Category: News

The Price of Tea in Uzbekistan

As commuters made their way home from lower Manhattan last Tuesday evening, the police presence was strong, complete with heavily armed officers, helicopters and dogs. At that point, no one knew if the man...

The Art of the Decertification

What does President Trump’s decertification of the Iran deal mean, and what does it mean? That wasn’t a mistake. There are two questions here. What exactly it is that the president did, and what...

Sullied Reputation

The rioting last month in St. Louis following the acquittal of a white former police officer who killed an African-American man, like all rioting in the wake of unpopular verdicts, was ugly and unjustifiable. ...

Truth Gone Missing

It made many people very happy. Especially dentists. “It” being the report widely circulated over recent weeks that an ice cream breakfast will make you smarter. The claim first appeared on a Japanese news...

Bury the Horse!

Sigh. This is getting tiresome.  The  horse is decaying and in need of swift burial. Any readers still following the Menken/Shafran debate are urged by both protagonists to carefully read the relevant materials cited...

And Nothing But the Truth

Well, it’s after Yom Kippur – and a gutteh kvittel to all! – so I can continue my public discussion with Rabbi Menken, but this time, I’ll be brief. I’m not sure how the...

Definitely True!

I am genuinely delighted that Rabbi Shafran has posted yet again, not least of all because it proves I’m not alone in going at it until we finish the job.

The Mandate We Both Ultimately Embrace

In his latest installment of our discussion of political partisanship (we should take this show on the road!), Rabbi Menken asserts several things worthy of responses. For starters, he expresses doubt over why President...

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Arguing About Not Arguing

It’s good to have differences of opinion on Cross-Currents. In this case, the more we hone our arguments, we rapidly see how little there is to argue about.

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