Cross-Currents Blog

Fake News From Haaretz Increases Chilul Hashem

Yesterday, various LGBTQ groups marched against Yeshiva University, arguing that the school and its administration need to be more welcoming and open to LGBTQ students and gay concerns and interests. Included in the demands...

Faith Amid the Flames

There was no reason for the young man to not respond to the Nazi’s question. The soldier and his partner had violently burst into his family’s apartment in the Polish city of Lodz, which...

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The Song That Stole Elul

Yishai Ribo’s evocation of the Avodah[1] of Yom Kippur stirs hearts and moves to tears. It has gone viral here in Israel; I’m told that the same is happening in the US. (One of...

Tweets and Transparency

Hoisted by its own petard, The New York Times cried foul. Please forgive the clichés, but they’re really most apt. Let’s start with the paper of record’s wail of indignation. It came last week...

Media HIQ

The sun rises in the east. Grass is green. Gettysburg is where a major Civil War battle took place. The Har HaBayis is where the Batei Mikdash stood. Astoundingly, some news organizations seem ignorant...

It’s Not Just ‘Tone,’ Mr. Tapper

Are you aware of the connection between the El Paso shooter and Palestinian terrorists? No, the shooter wasn’t a Palestinian and had no known affiliation with the Palestinian cause. He was apparently an anti-immigrant...

Crime and Capital Punishment

So accustomed are we to incarceration as punishment that it’s easy to forget that punitive confinement is entirely absent from the Jewish mesorah. To be sure, the Torah allows for – and even describes...

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Intellectual Terrorism

With the exception of replying to a few Times of Israel blog articles, I have not written much lately about the issues of the day. The main reason for this is total lack of...

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