Cross-Currents Blog

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...

Of Slums and Slobodka

[PHOTO; Ner Israel Rabbinical College] When my father, a”h, underwent surgery several years ago at Johns Hopkins Hospital in downtown Baltimore, I spent several nights in a nearby apartment, courtesy of a wonderful chessed...

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