Cross-Currents Blog

Ample Room for Optimism

If only people today knew what a telegram was, the old joke about the typical Jewish one reading “Start worrying. Details to follow” would be apropos, at least to the pessimists among us, in...

Rabbi Farber: Rabbi Lau is on the Mark

Rabbi Seth Farber, director of the ITIM organization, has been an outspoken, long-term critic of the Israeli Chief Rabbinate. Please click here to read my response to Rabbi Farber’s new critique of Rabbi David...

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The Politicization of Anti-Semitism

The blood of the victims was not yet dry, and already people were diverting our attention from the simple fact that Jews are still murdered for being Jews – and not hesitating to blame Jews for anti-Semitism.

Enemies, Enemies Everywhere

“Notorious anti-gunner George Soros joins anti-gun billionaires Steyer and Bloomberg. There is no end to how much they’ll pay to push their elitist agenda on Americans.” Thus tweeted the National Rifle Association three days...

A Plan Whose Time Hasn’t Come

Executing my duty as a citizen, I once sat on a jury. It was an edifying experience, leaving me to conclude that the jury system, at least in its current form, is utterly absurd....

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A Letter from Beit Shemesh

Every 5 years, the residents of a city have the choice to decide in which direction they want the city to head by voting for a mayor and a local political party. What is important to you influences you decision when you go to the polls.

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