G-d

  When you use euphemisms for life’s priorities and essential issues, you are indulging in a type of doublespeak that, at its core, is about denying the centrality of G-d...
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