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I believe that breaking news used to be a thing. Anyone who grew up before the era of smartphones with alerts that introduce every story with the words “breaking...

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By Rabbi Yotav Eliach Seth Rogen is not a bad person, nor is he a self-hating Jew. He is a typical North American “woke” progressive, a citizen of the world...

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By Joseph Frager, MD Given the situation at the American Mexican border, I decided to reflect upon my own personal immigration story. At the outset, I want to compliment the...

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