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On the first day of Pesach, Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib offered the “Jewish sisters and brothers” among her constituents Passover greetings, accompanied by a graphic that included two fluffy loaves of bread.

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Making It All Work

Listening to an old recording recently, I was taken aback by a statement in passing by of one of the participants. Kol kevudah bas melech penimah,[1] he opined, meant that women should keep themselves...

Bad Times, Good Times

The third one, at least for me, did the trick. The third New York Times apology, that is. The venerated publication, as most readers know by now, not long ago published an overtly anti-Semitic...

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Why Live in Israel?

A few weeks ago, Rabbi Michael Broyde sent me an article he had written regarding his reaction to a question posed to him during his sabbatical in Israel: “So what do I think of...

Make The Kosel Plaza Great Again

An open letter to Anat Hoffman Dear Ms. Hoffman, Many years ago, we shared a stage for a panel discussion about Israel and Judaism. But you are a well-known public figure and have appeared...

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The Party of Bias and Bigotry

Her characterization of Jews as a secret cabal hiding its evil from a gullible world, using ill-gotten gains to buy influence and control, is by no means original. It is without question the single most dangerous, murderous lie in world history.

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